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.

  • Integrated Mobility Plan

    3 months 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.


  • Bikeway Connector Project

    about 1 month ago
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    The Bikeway Connector project is exploring options to improve connections between the Macdonald Bridge bikeway and existing / proposed bicycle networks in Halifax and Dartmouth.

    The project aims to make crossings of the Macdonald Bridge bikeway easier and safer by considering the creation of AAA (all ages and abilities) facility design in the immediate area near the bridgeheads, and by considering easier and safer connections to adjacent neighbourhoods.

    Learn more about the options under consideration and plan to attend one of the upcoming open houses on November 16 and 17.

    The Bikeway Connector project is exploring options to improve connections between the Macdonald Bridge bikeway and existing / proposed bicycle networks in Halifax and Dartmouth.

    The project aims to make crossings of the Macdonald Bridge bikeway easier and safer by considering the creation of AAA (all ages and abilities) facility design in the immediate area near the bridgeheads, and by considering easier and safer connections to adjacent neighbourhoods.

    Learn more about the options under consideration and plan to attend one of the upcoming open houses on November 16 and 17.

  • Sackville Recreation Consultation

    about 1 month ago
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    The municipality’s Parks & Recreation department is reaching out to the community in the Sackville Sports Stadium catchment area to get feedback about a new way to deliver recreation services. We are looking for ideas around re-purposing future available space at the Sackville Sports Stadium as well as off-season use of the Curling Club space. There will be seven community consultation opportunities as well as an online survey on Shape Your City. Consultation occurring between Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

    The municipality’s Parks & Recreation department is reaching out to the community in the Sackville Sports Stadium catchment area to get feedback about a new way to deliver recreation services. We are looking for ideas around re-purposing future available space at the Sackville Sports Stadium as well as off-season use of the Curling Club space. There will be seven community consultation opportunities as well as an online survey on Shape Your City. Consultation occurring between Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

  • St. Andrew's Community Centre Construction

    about 1 month ago
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    The municipality is planning to build a new community centre at the current St. Andrew's Community Centre site in Halifax West. Residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and comments to help influence the design. Consultation occurring Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

    The municipality is planning to build a new community centre at the current St. Andrew's Community Centre site in Halifax West. Residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and comments to help influence the design. Consultation occurring Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2016.

  • Land Use By-law Requirements for 25 Acre Lots

    2 months ago
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    The HRM Charter enables lots that are 25 acres (10 hectares) or more in size to be created outside of the municipal subdivision approval process. Such lots must meet Land Use By-law (LUB) requirements in order to obtain development permits. Learn more and take part in the discussion.

    The HRM Charter enables lots that are 25 acres (10 hectares) or more in size to be created outside of the municipal subdivision approval process. Such lots must meet Land Use By-law (LUB) requirements in order to obtain development permits. Learn more and take part in the discussion.

  • Centre Plan

    about 1 year ago
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    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, following the establishment of the overall Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. Taken as a whole, the three phases present a vision of a dense, livable and prosperous Regional Centre (Dartmouth and Halifax urban core) that will create sustained economic and environmental benefits across the entire municipality.

    Visit our project page to review background material and participate in the discussion.

    The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign, following the establishment of the overall Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. Taken as a whole, the three phases present a vision of a dense, livable and prosperous Regional Centre (Dartmouth and Halifax urban core) that will create sustained economic and environmental benefits across the entire municipality.

    Visit our project page to review background material and participate in the discussion.

  • Construction Mitigation

    8 months ago
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    New construction in Halifax’s downtown and other commercial areas is a sign of economic development and vitality, yet can also create unwelcome impacts such as dust, noise, street and sidewalk closures, reduced parking and accessibility.The municipality will be sharing proposed guidelines to address impacts of construction activity on businesses, residents and visitors. Join us at an open house to discuss improvements to regulations and enforcement.

    New construction in Halifax’s downtown and other commercial areas is a sign of economic development and vitality, yet can also create unwelcome impacts such as dust, noise, street and sidewalk closures, reduced parking and accessibility.The municipality will be sharing proposed guidelines to address impacts of construction activity on businesses, residents and visitors. Join us at an open house to discuss improvements to regulations and enforcement.

  • Halifax Green Network

    over 1 year 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.


    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.


  • Quinpool 6067

    over 1 year ago
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    An exciting redevelopment project is underway at 6067 Quinpool Road. The former site of the Quinpool Learning Centre and the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus property by Regional Council in 2014 and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development.

    An exciting redevelopment project is underway at 6067 Quinpool Road. The former site of the Quinpool Learning Centre and the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus property by Regional Council in 2014 and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development.

  • Mainland Linear Trail

    about 1 year ago
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    The Mainland Linear Trail is a five kilometer “active transportation greenway” that links neighbourhoods from Fairview to Wedgewood Park to schools, parks, hiking trails, the Lacewood Transit Terminal, the Canada Games Centre and more along the power-line corridor.

    The Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax North West Trails Association are in the process of working with a consulting firm (WSP) to plan enhancements to the Mainland Linear Trail, including an extension south which would link it to the popular Chain of Lakes Trail and an extension north which would link it to the Larry Uteck Boulevard Greenway and new communities... Continue reading

    The Mainland Linear Trail is a five kilometer “active transportation greenway” that links neighbourhoods from Fairview to Wedgewood Park to schools, parks, hiking trails, the Lacewood Transit Terminal, the Canada Games Centre and more along the power-line corridor.

    The Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax North West Trails Association are in the process of working with a consulting firm (WSP) to plan enhancements to the Mainland Linear Trail, including an extension south which would link it to the popular Chain of Lakes Trail and an extension north which would link it to the Larry Uteck Boulevard Greenway and new communities in Bedford South and Bedford West.