2018 + 2019 Story Ideas

See what’s coming to Halifax!

Here are some story ideas and new developments and or story worth things coming to Halifax in 2018


2018 Halifax Story Ideas
What’s new and exciting in 2018

  • Halifax is hosting the annual East Coast Music Awards ceremony in 2018
  • Route Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, a unique 250 mile sailing race towards the French Archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon from Halifax, starting June 26, 2018
  • Doyle Street and Spring Garden Development (Completion anticipated Spring 2018)
    • The Development itself will feature the following:
      • Seven storey mixed use development
      • Three levels of underground parking – 210 parking spaces
      • 35,000 + square feet of retail and office space
      • Roof top restaurant
      • 100 + residential suites
  • Dalhousie University – 200th Anniversary (2018)
    • Halifax is often known as a “University Town” with 3 universities and multiple colleges and college campuses in the region. This year, Dalhousie University is celebrating its 200th anniversary
    • Initiatives include:
      • Dalhousie Art Gallery Exhibits
      • 200th Anniversary Composition
      • Events
      • 200 Voices online video project
      • A pictorial History
      • The Faculty of Medicines’ 150th Anniversary
  • The opening of the Pier 21 immigration port is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018
    • The opening of the site and the arrival of the first several thousand newcomers through the month of March, 1928, point to the broader context of Halifax’s Pier 21 in a changing transatlantic world.
    • Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War.


2019 Halifax Story Ideas
What’s new and exciting in 2019


Hotels and developments coming to Halifax soon…

  • The Sutton Place Hotel in the Nova Centre (New Convention Centre) – Date TBD
  • Queens Marque Development– 2019
    • Featuring:
      • Local shops
      • A boutique hotel
      • Luxury Apartments
  • Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is celebrating an anniversary  in 2019
  • The local favourite Halifax Oyster Festival is celebrating their 5th anniversary in 2019
  • ScotiaBank Bluenose Marathon is celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2019