Open Grant

The Open Grant offers support towards the costs involved to beautify Downtown Halifax and provide aesthetic, artistic, and/or interactive benefits, which enhance the pedestrian experience to the area for its visitors, the businesses, and the community. The Open Grant is an initiative that supports quick-win, transformative projects through: activation of leftover and/or underutilized spaces; streetscape improvements; and/or art and placemaking efforts.

Since part of the intent of the program is to add colour to the Downtown and enhance the pedestrian experience, priority will be given to proposals that are playful, fun, and take into consideration the element of surprise and unexpectedness in an urban environment.