DHBC to activate portion of Bedford Row with seating, art and more!

August 12/22
DHBC to activate portion of Bedford Row with seating, art and more!

Media Release
DHBC to activate portion of Bedford Row with seating, art and more!

Temporary, partial street closure will be in effect

August 11, 2022 – Halifax, NS – As part of the ongoing Bedford Row Streetscape Pilot Project, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) will be activating a portion of Bedford Row beginning Friday, August 12, 2022, until November 1, 2022.

This will result in a temporary, partial closure of the west side of Bedford Row, between Prince Street and the Bedford Row entrance to Founders Square. Motorists will be able to pass through the street, from Sackville Street to Prince Street. See the site maps below.

The activation will initially feature a variety of public seating options. In the coming weeks, art installations and interactive attractions such as outdoor games will be added. Accessibility ramps will also be available onsite.

This pilot project began in the summer of 2020 to allow restaurants to have additional outdoor seating that was safe, welcoming, and comfortable for their customers during the pandemic. This year, the project’s focus is on creating a vision for what this area could be.

DHBC wants to hear from the public and important stakeholders on how Bedford Row can be transformed as a public space that can better serve the businesses in the area and its visitors. There will be an online survey, as well as dedicated public engagement sessions beginning August 25, 2022.

Further details – including the link to the survey, and time and dates of the public engagement sessions – will be shared on our website and social media (@downtownhalifax) the week starting August 15, 2022.

CLICK HERE for the site maps

Land Acknowledgement:

Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.


About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):

Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC’s mission is to passionately pursue a more prosperous and vibrant Downtown Halifax, through good development, Downtown mobility, membership services, DHBC leadership, and Downtown placemaking. For more information, visit www.downtownhalifax.ca.


For more information, contact:

Raf Peligro
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Downtown Halifax Business Commission