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Concerts on the Common
(Tuesday, June 30, 2009) - HRM wishes to advise residents that crews will begin loading concert equipment onto the Halifax Common starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd for the upcoming concerts on the Halifax Common. Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday, July 11th and the Halifax Rocks 2009 show featuring KISS will hit the stage the following Saturday, July 18th.
There will be no street or sidewalk closures for either concert. Pathways on the Common will remain open for as long as possible during the concert set-ups, performances, and equipment removal. The pathways in the northwest corner of the Common, where stage and bleachers will be located, will be closed from July 5th to 22nd. It is expected that all other pathways will be open until the day before each concert.
HRM will be enforcing parking restrictions in areas directly adjacent to the Common. Parking on the south side of Cunard (from Robie Street to North Park Street) will be restricted to concert use only from July 3rd to 21st. All other parking next to the Common (North Park Street, Cogswell, and Robie Street) will remain unchanged, except on concert dates (July 11th & 18th). On these dates, there will be no parking on streets that abut the Common.
HRM urges concert-goers to consider taking Metro Transit to and from the Paul McCartney and KISS shows. Special Shuttle services from Portland Hills Terminal, South Centre Mall, Lacewood Terminal and Sackville Terminal will provide concert-goers with additional transit options and decrease downtown traffic congestion. The Concert Shuttle for Paul McCartney on Saturday, July 11th will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run inbound every 10 minutes until 8 p.m. The Concert Shuttle for KISS on Saturday, July 18th will start at 9 a.m. and run inbound every 10 minutes until 8 p.m. After both concerts, the Shuttles will leave downtown starting at
10 p.m. and travel their reverse routing outbound. Special shuttle fares will be $2.25 cash only each way. No regular Metro Transit passes or transfers will be accepted or issued on the Concert Shuttles.
On Saturday, July 11th, the Alderney Ferry will operate its regular schedule beginning at 6:30 a.m., with additional service starting at 10 a.m. and providing 15-minute frequency until the last departure from Halifax at 12:45 a.m. The Woodside Ferry will not be in service as per regular weekend schedule. On July 18th, the Alderney Ferry will provide 15-minute service between 6 a.m. and midnight and half hour service until 2 a.m. The Woodside Ferry will provide extra service on July 18th between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on a 30-minute frequency. More detailed transit service information can be found on the website under "GoTimes", in the "GoTimes" newsletters on the transit system and at transit retail outlets; or by calling 490-4000.
For information other municipal services related to the concerts visit: http://www.halifax.ca/concertonthecommon/index.html
Deborah Story, HRM Corporate Communications, 490-6531
Michaelyn Thompson, HRM Corporate Communications, 490-5940