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.

  • North End-West End Bikeways

    9 days ago
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    Please join us at any one of four drop-in public engagement sessions we have planned to gather feedback and share ideas on the potential routing and design options for the north and west-end bikeway facilities.

    Please join us at any one of four drop-in public engagement sessions we have planned to gather feedback and share ideas on the potential routing and design options for the north and west-end bikeway facilities.

  • Secondary & Backyard Suites

    about 2 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.

  • Spring Garden Road Enhancements

    4 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

    6 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.

  • 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.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    11 months ago
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    I’m on the Common!

    The project team is busy working on a draft plan for the Halifax Common and incorporating the substantial public input to date. Thank you! We will be back in September with draft sections of the Halifax Common Plan for your feedback.


    Public Engagement Workshops

    Stay tuned for future workshop dates, times and locations. We are planning another public engagement meeting in September.


    I’m on the Common!

    The project team is busy working on a draft plan for the Halifax Common and incorporating the substantial public input to date. Thank you! We will be back in September with draft sections of the Halifax Common Plan for your feedback.


    Public Engagement Workshops

    Stay tuned for future workshop dates, times and locations. We are planning another public engagement meeting in September.


  • Halifax Urban Greenway

    5 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the June 7 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from June 8 through 29. 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. The results will be used to inform a preferred preliminary 30 per cent design for this next phase of the Halifax Urban Greenway.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the June 7 public engagement sessions and online survey hosted from June 8 through 29. 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. The results will be used to inform a preferred preliminary 30 per cent design for this next phase of the Halifax Urban Greenway.

  • 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.

  • Municipal Budget 2018

    10 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.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    almost 2 years 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.