New Public Housing for Glace Bay

13 March 2024 | 10:00 AM

New public housing for Glace Bay announced today, March 13, will provide homes for up to 56 people.

The new three-storey, 22-unit building will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with the first floor fully accessible.

It will be built at the site of the John Dan Complex, 46 Sterling Rd., in Glace Bay. Construction will begin in spring 2025 with completion targeted for fall 2026.

“This investment in public housing is going to make a difference for many people in Glace Bay,” said John White, MLA for Glace Bay-Dominion on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Government is investing and moving as quickly as possible to increase all types of housing, so more Nova Scotians have a comfortable and affordable place to call home.”

The new housing units are part of the 222 units for the province announced in September; 150 of the units will be built in the Halifax Regional Municipality at the location of Sackville Manor and Ahern Manor and Uniacke Square. Eleven units will be built at the site of Hilltop Manor in Kentville and 21 units will be built at the site of Pineview Apartments in Bridgewater. Details about others will 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.


“Through the Canada-Nova Scotia bilateral agreement on housing, our Government is committed to making investments in affordable housing and providing assistance to some of the most vulnerable in our communities. We are committed to making communities stronger through projects like these. These investments help create new jobs and stimulate the local economy, while providing access to safe, affordable homes for Nova Scotians.”
– Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso

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 Glace Bay