Shannon Park

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Shannon Park project details and updates regarding the planning and consultation processes can be found at the Shannon Park web site, where you will also be able to provide feedback on this exciting Canada Lands Company project:

Shannon Park is a former Department of National Defence (DND) site dating back to 1949. The property is strategically located on the Halifax Harbour, in the North Dartmouth area of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

Canada Lands Company acquired approximately 82 acres (33 hectares) of the Shannon Park site from the Department of National Defence in March 2014. The total area of the site is approximately 96.5 acres (39 hectares), large portions of which have significant water frontage and offer a large relatively flat area suitable for development. Steeper areas around the edge of the site offer views out over the harbour.

Canada Lands will act as master land developer in the redevelopment of the property, and in this role will: undertake public consultation; prepare a redevelopment plan; make application and gain municipal planning approval; install roads and services (in phases, as appropriate); and market and sell services lots or blocks to builders (in phases, as appropriate).

Originally the site housed a small community including 421 apartment units, a Canex, two schools, two churches, four storage facilities, an arena, swimming pool, community centre, and a large sports field. The majority of these buildings were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, while the Canex was built in 1987.

The site was fully occupied by DND personnel until the announcement of the realty rationalization plan in 2001. With that announcement, DND personnel started leaving the site and by 2003, all DND personnel were accommodated elsewhere and all buildings, with the exception of the arena, Canex, community centre and school, were vacated.

Property Update

2015 06 10

Canada Lands Company is pleased to invite you to its Ideas Fair


Planning for the redevelopment of Shannon Park is a multi-stage process. At this initial stage we value the opportunity to share and gain insight on Shannon Park’s history, environment, surrounding neighbourhood and its possible uses.


Canada Lands Company is hosting an Ideas Fair which will enable participants the opportunity to engage in lively conversations. Members of the community will be encouraged to share their knowledge about the property and their ideas, hopes and vision for its future redevelopment. If you are interested in attending, please indicate which of the two identical sessions you will attend.


Light refreshments will be served. Thank you.



Date: June 24, 2015

Time: Session #1: 4:00 - 6:00pm / Session #2: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Shannon Park School gym (75 Iroquois Drive, Dartmouth)

2015 05 22

Canada Lands Company held its first public meeting regarding its Shannon Park property on April 30, 2015. At the meeting Canada Lands officials indicated that a summary of the meeting would be made available, as well as an overview of the survey responses. The survey feedback will help Canada Lands structure future public meetings. Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback.


The report includes; a summary of the meeting, items discussed, and summary of submitted surveys.


Images from the meeting have also been shared at our Flickr page.


Download summary report.



2015 04 30

Canada Lands held the first public information meeting for Shannon Park on April 30, 2015. The public meeting was attended by approximately 120 interested members of the community. The group received an overview of who CLC is, what CLC does and what can be expected in terms of community engagement opportunities in the upcoming master planning efforts at Shannon Park. Rodger Martin, Vice President, Real Estate, Ontario and Atlantic at Canada Lands Company gave a presentation at the meeting which is available for download below.


Presentation (PDF) from April 30, 2015 community consultation event.


Please also fill out our online consultation survey to share your thoughts regarding the ongoing master planning efforts at Shannon Park. A summary of the surveys received will be posted shortly.


2015 04 16

Canada Lands Company is pleased to invite you to an information meeting regarding Shannon Park. Join us to learn about Canada Lands, what it does and how it operates, as well as receive information regarding the upcoming consultation process for the redevelopment of the Shannon Park site. If you plan to attend we would appreciate notice through an RSVP:


Light refreshments will be served. Thank you.


Date: April 30, 2015

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. / The evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Location: Former Shannon Park Arena, Iroquois Drive, Dartmouth