About the Dartmouth North Renovation

The Dartmouth North Renovation project is underway and it's bringing big changes to the Dartmouth North Community Centre and Library!

For the first phase of the renovation, we're taking the Library outside, with a playground and improved green, grassy spaces—creating an innovative shared space where the Library and Parks & Recreation will be able to run programs and try new things outside.

Once the outside of the building is renovated, we'll be turning our attention to the facilities inside. In the second phase of work, we'll be looking to modernize the space to meet community needs. We'll be working with our community to find out what changes are needed.

Timeline and closures

The outdoor construction began on September 18, 2017, and will be completed in Spring 2018. The Library and Community Centre remained open during its regular hours throughout the outdoor renovation. As soon as the weather allows, we'll be throwing open the new glass doors and extending the Library into the fresh, new garden space.

We anticipate indoor renovations will begin in late 2018. This timeline is still in the works—keep an eye on this page for updates! Once we know more, we'll share any changes to programs or hours.


The first phase of the renovation is made possible thanks to the generous support of the TD Common Ground Project, which provided funding to Halifax Public Libraries and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), as part of its efforts to bring new life to green spaces across Canada. Additional funding was provided by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and HRM’s capital budget. Plans and funding for the inside renovation are still being determined.

Share your ideas and keep up-to-date with progress

Stop by the Dartmouth North Community Centre and share your ideas for the renovation. 

You can also keep track of the progress online: we'll be updating our renovation page and sharing big news on Facebook and Twitter, so feel free to follow along there too. Once the weather permits, we'll be celebrating with a Grand Outdoor Opening!

If you have questions, call us at (902) 490-5840. 

Media contact: Kasia Morrison, Communications Officer | (902) 490-5852 morrisk@halifax.ca