Welcome To The Greenvale Heritage Project!

The Old Greenvale School in 1895 The Side of Greenvale School From Pine Street

We are the Greenvale Art and Cultural Association (formerly Art in Action-Atlantic), and we are trying to save the old Greenvale School on the corner of Ochterloney and Pine Street in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.


We currently have a proposal before the Halifax Regional Municipality to convert the old school building into an Art and Cultural Center. The Center would house theater groups, non-profit organizations and studios for artists. Ideally this would open in winter 2000.

Please help us stop this school from being torn down! Make your place in history!


Did you know that the Greenvale School was:


  • Originally Built in 1891, after a fire in 1914 the new school was built and reopened in April 1915.
  • Designed by Andrew Cobb-the internationally renowned local architect.
  • Built by the famous Rhodes and Curry of Amherst, Nova Scotia.
  • Built so well that it withstood the Halifax Explosion of 1917.
  • Used as an infirmary and a sanctuary for the homeless after the Halifax Explosion.
  • One of few schools that remained operational after the Explosion.
  • A place where dozens of trees were planted more than 100 years ago,and they are now protected as heritage trees.

Greenvale School has a list of firsts, including:

  • It housed the FIRST kindergarten class in Canada.
  • It was Dartmouth's FIRST high school in 1934.


It's architectural significance, community importance and century old trees make Greenvale a building worth special recognition and a landmark worth saving.


Help Us Save Greenvale School!


If you would like to help in the project, or you are interested in renting space please come on in to the school. Click on the front door and discover how you can play an important role in the restoration of this historical building and have a permanent place in history.


This project is becoming a reality for the Millennium!

Please click on the front door to come in!


Here is how you can contact us:

Greenvale Art and Cultural Association
12 Queen Street, Suite 101
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2Y 1E7

Phone (902) 466-1667

E-Mail our chairperson Vett Lloyd at: vlloyd@is.dal.ca


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