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.

  • Bedford Highway

    12 days ago
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    Please join us for a conversation about the future of the Bedford Highway. Share your experiences and make suggestions on how to improve the way you travel along the route.

    We are inviting residents to join us at any one of two open house-style public engagement sessions to help us understand how you currently travel the corridor and your thoughts on what an ideal commuter experience could look like.


    Please join us for a conversation about the future of the Bedford Highway. Share your experiences and make suggestions on how to improve the way you travel along the route.

    We are inviting residents to join us at any one of two open house-style public engagement sessions to help us understand how you currently travel the corridor and your thoughts on what an ideal commuter experience could look like.


  • Talk Transit

    30 days ago
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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.

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

  • North End-West End Bikeways

    about 1 month ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from Oct. 26 to Nov. 16. The survey is now closed.

    Municipal staff members and consultants are currently compiling the public feedback to be released shortly in the form of a ‘What We Heard’ report. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval in spring 2019.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from Oct. 26 to Nov. 16. The survey is now closed.

    Municipal staff members and consultants are currently compiling the public feedback to be released shortly in the form of a ‘What We Heard’ report. Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval in spring 2019.

  • Transit Priority - Gottingen Street

    about 1 year 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.

  • Secondary & Backyard Suites

    3 months ago
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    The municipality is seeking input on widely permitting secondary and backyard suites throughout the entire region. We want to hear your thoughts about secondary and backyard suites.

    Please take a moment to complete our survey.

    The municipality is seeking input on widely permitting secondary and backyard suites throughout the entire region. We want to hear your thoughts about secondary and backyard suites.

    Please take a moment to complete our survey.

  • Municipal Accessibility Framework

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

    To gain additional feedback to support the engagement sessions that were held in spring 2018, we are hosting two new open houses in November. Guests are invited to attend either one of two sessions being held on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

    For those who have received an invitation but are unable to attend an in-person session, please have your say by participating in our online survey.



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

    To gain additional feedback to support the engagement sessions that were held in spring 2018, we are hosting two new open houses in November. Guests are invited to attend either one of two sessions being held on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

    For those who have received an invitation but are unable to attend an in-person session, please have your say by participating in our online survey.



  • Campaign Finance Accountability

    over 1 year ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the engagement sessions on Campaign Finance Accountability hosted in June 2017.

    Municipal staff have prepared a report for a proposed Campaign Financing by-law which is currently with the Executive Standing Committee, and will be discussed on September 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. It is anticipated that should the Executive Standing Committee recommend to Regional Council, the proposed by-law will be introduced for first reading in October.

    Executive Standing Committee Agenda

    Election Campaign Finance Report

    Should you wish to join the conversation you may provide comment by way of email to clerks@halifax.ca or in...

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the engagement sessions on Campaign Finance Accountability hosted in June 2017.

    Municipal staff have prepared a report for a proposed Campaign Financing by-law which is currently with the Executive Standing Committee, and will be discussed on September 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. It is anticipated that should the Executive Standing Committee recommend to Regional Council, the proposed by-law will be introduced for first reading in October.

    Executive Standing Committee Agenda

    Election Campaign Finance Report

    Should you wish to join the conversation you may provide comment by way of email to clerks@halifax.ca or in person at the Executive Standing Committee on September 20, 2018 at 1 p.m.

  • Spring Garden Road Enhancements

    5 months ago
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    Share your ideas and vision for streetscaping on Spring Garden Road.

    Share your ideas and vision for streetscaping on Spring Garden Road.

  • Cogswell District

    7 months 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. The 60 per cent design has been approved by Regional Council.

    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. The 60 per cent design has been approved by Regional Council.

  • Municipal Budget 2018

    11 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.