Halifax Common Master Plan

Arial view of the Halifax Common.

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.


December 2019 Update – Halifax Common Aquatic Area Report Approved

Halifax Common Aquatic Area and Open Space Master Plan Update Report

On December 10, 2019, Regional Council approved the recommendation to initiate the capital planning and construction of a new outdoor aquatics area on the Central Common. This is a complete replacement of the existing swimming pool and related facilities on the Central Common. The project includes an outdoor recreation pool, splash pad, community building and playground. This is envisioned as the first phase of the Halifax Common Open Spaces Master Plan.

You can read the full report on the Halifax Common Aquatic Area and Open Space Master Plan Update here.

The project team can be reached at: commonplan@halifax.ca


Past Engagement Workshops

The meeting in the public engagement series was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 where we shared components of the Draft Master Plan that included key directions and concept plans for the municipal open spaces as well as the Common-wide strategies for connections, character and recreation experiences.

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 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.


Who’s Listening?

For questions or to provide direct feedback on the Draft Master Plan:

Project Lead – Carolle Koziak Roberts

Halifax Regional Municipality

Email: commonplan@halifax.ca

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.


December 2019 Update – Halifax Common Aquatic Area Report Approved

Halifax Common Aquatic Area and Open Space Master Plan Update Report

On December 10, 2019, Regional Council approved the recommendation to initiate the capital planning and construction of a new outdoor aquatics area on the Central Common. This is a complete replacement of the existing swimming pool and related facilities on the Central Common. The project includes an outdoor recreation pool, splash pad, community building and playground. This is envisioned as the first phase of the Halifax Common Open Spaces Master Plan.

You can read the full report on the Halifax Common Aquatic Area and Open Space Master Plan Update here.

The project team can be reached at: commonplan@halifax.ca


Past Engagement Workshops

The meeting in the public engagement series was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 where we shared components of the Draft Master Plan that included key directions and concept plans for the municipal open spaces as well as the Common-wide strategies for connections, character and recreation experiences.

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 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.


Who’s Listening?

For questions or to provide direct feedback on the Draft Master Plan:

Project Lead – Carolle Koziak Roberts

Halifax Regional Municipality

Email: commonplan@halifax.ca