Spring Garden Area Business Association

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2018/19 Winter Operations

Message from the Halifax Regional Municipality - Transportation and Public Works:

Below are some simple steps to help protect your property and ensure snow clearing goes as safely and smoothly as possible this winter season.

  1. Remove planters, lawn decorations and any other portable objects near the sidewalk before the winter. 

  2. When bad weather is in the forecast, safely store items that may still be used during the winter (e.g. sports equipment).

  3. Mark any permanent structures or objects with a reflector that will be visible above the snow. This helps crews identify obstacles. 

  4. Trim any tree branches and shrubs that originate from your property. These can obstruct access and visibility for snow-clearing equipment.

  5. Never park on the sidewalk and when parked in a driveway, make sure your vehicle isn't hanging over into the right-of-way. These vehicles are dangerous obstacles for crews and prevent proper clearing of sidewalks.


In addition to the tips above, business owners should refrain from placing sandwich boards and other portable signs on the sidewalk during the winter months. These are obstacles for clearing equipment and can significantly hamper operations.

Never clear snow from your property onto the street or sidewalk. 

It is against By-Law S-300 to throw or pile snow in the street or on the sidewalk. This is a serious problem that can cause safety issues for pedestrians and other users as it complicates clearing for crews. When this happens, crews are often forced to double back, delaying service on the rest of their routes.

Property owners must ensure the snow they clear is piled on their own property. The municipality has enhanced enforcement in place to address non-compliance with the By-Law: 

  • If a property owner is found to be non-compliant, municipal staff will affix an Order at their civic address.

  • The 24-hour Order to Remove Snow and Ice from the Right of Way indicates that a failure to comply will result in the municipality removing the snow and ice. The cost of the removal will constitute a lien against the property and be collected in the same manner as property taxes.

  • Violations of By-law S-300 may also result in a summary offense ticket of no less than $100.00. 

Residents or businesses can email contact@halifax.ca or call 311 to report violations.


The overnight winter parking ban is in effect every year from Dec. 15 until Mar. 31; however, it is only enforced during declared weather events and clearing operations. When the ban is enforced, it restricts any on-street parking between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be ticketed and/or towed.

Remember to stay informed about the status of the parking ban and please think before you park.

SGABA Members Advertising Co-op Opportunities

The Spring Garden Area Business Association is pleased to partner with 96.5 and The Chronicle Herald to offer our members a CO-OP opportunity. This initiative is available to all members. Please contact scott@springgardenarea.com for more information

Member to Member Promotions

YKN Sunglasses & Eyeglasses, 1551 South Park Street Suite E
Offers a discount of 15% to all Spring Garden area businesses and their employees.  This can apply to sunglasses, eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. 

Pete's Fine Foods, 1515 Dresden Row
Extends a special offer to all Spring Garden Area Business Association Members. With our exciting new catering menu we are happy to offer 10% off your first order* (up to maximum $100 discount). Please note that you are a SGABA member when placing your order.
* All orders must be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Member discount available at both our Halifax and Bedford location. This is a one-time limited offer.

Duly Noted Stationary, 1459 Brenton Street
Offers a 10% discount to Spring Garden area employees.

The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
 Pleased to offer the following special rates to Spring Garden Area Members:

  • January 1 – April 30, 2018 Classic Guest Room $125.00*

  • May 1 – October 31, 2018 Classic Guest Room $165.00

  • November 1 – December 30, 2018 Classic Guest Room $129.00

Upgrade to a Executive Room for an additional $30.00

In a Box, 1468 Dresden Row
Offers tax free to all Spring Garden area businesses and their employees.

Primal Kitchen, 1463 Brenton Street

  • 15% lunch discount for management & staff of businesses in the Spring Garden Road Area, Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 4pm

  • Happy Hour: 4-6pm Monday to Saturday; 16oz NS Craft Beer On Tap for $5

Chanadian Media
Offers a 10% discount for all services including office technical support, website/system development, print and design and marketing & promotion.

Offers a 15% discount for all services. For more information please contact by telephone at (902) 407-8150 or email at hello@weusthem.com.

FYI Doctors - 5523 Spring Garden Road

15% discount to members and vendors for products purchased at our SG Rd location. * some restrictions apply