Welcome to Shape Your City

Now you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives.

It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Current & Past Engagements".  Please simply click on the one that you would like to look at and you will be redirected to the project page.


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Now you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives.

It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place.

Archived projects remain available for you to look at and can be found on the right side under "Current & Past Engagements".  Please simply click on the one that you would like to look at and you will be redirected to the project page.


Here’s where you can easily find information and get engaged on a broad range of municipal initiatives. It’s a new way to connect more people on community issues that matter to everyone in HRM without needing to attend a meeting at a given time or place. 


This hub will complement traditional consultation activities like open houses and town halls by making the broader engagement programs more inclusive, accessible and easier to share your opinions through tools like discussion forums, quick polls and surveys.


If you have something to say about the projects below, don’t keep it to yourself! Take this opportunity to get involved, read what people are saying and tell us what you think to help Council make better informed decisions and Shape Your City for our shared benefit.

Current Projects

  • Halifax Green Network

    3 days ago
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    Protecting open space is a core value for Halifax citizens and a primary objective of the 2014 Halifax Regional Plan. Halifax Regional Council has identified the need for a strategic vision and planning & implementation framework for protecting and managing open space. To achieve this goal, the development of the Halifax Green Network Plan is underway.


  • Heritage Conservation Districts

    about 1 month ago
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    A Heritage Conservation District is a defined area of historic or architectural value that is protected by regulations governing such things as demolition, exterior alteration and new development, and where incentives may apply to encourage private architectural conservation and programs that enhance public amenities. The municipality has formally identified the Old South Suburb warrants consideration for formal designation as a heritage conservation district.

  • Hollis Street Bicycle Lane

    11 months ago
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    The Hollis Street bike lane is scheduled for implementation in summer 2015. This lane was initiated through HRMbyDesign and developed through public consultation as part of downtown street network changes implemented in fall. An Open House will take place on April 30th from 12-2 and 4-6 at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission Storefront on Barrington Street (suite 104).

  • Plan Dutch Village Road

    2 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!
  • University Avenue Bike Lane

    3 months ago
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    Halifax Regional Municipality and Dalhousie University are developing a pilot project to install and study protected bike lanes along the north and south sides of University Avenue from Robie Street to LeMarchant Street. Visit our page to learn more and provide feedback!

  • Moving Forward Together Draft Plan Consultation

    4 months ago
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    This is an exciting time. We’re building a new Halifax Transit, and we want your valuable input to make it great.


    In the past year, Halifax Transit has undergone a comprehensive network review and developed the Moving Forward Together Plan, a proposed transit network redesign inspired by the priorities residents said were most important to them.
  • Downtown Dartmouth Plan Update

    6 months 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.  To do this, it is imperative to develop a clearer, more predictable and effective planning framework.  This is where you can learn more about the project, ask questions, view materials presented at the Dec. 1, 2014 public Open House, and participate in the discussion forum.  We want to hear from you.

  • Fort Needham Memorial Park

    6 months ago
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    Join us to talk about your vision for the Fort Needham Memorial Park. Thursday, December 4th from 7-9 pm. As part of the master planning work for the park, the municipality is hosting a public engagement workshop to help shape the design vision and guiding principles for the park. 

  • Shape Your Budget 2015

    8 months ago
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    Have you ever wanted to take a crack at managing the city's budget? Here's your chance to simulate adjusting municipal tax dollars to support transit, municipal streets and roads, parks, garbage collection, fire services, policing, recreation and libraries (using the cost for these services in the current 2014-15 Budget). Where would you draw the lines?

    Select your preferred budget and service delivery levels using the Budget Allocator, then tell us why you made your choices and connect with other citizens and their choices in the discussion forums.