For the 21st year running we turned to our readers for advice on the best people, places, restaurants, bars and shops and boy, did you ever step up to the plate. With a voter turn-out to rule them all, we spent the summer tabulating and re-tabulating the numbers and happily present to you—the 660 winners of our biggest, best Best of Halifax survey to date.

To the repeat winners, hardcore campaigners and first-time victors—congratulations, we hope you relish in your golden moment! And to the dedicated voters—we couldn't have done it without you.

voted by Halifax ||| written by Allison Saunders, Adria Young, Kyle Shaw, Jacob Boon, Lewis Rendell and Tara Thorne