Gorsebrook Park Plan consultations

The municipality held a public open house on December 10, 2018 at the Dalhousie Student Union Building. A lot of what was heard in my public session in 2016 was reflect in the proposed design, though there are some concerns.  The public was in attendance to review a preliminary park concept and to provide feedback on design and layout options. The feedback received at the open house and via electronic submission has informed an updated concept. More info here


Saint Mary’s Boat Club Park

Significant work has gone into the building itself, the tennis area, and a new playground was installed in 2018.  Concerns are: landscaping issues, looking for some trees along the perimeter wooden platform next to play area at the lawn bowling needs to be replaced Lawn Bowling is not accessible, need to come up with a strategy Refresh the park signage and wayfinding, at the street, at the entrance and there is no indication any of the other assets are in read more


Raymond Taavel Park

I am so pleased that this Inglis Street Park has been renamed Raymond Taavel Park. You can read about his story here.  I love the ideas that the Friends of Raymond Taavel have generated and look forward to seeing these changes happen over this summer. On Wednesday August 19 2015 we set up a tent and played some funk and R&B music on a little boom box and asked people what they thought of Inglis Street Park.  What we heard read more


Marlborough Woods

MARLBOROUGH WOODS  After meeting with residents on site the following improvements are in the works Get a park sign there at the edge of the street leading to the water to better confirm access and when open and closed. residents would like it to have “no dumping, pack in it pack it out, no winter maintenance” and hours on it Picnic table was installed,  community is also hoping for a bench Medium term looking to bring back the old switchback read more


Public Open House: Cornwallis Park Rejuvenated

Public Open House Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm Westin Hotel, Atlantic Room 1181 Hollis St Halifax, NS , Halifax, NS B3H 2P6 Canada Imagine the rejuvenation of Cornwallis Park into an active space, a space that enables community programming, supports active use, and is a family friendly space.  A park with a purpose! Please join us on Wednesday, May 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Atlantic Room of the Westin Hotel, for a presentation by read more


After a busy night District 7 residents have decided how to spend $94,000

Three projects received full funding & one more receive partial funding District 7 – Peninsula South Downtown residents gathered tonight to debate, discuss, and decide what projects will receive funding and help make their community a better place. Waye Mason, the area councillor, invited district residents to once again to determine spending priorities for this year’s $94,000 district capital budget. “It was so great to see residents from all over the District come out to talk about what matters to read more


Photos from 2014 Participatory Budgeting


Participatory Budgeting Vote tonight! 6-9pm

Community Meeting and Vote! Wednesday, April 16 – 6-9pm  Medjuck Architecture and Planning Building, Dalhousie University 5410 Spring Garden Road Projects will be presented “science fair style”. Residents will vote for their five favourite projects. Funding will be announced on this night after votes are counted. Projects under consideration tonight (must vote for five projects for ballot to be counted): Metro Non-Profit Housing Association The Morris House Basement Upgrades $8,500 Halifax Shambhala Center Kitchen Reno $16,264 Dal Bike Centre Bike read more


Update #13 – Participatory Budget information meeting, community grants, St Patrick’s Day, more…

Is it spring yet? I hope you are all keeping warm and dry as we all wait for some sustained sun and warmth! A reminder – tomorrow, 6pm at Spencer House is the information meeting for groups looking to apply for capital funding. Find out how to submit for consideration, and more about eligibility for this program. Applicants must be a not for profit community group or organization – or be partnered with one, and meet the HRM policies and guidelines. In read more


Participatory Budgeting Returns – Councillors Invite Public Participation

Councillors Jennifer Watts and Waye Mason are inviting the community’s input on how to spend each district’s 2014-2015 capital budget of $94,000. The process, which is called Participatory Budgeting, was initiated in Halifax Regional Municipality last year by Councillor Mason. He held two public sessions in summer of 2014 – the first was an open exchange of ideas on how to spend the money and a vote was held at the second. The selected projects included funds for a new read more