News release

Overnight Shelter in Halifax Extended

The Province will provide $195,000 to extend an emergency overnight shelter in Halifax until June 30 to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have a safe and warm place to sleep as cold weather continues.

“We are pleased to invest in Brunswick Street Mission to ensure anyone who needs overnight shelter has a safe place to sleep,” said Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services. “This will provide continuing support to people experiencing homelessness while we work on connecting people with more permanent supportive housing options.”

Twenty-five beds will be available at the Brunswick Street Mission from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. from April 1 to June 30. This site replaces the temporary overnight shelter that has been operating at the Pavilion on the Halifax Common since March 1.


Brunswick Street Mission recognizes that an overnight shelter does not solve the housing crisis in Halifax. However, we know there is a need for a warm space that offers overnight comfort, and we are happy to step up and fill this need for our unhoused community. Derek Pace, Executive Director, Brunswick Street Mission

Quick Facts:

  • the shelter will be located at 2107 Brunswick St., Halifax
  • Brunswick Street Mission provides services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including a food bank and trustee services
  • as of March 29, there were 512 people in Halifax Regional Municipality experiencing homelessness according to the By-Name List maintained by the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia