Truro is not only a great place to do business, but it’s also a great place to call home! Truro is located in the heart of Nova Scotia, and has been called one of the best places to live in all of Canada, according to Chatelaine and 50+ magazine.
We’re constantly investing in our community in an effort to grow our local economy. With the recent completion of the new $185m Colchester East Hants Health Centre, the opening of the impressive $48m Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and the new $7m Colchester East Hants Library, due to open in 2015 – it's an exciting time to be a part of the thriving Town of Truro.
Known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia”, Truro is home to over 12,000 residents and is centrally situated 40 minutes from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, one hour from Nova Scotia’s capital city of Halifax. It is close to one of New Brunswick's largest cities; Moncton is located approximately one hour and forty five minutes from Truro.
Truro has plenty to offer its residents. The beautiful 1,000+ acre Victoria Park, new sporting facilities, new elementary and junior high schools, and striking nearby coastal scenery all support active living and a high quality of life for residents of the Town.
Truro offers has an active Downtown with a mix of over 150 retailers including unique boutiques, specialty stores, health and beauty spas, restaurants, pubs and cafes, plus another 150 professional and business offices. Here you’ll also find the Marigold Cultural Centre which offers year round various live performances and arts education programs. The Centre houses a 206-seat theatre, a small art gallery, a workshop space for arts-in-education programming, a sports heritage hall, a board room, a concession area, and offices.
Each Saturday morning from April to December, 8 am to 1 pm, Truro also has a very active Farmer’s Market. Farmers and artisans gather under the covered market in downtown Truro. Over 35 vendors sell a wide range of products and there’s always live music and a kids corner with fun and educational activities.
Truro really offers the best of both worlds. Here we have small-town ambience with a strong community presence, combined with a full range of commercial and public services offered in a larger urban centre.
To find more information on what Truro has to offer its residents, follow the links below:
Recreation, Festivals and Special Events
- Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
- École acadienne de Truro
- Nova Scotia Community College
- Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus