Construction Updates

Dalhousie is building a three-storey addition to the Seymour Street side of the Dalhousie Arts Centre, with an anticipated completion of fall 2021. This work will involve construction noise throughout the project. The main activity between now and March 2020 will be preparing the foundation. This will involve rock-breaking and instances of localized blasting. Activities in the immediate future include:

  • Intermittent rock-breaking
  • Increased truck and heavy machinery traffic to and from the site
  • Noise from heavy machinery including idling and backup beepers (please note that beeper warnings cannot be lowered or turned off due to legislation from the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education)
  • Sidewalk closures on the east side of Seymour Street
  • Potential short term road closures for equipment delivery

Construction Schedule   

Please be advised of the tentative schedule for rock breaking and drilling activities until Saturday, December 21, 2019:

Day & Date AM PM Notes

December 9 - 15, 2019

FRI: Dec 13, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 - - - - - Potential to drill 7:00 AM until dark
SAT: Dec 14, 2019 7:00 - 12:00   12:00 - 2:00  
SUN: Dec 15, 2019 - - - - - - - - - -  

December 16 - 22, 2019

MON: Dec 16, 2019
7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark
Drilling or rock breaking
TUE: Dec 17, 2019
7:00 - 12:00
12:00 until dark
Drilling or rock breaking
WED: Dec 18, 2019
7:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 3:00 Drilling or rock breaking
THU: Dec 19, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 - 3:00 Drilling or rock breaking
FRI: Dec 20, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling or rock breaking
SAT: Dec 21, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling or rock breaking
SUN: Dec 22, 2019 - - - - - - - - - -  

December 23 - 29, 2019

MON: Dec 23, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
TUE: Dec 24, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
WED: Dec 25, 2019
- - - - - - - - - - Christmas  
THU: Dec 26, 2019 - - - - - - - - - - Boxing Day
FRI: Dec 27, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
SAT: Dec 28, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
SUN: Dec 29, 2019
- - - - - - - - - -  

December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

MON: Dec 30, 2019
7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
TUE: Dec 31, 2019 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
WED: Jan 1, 2020
- - - - - - - - - - New Year's Day
THU: Jan 2, 2020 7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
FRI: Jan 3, 2020
7:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
SAT: Jan 5, 2020
8:00 - 12:00 12:00 until dark Drilling and blasting
SUN: Jan 5, 2020
- - - - - - - - - -  


Students who need practice/rehearsal space during mornings before 10:00 should consider booking FREE space at the Maritime Conservatory, as per procedures below:

  • Students are welcome to rehearse in any available room weekdays during open hours and prior to 3:30pm
  • Students must call the MCPA Administration Office one day in advance to secure a booking. The contact number is: 902-423-6995
  • Students will need to provide their name and their university instructor's name to complete the booking.
  • Should any concerns or issues arise, contact Jack Bennett at:  music.dean@maritimeconservatory.com

To stay up to date with the project, please check construction schedule updates above and visit www.dal.ca/artsexpansion