Downtown Halifax Heritage District

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The new HCD proposes to integrate the established Old South Suburb and Barrington Street HCDs with the new Capital area

In May, 2021, Halifax Regional Council initiated a process to establish a new Heritage Conservation District (HCD) in Downtown Halifax. An HCD is a defined area of historic or architectural value. It is protected by regulations governing such things exterior alteration, design guidelines for new development and demolition. Financial incentives may apply to encourage private architectural conservation and programs may enhance public amenities.

There are currently two HCDs in Downtown Halifax: Barrington Street and Old South Suburb. The new Downtown Halifax HCD will integrate these two established HCDs with a new area called the Capital which will include Province House square, Granville Mall, and Historic Properties.

The new consolidated HCD Plan will promote the distinct heritage values and character of these three historic areas of Downtown Halifax.


Click here to learn about some heritage properties in the proposed Downtown Halifax HCD




Learn about the project.
Watch a video of the July 29th Public Meeting. Review the background study, project phases and milestones.

Share your insights.
Post your ideas, pin your thoughts on an interactive map, or contact the planner.












In May, 2021, Halifax Regional Council initiated a process to establish a new Heritage Conservation District (HCD) in Downtown Halifax. An HCD is a defined area of historic or architectural value. It is protected by regulations governing such things exterior alteration, design guidelines for new development and demolition. Financial incentives may apply to encourage private architectural conservation and programs may enhance public amenities.

There are currently two HCDs in Downtown Halifax: Barrington Street and Old South Suburb. The new Downtown Halifax HCD will integrate these two established HCDs with a new area called the Capital which will include Province House square, Granville Mall, and Historic Properties.

The new consolidated HCD Plan will promote the distinct heritage values and character of these three historic areas of Downtown Halifax.


Click here to learn about some heritage properties in the proposed Downtown Halifax HCD




Learn about the project.
Watch a video of the July 29th Public Meeting. Review the background study, project phases and milestones.

Share your insights.
Post your ideas, pin your thoughts on an interactive map, or contact the planner.












Page last updated: 10 August 2021, 10:24