Canada Lands acquired this site, previously known as the Ralston Building, in 2017 from Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Prior to the acquisition, Canada Revenue Agency occupied a 10-storey, 1950s-era building on the property. The property (1.3 acres/0.5 hectares) is in a prime location within Halifax’s central business district and has frontage on three major streets. The property is close to the waterfront and located in an area that is experiencing significant development.
The engagement process for redevelopment of this site was completed in 2019, leading to the creation of a preferred development concept. The demolition of the former structure has been completed and the property will be put on the market in due course.