The name “Waterford” is translated to water crossing. Halifax Harbour is famous for trade and navy crossings. The location also could have been a prefect fortress, as Halifax was originally riddled with fortresses around the edges of the peninsula the Citadel was the main fort protecting the port. Waterford Suites is located one block from Halifax Harbour’s edge at an elevation of approximately 45’ above sea level. The rooftop post has a perfect view of the mouth of the Harbour, the historic George’s Island and McNab’s Island.
The suite names are actually named after various islands that are in the Halifax Harbour. We thought this would be appropriate as over 2/3s of the building has views of the Harbour.
The Location: 1343 Hollis Street
1865 to 1900’s Residential dwellings and wagon shops
1900’s to 1940’s Allied Merchants Seamen’s Club
1904’s to 1960’s Navy League Seamen’s Club
1967 to 1996 Nova Scotia Liquor Store
1996 to 2000 Vacant building
2000 to 2001 Construction of Waterford Suites
2001 to present Waterford Suites