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.

  • Spring Garden Road Enhancements

    18 days ago
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    Share your ideas and vision for streetscaping on Spring Garden Road.

    Share your ideas and vision for streetscaping on Spring Garden Road.

  • Halifax Urban Greenway

    about 2 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.

  • Cogswell District

    3 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.

  • Halifax Common Master Plan

    7 months 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 August 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 pop-up sessions in August on the Halifax Common and 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 August 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 pop-up sessions in August on the Halifax Common and another public engagement meeting in September.


  • Transit Priority - Gottingen Street

    10 months ago
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    We’re making transit better on Gottingen Street by designing a dedicated northbound bus lane. This will give buses an advantage during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. Come have a look at the design and learn more about the project details.

    We’re making transit better on Gottingen Street by designing a dedicated northbound bus lane. This will give buses an advantage during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. Come have a look at the design and learn more about the project details.

  • Municipal Budget 2018

    7 months 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.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    over 1 year 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

    10 months 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.

  • Municipal Accessibility Framework

    5 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey.

    The survey has closed. The information will be gathered and and used to report back to Halifax Regional Council's Executive Standing Committee at the end of June 2018.

    At the direction of Regional Council, the Diversity and Inclusion team will work to develop an Accessibility Framework for the municipality.



    Thank you to everyone who participated in our open house sessions that took place throughout February and March 2018 and to those who participated in our online survey.

    The survey has closed. The information will be gathered and and used to report back to Halifax Regional Council's Executive Standing Committee at the end of June 2018.

    At the direction of Regional Council, the Diversity and Inclusion team will work to develop an Accessibility Framework for the municipality.



  • Centre Plan

    over 2 years ago
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    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


    Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

    The draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have been released and our public consultation period has concluded.

    The Centre Plan team will now review the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process and will use this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.