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.

Public engagement on Phase Two of the District Boundary Review took place from October 11 to November 9, 2022.  Feedback received from public on Phase Two has been included in the final report from the District Boundary Review Panel recommendation, which will be provided to Regional Council in December 2022. 

At its November 2, 2022 meeting the District Boundary Resident Review Panel passed a motion requesting that the Chief Administrative Officer to prepare a report with recommendations and rationale for amendments to the proposed mapping option developed by the District Boundary Resident Review Panel on September 14, 2022, based on the public engagement feedback from Phase Two.

On November 9, 2022 the District Boundary Resident Review Panel received and accepted the What We Heard report from the public engagement activities for Phase Two of the District Boundary Review project and directed that its finding be applied in the development of the staff report requested by the Panel at its November 2, 2022 meeting.

Participate and share your feedback

The District Boundary Resident Review Panel will consider the final report on Phase Two of the District Boundary Review at its meeting being held on November 18, 2022 at Halifax Hall, 1st Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax - 1:00 p.m. Members of the public may speak during public participation or submit correspondence to the Panel by emailing clerks@halifax.ca

Click here to view the report [PDF - large files]

On November 18, 2022 the District Boundary Resident Review Panel considered a report from staff providing recommendations on adjustments to the proposed boundaries and passed a motion to defer consideration of the matter pending receipt of a supplemental staff report providing potential boundary adjustments to proposed Districts 5 and 16.

This matter will be considered by the District Boundary Resident Review Panel at its next meeting being held on November 23, 2022 at Halifax Hall, 1st Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street - 3:30 p.m. Members of the public may speak during public participation or submit correspondence to the Panel by emailing clerks@halifax.ca  

Click here to view the supplemental staff report [PDF - large files] 

Next steps and 0pportunities to provide feedback:

The District Boundary Resident Review Panel will forward a recommendation on its final report on Phase Two of the District Boundary Review to Executive Standing Committee at its meeting on Monday, November 28, 2022 in Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street. Click here to view the meeting agenda and report. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting and speak during public participation on the Phase Two report. Residents may also submit correspondence to Executive Standing Committee by emailing clerks@halifax.ca

Executive Standing Committee will consider the report and recommendation from the District Boundary Resident Review Panel and will forward a recommendation to Halifax Regional Council for consideration in December 2022. Members of the public are encouraged to submit correspondence on the Phase Two report to Halifax Regional Council by emailing clerks@halifax.ca 

View the newly proposed District Boundary Maps as requested by the District Boundary Resident Review Panel at its November 2, November 9, and 18 2022 meetings: 

Proposed District 1 [PDF]                                    Proposed District 2 [PDF]
Proposed District 3 [PDF]                                   Proposed District 4 [PDF]
Proposed District 5 [PDF] (Revised Nov. 21)   Proposed District 6 [PDF] (Revised Nov. 21)
Proposed District 7 [PDF]                                   Proposed District 8 [PDF]
Proposed District 9 [PDF]                                   Proposed District 10 [PDF]
Proposed District 11 [PDF]                                  Proposed District 12 [PDF]    
Proposed District 13[PDF]                                  Proposed District 14 [PDF] (Revised Nov. 21)   
Proposed District 15 [PDF]                                 Proposed District 16 [PDF] (Revised Nov. 21)

To view the Current District Boundary maps, please click here.

Need a closer look at the Proposed Districts? This online map will allow you to view the current district boundaries and those that are being proposed (click on the CONTENT button in the upper left to see the layers and be able to turn them on/off.) 

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