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HALIFAX -Here it is Halifax: an opportunity to rethink how our city uses its interim and vacant sites for the common good. Together with Dalhousie University’s Cities and Environment Unit, Partners for Care of Capital Health will host a public meeting to explore ideas for the interim use on the site of the former Queen Elizabeth High School.

Once demolition of the school is complete, the land at the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street will transfer to Capital Health. At some point in the future this property will be used for hospital expansion. In the meantime, the roughly 2.5 acres of centrally located property presents an opportunity that Capital Health intends to share with our community.

Capital Health has introduced the idea of creating an urban farm on this site – a space to grow healthy food and demonstrate gardening skills directly in the city centre. Feedback on this idea has been extremely positive – but they want to hear your ideas as well.

WHAT: Public Forum on Interim Use of Queen Elizabeth High School Site
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 21, 12:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Atlantica Hotel – Guild Hall, 1980 Robie St, Halifax
CONTACT: Roma Jean Dingwall at 423-8553