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.

  • Shared Micromobility

    12 days ago
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    The municipality is conducting a Readiness Study to inform staff and Regional Council about the best approaches to enabling, regulating, and delivering shared micromobility transportation options in Halifax.

    Please share your thoughts by participating in our online survey.

    The municipality is conducting a Readiness Study to inform staff and Regional Council about the best approaches to enabling, regulating, and delivering shared micromobility transportation options in Halifax.

    Please share your thoughts by participating in our online survey.

  • Allowing Egg-Laying Fowl

    19 days ago
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    Please share your thoughts through our online survey about keeping egg-laying fowl on your property, or how you would feel having egg-laying fowl in your neighbourhood.

    Please share your thoughts through our online survey about keeping egg-laying fowl on your property, or how you would feel having egg-laying fowl in your neighbourhood.

  • Short-Term Rentals

    about 1 month ago
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    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared your thoughts on short-term rentals. Your feedback will help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality. The survey is now closed.



    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared your thoughts on short-term rentals. Your feedback will help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality. The survey is now closed.



  • Centre Plan

    about 4 years ago
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    Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Area to read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

    Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B.


    Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Area to read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

    Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B.


  • Peninsula South Complete Streets

    about 2 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in our public consultation. Our survey is now closed.

    This project will apply a "complete streets" approach to improving conditions for all people travelling to and through the south end of the Halifax peninsula, with a focus on improving comfort, safety and convenience for people walking, cycling and taking transit.


    Thank you to everyone who participated in our public consultation. Our survey is now closed.

    This project will apply a "complete streets" approach to improving conditions for all people travelling to and through the south end of the Halifax peninsula, with a focus on improving comfort, safety and convenience for people walking, cycling and taking transit.


  • Traveller Opinion Survey

    about 3 years ago
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    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared how you move through the region & how satisfied you are with our existing sustainable transportation network (transit, walking/rolling & bicycling). Your feedback will help us learn more about how citizens travel, and understand what motivates people to use sustainable transportation modes. With this information we can recommend improvements to our transportation network.

    The survey is now closed. Stay tuned for our "What we Heard" survey synopsis.


    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared how you move through the region & how satisfied you are with our existing sustainable transportation network (transit, walking/rolling & bicycling). Your feedback will help us learn more about how citizens travel, and understand what motivates people to use sustainable transportation modes. With this information we can recommend improvements to our transportation network.

    The survey is now closed. Stay tuned for our "What we Heard" survey synopsis.


  • Bedford-Sackville Greenway Corridor

    3 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey and who joined us in October at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville to provide feedback on the routing options for the extensions of the existing greenway corridor.

    If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Julia Mills Active Transportation Planner at millsju@halifax.ca.


    Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey and who joined us in October at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville to provide feedback on the routing options for the extensions of the existing greenway corridor.

    If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Julia Mills Active Transportation Planner at millsju@halifax.ca.


  • Dartmouth Cove

    4 months ago
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    The vision for the community of Dartmouth Cove is to have a walkable, cycle-friendly area, increasing the connection between the area and the existing downtown Dartmouth.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed their feedback on the concept designs for the bridge aesthetics and potential layouts for the multi-use trail. Our survey has now closed. Your thoughts and suggestions will help to inform the next steps for project design.


    The vision for the community of Dartmouth Cove is to have a walkable, cycle-friendly area, increasing the connection between the area and the existing downtown Dartmouth.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed their feedback on the concept designs for the bridge aesthetics and potential layouts for the multi-use trail. Our survey has now closed. Your thoughts and suggestions will help to inform the next steps for project design.


  • Public Appointments Policy

    5 months ago
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    The Public Appointment Policy guides the application and appointment process for municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

    Written in 2011, the current Public Appointment Policy is in need of revision. We have already gathered feedback from our volunteers, and would like to hear from the public about how they view and process and policy. Your feedback will help to shape the revised policy.

    Please take a moment to share your thoughts by completing the online survey.

    The Public Appointment Policy guides the application and appointment process for municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

    Written in 2011, the current Public Appointment Policy is in need of revision. We have already gathered feedback from our volunteers, and would like to hear from the public about how they view and process and policy. Your feedback will help to shape the revised policy.

    Please take a moment to share your thoughts by completing the online survey.

  • Lyle-Shore Local Street Bikeway

    5 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone who participated in our community engagements, and shared their thoughts through our online survey, as the municipality considers options for designating Lyle Street and Shore Road in Dartmouth as “Local Street Bikeways(External link)

    Stay tuned for a "What We Heard" document.


    Thanks to everyone who participated in our community engagements, and shared their thoughts through our online survey, as the municipality considers options for designating Lyle Street and Shore Road in Dartmouth as “Local Street Bikeways(External link)

    Stay tuned for a "What We Heard" document.