Salt Yard


Between Salter and Sackville Streets, Halifax Waterfront, NS



Salt Yard is over 30,000 square feet of public space between Salter and Sackville Streets on the Halifax waterfront showcasing high-quality seasonal small local businesses, arts and entertainment, and is nestled near the Waterfront Warehouse and the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden.

The area includes a cluster of 16 small businesses, public seating, space for performances, eight gender-neutral public washrooms, including two accessible washrooms, enhanced lighting and landscaping.

Salt Yard is located just north of the Sands At Salter – featuring additional amenities and over 40,000 square feet of public open space.


A Request for Proposals was issued in late 2016. The site presented many exciting opportunities given its location, size and connections. In June 2016, over 100 people participated in engagement sessions to help shape the vision, and imagine the new site. The sessions included a project overview, an update on what we heard from the engagement sessions, a concept presentation, and exercises to enhance the concept. Download the PDF for the #shapemywaterfront engagement results ‘What we heard’.

Thank you to those who joined us for a Concept Review Session at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to help shape this new place on the Halifax waterfront. If you have any ideas for this space please share them with us at

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