Hali-facts

The Old Town Clock


The clock on Citadel hill (often times referred to as The Old Town Clock) was commissioned by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in 1800.  Edward was the commander in chief of the British forces in North America at time.  It is said that he ordered the clock to cut down on tardiness of the local garrison. Perhaps because of one of our other Hali-facts dealing with the number of pubs in Halifax. 
The clock first started ticking on October 20th, 1820 and continues to keep time to this day.  It is wound twice a week by Parks Canada which is now caretaker of the property.  the Citadel clock is perhaps the most photographed and recognized icons on the Halifax landscape.