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.

  • Municipal Budget 2018

    about 1 year 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.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    about 1 year 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

    8 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.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    about 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.


  • Poverty Solutions

    over 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.

  • Centre Plan

    about 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

    about 1 year 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

    12 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

    10 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

    over 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.