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Fairview

Geography

Fairview is named after Fairview Cove, which forms the extreme southern end of Bedford Basin at the northern edge of the isthmus connecting the Halifax Peninsula with the larger Chebucto Peninsula.

 

As such, Fairview sits astride and is bisected by several major transportation corridors:

  • CN Rail lines from yards in nearby Rockingham to the Halifax Ocean Terminal, as well as to the Richmond Terminals, and to the Bayer's Lake Business Park.
  • Highway 102 expressway, (Bicentennial Drive or "Bi-Hi") which crosses through the neighbourhood on a 1960s-era overpass which crosses several major streets and rail lines
  • Trunk 2, (the Bedford Highway), which has its southern terminus in Fairview along the shore of Bedford Basin and connects to the North End community of Halifax via the 1950s-era Fairview Overpass
  • Joseph Howe Drive, which runs the length of the Halifax Peninsula's isthmus
  • Dutch Village Road, which in 2002 was shortened to operate as a small loop through the old business district in Fairview - it originally ran along much of the alignment for Joseph Howe Drive
  • Bayers Road, which used to run from Halifax's North End neighbourhood to Bayers Lake, a freshwater lake northwest of Fairview - and now runs to an intersection with Joseph Howe Drive

Community

  • Sport facilities are located near the centre of the neighbourhood in W.D. Piercey Park.
  • Royal Canadian Legion (Fairview Branch No. 142) is on Hillcrest Street.
  • The food bank had operated out of  the Salvation Army on 50 Gesner Street.
  • The Fairview Freemason's Hall, 165 Coronation Avenue. The Oldest Masonic Lodge outside of England itself established in 1750 AD.
  • The West End Ecumenical Food Bank is located at the Salvation Army on 50 Gesner Street. It is open on Tuesdays.

Places of worship

  • Alive Christian Church, 28 Willett Street
  • Bayers Road Baptist Church, 7077 Bayers Road
  • Calvary Tabernacle (United Penecostal), 20 Gesner Street
  • Church of Scientology Mission of Halifax, 3441 Dutch Village Road
  • Convoy Avenue Church of Christ, 48 Convoy Avenue
  • Halifax Victory Church, 12 Hillcrest Street
  • House of Intercessory Prayer Ministries (HIPM) Asian Christian Church of Halifax,  19 Alma Crescent.
  • Our Lady of Lebanon Antiochian Maronite Catholic Church, 3844 Dutch Village Road
  • St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church, 167 Willett Street
  • The Salvation Army: Fairview Citadel, 50 Gesner Street

Education

Public school education in Fairview is governed by the Halifax Regional School Board. Fairview lies within District 7.

Current schools

  • Fairview Junior High (1973–present)
  • Clayton Park Junior High
  • Fairview Heights Annex Elementary
  • Fairview Heights Elementary
  • Ecole Burton Ettinger Elementary


Information and images courtesty of Wikipedia.com


 

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