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.

  • Short-Term Rentals

    12 days ago
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    The municipality is taking the opportunity to consult with residents and industry to understand the impact short-term rentals (STRs) have within our region. We are seeking feedback to help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality.

    We encourage you to share your thoughts by participating in our online survey.




    The municipality is taking the opportunity to consult with residents and industry to understand the impact short-term rentals (STRs) have within our region. We are seeking feedback to help inform Regional Council on any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality.

    We encourage you to share your thoughts by participating in our online survey.




  • Peninsula South Complete Streets

    26 days ago
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    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.

    Please consider joining us at one of our pop-up sessions or take a few minutes to complete our online survey and check out our "Places" mapping tool.

    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.

    Please consider joining us at one of our pop-up sessions or take a few minutes to complete our online survey and check out our "Places" mapping tool.

  • Traveller Opinion Survey

    about 3 years ago
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    We're interested in learning more about how you travel through the region to help measure the progress of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Please share your thoughts by taking our survey.

    We're interested in learning more about how you travel through the region to help measure the progress of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Please share your thoughts by taking our survey.
  • Bedford-Sackville Greenway Corridor

    2 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville to provide feedback on the routing options for the extensions of the existing greenway corridor.

    If you were unable to attend, there is still an opportunity to let us know what you like and/or dislike about the extension routing options being explored at both the Bedford and Lower Sackville ends of the existing greenway corridor.

    Check out the "Places" tool at the bottom of our project page. Feedback will be collected until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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    Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville to provide feedback on the routing options for the extensions of the existing greenway corridor.

    If you were unable to attend, there is still an opportunity to let us know what you like and/or dislike about the extension routing options being explored at both the Bedford and Lower Sackville ends of the existing greenway corridor.

    Check out the "Places" tool at the bottom of our project page. Feedback will be collected until Wednesday, Nov. 6.

    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

    3 months ago
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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.


    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

    3 months ago
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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.

    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

    4 months ago
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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.


    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

    5 months ago
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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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    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

    over 1 year ago
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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.

    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

    almost 2 years ago
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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

    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