Save the View from Citadel Hill sign now

Petition to the Nova Scotia Government

Dear Premier Dexter:

We the undersigned draw the attention of the Provincial Government to the following:
That a convention centre and associated 14 and 18-storey towers proposed on two blocks in downtown Halifax would block the view of the centre harbour and Georges Island from Halifax Citadel National Historic Park.

800,000 people visit the Citadel each year and spend $50 million in the downtown. In 2007 the Citadel was voted Top Wonder of Halifax and 93\% of HRM residents said they visit Citadel Hill. Now free for everyone, the view would be sold to private interests to be appreciated only by those who occupy the buildings.

There are 17 better places to put a convention centre where it would not block the view.

A public survey held on May 31, 2009 showed that 91\% of those polled oppose the construction of the towers.

THEREFORE your petitioners call upon the Government of Nova Scotia not to provide public funds for a development that would block the view of the centre harbour and Georges Island from Halifax Citadel National Historic Park. Please do not give public money towards the privatization of the view.

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Latest Signatures

  • 14 January 2016649. Hillary W
    I support this petition
  • 10 January 2016648. Donna M
    Allowing the construction of these towers will detract from the unique character of Halifax as it relates to the harbour and to its historic districts. There are other places where high rises can be built.
  • 01 January 2016647. Wendy M
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015646. Stacey C
    Get rid of the Cogswell Street interchange and make good use of that wasted land instead. Leave the view from Citadel Hill as is. It is too valuable to tourism to sacrifice.
  • 23 December 2015645. Ron S
    It's the people who should be listened to, not the developers.
  • 22 December 2015644. Gwendolyn W
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015643. Brad Hb
    Though not a citizen I am in design. I fully support more density for the Halifax City Centre and more development which creates a 24 hour city yet a vital resource for Halifax and its very reason for coming into being is the Citadel. Its context is as re
  • 20 December 2015642. Dylan F
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 2015641. Kyle B
    please do not block the view from citadel!
  • 12 December 2015640. Ismail Z
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015639. Dr Lisak
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015638. Theresa T
    It would be a travesty to undermine or ignore our treasured View Planes legislation!
  • 10 November 2015637. Robert A
    I am strongly opposed to this development and will definitely not vote for any representative who supports it.
  • 10 October 2015636. Tim C
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 2015635. Beth C
    I support this petition
  • 25 September 2015634. Ellen W
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2015633. Taiya B
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2015632. Whitney M
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2015631. Jane B
    I support this petition
  • 07 September 2015630. Eryn F
    please save our view!
  • 07 September 2015629. Paul Sheldonf
    Come on, they preserved the fortress so why would you want to block the view? do you realize how much it already cost the government to preserve it. i don't but i know it was a lot.
  • 05 September 2015628. Joyce M
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015627. Therese B
    please listen to us.
  • 02 September 2015626. Betty F
    I support this petition
  • 25 August 2015625. Carol J
    Just don't do it
  • 22 August 2015624. Leonell Y
    It is important to respect the architectural spirit of Halifax and design beautiful buildings. Two towers that are both a block wide shows no thought for the community and it's citizens.
  • 19 August 2015623. Anne A
    I support this petition

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Government of Nova Scotia

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