The Hydrostone Market

The Hydrostone Market is located in Halifax’s North End on Young Street and is packed full of history. On December 6, 1917 Halifax experienced the catastrophic Halifax Explosion which devastated the city, especially the North End. Following the disaster rose the Hydrostone District, a well-preserved neighbourhood that was designed according to the most-up-to-date yet practical principles of town planning.

All of the homes and buildings were built with the same architectural theme and all constructed with ’Hydro-Stone’ concrete blocks and are arranged along each side of wide treed courts.

To date, this theme has remained part of The Hydrostone Market and many houses have kept the same look that was installed in 1920. In 1993, Larex Properties acquired the Young Street commercial buildings and restored them with minimal architectural changes. Because of this, the market has a very European feel and is home to many unique and quaint shops, eateries and services such as Bogside Gallery and Julien’s Bakery & Cafe.

For more information, visit The Hydrostone Market website