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Dingle Tower to Open to the Public as Soon as Repairs Complete

(Wednesday, April 14, 2010) – Visitors to the century-old Dingle Tower in the Sir Sandford Fleming Park will notice a Closed for Repairs sign on the door.

The official spring opening is slightly delayed due to the need for necessary repairs. This includes work on one of the stair landings of the historic tower and some limited masonry work in its walls.

The Dingle is expected to open by the beginning of May 2010.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of representative government in Nova Scotia, Sir Sandford Fleming donated his former summer retreat to the City of Halifax for a public park. Known as the “Dingle”, the park included 95 acres of land. The tower was added as a centrepiece of the park and celebrations. Its cornerstone was laid October 2, 1908 to correspond with the 150th anniversary of the meeting of the first Nova Scotia Assembly on October 2, 1758.



Shaune MacKinlay
HRM Public Affairs

Stephen Rice
Supervisor, Major Parks
Halifax Regional Municipality




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