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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.

  • Transit Priority - Gottingen Street

    8 months ago
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    We’re making transit better on Gottingen Street by designing a dedicated northbound bus lane. This will give buses an advantage during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. Come have a look at the design and learn more about the project details.

    We’re making transit better on Gottingen Street by designing a dedicated northbound bus lane. This will give buses an advantage during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. Come have a look at the design and learn more about the project details.

  • Municipal Budget 2018

    5 months ago
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    The 2018-19 budget has been approved by Regional Council. Read the budget and its supporting documents.

    The 2018-19 budget has been approved by Regional Council. Read the budget and its supporting documents.

  • Cogswell District

    about 1 month 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.


  • Poverty Solutions

    8 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

    3 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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    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


  • South Park Street Bike Lane Improvements

    6 months ago
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    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


  • Bus Rapid Transit

    4 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.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    6 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
    The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of...

    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
    The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of workshops inviting attendees to explore the possibilities and big decisions under consideration.


    Stay tuned for a recap of what was discussed in our upcoming What We Heard document. We'll also be inviting feedback through another online survey in the near future.