The Carleton, Halifax

The Carleton is located on the Corner of Prince and Argyle Streets in the heart of historic Halifax. Built in 1759, it occupies what was Sir Richard Bulkeley’s mansion. In early Halifax almost all buildings were constructed of wood. Bulkeley’s mansion, an outstanding exception, was built of stone, making it the earliest documented Georgian stone residence in Nova Scotia. What was once Sir Richard’s breakfast parlour is now Rory’s, The Carleton’s private dining/meeting room. The original walls have been preserved, as has the fireplace.

The Carleton has food and drinks available for purchase, and is one of Halifax’s premier venues for intimate chamber music performances. 

Where can I park?
Parking is available on the streets around the Carleton, and there are also pay-and-park garages nearby at the Prince George Hotel (via Grafton Street, across from Cheers, $3.50 per hour) and Scotia Square Mall (via Market Street or Barrington Street, $2.00 per half hour). 

Learn More
Visit the Carleton’s website at


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