Living in Antigonish

The Town of Antigonish has something for everyone. Our community is home to a large student population that attend StFX University as well as a growing number of young families, professionals and seniors.

The Town is able to provide residents with programs and services that enhance their quality of life and sense of community. We are proud that you have chosen to call Antigonish home.

Residential Services

Waste & Recycling

Curbside collection of garbage and organic green cart material takes place every two weeks with the collection of recyclables on the alternate week.

Never miss your curbside pickup by downloading the free Eastern Nova Scotia app to your Apple or Android phone. You can schedule notification reminders the night before your waste pick up schedule.

Eastern Nova Scotia app

To view the 2020 Curbside Pickup Calendar, click here.

To download the residential collect sorting guide, click here.

For more information about curbside pickup, call the Waste Management Hotline at 902-863-4949 or click here.

Power Hook Ups & Bill Payments

The Town accepts payment for all bills, tickets, recreation program registrations both in-person and online. To find out how best to process your payment, click here.

Service Connections - Service contracts must be signed before power hook up can be arranged. Contracts can be picked up in person at Town Hall or you can contact the Town at 902-863-2351 to have one emailed to you. Connections take 1-3 days to complete. You will be required to make a security deposit equal to 3 months of estimated usage before the connection will take place.

Service Disconnections - To disconnect power, contact the Town at 902-863-2351 to provide the date you would like power disconnected and a forwarding address for the final bill.

For more information about our power rates or income supports, click here.

For information on water and sewer rates, click here.

Building and Planning

Permit applications be obtained in the Public Works Office, second floor of Town Hall.

To schedule an appointment with a Planner, please contact:

John Bain
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Phone: 902-625-5364 or Toll Free at 1-88-625-5361

To schedule an appointment with a building inspector, please contact:

Jonathan Martin
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Phone: 902-631-3473

EDPC has regular office hours at Town Hall on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Town’s Planning and Development services offered by Eastern District Planning, click here.


The Town has a variety of free and metered parking spaces on the street and public parking lots. For a full list of parking lot locations, fees, EV Stations and HotSpot Parking options, click here.

If you have received a parking ticket and are looking for options for payment, click here.

Each year the Town institutes its Winter Parking Ban from December 1 to April 15. The Winter Parking Ban is in effect from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on all Town owned Streets and parking lots. Any vehicle found to be in violation during this time period can be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.

For more information on snow removal and season maintenance, click here.

Family & Community


The Town of Antigonish’s Recreation Department offers a wide array of programming, equipment rentals and spaces for you and your family to stay healthy and active all year long.

Visit the Parks and Recreation page for ideas on how you can stay active by clicking here.

If you are looking for a specific trail, accessible beach or place to bring your kayak, visit to search, find and play in Antigonish!

Highland Connect


Our By-Law Office helps address residents’ concerns to protect the environment, public health and safety, and maintain the community. For more information about the Town of Antigonish’s By-Laws, click here.

To speak with a By-Law Office please contact:

Enforcement Office/Traffic Authority: Shaun Smith Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 902-870-7503 Enforcement Officer/Animal Control: John Pellerin Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 902-870-7503


Antigonish Community Transit is the perfect solution to getting around our community if you don’t have access to a vehicle or you’re looking an alternate transportation option. For information regarding routes, schedules and fares, visit the Antigonish Community Transit website or phone 902-867-0411. 

Antigonish Community Transit

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm