Cogswell, Common, Centre Plan, Public Information Meetings And More

Just a quick note with some important upcoming public meetings and engagements for your  consideration.

Public Meetings and Notices

Centre Plan Public Engagements
Underway now | Various venues around the regional centre ONLY TWO MEETINGS LEFT

  • TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm (lobby) & 6 – 8 pm (multi-purpose room) at the Dartmouth North Community Centre, 105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth

More information here:

Participatory Budgeting How to and Idea Swap
Wednesday April 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Halifax Hall, City Hall

Everyone is welcome to discuss priorities and ideas on how to improve District 7. Find out more about submitting a project.  Please come on down and find out more about how to submit!  More info:

Public Information Meeting – Case 20159 South Park Street and Victoria Road, Halifax (South Park Towers)
Monday, April 9, 6pm | The Westin Hotel, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax NS – Harbour Suites A/B

Case 20159 – Application by Kassner Goodspeed Architects to change the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law to allow for a renovation to an existing apartment building at the northwest corner of South Park Street and Victoria Road, Halifax (South Park Towers), including a 9-storey addition on two adjacent properties and adding ground floor commercial space.

Cogswell District Redevelopment Public Engagement
Various dates and Locations

The 60 per cent design Concept Plan for the new Cogswell District is now available for public feedback.  It is a draft plan, it is subject to change – we want to hear from you!  As efforts progress, updated versions of the plan will be developed and shared. Four sessions are planned to provide opportunities for residents and stakeholders to discuss and share feedback on elements of the proposed Cogswell District concept plan: park and open spaces, a proposed urban square, active transportation components, and streetscape design details, before it is presented to Regional Council this spring.
Dates and times for the engagement sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Pop Up #1- Scotia Square Center Court- 5201 Duke Street, Halifax 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Pop Up #2- Halifax North Memorial Library- 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Pop Up #3- Dartmouth Ferry Terminal- 88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Open House- Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW – Halifax Common Master Plan – Public Engagement Workshop
DATE CORRECTED – April 25 7-9pm | Citadel High School 1855 Trollope Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

I’m on the Common! The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common. How might the Common best serve the needs of people who live in the Halifax region?  Share what you cherish about the public spaces on the Halifax Common and what you would like to see change. Join us at the second public meeting on Jan. 31 at the Spatz Theatre Atrium (entrance from 1855 Trollope St.) We will also be inviting input on improvements to the outdoor pool and aquatics area. Over the next 6 months there will be a range of opportunities for public input to inform improvements to the Halifax Common Plan, including: public meetings, conversations on the Common, social media, email, and online surveys.

Public Information Meeting – Case 20774 1110-1132 Wellington Street, Halifax.
Thursday April 19, 6:30pm | The Westin Hotel, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax NS – Harbour Suites A/B

Case 20774 – Application by Lydon Lynch Architects to amend the Halifax Peninsula Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to allow an 8 storey multiple-unit residential building at 1110-1132 Wellington Street, Halifax.

Community Events


Pier 21 Reads: Sharon Bala
Wednesday April 4th 7-9pm | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Sharon Bala, author of “The Boat People” will be at Pier 21 on Wednesday April 4th from 7-9pm for a discussion about her experience writing her debut novel and a reading. There will also be a Q&A period and book signing to follow. This event is FREE. For more information, visit:

Free Access Evening – Discovery Centre
Wednesday April 4th 5-8pm |Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street
Every Wednesday the Discovery Centre offers free admission between 5:00 and 8:00pm. Bring the kids and come learn, play and create! For more information, visit:

Family Crafternoon
Saturday April 7th 2:30-3:30pm |Halifax Central Library
Drop-in on Saturday April 7th at 2:30pm to the Halifax Central Library for some crafts or activities. Fun for the whole family. This event is FREE.

Help and more info

Call my office
Call our office for assistance with your municipal issues. Contact my Constituency Coordinator Melody Campbell by phone 902-490-2012 or email or contact me directly. The best way to reach me is via email at my city email – or you can call my direct line at 902-490-8462.

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to:

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council meets on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times.

Peninsula Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the three districts on the peninsula. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: