Filling vacant spaces doesn’t have to be difficult. Halifax is full of beautiful and underutilized public spaces, like the historic Granville Mall. Despite being home to local businesses, restaurants, a college and office buildings in the Downtown core, Granville Mall is a quiet and underutilized space. By bringing students, Downtown workers, tourists, and other community members together, we foster stronger engagement with the space.

In the fall of 2018, we brought a pop-up craft and food market to Granville Mall. By holding events in these underutilized areas, visitors can engage with the people and the local businesses around them. If people experience a successful market, they will be more likely to return to the area in the future, supporting the permanent businesses and promoting a sense of vibrancy in Granville Mall. We are passionate about the space in Granville Mall and its potential.

Have an idea for how we can make it more vibrant? Let us know here!

We’d like to thank the Downtown Halifax Business Commission for their support with this event.

PBJ Design acknowledges that our events take place in Mi’Kma’ki, on the traditional unceded lands of the Mi’kmaq People. Placemaking is nothing without the land and communities we work in, and we acknowledge that this place is Mi’Kma’ki. For more information, click here.