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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.

  • Cogswell District

    12 days ago
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    The Cogswell District Redevelopment Project is an initiative to transform the Cogswell interchange from an underutilized piece of road infrastructure into a new vibrant urban neighbourhood on the northern edge of downtown. Fill out the survey to share your thoughts.

    The Cogswell District Redevelopment Project is an initiative to transform the Cogswell interchange from an underutilized piece of road infrastructure into a new vibrant urban neighbourhood on the northern edge of downtown. Fill out the survey to share your thoughts.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    over 1 year ago
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    The multi-year funding plan for the construction of the new community centre at the St. Andrews site is moving forward! The stakeholder committee, in consultation with Architecture 49 are in the process of finalizing the design for the facility. The facility will be inclusive, welcoming, and an exciting new addition to our current 68 Parks and Recreation Facilities in Halifax Regional Municipality.

    Once designs are complete, the public will be invited to view architectural drawings which will show more specific building elements.


    The multi-year funding plan for the construction of the new community centre at the St. Andrews site is moving forward! The stakeholder committee, in consultation with Architecture 49 are in the process of finalizing the design for the facility. The facility will be inclusive, welcoming, and an exciting new addition to our current 68 Parks and Recreation Facilities in Halifax Regional Municipality.

    Once designs are complete, the public will be invited to view architectural drawings which will show more specific building elements.


  • Downtown Bikeways

    about 1 month ago
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    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

  • Poverty Solutions

    7 months ago
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    Help Halifax Regional Municipality and the United Way shape a strategy to address the root causes of poverty and create social and economic opportunity in Halifax.

    Help Halifax Regional Municipality and the United Way shape a strategy to address the root causes of poverty and create social and economic opportunity in Halifax.

  • Municipal Accessibility Framework

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

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions throughout February and March. If you were unable to attend one of the public events, please take a moment to complete our survey 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.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions throughout February and March. If you were unable to attend one of the public events, please take a moment to complete our survey 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.



  • Centre Plan

    over 2 years ago
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    Thank you for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    Draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have now been released.

    As the next step in the adoption process, Package A contains the first set of draft land use policies and regulations which focus on areas designated as Centres, Corridors, Higher Order Residential and Future Growth Nodes. Package A deals with standards for development, set backs, transitions, built-form and creating complete communities.


    Thank you for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    Draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have now been released.

    As the next step in the adoption process, Package A contains the first set of draft land use policies and regulations which focus on areas designated as Centres, Corridors, Higher Order Residential and Future Growth Nodes. Package A deals with standards for development, set backs, transitions, built-form and creating complete communities.


  • Bus Rapid Transit

    3 months 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. Have a look at potential options for BRT in the municipality.

    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. Have a look at potential options for BRT in the municipality.

  • Downtown Halifax Plan Review

    7 months ago
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    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.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to...

    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.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to talk about the Downtown Halifax Plan. We appreciate your input as we work to improve and evolve the existing Plan.


  • Transit Priority - Robie and Young Streets

    7 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

    5 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

    Join us to share what's important to you as we explore future possibilities for the Halifax Common at our upcoming public engagement workshop.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Presentation at 7 p.m. followed by a workshop ending at 9 p.m.

    Citadel High School, Spatz Theatre Atrium (entrance
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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

    Join us to share what's important to you as we explore future possibilities for the Halifax Common at our upcoming public engagement workshop.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Presentation at 7 p.m. followed by a workshop ending at 9 p.m.

    Citadel High School, Spatz Theatre Atrium (entrance on 1855 Trollope Street)



    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.

    Feedback from the December and January engagement sessions has been captured and summarized in our What We Heard documents.