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hrm olympic torch relay

Mayor Peter Kelly, on behalf of HRM Council, invites you to Celebrate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Celebration!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WHERE: Grand Parade, Downtown Halifax
TIME: 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.



What’s happening?

  • HRM’s community torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will snowboard down Citadel Hill and light the community cauldron.
  • Stanley Cup Champion Sidney Crosby will carry the torch in Downtown Halifax
  • Performances by international entertainers “Classified” and “DJ Skratch Bastid”
  • A Medal ceremony will recognize youth for their active living lifestyle
  • Zero Gravity Circus, world class acrobats and percussionists
  • Fireworks, musicians, dancers and more!

HRM is proud to support the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Join us in bringing the magic and excitement of the Olympic spirit to HRM.

Click below to find out where the torch is headed next



La Municipalité régionale d'Halifax vous invite aux célébrations du relais de la flamme olympique des Jeux Olympiques de Vancouver 2010!

Qu’est-ce qui se passe?

  • La porteuse de la flamme olympique descendra la colline de la Citadelle et allumera la vasque communautaire.
  • Le champion de la Coupe Stanley Sidney Crosby va porter la flamme dans le centre-ville d’Halifax.
  • Performance par Classified and DJ Skratch Bastid.
  • Remise de médailles pour récompenser des jeunes pour leur style de vie actif.
  • Acrobates et percussionnistes de Zero Gravity  Circus.
  • Feux d’artifice, musiciens, danseurs et plus encore!

La Municipalité Régionale d’Halifax est fière d’appuyer le relais de la flamme olympique des Jeux de Vancouver 2010.  Venez nous aider à accueillir la magie et l’esprit des Jeux Olympiques dans la MRH.

Date: Mercredi 18 novembre 2009, 17h 45m- 20h


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Proposed Route and Estimate Times

This is the proposed route and estimated times of the 2010 Olympic Torch relay according to the VANOC web-site in the greater HRM areas:

Torch Relay : Day 20 - Wed. Nov. 18/09

10:06 AM - Starts in Enfield
10:27 AM - Leaves Enfield

10:53 AM - Portobello Road / Waverley Road intersection near Hwy #107 -   

        Forest Hills Bypass interchange Goes along Portobello / Waverley Road
11:25 AM - Shubie Park
        Goes along Montebello Road to Caledonia Road
        Goes along Caledonia Road to Main Street > Passes by Dartmouth East  

        Community Ctr
        Goes along Main Street to Brigadoon >
12:21 PM - by the old Dartmouth Water Treatment Plant / Topsail Lake

12:27 PM - Main Street at Westphal Trailer Park / NS Home for Coloured  

12:33 PM - Arrives at NS Black Cultural Centre
1:18 PM - Leaves NS Black Cultural Centre en route to Ross Road
1:45 PM - Ross Road at Rte #207 / Cole Harbour Road
1:49 PM - Rte #207 / Cole Harbour Road at Bissett Road
        Goes along Rte #207 / Cole Harbour Road
2:09 PM - Cole Harbour Road at Portland Hills Terminal
2:14 PM - Rte #207 / Portland Street by Lakefront Manor Park
        Goes along Portland Street to Alderney Drive
2:34 PM - Dartmouth Waterfront
       Goes to and across MacDonald Bridge
3:03 PM - DND Stadiconia Gate at North Street

       Then over to Hwy #3 - St. Margarets Bay Road / Ragged Lake Industrial   

       Park ( Coca Cola Bottling Plant )
3:34 - 4:09 PM - Up and down Lakeside Park Drive

4:13 PM - St. Margarets Bay Road to Rotary Roundabout
      Up Quinpool Road to Connaught Ave
      Connaught to Jubilee
      Jubilee to Cambridge
      Cambridge to Norwood
      Norwood to Oxford
      Oxford To Quinpool
      Quinpool to Pepperell
      Pepperell to Shirley
      Shirley to Robie
      Robie to University Ave
5:11 PM - IWK Children's Hospital

      University Ave to Summer
      Summer to Spring Garden Road ( along Public Gardens )
      Spring Garden Road to South Park
      South Park to South
      South to Queen ( along Fort Massey Cemetery )
      Queen to Spring Garden Road
      Spring Garden Road to Barrington
      Barrington to Cornwallis Park / Terminal Road
      Terminal Road to Marginal Road
5:52 PM - Pier 21

      Back along Marginal Road to Lower Water Street
      Lower Water Street by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
6:10 PM - Province House
      To Halifax Ferry Terminal Road
      To Upper Water Street
      Up Cogswell Drive to Robie Street
      Goes around the Commons
      Down Trollope Street by Citadel High School
      to Bell Road
      Bell Road to Sackville Road ( along Citadel Hill )
      to Brunswick Street ( to Town Clock )
      down Carmichael Street to Grand Parade

7:00 PM - Arrives at Grand Parade for HRM Community EVENT -

Next time Flame is in HRM - Day 22 - Fri. Nov 20/09

Flames to be harboured at Citadel Hill overnight

7:18 AM - Leaves Citadel Hill
      Goes along Wander's Ground
      to Bell Road
      to Willow Tree
      over Robie / Quinpool to Windsor Street
      Windsor Street to Almon Street
      Almon to Agricola
      Agricola to Duffus
      Duffus to Lady Hammond Road
      Lady Hammond Road to Fairview Overpass ( ends )

8:22 AM - over to Codequid Road at Sackville Drive
      up Sackville Drive to Beaver Bank Connector Road
8:53 AM - ends at Beaver Bank Connector Road

      off to Hwy #101 enroute to Windsor for 10:02 AM