Downtown Halifax Link

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A tunnel under Duke Street, connecting the World Trade and Convention Centre to Scotia Square

The Downtown Halifax Link system is similar to Toronto's PATH or Montreal's RÉSO system, but on a much smaller scale. It consists of a network of climate-controlled pedways (pedestrian tunnels and skywalks) connecting various office buildings, hotels, parkades, and entertainment venues around downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. These walkways are all open to the public, and are convenient during inclement weather and the winter months.

Connected buildings[edit]

Hotels:

  • The Prince George Hotel
  • Delta Halifax
  • Delta Barrington
  • Marriott Halifax Harbourfront (formerly Casino Nova Scotia hotel)
Map of the Downtown Link.

Office buildings:

Residential:

Entertainment and retail:

Proposed connections[edit]

Trade Centre Limited (TCL), the developers of the new Halifax Convention Centre, have sought to connect the new facility with the Downtown Halifax Link via a new tunnel along Grafton Street. Scott Ferguson, president of TCL, said that such a tunnel would help Halifax compete by linking the new centre with the existing network of hotel rooms. The tunnel is expected to cost $7-10 million. City staff are exploring possible alternatives but have not ruled the tunnel out.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bundale, Brett (26 June 2015). "Proposed tunnel between Halifax Convention Centre, hotels could cost taxpayers". Halifax Chronicle-Herald. 

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Coordinates: 44°39′1.6″N 63°34′30.1″W / 44.650444°N 63.575028°W / 44.650444; -63.575028