Halifax Common Master Plan

I’m on the Common!

The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region. The time has come again to take a comprehensive look at the future of the Common, through a master planning process that will define management policies, guidelines for open and green space, as well as concepts and action plans for physical renewal.

The outcomes will serve as a blueprint for future improvements, to guide the City in provision of open space areas, parks, recreation programs and facilities for the short and the long-term.


Update as of June 26, 2018
The project team is busy working on a draft plan for the Halifax Common and incorporating the substantial public input to date. Thank you! We will be back in August with draft sections of the Halifax Common Plan for your feedback.

Public Engagement Workshops

Stay tuned for future workshop dates, times and locations. We are planning pop-up sessions in August on the Halifax Common and another public engagement meeting in September.


How might the Common best serve the needs of people who live in Halifax region?

The visioning and planning process for the Halifax Common will explore this question and more.


Past Engagement Workshops

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of workshops inviting attendees to explore the possibilities and big decisions under consideration.

Our first round of public engagement sessions were held on Jan. 31, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2017. Thanks to everyone who came out to share what you value most about the Halifax Common.

Feedback from the December, January, and April engagement sessions has been captured and summarized in our What We Heard documents in the document library.


I’m on the Common!

The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region. The time has come again to take a comprehensive look at the future of the Common, through a master planning process that will define management policies, guidelines for open and green space, as well as concepts and action plans for physical renewal.

The outcomes will serve as a blueprint for future improvements, to guide the City in provision of open space areas, parks, recreation programs and facilities for the short and the long-term.


Update as of June 26, 2018
The project team is busy working on a draft plan for the Halifax Common and incorporating the substantial public input to date. Thank you! We will be back in August with draft sections of the Halifax Common Plan for your feedback.

Public Engagement Workshops

Stay tuned for future workshop dates, times and locations. We are planning pop-up sessions in August on the Halifax Common and another public engagement meeting in September.


How might the Common best serve the needs of people who live in Halifax region?

The visioning and planning process for the Halifax Common will explore this question and more.


Past Engagement Workshops

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of workshops inviting attendees to explore the possibilities and big decisions under consideration.

Our first round of public engagement sessions were held on Jan. 31, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2017. Thanks to everyone who came out to share what you value most about the Halifax Common.

Feedback from the December, January, and April engagement sessions has been captured and summarized in our What We Heard documents in the document library.