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Soon, the boarded-up Queen Elizabeth High School will be nothing but rubble — and then maybe a farm.

Soon, the boarded-up Queen Elizabeth High School will be nothing but rubble — and then maybe a farm.

The 2.5-acre piece of land at the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street will be owned by Capital Health when the demolition is complete this spring.

It will eventually be an expansion to the hospital, but for now, the leading idea is to use the land as an urban farm.

Capital Health is hosting a public information session at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Atlantica Hotel to explore the idea.

“The response has been very good, but we want to take the time to confirm that it’s something the community supports,” said John Gillis, a Capital Health spokesman.

They’re still open to other ideas as long as it fits into their parameters, he said.

“There is some momentum behind (the urban farm idea) but there is sill an opportunity to change gears.”

But whatever it is, it won’t be a parking lot, because the land is part of the Halifax Common and because of an agreement with the HRM.

“The demolition has already begun,” said Gillis.

“They’re removing parts of the interior first and I think the demolition of the structure will begin shortly and it will be completed in the spring.”

 
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