Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District


Schmidtville is a largely intact area of architectural character associated with the early settlement of Nova Scotia as one of Halifax’s first suburbs outside the fortified fences. Its individual buildings are important in terms of their heritage value. They collectively provide a reminder of a past era and are compatible in terms of their architecture, scale, height, building materials, age, and proportion.

Due to its location abutting the boundaries of downtown Halifax, Schmidtville is experiencing pressures for new development. Existing policy and regulations, relevant to the proposed Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District, is insufficient in protecting and conserving the heritage values and character defining elements of the district. Therefore, conservation measures are required to supplement or amend the existing legislation.

The Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law H-700 have been reviewed by the Provincial Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage as per Section 19A(5) of the Heritage Property Act. In accordance with Section 19A(5) of the Heritage Property Act, these documents become effective as of the date of approval by the Minister on October 10th, 2018.

The planning documents have been reviewed by the Provincial Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations as per Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. In accordance with Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, these amendments become effective as of the date of the notice that was published in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday, November 3, 2018.





Schmidtville is a largely intact area of architectural character associated with the early settlement of Nova Scotia as one of Halifax’s first suburbs outside the fortified fences. Its individual buildings are important in terms of their heritage value. They collectively provide a reminder of a past era and are compatible in terms of their architecture, scale, height, building materials, age, and proportion.

Due to its location abutting the boundaries of downtown Halifax, Schmidtville is experiencing pressures for new development. Existing policy and regulations, relevant to the proposed Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District, is insufficient in protecting and conserving the heritage values and character defining elements of the district. Therefore, conservation measures are required to supplement or amend the existing legislation.

The Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law H-700 have been reviewed by the Provincial Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage as per Section 19A(5) of the Heritage Property Act. In accordance with Section 19A(5) of the Heritage Property Act, these documents become effective as of the date of approval by the Minister on October 10th, 2018.

The planning documents have been reviewed by the Provincial Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations as per Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. In accordance with Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, these amendments become effective as of the date of the notice that was published in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday, November 3, 2018.