State of the Downtown

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) launched its first annual State of the Downtown (SOTD) report on June 22, 2023.

The report was presented to a full room at DHBC's 2023 annual general meeting and covers key metrics crucial to understanding the current state of vitality in the city’s urban core. DHBC bought, begged, and borrowed data from multiple sources over the past number of months to help us, businesses, property owners, stakeholders, lovers of Downtown, and interested citizens better understand their Downtown.

Through use of this data, we hope to empower policymakers, inform investors, and generate greater interest in the revitalization of Downtown Halifax, as we chart a path for the future.

Click here to read the full 2023 State of the Downtown report.

Downtown Development Map
Created for (and found in) 2023's State of the Downtown report, we created a map that outlines all of the construction developments happening in Downtown Halifax, as of June 2023.

As of September 2023, we translated that map into a live Google Map, with the intent of it being a continous working project. If you see something missing please contact us at

Click on the Map to see the projects broken out into "Public" and "Private."  

Tracking Total Visitation to Downtown 
With the success of the launch, and the positive feedback DHBC has received, CEO, Paul MacKinnon (aka Mr. Downtown) has started a quarterly blog providing folks with Downtown Halifax visitation data from Environics.

Click here for up-to-date Environics data.