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Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk

The first four interpretative panels of the Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk have QR codes linking to web pages with additional resources. The pages can be reached from:

Greenway Trail Interpretation

Note: We are looking for additional interpretation content on the Greenway's natural habitat and history. Topics of interest include: bird sightings; parks, water access and ferries; 20th century subdivision and development, port and railway history.

Railway Cut History

Development of the Halifax Railway Cut (1912-18) - Planning, Construction, Effect upon Urban Landscape

Development of the Halifax Railway Cut (1912-18) - Short Version

Railway Cut Sections of Hopkins' 1878 Atlas of the City of Halifax - modern railway alignment is superimposed

History of the Greenway Neighbourhoods

Introduction to Sources - from 1878 and 1908

The Pryor Property: Quinpool Road to South Street - A huge landholding is divided among Halifax'a 19th century elite

South Street to Marlborough Woods: The Oaklands and Belmont Estates

The Old Marlborough Woods and the Rise and Fall of the North West Arm Land Company - summary of a paper by Janet E. Chute

Railway Cut Natural History

Railway Cut Natural History: Introduction - Geology, Habitats

Habitats in Railway Cut Sections - Flora found in five sections of the Cut

Thank you to the Halifax Field Naturalists and Pierre Taschereau for permission to extract from their Area Study on the South End Railway Cutting

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