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Halifax to repaint, add new rainbow crosswalks in time for 2018 Pride Week

File - The crosswalks at the intersection of Barrington Street and Cornwallis Street are decorated with a rainbow pattern. The HRM has put out a tender to have them repainted for June's LGBTQ celebration. Alexander Quon/Global News

Halifax is going to be repainting some of its rainbow crosswalks as well as painting more of the crosswalk adornments at four new locations throughout the downtown core.

The information comes via documents published on the Nova Scotia government’s tender website by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) on Tuesday.

The HRM says they’re planning on painting new crosswalks at the intersections of Quinpool Road and Harvard Street and Quinpool Road and Vernon Street.

READ MORE: Fresh coat of rainbow paint for old and new crosswalks in Halifax

They’re also interested in repainting the crosswalks already at:

  • Spring Garden Road and South Park Street
  • Spring Garden Road and Queen Street
  • Gottingen and Cornwallis streets
  • Alderney Drive and Ochterloney Street

Documents indicate they’re also considering painting an additional eight locations depending on the prices received in the tender.

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  • Sackville Drive and Cobequid Road
  • Sackville Drive and Leaside
  • Sackville Drive and Millwood
  • Portland Estates Blvd W and Portland Estates Blvd
  • Cow Bay and Shore roads (at the crossing closest to PharmaChoice)
  • Portland Street and King Street
  • Willet Street and Main Street
  • Bedford Hwy and Hammonds Plains Road

READ MORE: Halifax launches rainbow crosswalk pilot project

The documents say that work must be completed on the crosswalks before July 8 — or 11 days before the start of Halifax’s Pride Week.

The rainbow crosswalk initiative began two years ago as a way to move toward the HRM’s goal of creating a “diverse and inclusive community that supports everybody,” according to a report issued by Halifax municipal staff in 2017.

 

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