Welcome to Shape Your City

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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.

  • Centre Plan

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    13 Nov 2015
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    Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Area to read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

    Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B.


  • Peninsula South Complete Streets

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    18 Oct 2019
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in our public consultation. Our survey is now closed.

    This project will apply a "complete streets" approach to improving conditions for all people travelling to and through the south end of the Halifax peninsula, with a focus on improving comfort, safety and convenience for people walking, cycling and taking transit.


  • Traveller Opinion Survey

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    16 Sep 2016
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    Thanks to everyone who responded to our online survey and shared how you move through the region & how satisfied you are with our existing sustainable transportation network (transit, walking/rolling & bicycling). Your feedback will help us learn more about how citizens travel, and understand what motivates people to use sustainable transportation modes. With this information we can recommend improvements to our transportation network.

    The survey is now closed. Stay tuned for our "What we Heard" survey synopsis.


  • Bedford-Sackville Greenway Corridor

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    11 Sep 2019
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    Interested in reading about the results and feedback received during both rounds of public engagement? A "What We Heard" report has now been added to the Document Library! If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact Julia Mills Active Transportation Planner at millsju@halifax.ca.


  • Dartmouth Cove

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    27 Aug 2019
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    The vision for the community of Dartmouth Cove is to have a walkable, cycle-friendly area, increasing the connection between the area and the existing downtown Dartmouth.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed their feedback on the concept designs for the bridge aesthetics and potential layouts for the multi-use trail. Our survey has now closed. Your thoughts and suggestions will help to inform the next steps for project design.


  • Public Appointments Policy

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    01 Aug 2019
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    The Public Appointment Policy guides the application and appointment process for municipal boards, committees, and commissions.

    Written in 2011, the current Public Appointment Policy is in need of revision. We have already gathered feedback from our volunteers, and would like to hear from the public about how they view and process and policy. Your feedback will help to shape the revised policy.

    Please take a moment to share your thoughts by completing the online survey.

  • Lyle-Shore Local Street Bikeway

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    17 Jul 2019
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    Thanks to everyone who participated in our community engagements, and shared their thoughts through our online survey, as the municipality considers options for designating Lyle Street and Shore Road in Dartmouth as “Local Street Bikeways(External link)

    Stay tuned for a "What We Heard" document.


  • Gray Arena

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    05 Jun 2019
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    Thanks to everyone who participated in our public engagement session and online survey. The survey is now closed and we will be using your feedback to inform a report that will be shared with Regional Council.

    Council will then decide on what happens next and will take your feedback into account.

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  • Spring Garden Road Enhancements

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    03 Jul 2018
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    Check out our schematic designs of the street showing options for amenities – items like benches, trees, planters, bus stops and lighting.
  • Halifax Common Master Plan

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    08 Dec 2017
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    The online survey is now closed. Thanks to all who have provided feedback. There has been a tremendous amount of interest about the entire Halifax Common Plan that will be considered to determine the next steps. While the survey is now closed, individual submissions can be made to the project team at: commonplan@halifax.ca