Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre – coming in 2027.
This new facility will feature a community hall, Halifax Public Libraries space, Recreation space, including a fitness centre and reconstructed Sheet Harbour Fire Station #28. The Sheet Harbour Recreation Office will be relocated to this new facility once completed in early 2027.
November 2023 update: Architecture49 Inc. has been named the design consultant for the facility, selected by the municipality through an RFP process. Staff continue to explore site options and once confirmed, this information will be shared publicly.
Frequently asked questions about the Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre
- What is the project timeline?
The contract for the design of the facility was awarded to Architecture49 Inc. in November 2023 through an RFP process. Residents will have the opportunity to review and share their thoughts on the design concept through multiple in-person public engagement opportunities, anticipated to take place beginning in 2024. Staff continue to explore site options and once confirmed, this information will be shared publicly. Construction is expected to break ground in spring/summer 2025 and the facility is expected to be completed in spring 2027. Updates will be listed on this webpage.
- How will the project be paid for?
The project has received multi-level government funding and will be cost-shared with other levels of government.
- Who is the Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre Committee?
Community groups in the area have conducted significant fundraising in support of the new facility through the Sheet Harbour Lions Club, in particular the Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre Committee. The Committee, through its Board of Directors, continues to play a key role in ensuring the perspectives of the Eastern Shore communities are reflected in the new facility.
- What will happen to the existing Sheet Harbour Fire Station #28?
The Sheet Harbour Fire Station #28 will be reconstructed as part of the new Eastern Shore Lifestyle Centre. The existing Station #28 will remain operational until the replacement facility is complete, after which time the old facility will be demolished.
Sheet Harbour Recreation Office and Seaside Fitness Centre service Sheet Harbour and its surrounding communities from East Ship Harbour to Ecum Secum. The entrance to the fitness centre and the administrative office is located behind the building.
Blue Water Building
22756 Highway #7
Sheet Harbour, NS
Fitness Centre Hours
The Sheet Harbour Recreation Office has:
- fitness centre
- change room
Seaside Fitness Centre Equipment
Visit halifax.ca/myREC to see upcoming programs in Sheet Harbour and surrounding communities.
Free Equipment Available