Welcome to Shape Your City

Now you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives.

It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Current & Past Engagements". Please simply click on the one that you would like to look at and you will be redirected to the project page.


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Now you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives.

It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Current & Past Engagements". Please simply click on the one that you would like to look at and you will be redirected to the project page.


Here’s where you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives. It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place.


This hub will complement traditional consultation activities like open houses and town halls by making the broader engagement programs more inclusive, accessible and easier to share your opinions through tools like discussion forums, quick polls and surveys.


If you have something to say about the projects below, don’t keep it to yourself! Take this opportunity to get involved, read what people are saying and tell us what you think to help Council make better informed decisions and Shape Your City for our shared benefit.

  • Campaign Finance Accountability

    about 2 months ago
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    What level of accountability is required for campaign finances that will not create barriers for candidates to run for office? Review the Background Guide and fill out the survey to share your ideas on spending limits, contribution amounts, disclosure requirements and eligibility to contribute.

    There is also a survey on your voter experience in the 2016 municipal election.

    What level of accountability is required for campaign finances that will not create barriers for candidates to run for office? Review the Background Guide and fill out the survey to share your ideas on spending limits, contribution amounts, disclosure requirements and eligibility to contribute.

    There is also a survey on your voter experience in the 2016 municipal election.

  • Halifax Green Network

    about 2 years ago
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    Protecting open space is a core value for Halifax citizens and a primary objective of the 2014 Halifax Regional Plan. Halifax Regional Council has identified the need for a strategic vision and planning & implementation framework for protecting and managing open space. To achieve this goal, the development of the Halifax Green Network Plan is underway.


    Protecting open space is a core value for Halifax citizens and a primary objective of the 2014 Halifax Regional Plan. Halifax Regional Council has identified the need for a strategic vision and planning & implementation framework for protecting and managing open space. To achieve this goal, the development of the Halifax Green Network Plan is underway.


  • Almon Street Bike Lane

    3 months ago
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    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality.

    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality.
  • Integrated Mobility Plan

    10 months ago
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    The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) will create a vision for moving around the Halifax region and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network to improve the links between residents and their communities.


    The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) will create a vision for moving around the Halifax region and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network to improve the links between residents and their communities.


  • Centre Plan

    over 1 year ago
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    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, following the establishment of the overall Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. Taken as a whole, the three phases present a vision of a dense, livable and prosperous Regional Centre (Dartmouth and Halifax urban core) that will create sustained economic and environmental benefits across the entire municipality.

    Visit our project page to review background material and participate in the discussion.

    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, following the establishment of the overall Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. Taken as a whole, the three phases present a vision of a dense, livable and prosperous Regional Centre (Dartmouth and Halifax urban core) that will create sustained economic and environmental benefits across the entire municipality.

    Visit our project page to review background material and participate in the discussion.

  • Shape Your Budget 2017

    7 months ago
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    How would you spend municipal tax dollars? Try your hand at municipal budgeting by using the Budget Allocator. Using this online tool, you can adjust taxation amounts to support the level of services you think the municipality needs.


    How would you spend municipal tax dollars? Try your hand at municipal budgeting by using the Budget Allocator. Using this online tool, you can adjust taxation amounts to support the level of services you think the municipality needs.


  • Sackville Recreation Consultation

    9 months ago
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    The municipality’s Parks & Recreation department is reaching out to the community in the Sackville Sports Stadium catchment area to get feedback about a new way to deliver recreation services. We are looking for ideas around re-purposing future available space at the Sackville Sports Stadium as well as off-season use of the Curling Club space. There will be seven community consultation opportunities as well as an online survey on Shape Your City. Consultation occurring between Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

    The municipality’s Parks & Recreation department is reaching out to the community in the Sackville Sports Stadium catchment area to get feedback about a new way to deliver recreation services. We are looking for ideas around re-purposing future available space at the Sackville Sports Stadium as well as off-season use of the Curling Club space. There will be seven community consultation opportunities as well as an online survey on Shape Your City. Consultation occurring between Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    9 months ago
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    The municipality is planning to build a new community centre at the current St. Andrew's Community Centre site in Halifax West. Residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and comments to help influence the design. Consultation occurring Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

    The municipality is planning to build a new community centre at the current St. Andrew's Community Centre site in Halifax West. Residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and comments to help influence the design. Consultation occurring Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

  • Land Use By-law Requirements for 25 Acre Lots

    10 months ago
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    The HRM Charter enables lots that are 25 acres (10 hectares) or more in size to be created outside of the municipal subdivision approval process. Such lots must meet Land Use By-law (LUB) requirements in order to obtain development permits. Learn more and take part in the discussion.

    The HRM Charter enables lots that are 25 acres (10 hectares) or more in size to be created outside of the municipal subdivision approval process. Such lots must meet Land Use By-law (LUB) requirements in order to obtain development permits. Learn more and take part in the discussion.

  • Quinpool 6067

    about 2 years ago
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    An exciting redevelopment project is underway at 6067 Quinpool Road. The former site of the Quinpool Learning Centre and the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus property by Regional Council in 2014 and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development.

    An exciting redevelopment project is underway at 6067 Quinpool Road. The former site of the Quinpool Learning Centre and the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus property by Regional Council in 2014 and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development.