Best of Halifax

Get your 2013 Best of Halifax City Awards winners here

It's a sea of gold, silver and bronze

In September, thousands of you sat hunched in front of your computer screens, scrolling through over 100 categories, painstakingly picking your favourite people, places, shops and services this town of ours has to offer.

Well, aren’t you thoughtful?

After triple-checking the numbers, the results are in. Want to see how your picks fared?


  • Best Activist
  • Best Activist Organization
  • Best Athlete
  • Best Blogger
  • Bus Driver
  • Best Community Project
  • Best Councillor
  • Best Drag Performer
  • Best Effort To Improve Halifax
  • Best Festival
  • Best Gallery
  • Best Halifamous Person
  • Best Haliqueer
  • Best Library
  • Best Local Character
  • Best Local Conspiracy Theory
  • Best Halifax Member Of Parliament
  • Best Member Of The Provincial Legislature
  • Best Museum
  • Best Place For A First Date
  • Best Place To Go Running
  • Best Place To Go Swimming
  • Best Place To Volunteer
  • Best Place To Walk Your Dog
  • Best Professor
  • Best Public Space
  • Best Radio Show
  • Best Radio Station
  • Best Sports League
  • Best Staycation Spot
  • Best Taxi Driver
  • Best Thing To Happen In Halifax In The Past Year
  • Best Twitterer
  • Best University / College
  • Worst Thing To Happen In Halifax In The Past Year


  • Best Aesthetician
  • Best Antiques Store
  • Best Barber
  • Best Bike Store
  • Best Car Dealership
  • Best Comic Store
  • Best Computer Store
  • Best Corner Store
  • Best Craft Show
  • Best Crafter
  • Best Dog Groomer
  • Best Eco-conscious Store
  • Best Fitness Instructor / Trainer
  • Best Flower Shop
  • Best Furniture Store
  • Best Gym
  • Best Hair Salon
  • Best Hair Stylist
  • Best Home Decor Store
  • Best Home Entertainment Store
  • Best Hotel
  • Best Independent Bookstore
  • Best Jewellery Store
  • Best Manicure / Pedicure
  • Best Massage Therapist
  • Best Mechanic Shop
  • Best Men’s Clothing Store
  • Best Moving Company
  • Best Musical Instrument Store
  • Best New Business
  • Best Newsstand/Magazine Store
  • Best Optical Store
  • Best Pet Supply Store
  • Best Real Estate Agent
  • Best Record Store
  • Best Retail Sign
  • Best Second-hand Clothing Store
  • Best Self-storage Company
  • Best Sex-toy Shop
  • Best Shoe Store
  • Best Spa
  • Best Sporting Goods Store
  • Best Tailor
  • Best Tattoo / Piercing Joint
  • Best Tattoo Artist
  • Best Travel Agency
  • Best Wedding Photographer
  • Best Women’s Clothing Store
  • Best Yoga Instructor
  • Best Yoga Studio


  • Best Comedy Night
  • Best Gay Bar
  • Best Party Venue
  • Best Place To Dance
  • Best Place To Play Pool
  • Best Student Hang
  • Best Trivia Night


  • Best Book
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Fashion Designer
  • Best Female / TV Actor
  • Best Female Theatre Actor
  • Best Film
  • Best Filmmaker
  • Best Male Film / TV Actor
  • Best Male Theatre Actor
  • Best Podcast
  • Best Theatre Production
  • Best Visual Artist
  • Best Web Production

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