An informal public meeting will be held on

Thursday, October 11th at 7 pm at St. George’s Church Hall, 52 Nepean Street, Sydney

to discuss the possibility of amending the Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw for Sydney’s North End. 

 Specifically, the discussion will focus on the possibility of allowing St. George’s Church Hall to be repurposed as the location of a microbrewery cidery and a cidery “tasting room”.  The current policies of the North End Planning Strategy do not allow for such a use in that location.  For that reason, the policies must be amended if the proposed cidery is to proceed.  Please note that is proposed that the cidery be located only in the building currently used as a church hall; St. George’s Church itself is not part of this proposal.   

At the meeting, CBRM staff will outline the current policies in the North End Secondary Planning Strategy and the North End Vision as developed by the residents and approved by Council in 2006.  The proponent of the cidery will also be making a presentation on the proposed development and will be available to answer questions from residents.

 Please note that this is an informal public meeting to discuss the possibility of pursuing the changes referenced above.  No decisions will be made by Council on this matter until after the public consultation process has been completed. 

All interested residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the meeting and to participate in the discussion. 

If you would like additional information, please contact Rick McCready at 902-563-5072 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.