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  • I’m curious. Is the discussion closed on the “North End”? I’m always thought it was strange that Uptown was considered the North End. It’s not even north of North Street! Remember that café, on Agricola and West, a few seconds drive away from the Commons. People called it ‘the heart of the North End’ and it just drove me nuts. It was a great place, but North? No.

    As a student at Kings’ College, I remember all the racist students would be frightened of going to see an indie movie at Wormwoods, or a show at the Marquee. They wouldn’t say it was because you saw the occasional black person on the street. They said it was because it was in “the North End” and shudder. So Uptown, because the inner city includes Uniacke, was the place, this ‘other’ that privileged white kids wouldn’t go. Calling it the “North End” made it seem like it was far away. It made their racism excusable.

    The North End is North of North Street.

    • Well, it is a debate that seems destined to go on for some time. Uptown was not a name I ever heard for that community until the mid-1990s. I think the merchants association and the city government invented it.

      The North End Community Festival was right there at Cornwallis and Gottigen, south of North, from 2006-08. Historically, the North End started at the city walls, just south of Cogswell, and extended to and ENDED at North Street. The North End Community Health Centre is right there on Gottingen.

      I spoke to a friend of mine who is black, lives right there in the Square, and works on the street, and I said “what neighbourhood is this” and he said “central Halifax”

      I have been working on this project for a year, I now am starting to think that there is a neighbourhood that is called the North End, that extends from Cogswell to Seaview, and that inside of that there are other neighbourhoods (Bloomfield, Hydrostones) that are both North End, and also their local neighbourhood.

      I have asked the councillors in those neighbourhoods to tell me what they think, we will see what we get from them too.

  • I’m curious. Is the discussion closed on the “North End”? I’m always thought it was strange that Uptown was considered the North End. It’s not even north of North Street! Remember that café, on Agricola and West, a few seconds drive away from the Commons. People called it ‘the heart of the North End’ and it just drove me nuts. It was a great place, but North? No.

    As a student at Kings’ College, I remember all the racist students would be frightened of going to see an indie movie at Wormwoods, or a show at the Marquee. They wouldn’t say it was because you saw the occasional black person on the street. They said it was because it was in “the North End” and shudder. So Uptown, because the inner city includes Uniacke, was the place, this ‘other’ that privileged white kids wouldn’t go. Calling it the “North End” made it seem like it was far away. It made their racism excusable.

    The North End is North of North Street.

    • Well, it is a debate that seems destined to go on for some time. Uptown was not a name I ever heard for that community until the mid-1990s. I think the merchants association and the city government invented it.

      The North End Community Festival was right there at Cornwallis and Gottigen, south of North, from 2006-08. Historically, the North End started at the city walls, just south of Cogswell, and extended to and ENDED at North Street. The North End Community Health Centre is right there on Gottingen.

      I spoke to a friend of mine who is black, lives right there in the Square, and works on the street, and I said “what neighbourhood is this” and he said “central Halifax”

      I have been working on this project for a year, I now am starting to think that there is a neighbourhood that is called the North End, that extends from Cogswell to Seaview, and that inside of that there are other neighbourhoods (Bloomfield, Hydrostones) that are both North End, and also their local neighbourhood.

      I have asked the councillors in those neighbourhoods to tell me what they think, we will see what we get from them too.

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