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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 Budget 2018

    18 days 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.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    about 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.

    Join us to share what you value most about the outdoor spaces on the Halifax Common and share your thoughts on improvements to the outdoor pool and aquatic area.

    Public Engagement Workshop
    DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
    TIME: 7-9 p.m.
    WHERE: Citadel High School, Spatz Theatre Atrium...

    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.

    Join us to share what you value most about the outdoor spaces on the Halifax Common and share your thoughts on improvements to the outdoor pool and aquatic area.

    Public Engagement Workshop
    DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
    TIME: 7-9 p.m.
    WHERE: Citadel High School, Spatz Theatre Atrium (Entrance on 1855 Trollope Street)

    *Storm date - Feb. 5, 2018

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at the first public event that was held on Dec. 11, 2017. If you were unable to attend, and can't make the Jan. 31 session, please take our online survey to share your feedback. The survey will be open until February 2018.
  • Shared Housing

    2 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

    4 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

    2 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.


  • Local Street Bikeways

    3 months ago
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    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city.

    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city.

  • Transit Priority Corridors - Bayers Road and Gottingen Street

    4 months ago
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    Halifax Transit is looking for ways to improve the movement of buses on Bayers Road and Gottingen Street to make transit service faster and more reliable. Learn about the provide feedback on the options being considered.

    Halifax Transit is looking for ways to improve the movement of buses on Bayers Road and Gottingen Street to make transit service faster and more reliable. Learn about the provide feedback on the options being considered.

  • Poverty Solutions

    4 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.

  • Mumford Terminal Replacement Project

    4 months ago
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    This survey has closed. Halifax Transit would like to thank all those who participated. Survey results will be shared in the coming days.

    This survey has closed. Halifax Transit would like to thank all those who participated. Survey results will be shared in the coming days.

  • Gottingen Street Area Recreation Needs Assessment

    6 months ago
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    Tell us what you think. The Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting a recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.

    Tell us what you think. The Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting a recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.