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21
April
2017

By Sacha Anderson, Navigator Street Outreach Program Coordinator

“Spare any change? Have a great day,” can be heard daily on the sidewalk as folks bustle by. Occasionally, some stop briefly to place loose change in an empty coffee cup, giving a nod as they continue with their day.

01
November
2016

With an extensive list of wines and spirits, a dynamic food menu and a spontaneous spunk, Little Oak is the perfect place to enjoy a meal accompanied with your choice of notable beverage.

19
August
2016

One part locally sourced ingredients, a heaping spoonful of passion, and a dash of cinematic humour, Soap In Your Mouth is the perfect recipe for your new favourite shop in Downtown Halifax.

02
June
2016

It was a beautiful, sunny day as nearly 100 volunteers swept through Downtown Halifax for the 22nd Annual Clean Sweep, presented by Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), on June 1. In only one hour, the volunteer teams cleared Downtown of nearly 40 bags of litter -- 28 bags of garbage and 11 bags of recycling. The day served to raise awareness about the presence of litter Downtown.

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:

13
April
2016

Since January 2014, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), Spring Garden Area Business Association, and Waterfront Development have been collecting pedestrian count information at 10 locations, through 10 Eco-Counter electronic pedestrian devices. The public Eco-Counter website can be accessed here.

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

05
November
2015

The Coast’s Best of Halifax awards have become a badge of honour among businesses in Halifax and beyond. Those small but mighty little gold, silver, and bronze plaques signify that among The Coast’s large readership, you’re in.

16
October
2015

The creative community of Downtown Halifax got iced yesterday. Of the 74 ICE Awards presented, 30 were awarded to agencies from Downtown Halifax.

15
October
2015

Over the summer, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) launched our new website at downtownhalifax.ca with one purpose: To be the central hub for all things Downtown including news, events, specials, and a comprehensive directory of the businesses of Downtown Halifax.

28
July
2015

As you may have heard, Mingle on Argyle -- a pilot project to explore a pedestrian-centric Argyle Street -- launched on the Sackville to Blowers block of Argyle this past Sunday (check out our photo gallery of the event).

20
July
2015

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is excited to collaborate with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) on the Argyle Streetscaping Pilot Project this summer, in partnership with Planning Design Centre.

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.

12
July
2015

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website at downtownhalifax.ca.