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Welcome to Shape Your City

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.

  • Municipal Accessibility Framework

    9 days ago
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    The municipality is developing an Accessibility Framework to improve access to programs and services.

    Several open houses will be held in February and March in different locations throughout the region. Join us to share your thoughts on how to remove barriers and increase access to the municipality’s programs and services to help shape more inclusive communities.


    The municipality is developing an Accessibility Framework to improve access to programs and services.

    Several open houses will be held in February and March in different locations throughout the region. Join us to share your thoughts on how to remove barriers and increase access to the municipality’s programs and services to help shape more inclusive communities.


  • Bus Rapid Transit

    19 days ago
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    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. Tell us what you think about potential BRT options for the municipality by filling out a short survey.

    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. Tell us what you think about potential BRT options for the municipality by filling out a short survey.

  • Downtown Halifax Plan Review

    5 months ago
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    Join the conversation at an upcoming Open House where members of the municipality's Planning & Development team will discuss and review the Downtown Halifax Plan.

    DATE: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
    PLACE: Downtown Halifax Business Commission, 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104, Halifax
    TIME: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Drop in any time during these hours.


    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and...

    Join the conversation at an upcoming Open House where members of the municipality's Planning & Development team will discuss and review the Downtown Halifax Plan.

    DATE: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
    PLACE: Downtown Halifax Business Commission, 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104, Halifax
    TIME: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Drop in any time during these hours.


    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and help us make it even better.


  • Transit Priority - Robie and Young Streets

    5 months ago
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    The municipality is looking for ways to improve the movement of buses on Robie and Young Streets to make transit service faster and more reliable. Learn about the options being considered and provide feedback.

    The municipality is looking for ways to improve the movement of buses on Robie and Young Streets to make transit service faster and more reliable. Learn about the options being considered and provide feedback.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    2 months ago
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    I’m on the Common!
    The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

    As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region.



    Public Engagement Workshops
    Thanks to everyone who joined us at both public events held on Dec. 11, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey. We appreciate your feedback on what you value most about the outdoor spaces on the Halifax Common.

    Please...

    I’m on the Common!
    The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

    As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region.



    Public Engagement Workshops
    Thanks to everyone who joined us at both public events held on Dec. 11, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey. We appreciate your feedback on what you value most about the outdoor spaces on the Halifax Common.

    Please stay tuned for information about future public engagement workshops.
  • Municipal Budget 2018

    about 2 months ago
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    Use the Budget Allocator to tell us your spending priorities for the 2018 municipal budget.

    Use the Budget Allocator to tell us your spending priorities for the 2018 municipal budget.

  • Centre Plan

    over 2 years ago
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    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, with the Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. 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. Read the draft plan

    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, with the Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. 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. Read the draft plan

  • Shared Housing

    3 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation in-person by attending one of the workshops or online via our survey. Your input was valued and appreciated. The survey has now closed.

    Feedback from the in-person consultations and the survey results will be used as the basis of a report to Regional Council that will be prepared over the next couple months (early 2018). At that time, Regional Council will consider staff recommendations for a new approach to shared housing. Updates will be posted here on Shape Your City.


    Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation in-person by attending one of the workshops or online via our survey. Your input was valued and appreciated. The survey has now closed.

    Feedback from the in-person consultations and the survey results will be used as the basis of a report to Regional Council that will be prepared over the next couple months (early 2018). At that time, Regional Council will consider staff recommendations for a new approach to shared housing. Updates will be posted here on Shape Your City.


  • Downtown Dartmouth Plan Review

    5 months ago
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    The Vision of the Downtown Dartmouth Plan is to attract 4,000 new residents and many new businesses by the year 2020 while maintaining a walkable, small town feel, good design and public access to the waterfront.

    The Vision of the Downtown Dartmouth Plan is to attract 4,000 new residents and many new businesses by the year 2020 while maintaining a walkable, small town feel, good design and public access to the waterfront.

  • South Park Street Bike Lane Improvements

    3 months ago
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    Planning is underway to enhance the existing South Park Street bike lanes (Sackville Street to Morris Street) and to extend the bike lanes south to Inglis Street.

    Update: now available: What we Heard survey results.


    Planning is underway to enhance the existing South Park Street bike lanes (Sackville Street to Morris Street) and to extend the bike lanes south to Inglis Street.

    Update: now available: What we Heard survey results.