As of December thirty-first the Bus Stop has entered its eighth year of operation. For the majority of the last decade it has been a home for countless theatre workshops, rehearsals, show runs and wrap parties, as well as music, dance, spoken word, movies and art shows.
The lack of an affordable, properly equipped, mid-sized performance space in Halifax was realized by Howard Beye as he struggled to find a venue for his own artistic pursuits. Howard purchased and renovated the old pharmacy at 2203 Gottingen Street to be that space.
In 2008 Howard felt the need to pass the torch and move on to other projects. LeeAnne Poole stepped up to the plate and opened the doors wide to make The Bus Stop more accessible as a venue. Lee Anne's work at The Bus Stop raised the reputation of the space, and people's appreciation for it.
The building and business transferred to the management of Clare Waqué at the end of March 2010 and has since been moving towards incorporating as a Not-for-Profit Society.