Update #23 – Halifax Transit Consultations, Capital Budget, Schmidtville Video


Normally I only send one update a month but the Halifax Transit consultation info is time sensitive, so it cannot wait until March.  I’ve also included the proposed (and not approved) capital plan for District 7 roads and sidewalks, and a short video about Schmidtville!


Staff can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say about their draft network, so they’re coming to you.Below is a partial list of pop up consultation sites.  The full list, and the information about hosting your own transit discussion, is listed here: http://maketransitbetter.ca/about-the-process/around-town

Park Lane
Tuesday, February 24 | 5pm–7pm

Dartmouth Bridge Terminal
Wednesday, February 25 | 7am–9am

Scotia Square
Friday, February 27 | 11am–1pm

Canada Games Centre
Saturday, February 28 | 10am–2pm

Halifax North Memorial Library
Tuesday, March 3 | 6pm–9pm

Keshen Goodman Public Library
Wednesday, March 18 | 3:30pm–5:30pm


The following represents the proposed work that we are hoping to do in district 7 for 2015/16 (subject to budget and Council approval) NOTE Shopping List means those projects will proceed if there is enough money left after the initial projects are tendered.

Street Recapitalization

  • Pepperell St – Vernon to Oxford (actually going as far as Beech which includes district 9)
  • Brunswick St – Duke to Cornwallis (actually going as far as North which includes district 8)
  • Queen St – Spring Garden to Sackvile
  • Barrington St – Blowers to Morris
  • Preston St – Quinpool to Payzant – SHOPPING LIST

Asphalt Overlay

  • Walnut St – Jubilee to Shirley
  • Quinpool Rd – Monastery to Oxford (actually going as far as CN Bridge which includes district 9)


  • South Park St – University to Spring Garden – SHOPPING LIST
  • South Park St – Spring Garden to Sackville – SHOPPING LIST

Planer Patching

  • Robie St – Inglis to End
  • Beaufort Ave – Belmont on the Arm to Cul De Sac
  • Cunard St –Gottingen to North Park
  • Summer St – Sackville to University
  • Cornwallis St – North Park to Barrington


  • Robie St @ South St

Sidewalk Renewals

  • Gorsebrook Ave – Tower to End (S)
  • Walnut St – Cedar to Shirley (E)
  • Brunswick St – Cogswell to Duke (E)
  • Preston St – Watt to Payzant (E) – SHOPPING LIST
  • Preston St – Quinpool to Pepperell (E/W) – SHOPPING LIST

Retaining Walls

  • Rockcliffe (2 locations)

Note:  Staff are still working with all stakeholders to ensure no conflicts with their workplan but in the event a conflict is identified they will advise.


Here is a video about the Schmidtville neighborhood which you may find interesting: