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Halifax Public Gardens
An Illustrated History

By (author) Peter TwohigBy (author) Robert PaceBy (author) Robert Salah


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An illustrated history of Canada's finest public garden, from its Victorian roots to its present-day popularity.


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PETER TWOHIG is an historian of the Atlantic region. He is the author of two previous books on health care work, and five interdisciplinary essay collections on health, illness and disease. He began his career in Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine, before taking up a Canada Research Chair in history at Saint Mary's University, which he held from 2003 to 2013. He teaches in the Department of History at Saint Mary's and several interdisciplinary programs.

ROBERT PACE is Chair of the Board of the Public Gardens Foundation. He is the President and CEO of The Pace Group Ltd (MBS Radio, construction and commercial real estate). After MBS Radio held a one-day radiothon one week after Hurricane Juan in 2003 which raised $1 million, he led a $2 million restoration that resulted in the re-opening of the Gardens on July 1, 2005. Robert lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ROBERT SALAH, a lifelong resident of Halifax, has held many senior positions in both the public and private sectors. An entrepreneur at heart he is involved in many successful business ventures and developments. He has headed several historic restoration projects, including the Halifax Public Gardens, St. Mary's Basilica and St. Mary's Rectory, as well as the Old Burying Ground. When his time allows, he enjoys sailing, sports cars and travelling.


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