• Welcome to Downtown Halifax

    Downtown Halifax is the urban core and hub of the Halifax (Kjipuktuk) region. With world-class attractions, hundreds of restaurants, pubs, shops, festivals and events, Downtown Halifax is where people and businesses want to be. 

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the 1600+ businesses located in the Downtown core. We run programs, events, and marketing initiatives to help make Downtown Halifax a better place to live, work, and play.

    About Us
  • Patio Season

    It's Patio Season in Downtown Halifax! And do we have a patio for you! In fact, we have over 80 patios - from sidewalk cafes to waterfront beer gardens. Find your perfect patio this summer in Downtown Halifax. 

    Find your Patio
  • Support for Hammonds Plains and Tantallon Wildfires

    Downtown businesses and organizations are providing support for the evacuees and the emergency response crew. Some are offering donations to provide to those in need, and others are currently collecting donations to be dropped off to the evacuees. 

    See a list of Downtown businesses and organizations offering support.  

    See the list
  • What's Happening Downtown

    It's spring in Downtown Halifax! And there's lots to look forward to as the weather warms up. Keep up to date with what's happening in Downtown with our online Events Calendar. 

    View All Events
  • Event Sponsorship Program

    DHBC offers a limited number of sponsorships for events and activations as part of DHBC’s Event Sponsorship Program.

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  • Parking in Downtown Halifax

    Before you head Downtown, make your parking plan! Visit our 'Getting Around' page for everything you need to know about parking in Downtown Halifax, including helpful tips and a list of parking lots and garages. 

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