Wake up and Smell the Roses!! Save the Dunbrack Street Rose Gardens.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!

UPDATE:  It looks like we may have a truce but if I’ve learned anything at all, it’s that , government often says one thing and does something very different.  Despite what they have said, they have posted a new tender to remove the roses.

For now at least Mayor Savage has heard from us and has promised to look into the matter. We’re not done yet. This is a truce, not a victory. Keep up the good work and keep signing. 

The tender doesn’t come from the mayor. It comes from the top. Jacques Dube CAO and Denise Schofield. It looks like we might need to redirect our efforts to Denise Schofield, the Director of Halifax Regional Municipality parks and recreation who both made this decision arbitrarily.  Please give them an ear-full.


The city of Halifax has decided to rip up the rose bushes from the boulevards of Dunbrack Street. Halifax Councillors refuse to put a stop to this destructive policy or even acknowledge that the people want another solution. Now, at least they admit it’s about money, not safety. Never mind how much they’ll spend digging them up vs pruning them or how much people enjoy them or the new safety issues removing them will bring. They claim they spend money pruning them every year. That’s laughable when you consider that the last time they did that was 10 years ago.

The city is lying to us. Do you see any crosswalks or sight line issues in the middle of the boulevard? What they have lost sight of is one of the reasons they were planted in the first place. In the early days, there was a huge problem with people running back and forth across Dunbrack Street and not using the designated crosswalks. The roses effectively put an end to that. Removing them will encourage more jaywalking and cause more accidents.

Even safety advocates don’t want it. If you agree say so here and even better, tell your Councillors.https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/districts-councillors


Here is the city’s own recommendations from 2009. No less relevant today.