Developed in partnership with Southwest Properties, CUNARD will be a high-quality, mixed-use project that will contribute to a total of 2 acres of exciting new public space, on and surrounding the site, on the Halifax Waterfront, near the intersection of Lower Water Street and Morris Street.

The development will target LEED® Gold certification and will feature 238 rental units, interior parking, and ground level retail.  Together, the building and its surroundings will form a new destination on the southern waterfront.

Southwest Properties started construction on the CUNARD project in spring 2021. Once the project is complete, Develop Nova Scotia will manage and operate approximately two acres of new, high-quality waterfront public space that will welcome locals and visitors of all ages to come play on the waterfront. We will maintain  continuous public access to the water’s edge during and after the site’s development.

Expected Completion Date: Late 2023

Public Space & Community Engagement

Develop Nova Scotia is reengaging with stakeholders and the community about what they would like to see and do in the Cunard public space.  This will be guided by what we have heard from the community in previous conversations and engagement, with a theme of inclusive outdoor play emerging.

Pop Up Engagement

Thanks to everyone who popped by from July – September on the Halifax Waterfront to share your thoughts on how you’d like to play at the new CUNARD public spaces. The only limit is your own imagination.

Stay tuned for more ways to share your input and ideas.

Here’s a look at what we’re hearing.

Early ideas were also shared in 2015 at a ceremony on site commemorating 175 years of history, tradition and industrial achievement in Halifax by the Cunard Line.

Community Updates

Learn more about the project through regular community updates and notices.

November 4, 2021
October 12, 2021
September 2, 2021
April 27, 2021 Update
April 2021 Update 
January 2021 Update

Hours of Work

Work will generally take place during normal working hours as outlined in HRM’s Noise By-Law and Traffic Control Manual Supplement. These are noted below.

Monday to Friday:
7:00am-9:30 pm


Sundays & Statutory Holidays:

Servicing Work

Although work is not expected to be required outside of the times listed above, if, for any reason, work is anticipated to be required outside of these hours, the contractor will apply to HRM for approval 5 business days (minimum) in advance of such work and obtain approval prior to proceeding. It is noted that HRM’s Noise By-Law cannot be altered without HRM council approval; work must adhere to the Noise By-Law.



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