Welcome to Shape Your City

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Find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives. We know that your time is precious and your opinion is important, Shape Your City makes it easy to give your input from the comfort of your home.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Past Engagements".

This site complements traditional consultation activities like open houses and town halls by making engagement programs more inclusive, accessible and easier to share your opinions.

Find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives. We know that your time is precious and your opinion is important, Shape Your City makes it easy to give your input from the comfort of your home.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Past Engagements".

This site complements traditional consultation activities like open houses and town halls by making engagement programs more inclusive, accessible and easier to share your opinions.

  • Rapid Transit Strategy

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    02 Feb 2018
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    Halifax Regional Municipality is developing a strategy to establish a Rapid Transit Network. Rapid Transit means public transit that is more reliable and attractive. The aim is to get you where you want to go, when you want to go, faster and more frequently – seven days a week. Fill out our survey or visit us at a pop-up.

  • Regional Plan

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    10 Mar 2020
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    The Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (the Regional Plan) sets out a common vision, principles and long-range, region-wide planning policies outlining where, when, and how future growth and development should take place between now and 2031.

    The second five-year review is underway and work will continue over the next two years.

    The project team is finalizing plans for public consultation. In the coming months, the municipality will be asking for feedback through an online survey.

  • Transit Priority - Bayers Road

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    28 Sep 2017
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    We're hosting an open house to present details of the Bayers Road project, as well as the expected implementation approach and time frame. The drop in, open house session, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Maritime Hall at the Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street.

  • Roadside Memorials

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    17 Jan 2020
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    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared your thoughts on Roadside Memorials. Your feedback is important to us and will help us understand resident interest, concerns, challenges and opportunities regarding the placement of roadside memorials in municipal right of way.

    Regional Council has requested legislative amendments to permit the placement of roadside memorials in the municipal public right-of-way. There is currently no policy for the placement of roadside memorials on streets, sidewalks, and rights-of-way in the Halifax region.


  • Municipal Budget 2020

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    17 Jan 2020
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    Help shape the 2020-21 municipal budget by using the Budget Allocator. The allocator allows you to increase, decrease, or maintain municipal spending by business unit. These results will help Regional Council understand what's important to you.

  • Talk Transit

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    22 Oct 2018
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    Welcome to Talk Transit – a platform for current and potential transit users to let Halifax Transit know their thoughts on important transit topics.

  • Shared Micromobility

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    03 Dec 2019
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    Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on Shared Micromobility. Your feedback will help inform Regional Council about the best approaches to enabling, regulating, and delivering shared micromobility transportation options in Halifax. We have reviewed the feedback and created a What We Heard Report.

  • Allowing Egg-Laying Fowl

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    26 Nov 2019
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    Please note the online survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts. Your input is important to us.

  • Short-Term Rentals

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    01 Nov 2019
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    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared your thoughts on short-term rentals. Your feedback will help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality. The survey is now closed.



  • Centre Plan

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    13 Nov 2015
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    Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Area to read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

    Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B.