1557 Hollis Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The 1.3 acres (0.5 hectare) Ralston Building site was acquired by Canada Lands Company in 2017. Formerly owned by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

The Ralston Building was previously occupied by the Canada Revenue Agency. CRA vacated the property in 2015 and relocated outside of the downtown area.

The property is strategically located in the central business district and has frontage on three major streets. The property is close to the waterfront and in an area that is experiencing significant development.

The property contains a 10-storey structure, constructed in 1955. The building, now vacant, contains a floor area of approximately 13, 935 m2 (150,000 sq. ft) and has parking for approximately 60 vehicles.

The consultation process for redevelopment of this site began in September 2018. This process introduces the community to Canada Lands, provides information about the site and facilitates opportunities for the public to meet and engage with the planning team regarding the future of the project. A second meeting, a workshop took place in November 2018, where planning ideas were discussed with community members. Feedback from this meeting will inform preliminary conceptual drawings that will be presented in late February 2019.

The preparation of a preferred development concept is scheduled for spring 2019.

Property Update

2019 02 26

Canada Lands Company wishes to thank everyone who came out and attended the 1557 Hollis Street open house on February 25. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the event with us using the downloadable feedback form in the menu to the right. For those who were not able to attend, the presentation materials from the event are also available for download in the menu to the right. 

2019 02 11

Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Brief presentation at 6:45 p.m.)
Location: Lindsay Children's Room (Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.)

Join Canada Lands Company, Architecture49 and WSP Canada Inc. as we present potential concept plans for 1557 Hollis Street. Provide your feedback and input and speak directly with representatives during this drop-in style open house. This event will be an opportunity to review three different development concepts and to provide feedback as we move towards the creation of a preferred concept. If you plan to attend, we would appreciate advance notice through an RSVP at info@plan1557hollis.ca. Light refreshments will be served.

2018 11 08

November 8 -  Canada Lands Company wishes to thank everyone who came out and participated in the 1557 Hollis Street workshop on November 7. The presentation materials from the meeting are now available in the right sidebar menu. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the meeting and the plan with us at info@plan1557hollis.ca.

2018 11 01

Date: Wednesday, November 7th Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Join Canada Lands Company, Architecture49, and WSP Canada Inc. to talk about the future of the site and discuss some design ideas.

This workshop will focus on land uses, built form and heritage commemoration.

If you plan to attend, we would appreciate notice through an RSVP at: info@plan1557hollis.ca

Light refreshments will be served. Thank you.

2018 09 20

Canada Lands Company wishes to thank everyone who came out and participated in the 1557 Hollis Street public meeting on September 19 to learn more about Canada Lands Company and the site. The presentation from the meeting is now available for download in the right sidebar menu. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the meeting and the plan with us at info@plan1557hollis.ca.

2018 09 17

Canada Lands Company is pleased to invite you to an information meeting regarding its 1557 Hollis Street property. Join us to learn about Canada Lands, what it does and how it operates, as well as receive information regarding the upcoming engagement process for the redevelopment of the site. If you plan to attend we would appreciate notice through an RSVP at: info@clc.ca


Light refreshments will be served. Thank you.


MEETING LOCATION

• Four Points by Sheraton Halifax, 1496 Hollis Street, Compass Room

• September 19, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.