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.

  • Cogswell District

    12 months 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.

  • Bedford Highway

    4 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who completed a survey and participated in our open houses to discuss the future of the Bedford Highway.

    The survey has closed. Please stay tuned for the results of this engagement in a "What We Heard" document.


    Thank you to everyone who completed a survey and participated in our open houses to discuss the future of the Bedford Highway.

    The survey has closed. Please stay tuned for the results of this engagement in a "What We Heard" document.


  • North End-West End Bikeways

    5 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

    7 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

    about 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.



  • 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

    over 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

    10 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

    over 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.