Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax

Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission is where you can find all you need, or want to know, about Downtown Halifax. Hosted by Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, and Allana MacDonald Mills, Director of Marketing, Downtown Lowdown gives you the lowdown on what's new in business, events, development, and issues that affect Downtown. In each episode, we'll also talk to individuals that are key players who work to make Downtown Halifax better. 

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EPISODE 7 - DECEMBER 3:

Featured Interviews: How have retail businesses in Downtown Halifax prepared for the Holidays?

• Biz Buzz with Ethan Craig: What's new in Downtown Halifax

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of December 3 - 16

More event listings at thecoast.ca or downtownhalifax.ca/events

• Shameless Self-Promotion: The Halifax Lights FestivalDowntown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide 2019 and shopping local this holiday season

LISTEN TO EPISODE 7

 

EPISODE 6 - NOVEMBER 19:

• Featured Interviews: How are restaurants/cafes in Downtown Halifax preparing for the Holidays?

• Biz Buzz with Ethan Craig: What's new in Downtown Halifax

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of November 19 - December 2

More event listings at thecoast.ca or downtownhalifax.ca/events

• Shameless Self-PromotionDowntown Halifax 2019 Holiday Gift Guide and The Halifax Lights Festival 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 5

 

EPISODE 5 - NOVEMBER 5:

• Featured Interview: Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach: Overview of the Navigator Street Outreach program and how it provides homeless and street-involved individuals in Downtown Halifax with support.

• Interview with Donna Davis, Project Manager, Cogswell Redevelopment, Halifax Regional Municipality: Update on the redevelopment of the Cogswell Interchange.

  • Learn more about the Cogswell Redevelopment here 

Biz Buzz: What's new in Downtown Halifax

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of November 5-18

• Shameless Self-Promotion: Downtown Halifax 2019 Holiday Gift Guide and The Halifax Lights Festival 

Blatant Propaganda: Street closures for The Chronicle Herald Parade of Lights, plus where to park for the parade in Downtown Halifax

LISTEN TO EPISODE 5

 

EPISODE 4 - OCTOBER 22:

• Featured Interview: Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission: Overview of the new DHBC Strategic Plan 2019-2022

  • Learn more about our Strategic Plan here

• Highlights from Downtown Halifax Business Commission's 2019 AGM including:

• Interview with Frank Palermo, founding member of Leading with Transit 

  • Learn more about Leading with Transit and the Guiding Principles here
  • Listen to our full interview with Frank Palermo here:

• Biz Buzz with Ethan Craig: What's new in Downtown Halifax

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of October 22 - November 4

• Shameless Self-Promotion: Downtown Halifax 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Halifax Lights Festival 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 4

 

EPISODE 3 - OCTOBER 8:

Federal Candidates Forum on Downtowns & Main Streets: Highlights from the forum held on Monday, September 23 at Neptune Theatre

  •  Watch PLANifax's full video from the forum here

•  Featured Interview: Lindsay Ann Cory, Executive Director of Nocturne: Art at Night Festival

  • Learn more about Nocturne: Art at Night Festival 2019 here

• Biz Buzz with Kuda Ndadzungira: New businesses, notable milestones, celebrations and more 

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of October 8-22

• Shameless Self-Promotion: Downtown Halifax 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Halifax Lights Festival 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 3 

 

EPISODE 2 - SEPTEMBER 24:

Featured Interview: Suzanne Fougere, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development at Events EastFall conventions and the Halifax Convention Centre

  • See all upcoming events at the Halifax Convention Centre here.

Biz Buzz with Kuda Ndadzungira: New businesses that opened over the of Summer 2019 (Part 2)

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of September 24-October 7

Shameless Self-Promotion: Downtown Halifax 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Halifax Lights Festival 

Blatant Propaganda: Argyle Street Summer Weekend Street Closure comes to an end

Pros on Cons: Hanita Koblents, Principal Planner, HRM: Argyle & Grafton Streets and how to use them

  • Learn more about the Argyle & Grafton Shared Streetscape Project here

LISTEN TO EPISODE 2

 

EPISODE 1 - SEPTEMBER 10

• Featured Interview: Kourash Rad, Senior Planner, Urban Development Strategist at RAD Consulting: Art of City Building Conference

• Bizz Buzz with Kuda Ndadzungira: New businesses that opened over the of Summer 2019 (Part 1)

• The Coast Top 5 Events with Morgan Mullin: Top 5 events for the weeks of September 10-23

• Blatant Propaganda: Update on the Argyle Street Summer Weekend Street Closure

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1. 

 

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