15 episodes

Downtown LowDown, produced by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will keep listeners up-to-date with what is happening in Downtown Halifax. Each episode includes a feature interview with individuals from the Downtown area as well as a look at new businesses, upcoming events and so much more.

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Downtown LowDown, produced by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will keep listeners up-to-date with what is happening in Downtown Halifax. Each episode includes a feature interview with individuals from the Downtown area as well as a look at new businesses, upcoming events and so much more.

    Episode 15: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Update 3 - Monday March 30, 2020

    Episode 15: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Update 3 - Monday March 30, 2020

    This is our third special COVID-19 episode.  We are going to start this episode with Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Paul is going to tell us the progress of the NS Business Labour Economic Coalition – the new official name – that was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. DHBC is an active member of this economic coalition. Plus, Paul will tell us about the new developments on provincial and federal relief programs.

    We’ll also talk about what’s going on with businesses in Downtown Halifax since Nova Scotia has declared a State of Emergency on March 22. Other changes include HRM parking and transit during the pandemic; and we’ll finish with a list of what Downtown Halifax businesses are open and what’s open online.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guest: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 29 min
    Episode 14: Downtown Halifax Covid-19 Crisis Update - Monday March 23, 2020

    Episode 14: Downtown Halifax Covid-19 Crisis Update - Monday March 23, 2020

    Listen to the latest update about how the Covid-19 Crisis is effecting the Downtown Halifax Business area.  Hosts Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills speak to DHBC CEO Paul MacKinnon about what's new and give updates of what's open, what's closed and more.

    Producers:Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    Special thanks to:

    Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 22 min
    Episode 13: Downtown Halifax Covid - 19 Crisis Update Monday March 16, 2020

    Episode 13: Downtown Halifax Covid - 19 Crisis Update Monday March 16, 2020

    Ivy and Allana sit down with their boss Paul MacKinnon, CEO, DHBC to go over the steps being taken for the Downtown Halifax Business area and go over the current list of cancellations and updates during the current Covid - 19 s crisis.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 19 min
    Episode 12: International Women's Day. Trampoline Branding, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint, I Heart Bikes and March Break at the Discovery Centre

    Episode 12: International Women's Day. Trampoline Branding, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint, I Heart Bikes and March Break at the Discovery Centre

    Sunday, March 8, 2020 is International Women's Day.  This episode celebrates that with insights from Leslie Gascoigne, President, Trampoline Branding, Christine & Judy-Ann Allen, Owners, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint and Sarah Craig, Owner, I Heart Bikes.  There's also a look at what is happening at the Discovery Centre over the March Break and more of The Coast Top Five Events and Bizz Buzz.  Enjoy. 

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho



    Guests:

    · Leslie Gascoigne, President, Trampoline Branding  https://trampolinebranding.com/

    · Christine & Judy-Ann Allen, Owners, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint https://brawtajamaicanjerkjoint.ca/

    · Sarah Craig, Owner, I Heart Bikes https://iheartbikeshfx.com/

    · Jennifer Punch, Director of Marketing & Sales, Discovery Centre  https://thediscoverycentre.ca/



    Bizz Buzz: Luke MacLaren, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission

    The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Coast https://www.thecoast.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 52 min
    Episode 11: 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship & Women On Top of the World

    Episode 11: 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship & Women On Top of the World

    This episode focuses on the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship with an interview with Grant MacDonald, General Manager and Bruce Rainnie, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame talks about the Women On Top of the World event.  Plus The Coast Top Five Events with Morgan and Bizz Buzz with  Luke.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Grant MacDonald, General Manager, 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/national/2019-20/tickets

    · Bruce Rainnie, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  https://nsshf.com/ and https://nsshf.com/event/women-on-top-of-the-world/

    Bizz Buzz: Luke MacLaren, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission

    The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Coast https://www.thecoast.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 48 min
    Episode 10: RANS, Argyle Fine Art and Venus Envy

    Episode 10: RANS, Argyle Fine Art and Venus Envy

    Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, Adriana Afford, Owner, Argyle Fine Art & Christine Ollier, Education Coordinator, Venus Envy.

    Producers:

    Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia  https://www.rans.ca/

    · Adriana Afford, Owner, Argyle Fine Art http://argylefineart.blogspot.com/

    · Christine Ollier, Education Coordinator, Venus Envy https://venusenvy.ca/

    Bizz Buzz: Ethan Craig, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission

    The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Coast

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Canadian Tea Man ,

Great resource and a fun listen

I love this podcast, very informative and fun, great guest speakers and is a fantastic resource for upcoming downtown events. Great job DHBC team.

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