Halifax is quite a unique city. One full of character – an interesting place with a very colourful history.
Halifax seems to be trying a lot of different things – it almost feels like we have an inferiority complex. Compared to American Atlantic towns, we are lacking in many ways, but perhaps this is just the way Canadians feel about civic matters. There really doesn’t seem to be very much engagement by the average Joe – we should thank the passionate few who are trying to preserve some of our past.
So, in our rush to ‘grow up’, or ‘be as good as (insert other city here)’, the old character of the city is disappearing.
I know this change started the day the city was founded, and it is only natural, but where is the civic pride? Where is the celebration of our heritage? It seems that the odd small plaque affixed to a building suffices. There are plenty of old homes, full of character, old buildings with such stories, but these will likely dwindle as the rush to improve accelerates.
Are we going to soon be a condo city?