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.

  • Accessible Parking

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    19 March, 2019
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    Thank you to those who participated in the engagement sessions that took place on April 4 & 11, and thank you to those that filled out our online survey.

    Your input will help us to identify the criteria that should be considered when planning for the future of on-street accessible parking.


  • Midtown AAA Bikeway Connector Project

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    11 March, 2019
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    The Midtown All-Ages-and-Abilities (AAA) Bikeways online survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in our engagement sessions and completed our survey.

    Please stay tuned for the results of this engagement in a "What We Heard" report. The second round of engagement will be held in summer 2019 to review the concept designs for these bikeways.


  • Hope Blooms

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    13 March, 2019
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    Thank you to everyone who joined us for a public engagement session on March 27 and shared feedback through our online survey. The results of the engagement and survey will be compiled and given to the Director of Parks & Recreation. A scenario of community support will allow Hope Blooms to start actively building their community kitchen. In a situation without community support for the project, the results will go back to Council for review.

  • Bedford Highway

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    09 November, 2018
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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.


  • Dutch Village Road Enhancements

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    10 May, 2018
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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.


  • Herring Cove Road

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    24 December, 2018
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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.





  • Municipal Budget 2019

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    22 February, 2019
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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.

  • Campaign Finance Accountability

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    01 June, 2017
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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.

  • Cogswell District

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    11 April, 2018
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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.

  • North End-West End Bikeways

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    12 October, 2018
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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 for approval in spring 2019.