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.

  • Herring Cove Road

    24 days ago
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    The municipality is planning for the future of the Herring Cove Road. You’re invited to share your feedback through an online survey about the draft functional plan that will create a consistent vision for the road’s look and function.



    The municipality is planning for the future of the Herring Cove Road. You’re invited to share your feedback through an online survey about the draft functional plan that will create a consistent vision for the road’s look and function.



  • Talk Transit

    3 months 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.

  • Spring Garden Road Enhancements

    7 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.

  • Campaign Finance Accountability

    over 1 year ago
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    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about municipal election campaign financing. Your contributions have helped to inform the Halifax Regional Municipality’s new By-law C-1100, respecting HRM Election Campaign Financing.

    On Oct. 30, 2018, Regional Council adopted By-law C-1100, respecting HRM Election Campaign Financing, which will increase accountability, transparency, and equality in municipal elections.

    The By-law took effect on Nov. 24, 2018.

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about municipal election campaign financing. Your contributions have helped to inform the Halifax Regional Municipality’s new By-law C-1100, respecting HRM Election Campaign Financing.

    On Oct. 30, 2018, Regional Council adopted By-law C-1100, respecting HRM Election Campaign Financing, which will increase accountability, transparency, and equality in municipal elections.

    The By-law took effect on Nov. 24, 2018.

  • Transit Priority - Gottingen Street

    over 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.

  • Cogswell District

    9 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.

  • Bedford Highway

    2 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who completed a survey and participated in our open houses to discuss the future of the Bedford Highway.

    The survey has closed. Please stay tuned for the results of this engagement in a "What We Heard" document.


    Thank you to everyone who completed a survey and participated in our open houses to discuss the future of the Bedford Highway.

    The survey has closed. Please stay tuned for the results of this engagement in a "What We Heard" document.


  • North End-West End Bikeways

    3 months 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.

    Residents can now view our ‘What We Heard’ report summarizing public feedback from the open house sessions and online survey. In addition, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ handout for the North End and West End Bikeways can be found below:

    LINK TO WHAT WE HEARD REPORT(External link)
    LINK TO NORTH END FAQ(External link)
    LINK TO WEST END FAQ

    Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council...

    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.

    Residents can now view our ‘What We Heard’ report summarizing public feedback from the open house sessions and online survey. In addition, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ handout for the North End and West End Bikeways can be found below:

    LINK TO WHAT WE HEARD REPORT(External link)
    LINK TO NORTH END FAQ(External link)
    LINK TO WEST END FAQ

    Recommendations will be submitted to Community Council and then to Regional Council for approval in spring 2019.
  • Secondary & Backyard Suites

    4 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

    11 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.