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.

  • Shared Housing/Supportive Housing

    about 1 year ago
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    Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation in-person by attending one of the workshops or online via our survey. Your input was valued and appreciated. The survey has now closed.

    Feedback from the in-person consultations and the survey results will be used as the basis of a report to Regional Council. At that time, Regional Council will consider staff recommendations for a new approach to shared housing. Updates will be posted here on Shape Your City.


    Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation in-person by attending one of the workshops or online via our survey. Your input was valued and appreciated. The survey has now closed.

    Feedback from the in-person consultations and the survey results will be used as the basis of a report to Regional Council. At that time, Regional Council will consider staff recommendations for a new approach to shared housing. Updates will be posted here on Shape Your City.


  • Downtown Dartmouth Plan Review

    over 1 year ago
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    The Vision of the Downtown Dartmouth Plan is to attract 4,000 new residents and many new businesses by the year 2020 while maintaining a walkable, small town feel, good design and public access to the waterfront.

    The Vision of the Downtown Dartmouth Plan is to attract 4,000 new residents and many new businesses by the year 2020 while maintaining a walkable, small town feel, good design and public access to the waterfront.

  • Local Street Bikeways

    about 1 year ago
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    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city. In spring 2018, Regional Council will consider whether or not to install them on the Vernon-Seymour and Allan-Oak corridors.

    Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team are exploring opportunities for Local Street Bikeways in the city. In spring 2018, Regional Council will consider whether or not to install them on the Vernon-Seymour and Allan-Oak corridors.

  • Mumford Terminal Replacement Project

    over 1 year ago
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    The purpose of this project is to determine the site requirements to accommodate existing and projected operational demands in the current Mumford Terminal vicinity, and identify a future site that both meets these demands and provides a high level of customer service. Based on the feedback received from the public engagement, Halifax Transit is currently working towards a preferred concept which will be identified in spring 2018.


    The purpose of this project is to determine the site requirements to accommodate existing and projected operational demands in the current Mumford Terminal vicinity, and identify a future site that both meets these demands and provides a high level of customer service. Based on the feedback received from the public engagement, Halifax Transit is currently working towards a preferred concept which will be identified in spring 2018.


  • Gottingen Street Area Recreation Needs Assessment

    over 1 year ago
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    Thank you for your input on the recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.

    Thank you for your input on the recreation needs assessment for the community within Cornwallis St, Agricola St, North St and Brunswick St.

  • Halifax Green Network

    over 3 years ago
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    The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) is a strategic planning document that is reviewing all forms of green space in the region to guide municipal decisions related to land-use planning, park network management, infrastructure, among other items.

    The municipality has completed several phases of the strategic planning process including extensive research and public consultation. The final HGNP is targeted for public release and Regional Council review in spring 2018.

    For more background information, please visit our HGNP webpage.


    The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) is a strategic planning document that is reviewing all forms of green space in the region to guide municipal decisions related to land-use planning, park network management, infrastructure, among other items.

    The municipality has completed several phases of the strategic planning process including extensive research and public consultation. The final HGNP is targeted for public release and Regional Council review in spring 2018.

    For more background information, please visit our HGNP webpage.


  • Almon Street Bike Lane

    over 1 year ago
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    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality. Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team expect to provide an update to Regional Council in spring 2018.

    Planning is underway to add bike lanes and sections of shared-lane pavement markings on Almon Street to enhance safety and to continue the implementation of a network of bicycle routes in the municipality. Members of the municipality's Active Transportation team expect to provide an update to Regional Council in spring 2018.
  • Integrated Mobility Plan

    over 2 years ago
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    The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) will create a vision for moving around the Halifax region and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network to improve the links between residents and their communities.


    The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) will create a vision for moving around the Halifax region and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network to improve the links between residents and their communities.


  • Enhancing HRM’s ability to deliver programs and services

    7 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The municipality wants the ability to have more opportunity and flexibility to deliver programs and services and to be more responsive to local needs. Enabling a legal power known as Natural Person Powers (NPPs), in the HRM Charter would help accomplish this. Survey now closed - thanks for your input.


    The municipality wants the ability to have more opportunity and flexibility to deliver programs and services and to be more responsive to local needs. Enabling a legal power known as Natural Person Powers (NPPs), in the HRM Charter would help accomplish this. Survey now closed - thanks for your input.


  • Plan Dutch Village Road

    8 months ago
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    Over the past five years, there has been increased interest in developing higher density, mixed use buildings within the Dutch Village Road area (DVRA). In 2013 Regional Council initiated a planning process to establish comprehensive planning policies that enable additional commercial and residential developments on the lands located within Dutch Village Road and neighbouring areas. Now is your chance to be involved in shaping Dutch Village Road!
    Over the past five years, there has been increased interest in developing higher density, mixed use buildings within the Dutch Village Road area (DVRA). In 2013 Regional Council initiated a planning process to establish comprehensive planning policies that enable additional commercial and residential developments on the lands located within Dutch Village Road and neighbouring areas. Now is your chance to be involved in shaping Dutch Village Road!