CIRCA 1907 - 2015
The Moir Family has quite a legacy in Nova Scotia - going all the way back to 1790 when Alexander Moir came to Nova Scotia from Scotland.
Starting with a bakery near Citadel Hill to feed the troops, one hundred years later, the business was passed on to Ben Moir who in 1907 opened the bakery that bears his name. No stranger to the food industry in Nova Scotia - the Moir's also started Moir's Chocolates in the 1830's in downtown Halifax.
Having survived the Halifax explosion in 1917 and a devastating fire in 1926, Ben's would go on to become the biggest selling bread in Nova Scotia before the World War II.
Although no longer owned by the Moir's family, a PB&J sandwich on Ben's bread is still a childhood favourite of Nova Scotians & the bakery still operates in downtown Halifax.
Unfortunately, the Ben's Bakery on Shirley St. is scheduled to shut down in the early part of 2016 - another of our long running businesses falling prey to global consolidation.