Pizza Corner (Halifax)

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Coordinates: 44°38′42″N 63°34′28″W / 44.644975°N 63.574419°W / 44.644975; -63.574419

King of Donair at Blowers and Grafton Streets, July 2006.

Pizza Corner is an intersection in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the junction of Blowers Street and Grafton Street. It is a local landmark[1][2][3] originally consisting of three pizzerias: King of Donair, Sicilian Pizza and the European Food Shop. Completing the four corners is the Presbyterian Church of Saint David, a provincially recognized heritage building.[4] All three pizzerias are known for their Halifax-style donairs, and the corner is a popular destination for hungry patrons of the local bars and pubs.[2][3][5]

In 1995, when the G7 Summit was held in Halifax several world leaders made a point of visiting the location and buying donairs.[2][6]

Recently King of Donair has moved to another location, leaving the iconic corner with only two pizzerias.[1][7] The former KOD location has been replaced by a frozen yogourt chain. The European Food Shop closed in 2015 after operating since 1987. The building's owner said the space "will still be a food shop but likely not a pizza shop".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cosgrove, Colleen (January 18, 2012). "Pizza Corner to lose an icon". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Boon, Jacob (October 17, 2011). "Slice of history: Pizza Corner's untold stories". openfile. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b The Waffle (August 14, 2009). "Halifax's Pizza Corner". Blog. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Grafton Street Methodist Church, Historic Places.ca
  5. ^ DeMont, John (June 19, 1995). "Halifax on Eve of G-7 Summit". Maclean's (via The Canadian Encyclopedia). Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Buote, Melissa (20 February 2014). "The life and times of Pizza Corner". The Coast. 
  7. ^ CBC News (January 19, 2012). "King of Donairs to leave Halifax's pizza corner". CBC News - Nova Scotia. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pizza Corner in Halifax loses European Food Shop pizza joint". CBC News. 20 April 2015.