**** HRM Media Release
Black Lives Matter street art installation
The Halifax Regional Municipality will be painting the words “Black Lives Matter” on the following streets beginning Saturday, Sept. 26:
- Alderney Drive between Ochterloney and Queen streets from 7 p.m. Saturday, September 26 until the installation is complete.
- Brunswick Street between Carmichael and Prince streets from 7 p.m. Sunday, September 27 until the installation is complete.
Note: This work is weather dependent. Installation will be rescheduled at a later date should weather be an issue.
Sidewalks will remain open and access to businesses will be maintained. At least one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction will be maintained while work is underway. The bicycle lane on Brunswick Street will be closed while work is underway. Cyclists and motor vehicles will share one single file lane around the work area.
Thi way s art installation is the municipality’s way of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as directed by the CAO with the mayor’s endorsement. This public solidarity augments several measures being taken by the municipality corporately, to help address anti-Black racism and continue to build better relationship with the municipality’s communities of African descent.
To learn more about this initiative and how the municipality is addressing anti-Black racism, please visit our website.