This section holds a variety of reports and studies that have been either conducted or commissioned for the Town of Antigonish. 

DEANS Event Strategy (2019)

Destination Eastern Northumberland Shores (DEANS) contracted a consultant to support the development of an event strategy for the region that includes Pictou County, Antigonish County, and Guysborough. Our region has hosted some significant sporting events and has an annual calendar of festivals and events that provide great experiences for attendees and residents who participate. DEANS identified the need to develop a strategy to better position the Northumberland Shores to become an event hosting destination. To review the report,  pdf click here.  (5.18 MB)

Antigonish Regional Economic Assessment (2019)

The Antigonish Regional Economic Assessment explores initiatives and recommendations that will support and expand the Antigonish area. This report was published in 2019, reviews Antigonish’s economic base, anchor community assets and businesses that have sustained the local economy. The object of the report is to put the recommendations together to build one energized community supported by a vibrant and innovative business sector and provides a healthy, safe stimulating, sustainable environment for all. To review the report,  pdf click here. (479 KB)

Roger Brooks Tourism Attraction Study (2009)

In July and August of 2009, a Regional Assessment of the Northumberland Shore, Nova Scotia was conducted, and the findings were presented in a two-hour workshop in late September. The assessment provides an unbiased overview of the region - how it is seen by a visitor. It includes a review of local marketing efforts, signage, attractions, critical mass, retail mix, ease of getting around, customer service, visitor amenities such as parking and public washrooms, overall appeal, and the community’s ability to attract overnight visitors.  pdf Reports and Studies Roger Brooks Tourism Assessment 2009 (56.68 MB)

Antigonish Investment Attraction Study (2013)

The primary focus of this study is on the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) – new business investment and job creation in the Antigonish area by firms headquartered in foreign jurisdictions. EDP Consulting, in association with Market Research Associates (MRA), was retained by the Antigonish Regional Development Authority (ARDA) to undertake an investment attraction strategy study for the financial services and renewable energy and clean/green technologies sectors. These sectors were identified as potential investment attraction target sectors for the Antigonish area in a 2010 Investment Attraction Research Project undertaken for the ARDA.  pdf Reports and Studies Antigonish Investment Attraction Study 2013 (1.75 MB)

Town of Antigonish Municipal Housing Needs Report (2023)

The purpose of the housing needs assessment is to understand the current and anticipated housing conditions in the Town of Antigonish. This assessment was completed in 2023 as one of the recommendations from the Affordable Housing Commission Report. The intent of the report is to further our understanding of the housing needs of our community. It identifies current and future housing needs as well as existing and projected gaps in housing supply.  pdf Town of Antigonish Municipal Housing Needs Report (920 KB)


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

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

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