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Ep. 14: The Little Easy

An interview with Tristan Cleveland, Metro Halifax’s new Urban Compass columnist.

The Halifax Central Library, designed by local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell in partnership with Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Is this a cool library, or what!?

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The Halifax Central Library, designed by local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell in partnership with Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Is this a cool library, or what!?

This week, we’re headed east! Matt and Luke are joined by Tristan Cleveland, Metro’s new Urban Compass columnist in Halifax, for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of his city.

Tristan gives us the 40-storey elevator pitch on why Halifax is a great place to live. We discuss the aftermath of the city’s recent municipal election and learn why there’s reason to feel optimistic about Halifax’s future – even if the transit system still needs some work.

Later, Matt and Tristan get all nerdy about property tax assessment policy for a bit. We also explore cycling in Halifax, the state of heritage, why Halifax still kind of hates tall buildings, and the general uselessness of Citadel Hill.

We also give Tristan a chance to brag about the city’s new library, because, seriously, have you seen that thing? It’s majestic.

Finally, Matt asks for beer recommendations.

Vass Bednar will return.

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