New Public Housing for Bridgewater

11 March 2024 | 2:00 PM

New public housing is coming to Bridgewater.

Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and MLA for Lunenburg West, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr, announced today, March 11, that new public housing will be built at the site of Pineview Apartments, 59 Exhibition Dr. Construction will begin in spring 2025 with completion targeted for fall 2026.

The new three-storey, 21-unit building will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, providing homes for up to 94 people. The first floor will be fully accessible.

“Our government is making the largest investment in new public housing in three decades,” said Minister Druhan. “We're pleased that more Nova Scotians will have the opportunity to live right here in the beautiful town of Bridgewater, surrounded by the services and supports they need to thrive.”

The new housing units are part of the 222 units for the province announced in September. There will be 150 new units in Halifax Regional Municipality, at the sites of Sackville Manor in Lower Sackville and Ahern Manor and Uniacke Square in Halifax. Another 11 units will be at the site of Hilltop Manor in Kentville, with details of the others to be released soon.

The sites were selected based on:

  • suitability of the property
  • capacity to add more units to existing public housing sites
  • need for public housing and accessible units
  • proximity to services and amenities such as grocery stores and public transit.


“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable home. I am proud that we are able to support this project in Bridgewater. We will keep working closely with our partners to ensure that all Canadians from coast to coast to coast have a place to call their own.”
— Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

“The addition of 21 new units of public housing in Bridgewater is fantastic news. Housing of all types has been in short supply across the province and in fact the country and for too long, new public housing has been absent from the Nova Scotia equation and thus missing from the solution. This changes that and these public housing units allow up to 94 people in our region to access safe, affordable housing, close to amenities and services and is a big step forward for our entire region.”
— Mayor David Mitchell, Town of Bridgewater

Quick Facts:

the Province is investing $58.8 million in the 222 public housing units and the federal contribution is $24.4 million
the government recently announced that an additional 25 new modular public housing units will be installed across the province by the end of March 2025

Map of new building in Bridgewater