Old South Suburb Heritage Conservation District

The Old South Suburb is an important candidate for a Heritage Conservation District due to its significant heritage values associated with the early settlement, economic life and traditional architectural character of the city. As part of downtown Halifax, it continues to experience pressures for new development.

There is currently a high concentration of registered municipal heritage properties that are protected from demolition or exterior alteration within the Old South Suburb. However, there is also a high concentration of historic buildings that contribute to the character of the area that are not protected. As such, heritage conservation measures are justified within this area, identified as Barrington Street South (Precinct 2) in the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy.

Use the features, below, to ask questions and share stories about the proposed District. In the column to the right, you can view images, Frequently Asked Questions and documents relating to the District.

Check back often as important dates will be published for open houses, workshops and other community engagement activities. Please stay engaged in the process, your feedback is essential!



The Old South Suburb is an important candidate for a Heritage Conservation District due to its significant heritage values associated with the early settlement, economic life and traditional architectural character of the city. As part of downtown Halifax, it continues to experience pressures for new development.

There is currently a high concentration of registered municipal heritage properties that are protected from demolition or exterior alteration within the Old South Suburb. However, there is also a high concentration of historic buildings that contribute to the character of the area that are not protected. As such, heritage conservation measures are justified within this area, identified as Barrington Street South (Precinct 2) in the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy.

Use the features, below, to ask questions and share stories about the proposed District. In the column to the right, you can view images, Frequently Asked Questions and documents relating to the District.

Check back often as important dates will be published for open houses, workshops and other community engagement activities. Please stay engaged in the process, your feedback is essential!



Please review the information on this page and submit any question that you may have. We will respond to you within two business days. 

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