Province Approves Funding for CBC Building Demolition

Friday June 28, 2019

Government is another step closer to expanding the Halifax Infirmary site, as part of the QEII New Generation project.

Funding of $1.6 million for the demolition of the CBC Building was approved today, June 26, that will provide the land needed to move forward with the expansion.

"The Halifax Infirmary is the heart of the QEII New Generation project,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “The demolition of the CBC Building will allow for the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site that includes a new cancer centre, outpatient centre, research and innovation centre, and an expanded inpatient care centre."

The federal government declared the CBC Bell Road building and property no longer needed. In November 2017, the province purchased the CBC Building for $4.5 million that included two acres of land with a parking lot that has 93 spaces.

A request for proposals will be issued this fall with the demolition starting in February 2020.

DHX and QEII New Generation project team will continue to use the CBC Building until the end of 2019.