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 District Boundary Review Study for the Halifax Regional Municipality is complete, and an application has been submitted to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. To learn more about the Halifax Regional Municipality's 2022 District Boundary Review study and to view background information and reports please click here.

Participate and share your feedback

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will consider Matter No. M10924: Halifax Regional Municipality 2022 Municipal Boundary Review application. 

Hearing Starts: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Continuing on June 1, 2023 (if required) 

Evening Session: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (if speakers have registered by May 10, 2023) 

Hearing Location: Board Offices, 1601 Lower Water Street, 1601 Lower Water Street, 3rd Floor, Halifax, NS 

Board Hearings are open to the public. Members of the public may participate in the hearing as follows: 

  • By speaking at the hearing. Speakers must notify the board by Wednesday, May 10, 2023 
  • By making written comments by sending a letter to the Clerk of the board at P.O. Box 1692, Unit “M”, Halifax, NS B3J 3S3, by email at: board@novascotia.ca, or by fax at 902.424.3919 by Wednesday, May 10, 2023 

A copy of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s application and any timetable for this matter may be viewed on the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board’s website, by clicking on “Matters & Evidence”, “Go To Files & Documents” and in the “Go Directly to Matter” search box, enter Matter No. M10924. 

To assist the board in using correct forms of address and pronouns in its hearings and decisions, the board invites all parties, lawyers and all other participants to share their pronouns and titles with the board and each other if they are comfortable doing so. There is no requirement to provide this information. 

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has posted notification of the public hearing on its website here

View the newly proposed District Boundary Maps as approved by Halifax Regional Council on December 13, 2022.

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.) 


Office of the Municipal Clerk

Phone: 902.490.4210
Email: clerks@halifax.ca