• 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
  • 100 Things to Do Downtown this Summer

    Downtown Halifax is jam-packed with things to do this summer!

    In fact, it's SO jam-packed that we've created this list of 100 Things to Do Downtown this Summer to make it easier for you to plan all your Downtown adventures. 

    See the list here
  • Brunch it up in Downtown Halifax.

    Looking to satisfy that 'brunch itch'? Look no further than Downtown Halifax and ALL the restaurants that serve that delicious late morning/early afternoon meal. 

    Pick your fave brunch place
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meet Tahla and Tahir, co-owners of Simply Put

    Read our latest Downtown Spotlight on the father-son duo behind the new Downtown restaurant, Simply Put. 

    Read the latest Spotlight
  • State of the Downtown 2023

    The State of the Downtown report covers key metrics crucial to understanding the current state of vitality in the city’s urban core. DHBC has sourced data over the past number of months to help us, businesses, property owners, stakeholders, lovers of Downtown, and interested citizens better understand their Downtown.

    Read the report
  • 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. 

    Learn More
  • Downtown Halifax Navigator Outreach Program

    The Navigator Outreach Program offers direct support to the unhoused and precariously housed population in the urban core.

    Learn more about the Program

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