HALIFAX – As soon as I moved to Halifax from Toronto, I immediately noticed how street names are often carved into the sidewalks of intersections.
It makes the city seem more pedestrian-oriented. People in cars wouldn’t be able to read the foot-level signage.
Some of the sidewalk names even have dates next to them. I haven’t noticed any recent dates – I saw a few from the late 70s to the mid-90s. I’d be disappointed to learn that the etchings have fallen out of practice. The names add charm to unlikely spaces.
photos by Monika Warzecha