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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.

  • Downtown Bikeways

    2 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

    8 months 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

    6 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

    8 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.

  • Local Street Bikeways

    7 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.

  • Mumford Terminal Replacement Project

    8 months ago
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    The purpose of this project is to determine the site requirements to accommodate existing and projected operational demands in the current Mumford Terminal vicinity, and identify a future site that both meets these demands and provides a high level of customer service. Based on the feedback received from the public engagement, Halifax Transit is currently working towards a preferred concept which will be identified in spring 2018.


    The purpose of this project is to determine the site requirements to accommodate existing and projected operational demands in the current Mumford Terminal vicinity, and identify a future site that both meets these demands and provides a high level of customer service. Based on the feedback received from the public engagement, Halifax Transit is currently working towards a preferred concept which will be identified in spring 2018.


  • Gottingen Street Area Recreation Needs Assessment

    10 months ago
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    Thank you for your input on the recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.

    Thank you for your input on the recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.

  • Campaign Finance Accountability

    12 months ago
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    The municipality received feedback from over 700 residents through the Shape Your City campaign. We are currently reviewing each of these responses along with those collected during the in-person engagement sessions as we develop a draft by-law for Regional Council’s consideration. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the draft by-law when it is presented to the Executive Standing Committee in spring 2018. Once the Executive Standing Committee makes a recommendation, the by-law must receive two readings at Regional Council before it comes into force, providing further opportunity for public input.

    The municipality received feedback from over 700 residents through the Shape Your City campaign. We are currently reviewing each of these responses along with those collected during the in-person engagement sessions as we develop a draft by-law for Regional Council’s consideration. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the draft by-law when it is presented to the Executive Standing Committee in spring 2018. Once the Executive Standing Committee makes a recommendation, the by-law must receive two readings at Regional Council before it comes into force, providing further opportunity for public input.

  • Halifax Green Network

    about 3 years ago
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    The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) is a strategic planning document that is reviewing all forms of green space in the region to guide municipal decisions related to land-use planning, park network management, infrastructure, among other items.

    The municipality has completed several phases of the strategic planning process including extensive research and public consultation. The final HGNP is targeted for public release and Regional Council review in spring 2018.

    For more background information, please visit our HGNP webpage.


    The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) is a strategic planning document that is reviewing all forms of green space in the region to guide municipal decisions related to land-use planning, park network management, infrastructure, among other items.

    The municipality has completed several phases of the strategic planning process including extensive research and public consultation. The final HGNP is targeted for public release and Regional Council review in spring 2018.

    For more background information, please visit our HGNP webpage.


  • Almon Street Bike Lane

    about 1 year ago
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    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality. Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team expect to provide an update to Regional Council in spring 2018.

    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality. Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team expect to provide an update to Regional Council in spring 2018.