• Welcome to Downtown Halifax

    Downtown Halifax is the urban core 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
  • 110 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 made a list of 110 Things to Do Downtown this Summer to help you plan all of your summer adventures. 

    Let's Get Started!
  • DHBC selects 12 public art projects for 'Gritty to Pretty' funding

    DHBC is happy to announce that 12 public art projects have been approved for funding through the 2024 Gritty to Pretty Placemaking Grant Program. 

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  • What's On This July in Downtown Halifax

    It's July in Downtown Halifax and summer is officially here!

    To help you stay on top of all the fun, take a look at our quick rundown of all the exciting events and notable days to look forward to this month. 

    See all the events
  • Downtown Halifax Vision 2030

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission has unveiled Downtown Halifax Vision 2030, a report that identifies the transformational moves that will inform Downtown Halifax’s success for the future.

    The four transformational moves we identified are: Everybody’s Neighbourhood, Harbour 365, Entertainment Central, and Move Smart.

    Learn more by clicking on the button below!

    Learn More
  • It's Patio Season!

    Patio season is here again! From sidewalk cafes to waterfront beer gardens, there is a patio for every occasion in Downtown Halifax.

    Find your perfect patio with our ever-growing list of patios in the Downtown area. 

    See All the Patios Here
  • What's Happening Downtown

    Wondering what's happening Downtown this summer?

    Keep up to date with our online Events Calendar.

    View All Events
  • Downtown Halifax Navigator Outreach Program

    Downtown Halifax's Navigator Outreach Program offers direct support to the unhoused and precariously housed population in the urban core.

    Learn more about Navigator
  • 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. 

    Make Your Parking Plan

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There are over 80 patios in the Downtown Halifax area including Pickford and Black on the Halifax Waterfront.
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