Halifax rated Canada’s second fastest growing municipality

Halifax has been seeing a steady growth in population for over five years, and even the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t put an end to that trend.

Between July 2019, and July 2020 Halifax’s population grew two per cent to 448,544. That’s up over 9,000 people, making one of the fastest growing areas in the country, second only to Oshawa Ontario.

Mayor Mike Savage admits that affordable housing, and housing affordability are challenges, but the city is working to address them.

“We need to make sure we look at the whole sector of housing,” he said.

“We’ve had an issue of defining affordability, kind of crazy that that would slow us down, but the key now is to have many more units at the lowest cost all the way up to mid-level costs.”

Despite challenges that come with a growing population, Savage says ultimately it’s good for the city. Even with many industries struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halifax saw more jobs added this year than were lost which puts ultimately puts the region in a better position to recover quickly after the pandemic… [Read More]