We are proud to announce that Southwest Properties’ owner and Executive Chairman, Jim Spatz was appointed to the Order of Canada today, December 28th, 2023.  Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, is one of the country’s highest civilian honours, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. “It is a … Read More »

Southwest’s HR garners two awards from CPHR

Southwest Properties’ Human Resources Department received a new set of accolades for its performance and achievements in the field of personnel and organizational development. The Nova Scotia Chapter of Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) recently awarded our Director of Human Resources, Jacqueline Ferguson, with the HR Award of Excellence, and our Human Resource Generalist, Justine Downs, received … Read More »


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Photo Credit - Jessica Emin

Restaurant to open in PAVILION on South Park

( Photo Credit – Jessica Emin ) Another exciting restaurant will open its doors on South Park Street at Pavilion in downtown Halifax.  Entrepreneurs and restaurateurs Ceilidh Sutherland, Katie Tower, and Natalie Rosen are the well-known trio behind Field Guide in Halifax’s North End. Crossing the Halifax Commons, they will deliver a new concept that will … Read More »

The Westminster Wins National Award

THE WESTMINSTER received the National Renovation of the Year 2021 (Common Area) from the Canadian Federation of Apartment Association.  In a national online awards presentation on May 6th, THE WESTMINSTER was judged on its overall creativity, efficient use of budget and final renovation appearance. The judges selected THE WESTMINSTER as the winner, noting that “the … Read More »

Sushi Jet Asian Cuisine opening at CURVE

Sushi Jet Asian Cuisine is set to open a 5,200 square foot dining experience on South Park Street this fall. The new restaurant concept will be located in Curve. Sushi Jet will bring an elevated culinary experience of authentic Thai, Chinese, and Japanese flavours to the new restaurant. From traditional maki sushi to high end … Read More »


Well-known Halifax coffee hangout, The Daily Grind Café and Art Bar, will be bringing their fare to Bishop’s Landing this summer. The café and art bar will provide the surrounding residential and business crowd with great coffee and food options to complement the lineup of restaurants and services already in place at Bishop’s Landing.

Public Open House – Substantive Site Approval

A Public Open House will be held for substantive site plan approval for lands at 5640 Sackville Street and 1577 South Park Street, Halifax.  Southwest Properties has submitted an application for a Substantive Site Approval to the HRM Design Review Committee for review and approval of amendments to the roof design of Pavilion and Curve, and east and north … Read More »

President & CEO, Gordon Laing appointed to Board of Directors – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

On December 21st, 2018, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced that Mr. Gordon J. Laing, President & CEO of Southwest Properties, will join CMHC’s Board of Directors, effective December 12, 2018 for a 4-year term. CMHC is Canada’s authority on … Read More »

President & CEO - Gordon Laing ( far left ) accepting award on behalf of Southwest Properties

MAPLE wins again – “Excellence in Green Building – New Construction 2018”

President & CEO – Gordon Laing ( far left ) accepting award on behalf of Southwest Properties MAPLE received the “Excellence in Green Building – New Construction 2018″ award from the Atlantic Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council ( CaGBC ) on September 18th at the BuildGreen Atlantic CaGBC Conference and Tradeshow. The annual Leadership Awards recognize … Read More »