Long considered Halifax’s most desirable neighbourhood, the South End has been favoured by Haligonians who enjoy the idea of a mature residential neighbourhood while still remaining connected to the core. This contrasting combination puts Gorsebrook Park in the enviable position of possessing the peace and quiet of family-friendly streets and leafy glades, while all else − work, play, entertainment, academia and Halifax’s most go-to destinations - remain firmly on the radar.


Gorsebrook Park in Halifax’s South End is the last remaining greenspace of a sizeable estate owned by Halifax’s legendary Enos Collins.

Born in Liverpool in 1774, this early 19th century British merchant trader was a shrewd businessman capable of making every opportunity – including war – a chance for fortune. After the War of 1812, Collins settled in Halifax, married well, and set about establishing various businesses, perhaps the most legendary being the Halifax Banking Company (aka Collins’ Bank) – forerunner to today’s CIBC.

With wealth came the desire to create an estate, which he named Gorsebrook. Unfortunately the original Gorsebrook Park residence – a stone house at its centre – has been demolished, but when you look out your window from your own Gorsebrook Park residence and see the park, thank Enos.