Sam Tulips 1

I have lived in the Halifax Regional Municipality for almost my entire life. I grew up on the Eastern Shore in Three Fathom Harbour and lived in Halifax while I went to university. In 2010, my wife and I bought our first home on Tulip Street in Downtown Dartmouth.

Education and Employment:

Master of Planning from Dalhousie
Master of Planning from Dalhousie

I have a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Dalhousie University and a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary. My undergraduate is from the University of King’s College.

After graduating from Dalhousie in 2008, I found work in planning at Public Works and Government Services Canada. Over the last 8 years, I have worked on a variety of planning and real estate projects in the Maritimes.

Community Involvement:
I have worked on several community projects. I founded Tuilps on Tulip Street in 2012, which saw my neighbours and I plant over 10,000 tulips on our four block street. I have served on the board of the Planning and Design Centre, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, led Jane’s Walk Halifax, written for Spacing Atlantic and helped organize Switch Dartmouth.

Tulips on Tulip Street
Tulips on Tulip Street
Switch Small
At Switch Dartmouth


I met my wife Michelle McCann while at university in Calgary. Michelle and I have two daughters, Jana and Marilla.

Saturday market and then the library
We’re not usually so well-dressed, but Saturday market and then the library is our weekend ritual