Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Building Rehabilitation – North Park Armoury, Canadian Forces Base Halifax

January 11, 2022 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by January 30, 2022 to:
Rosanne Howes, Project Manager
Mailing Address:  NDHQ (Carling), DGIESS, DCPD, Building C3
60 Moodie Drive, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada, K1A 0K2

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which aims to continue to rehabilitate the Halifax Armouries, CFB Halifax, built 1895 to 1899. The Halifax Armouries, also known as the North Park Armoury (NPA), is a National Historic Site and a "Classified" Federal heritage building. The next phase of rehabilitation is twofold;

  1. Undertake the heritage conservation of the entire building envelope of the NPA, as well as the rehabilitation of integral building operating systems in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. Pursuant to Treasury Board policy on the management of Real Property, this requirement is non-discretionary. The heritage conservation work will fulfill the department's obligations to preserve Canada's Federal built heritage.
  2. Renovate the NPA interior to current codes and standards to meet health and safety, sustainable guidelines and the operational requirements of the resident units: the Princess Louise Fusiliers, the Halifax Rifles, Canadian Forces Base Halifax Base Clothing Stores Detachment, and two Cadets units.
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