Halifax just got even cooler. There may be dozens of Argyle Streets around the world, but we’ve never seen one that’s actually decked out in argyle. Until now, that is.
Halifax’s well-traversed, heavily trafficked street has added a little blue-and-green pizazz to its facade by turning the entire street into an argyle masterpiece. It’s so cool that even a certain former Trailer Park
Boy Gal took note:
The fresh paint was used to mark the launch of an initiative called Mingle on Argyle, at street-scaping project that marks a more pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and era in the city.
Beginning last Sunday and lasting all the way until September, the south end of Argyle St. will be closed to cars from Thursday evenings until end-of-day Sunday. It all centres around the new Nova Centre coming to the area, but since the final plans on that project haven’t been officially confirmed, the street closure is a way to get residents’ feedback.
So really it comes down to what local denizens prefer: a pretty nifty street with greenery, a public space to chill and a really frikkin’ cool coat of paint, or five fewer minutes in the car thanks to continued traffic.
We know what we’d choose.