Halifax’s first residential hospice is closer to becoming a reality.

Hospice Halifax recently obtained a $4.2 million repayable bridge loan that will allow for the demolition and construction of 618 and 620 Francklyn Street.

Renovators Resources Inc. led a professional salvage operation in June and July 2017 to carefully dismantle any salvageable materials inside the two buildings. The materials will be prepared for sale and will ultimately find new purpose in other construction, renovation, or decorative projects in Halifax and Nova Scotia.

The new residential hospice site on Francklyn Street has been cleared to make way for building. Construction is expected to wrap up by summer 2018. The goal is to open a beautiful new residential hospice to families in late 2018.