The Latest - Advocacy

07
November
2017

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.

26
January
2017

Downtown Halifax Business Commission has launched The Downtown Parking Pitch to address issues related to parking in Downtown Halifax.

27
July
2016

DHBC is pleased announce the grant recipients from two beautification grant programs, Gritty to Pretty and Façade Lighting. Out of 16 Gritty to Pretty applications, five were awarded.

16
May
2016

LAW AMENDMENTS PRESENTATION FOR BILL NO. 177 – May 16, 2016

PAUL MACKINNON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN HALIFAX BUSINESS COMMISSION

25
April
2016

Dear Mayor Savage and HRM Council:

12
April
2016

Dear Mayor Mike Savage and HRM Councillors:

30
November
2015

Why is there so much construction happening all at once Downtown?

12
November
2015

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.

09
November
2015

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

14
September
2015

As part of an initiative of Downtowns Canada, downtown organizations across the country will host forums with federal candidates from Sept. 14-22.

17
July
2015

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.

09
September
2014

Below is a letter sent by Paul MacKinnon on September 8, 2014, to Mayor Mike Savage and HRM Regional Council regarding The Khyber Building.

Mayor Mike Savage and Councillors: