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Downtown Halifax Plan Review

Thank you for your input. The Downtown Halifax Plan has been updated.


Halifax's downtown is the commercial, civic and cultural heart of the Regional Centre, encompassing the business districts of downtown Halifax and Spring Garden Road. Framed by the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the Halifax waterfront, the area possesses the greatest mix and intensity of land uses within the region.

The Downtown Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (DHMPS) adopted by Council in 2009 provides a vision for the distinct character and growth aspirations for downtown Halifax. The Downtown Halifax Plan must be reviewed every five years to keep the Plan in a state of a “good repair” by responding to any trends and opportunities within the Plan area, and addressing any shortcomings of the planning documents. This is also an opportunity to “take stock” of the Plan and ensure that it continues to reflect the goals and objectives of residents.


Thank you for your input. The Downtown Halifax Plan has been updated.


Halifax's downtown is the commercial, civic and cultural heart of the Regional Centre, encompassing the business districts of downtown Halifax and Spring Garden Road. Framed by the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the Halifax waterfront, the area possesses the greatest mix and intensity of land uses within the region.

The Downtown Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (DHMPS) adopted by Council in 2009 provides a vision for the distinct character and growth aspirations for downtown Halifax. The Downtown Halifax Plan must be reviewed every five years to keep the Plan in a state of a “good repair” by responding to any trends and opportunities within the Plan area, and addressing any shortcomings of the planning documents. This is also an opportunity to “take stock” of the Plan and ensure that it continues to reflect the goals and objectives of residents.