District Boundary Review

A district boundary review is required in 2022; changes coming from this review will not come into effect until the 2024 Municipal Election. 

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires that all municipalities in Nova Scotia conduct a review of the number and boundaries of polling districts in the municipality on a regular basis. The final decision on municipal polling districts and boundaries is made by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) and is binding on the municipality.  The most recent review was conducted in 2014 and the resulting district boundaries are currently in effect

The 2022 review is divided in two Phases. Phase 1 - the number of districts - has been completed, and Phase 2 is now in progress. Learn more about the process and what's happened so far.

Participate and share your feedback

Public engagement will take place from October 11 to October 25, 2022.   We're looking for your feedback on proposed changes to the existing electoral boundaries for the Halifax Regional Municipality, which will take effect after the 2024 Municipal election. 

There are multiple ways that you can participate and share your feedback - see the options below. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Office of the Municipal Clerk by phone at 902-490-4210 or clerks@halifax.ca.

Feedback received from public on Phase Two will be included in the final report from the District Boundary Review Panel recommendation, which will be provided to Regional Council in December 2022. 

View the newly proposed  District Boundary Maps here.

Need a closer look at the proposed boundaries? This online map includes a swipe tool which can be moved left or right to view the current district boundaries and those that are being proposed.

Participate in an Online Survey
The link to the online survey by Narrative Research will be made available here on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The survey will run until Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at midnight. 
Participate in an in person or virtual engagement session 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 -Musquodoboit Harbour Recreation Centre and Library, 7900 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour ​​​​​​
 -In person OR Virtual - meeting link (Zoom) to be posted once available

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  -Wallace Lucas Community Centre, 596 Lucasville Road, Lucasville
 -In person OR Virtual - meeting link (Zoom) to be posted once available

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.- Halifax and West Community Council Meeting
 -Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
 -In person only

Thursday, October 13, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 -North Preston Community Centre, 44 Simonds Road, North Preston
 -In person OR Virtual - meeting link (Zoom) to be posted once available

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - North West Community Council Meeting
 -Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford
 -In person only

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 -Captain William Spry Community Centre, 16 Sussex St. Halifax
 -In person OR Virtual - meeting link (Zoom) to be posted once available

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.
 -Acadia Hall, 650 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
 -In person OR Virtual - meeting link (Zoom) to be posted once available

Monday, October 24, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council Meeting
 -Harbour-East Marine Drive Community Council Meeting Space, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth
 -In person only

Send a written submission

Share your feedback on Phase Two of the District Boundary Review with the District Boundary Resident Review Panel by sending a written submission to the Municipal Clerks Office. 

Email - clerks@halifax.ca
Fax - 902.490.4208
Mail - Municipal Clerks Office, PO Box 1749, Halifax NS  B3J3A5

Attend or speak at an District Boundary Resident Review Panel meeting or Executive Standing Committee meeting

Attend meetings of the District Boundary Resident Review Panel; you can speak during the Public Participation section of the meeting.

Attend meetings of the Executive Standing Committee; you can speak during the Public Participation section of the meeting.

Questions? 

Liam MacSween, Elections and Special Projects Manager

Phone: 902.233. 5207
Email: liam.macsween@halifax.ca