Whitney Pier Officially Recognized For Historic Significance
The development of the Sydney neighbourhood of Whitney Pier has been officially designated as an event of national historic significance. Justice Minister Peter MacKay marked the official designation in a news release sent out, yesterday. In the designation Ottawa states that Whitney Pier was the most multi-ethnic district in the Maritimes in the 20th century with more than 15 different cultural and religious groups. Meanwhile, the past president of the Whitney Pier Historical Society Museum, Sandra Dunn says she hasn’t heard how Ottawa intends to celebrate the designation. Dunn adds they sent a letter to Parks Canada nominating Whitney Pier for the distinction about three years ago. In July, she got a letter back from the federal government stating that the designation had been granted in 2011.