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.

  • Secondary & Backyard Suites

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    almost 2 years ago

    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

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    over 2 years ago

    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

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    about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Poverty Solutions

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    almost 3 years ago

    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.

  • South Park Street Bike Lane Improvements

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    over 2 years ago
    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


    On March 6, 2018, Regional Council approved moving forward with protected bike lanes for the South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Improvement. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018.


  • Downtown Bikeways

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    over 2 years ago

    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

    The municipality wants your participation in reviewing options for the introduction of safer and more comfortable bike lanes in downtown Halifax. In support of the Integrated Mobility Plan’s target of building a network of bicycling facilities designed for all ages and abilities inside the Regional Centre by 2022, planning is underway to improve the comfort, safety and continuity of bikeway connections into and through the downtown.

  • Downtown Halifax Plan Review

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    almost 3 years ago

    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and help us make it even better.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to...

    The 2009 Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth, and better design to our commercial core. As we continue to update the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, help us celebrate the success of the Plan and help us make it even better.

    As the next step in the adoption process, a recommendation report is being drafted for review by the Design Review Committee (DRC), the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) and Regional Council.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission in late February to talk about the Downtown Halifax Plan. We appreciate your input as we work to improve and evolve the existing Plan.


  • Shared Housing/Supportive Housing

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    over 2 years ago

    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

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    almost 3 years ago

    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

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    over 2 years ago

    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.