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Welcome to Halifax City Hall


Halifax City Hall exterior

Halifax City Hall is a monumental three-storey, stone municipal building erected in 1887-90. Completed in an eclectic late-Victorian version of the Second Empire style, this elaborate composition has a central seven-storey clock tower. The City Hall building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1997 as one of Nova Scotia's oldest and largest public buildings.

Halifax City Hall is home to the Halifax Regional Municipality Mayor and Council.






Security doors inside City HallResidents and visitors are greeted in the main foyer where a new access doorway has been installed as part of ongoing interior renovation work. The design will ensure the building can operate as an efficient, safe, accessible, and healthy office environment, and to preserve and sustain it as a National Historic Site of Canada.

The doorway treatment was chosen to complement the historical and aesthetic aspects of City Hall’s entryway, maintaining transparency in activities while improving security for Council, staff and the public.

Enjoy your visit to one of Halifax’s largest, historic public buildings.