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.

  • Poverty Solutions

    about 1 year 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.

  • Municipal Accessibility Framework

    8 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey.

    The survey has closed. The information will be gathered and and used to report back to Halifax Regional Council's Executive Standing Committee at the end of June 2018.

    At the direction of Regional Council, the Diversity and Inclusion team will work to develop an Accessibility Framework for the municipality.



    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey.

    The survey has closed. The information will be gathered and and used to report back to Halifax Regional Council's Executive Standing Committee at the end of June 2018.

    At the direction of Regional Council, the Diversity and Inclusion team will work to develop an Accessibility Framework for the municipality.



  • Centre Plan

    almost 3 years ago
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    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


  • South Park Street Bike Lane Improvements

    11 months ago
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    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


  • Bus Rapid Transit

    9 months ago
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    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. Have a look at potential options for BRT in the municipality.

    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. Have a look at potential options for BRT in the municipality.

  • Downtown Bikeways

    7 months ago
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    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

  • Downtown Halifax Plan Review

    about 1 year ago
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    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and help us make it even better.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to...

    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and help us make it even better.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to talk about the Downtown Halifax Plan. We appreciate your input as we work to improve and evolve the existing Plan.


  • Shared Housing/Supportive Housing

    11 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. 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. 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

    about 1 year 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.

  • Local Street Bikeways

    12 months ago
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    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city. In spring 2018, Regional Council will consider whether or not to install them on the Vernon-Seymour and Allan-Oak corridors.

    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city. In spring 2018, Regional Council will consider whether or not to install them on the Vernon-Seymour and Allan-Oak corridors.