The Latest - Advocacy
Since the spring of 2018, 27 organizations worked together to facilitate discussions around the redevelopment of the Cogswell District to ensure that Halifax advances with the best overall urban design vision possible for the project.
Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is a member-funded organization whose goal is to bring greater vitality to the downtown core of Halifax. It focuses on four areas: advocacy, beautification, marketing and communications, and membership engagement.
The recently formed coalition of transit advocates, Leading with Transit, will hold a series of public forums to discuss and gather feedback and recommendations on the future of transit and the city. A total of four forums will be held in Dartmouth, Spryfield, Sackville, and Halifax.
Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) announced today that Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, will be speaking at the 16th Annual Carmichael Lecture taking place on Thursday, March 1, in the Nova Scotia Ballroom at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, 6:00-8:00 pm.
On Saturday, November 4, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Argyle Grafton Share the Street Party brought thousands of Haligonians together to celebrate the newly transformed pedestrian-friendly shared street and revitalized entertainment district.
Downtown Halifax Business Commission has launched The Downtown Parking Pitch to address issues related to parking in Downtown Halifax.
On Friday, September 30, 2016, several groups, including the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association, North End Business Association, Main Street Dartmouth and Area Business Improvement Association, Spring Garden Area Busin
LAW AMENDMENTS PRESENTATION FOR BILL NO. 177 – May 16, 2016
PAUL MACKINNON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN HALIFAX BUSINESS COMMISSION
Dear Mayor Mike Savage and HRM Councillors:
Why is there so much construction happening all at once Downtown?
If the recent commercial tax reform report from the city’s financial staff had been given an unofficial title, it would have been “Commercial Tax Reform: It’s Too Hard To Do”. The report, after much useful analysis, produced two simple recommendations.
In April, Regional Council directed staff to consider commercial tax measures that would address concerns specific to small and independent businesses in the central business district (Downtown Halifax/Dartmouth) and main street and commercial corridors. Last Friday, staff submitted their report
As part of an initiative of Downtowns Canada, downtown organizations across the country will host forums with federal candidates from Sept. 14-22.
This Tuesday, July 21, Halifax Regional Council will make a decision that has been ten years in the making -- whether or not they truly wish to embark on a consistent effort to invest in our main streets. If they vote yes, we can begin.