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.

  • Dutch Village Road Enhancements

    about 1 year ago
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    The online survey is now closed. Thanks to all who attended the open house and responded to the online survey. Your feedback is important to us. The project panels can be found in the document library.


    The online survey is now closed. Thanks to all who attended the open house and responded to the online survey. Your feedback is important to us. The project panels can be found in the document library.


  • Herring Cove Road

    6 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone who attended the Herring Cove Road Open House. We received lots of great feedback. The project boards and maps can be found in the document library. Please note the online survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback your input is appreciated.





    Thanks to everyone who attended the Herring Cove Road Open House. We received lots of great feedback. The project boards and maps can be found in the document library. Please note the online survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback your input is appreciated.





  • Municipal Budget 2019

    4 months ago
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    Each year the municipal budget is presented to, debated, and approved by Regional Council. Each department (Called a Business Unit) presents their proposed capital budget to Regional Council via Budget Committee meetings(External link). These meetings are open to the public, and can be watched(External link) or listened to(External link) online.

    Each year the municipal budget is presented to, debated, and approved by Regional Council. Each department (Called a Business Unit) presents their proposed capital budget to Regional Council via Budget Committee meetings(External link). These meetings are open to the public, and can be watched(External link) or listened to(External link) online.

  • Campaign Finance Accountability

    about 2 years 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

    about 1 year 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.

  • North End-West End Bikeways

    9 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

    10 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

    over 1 year 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.



  • Halifax Urban Greenway

    about 1 year 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.