HRM Map Project!

Inspired by the Toronto Star, and building on a debate a couple years ago on halifax locals and wikipedia, I think it could be fun and instructive to ask people “what is the name of your neighbourhood.”

The “North” or “West End” are huge areas, which used to have neighbourhoods inside them like Ardmore, Armcrest, Bloomfield. I am interested in hearing what you call where you live, where you grew up, where you work.

I grew up in Dartmouth, and everyone knew where Graham’s Corner was, even though it never appeared on any maps I have seen, until Google put it in the wrong place entirely on their map/

So, I have created a shared google map with SOME neighbourhoods from urban Halifax drawn in as a starting point. Nothing is set in stone. For the purpose of the exercise I am focusing us on Bedford, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, and Halifax. The rest of HRM is mostly distinct towns or areas that are well defined.

Tell me where Armdale ends and Spryfield begins!

Review the map here: http://www.wayemason.ca/hrm-urban-map-project/

Email me here with your changes: wayemason(at)gmail(dot)com

Let the games begin!

  • Waye,

    All of the Infomonkey community maps are based on the city’s “borders.”

  • Waye,

    All of the Infomonkey community maps are based on the city’s “borders.”

  • Dan Norris

    Hello Wayne:
    I have a keen interest in communities, history, politics and geography. This is my first visit to your website and I am fascinated by the HRM Urban Map Project. May I ask what motivated you to start on this project?

  • Dan Norris

    Hello Wayne:
    I have a keen interest in communities, history, politics and geography. This is my first visit to your website and I am fascinated by the HRM Urban Map Project. May I ask what motivated you to start on this project?

  • Hi Dan, I read an article on the Toronto Star site and it made me think “wow do we ever need this debate here.” I just added a forum to this site so we can start debating and discussing it there. Please click on the “forums” link and join!

  • Hi Dan, I read an article on the Toronto Star site and it made me think “wow do we ever need this debate here.” I just added a forum to this site so we can start debating and discussing it there. Please click on the “forums” link and join!

  • Dan Norris

    Hello Wayne:

    I agree that this discussion needs to take place. The region is evolving from four communities, each with a specific identity into many neighbourhoods. I am intrigued by this approach of asking people to define thier own neighbourhoods. This approach was very popular in other cities in Canada in the 1980s, high time it got to Halifax.

    In keeping with the idea of facilitating discussion I worked with Nimbus Publishing and HRM to coordinate the production of a book we named “One City…Many Communities”. What we did was look at the history, commerce, family names and geography to define 10 historic regions of HRM. It would be interesting to hear from the people that are contributing to the HRM MAP if they think that the 1999 work has any validity today.

  • Dan Norris

    Hello Wayne:

    I agree that this discussion needs to take place. The region is evolving from four communities, each with a specific identity into many neighbourhoods. I am intrigued by this approach of asking people to define thier own neighbourhoods. This approach was very popular in other cities in Canada in the 1980s, high time it got to Halifax.

    In keeping with the idea of facilitating discussion I worked with Nimbus Publishing and HRM to coordinate the production of a book we named “One City…Many Communities”. What we did was look at the history, commerce, family names and geography to define 10 historic regions of HRM. It would be interesting to hear from the people that are contributing to the HRM MAP if they think that the 1999 work has any validity today.

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