COVID-19 Updates

Halifax waterfront

While the Halifax waterfront is a vital public space, it’s more important than ever that we all follow the recommended public health guidelines and keep a safe physical distance from other people.  Please help keep the waterfront a place where individuals can get outside, exercise, and enjoy the view.

As Dr. Strang reminded us, walk to exercise, not to socialize and keep the three Cs in mind: caring, community and common sense. If you do visit the waterfront (or anywhere else), remember that it is important to separate yourself physically and maintain a six-foot distance from others.

You can still put your feet (your paws, your wheels) to work along the 4km of boardwalk, but please follow our Province’s direction to ensure your waterfront remains a safe space for fresh air, exercise, and perspective. In partnership with HRM, we’re following the guidance of the Province and temporarily closing our waterfront play structures.

Even though the Develop Nova Scotia team is working remotely, we still have an active presence on the Halifax waterfront. Here is what we’re doing to maintain access while prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and community:

  • 24/7 security services continue
  • Cleanliness and safety checks of all waterfront properties throughout the day
  • Waiving of hourly parking fees until further notice
  • As an additional precaution, we’ve temporarily removed seating that might encourage people to linger instead of moving through, including the hammocks, Adirondack chairs and sectioning off picnic tables.  They’ll be back as soon as it’s safe to linger once again.
  • While we believe busking adds to the vibrancy of our waterfront and city, we need to ensure that people are maintaining safe social distancing and not gathering. For these reasons, our Busking Program is on hold, for now. We look forward to welcoming waterfront busking back when it is safe to do so.

For the most up-to-date provincial updates on COVID-19, please click here.

Working Remotely

Under the guidance of the Province, the Develop Nova Scotia staff are all working remotely and we remain fully operational. If you need assistance, here is how you can contact us:

Procurement Updates

Under the guidance of the Province, the Develop Nova Scotia staff are all working remotely and we remain fully operational. We recognize that this may be the case for potential suppliers. As such we have made the following changes to our procurement process during this time:

  • Tender Closing Dates: check carefully for addendums as some may have been adjusted
  • Effective immediately, all submissions are to be delivered electronically (by email) to procurement@developns.ca. Hard copy submissions (mailed) or faxed copies will not be accepted. Submission and file details can be found here.

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