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Queen’s Marque: Partial Boardwalk Closure


Halifax Waterfront – Partial Boardwalk Closure

Please note that the Halifax waterfront boardwalk between the Boat Shed (next to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic) and the south side of The Cable Wharf is now closed.  Read more here: Important Notice-HalifaxBoardwalkClosure-01-17

Floating Sea Bridge Update: Week of June 12/15
The floats for the sea bridge are completed and will be mobilized on site this week and piles will be going in. Depending on conditions, we anticipate the installation will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete.  It will be open seasonally as much as possible, depending on weather, and safety related to the construction site. We will provide regular updates on the sea bridge accessibility.

The sea bridge is not intended to replace the boardwalk. Rather, it is one effort to support pedestrian movement during construction. The current alternate pedestrian route is the west side Lower Water St. between Prince and George Streets and there is wayfinding signage in place which will be enhanced over the next couple of weeks, as well.  We continue to work with our partners to refine the construction mitigation plan and are in discussions with HRM related to Lower Water Street flow.

January 2017: Queen’s Marque District Underway on the Halifax Waterfront. Read more.

Click here for a PDF copy of the current Construction Mitigation brochure. (May 2017)

At the foot of George Street, in the centre of the Halifax waterfront, Queen’s Marque  is a defining project for Halifax and tells the story of Nova Scotia through form and place.

In partnership with The Armour Group Limited, award winning developer and owner of Historic Properties, Waterfront Development has been working to advance this project to ensure it captures the imagination of our community through public space infrastructure and program design, as well as the attention of the world as an iconic Halifax development.

They unveiled the Queen’s Marque district in May, 2016 —  a project shaped by the distinct character and marked experience of this province and its people. With a strong deference to our region’s origins, Queen’s Marque tells the story of Nova Scotia through form and place employing design, architecture, materials, and art to convey both our heritage and a forward looking sentiment that honours the experience of being Nova Scotian.

The lived experience of Nova Scotia is reflected in the architecture and design of the over 450,000 square foot Queen’s Marque district, with 75,000 square feet of public space being created. Construction is expected to start in late 2016, with expected completion in 2019.