July 12, 2019


Call for Submissions

Hello artists, community members, and friends,

We are looking to adorn the side of the building next to Hopyard (2103 Gottigen St.) with a new mural. And we are hoping you can help us with this process!

What we are looking for….

We need a concept from you! How would you like to see the North End decorated? What kind of new art would you like to integrate into your vision of the North En...

July 14, 2017

Project Overview: Recent and ongoing policy development efforts have prioritized making improvements to Halifax’s transit service. The adopted Moving Forward Together Plan and the currently-in-development Integrated Mobility Plan will include bold moves that will aim to improve transit service throughout the city through increased priority, enhanced reliability, and reduced travel time.

Among the key initiat...

July 6, 2017

The Agricola Street Enhancement (ASE) project was organized by North End Business Association (NEBA) and Halifax Cycling Coalition (HCC), to develop a plan to improve the existing streetscape in the area that runs along Agricola Street from Cunard Street to Young Street. To bring ideas and information together as a part of the on-going discussion and work on this initiative, NEBA and HCC, in cooperation with the Licensed Profe...

March 9, 2017

Over the past year there have been so many HRM planning related initiatives it has been difficult to keep track, let alone informed. All of them have some implication on the North End. Here is a brief summary of what is currently in play that North End businesses and property owners should be aware of and engaged in. 


The final draft of HRM's Centre Plan was made public on March 24, 2017. It is currently with the C...

February 23, 2017

You may have seen the "I (Heart) the North End" posters around Gottingen the past few weeks. They are part of a little campaign for local businesses in the area to express their love to the neighbourhood. This has been a difficult year for the Gottingen Street Community, with three murders in the area over the past 9 months. Gun violence has left many in the community rocked, heart broken and looking for answers and change. Mo...

February 16, 2017

There was a lot of noise at the end of January about City Hall doubling parking fines from $25 to $50 in the downtown. This created a bit of a storm on social media and in the news with many people outraged with the proposal. NEBA's position is that it is very premature to consider increasing fines and such a move would have a negative impact on attracting people to the urban core.

The city is looking at installing new parkin...

December 9, 2016

Local Gottingen Street merchant and civil rights activist Viola Desmond will be featured on Canada's new $10 bill! This will be the first time a portrait of a woman will be on regular circulating bank note in this country, and she is from the North End! Exciting news for the African Nova Scotian community, women, and the North End!

This is also an important opportunity to remember why Viola Desmond is being recog...

November 24, 2016

Tax reform is one step closer to reality after the Provincial Government passed Bill 52 on November 10th. The Bill was introduced by Minister Zach Churchill on Nov 1 at a Bill Briefing. After reviewing it in detail, NEBA recommended it be approved with one amendment. There was concern that frontage is not an effective way at apply taxation measures, and that square footage of building or property would produce more fair and ac...

October 6, 2016

The Cogswell Redevelopment Project team is hosting a Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
6-8 p.m., Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia
1983 Upper Water Street, Halifax.

The demolition and redevelopment of the Cogswell Interchange is scheduled to start in 12 to 18 months. While the start date is still a ways off, given the magnitude of this initiative, there is lots of advanced planning to be done. This project will have a s...

September 15, 2016

The official list of candidates running in the 2016 municipal election has been released. In District 8 there are seven candidates vying to represent the area. The candidates are: Brenden Sommerhalder, Lindell Smith, Chris Poole, Patrick Murphy, Anthony Kawalski, Martin Farrell, and Irvine Carvery. In District 7, which takes in a southern strip of the North End, there are 3 candidates: Sue Uteck, Waye Mason, and Dominick Desja...

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