Town News

Civic Square Public Engagement Session

Thursday, November 30

Lunenburg Fire Hall

25 Medway Street

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Consultants Vigilant Atlantic will present three (3) design concepts for a possible redesign of Civic Square. This public workshop is to gather public feedback. They will then present the concepts to Council and the public feedback in a ‘What we heard report”.

The project is driven by the need to make public places accessible by 2030 in keeping with the provincial initiative to have an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. We also have the unique challenge of maintaining our heritage designation.

The goal is to create a barrier-free Civic Square in keeping with the Province’s Built Environment Standards and CSA B651-18. It must also complement the heritage values and enhance the World Heritage-listed Old Town Lunenburg Heritage Conservation District..

This will help the Town have a better understanding of the costs associated with the project to help us apply to funding agencies and be “shovel ready” should Council wish to proceed.

Reminder - Vaccine Clinic Today at the Fire Hall

PHMU Weekday Immunization Clinic Poster Lunenburg Fire Department Nov 28

Harbour View Haven - Presentation

Members of the community are invited to a presentation about the future design of Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg Home for Special Care.

Lunenburg Fire Hall, 25 Medway Street

Wednesday, November 29



Blockhouse Hill Preliminary Designs & Survey


The Town of Lunenburg and MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited hosted a third public engagement workshop on Nov. 16, 2023, for the proposed development of Blockhouse Hill.

In this workshop, called the Options Workshop, attendees were presented with several preliminary design options for the site and were asked to rank each option from favourite to least favourite.

The preliminary design options can be viewed here:

Options Survey: If you missed the session, you can still weigh in on the options by filling out the Preliminary Options Survey:

Watch a full recording on YouTube:

The design options have been shared with Parks Canada, which administers our UNESCO designation.

The survey can also be accessed by scanning this QR code:


Next Council Meeting: Nov. 28 at 6pm

The agenda for the next Council meeting is available here:   pdf 11 28 2023 Council Agenda (35.77 MB)

Public Hearing

New Proposed Heritage Plan and by law Public Hearing Tuesday November 28 600PM Town Hall

The proposed Old Town Lunenburg Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law provide clearer direction on conserving the district's heritage value and character-defining elements, including preservation, alteration, and new construction. The Plan also provides guidelines on activities such as research, documentation, capacity-building, and presentation. If adopted, any non-exempt exterior alteration to structure(s) or new construction within the district will require a Certificate of Appropriateness. A Certificate of Appropriateness will ensure that any development complies with the Old Town Lunenburg Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law, particularly the By-law's design and conservation guidelines.

Copies of the proposed Old Town Lunenburg Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law are available at Town Hall on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on the Town's website.  To read the proposed by-law and for more information please click here.