Welcome to our Neighbourhood

Thank you for visiting the Park to Park Community Association website.

We are a volunteer, community association committed to responsible development within our South End Halifax neighbourhoods.

Entrance to Point Pleasant Park
Wellington Street in the Fall
Gorsebrook Park in the Summer

We support:

  • strengthening and preserving the distinctive character of South End Halifax
  • community oversight and active engagement in planning and development issues that affect our neighbourhoods
  • responsible development that fits with the character of the community

The Park to Park Community Association encompasses the general area of South End Halifax, specifically the boundaries of the South End Area Plan of the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), which includes Gorsebrook Park, Victoria Park and Point Pleasant Park. We were incorporated in 2014 under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. For more information see the section MOA (Memorandum of Association).

The Park to Park Community Association was formed to give residents a more significant voice in the matters affecting our neighbourhoods, such as:

  • increased pressure from spot rezoning
  • changing traffic patterns 
  • green space usage demands
  • inappropriate development applications
  • HRM policy decisions that negatively affect our neighbourhoods

We have represented the concerns of residents in the Dino Development on Wellington Street and more recently we are opposing the development of two high rise towers on Inglis Street by Ottawa developer Ashcroft. We are participating in the review of the Centre Plan that will affect all residents on the Halifax peninsula.

Our Association can play a key role in helping develop the goals and policies of the Centre Plan as well as being a focal point for other development matters impacting neighbourhood livability.

We would love to have you involved. Please see our contact page if you are interested in becoming a member or volunteering!

Pat Whitman, Chair

What we are working on now

Canadian Martyrs Church – 5900 Inglis Street  

Stop High Rise Development in our Neighbourhood

An Ottawa developer is trying to bend the Halifax zoning rules by proposing to build massive high-rise towers on the Canadian Martyrs Church site, 5900 Inglis Street. The proposal contravenes the intent of Halifax land use bylaws for Inglis Street in Halifax’s South End.


Planning in Other Cities

A short youtube video demonstrating why some cities both now and in the past are considered attractive...what characteristics make them so appealing to live in.

From The Book of Life | Developing Emotional Intelligence.