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

  • Downtown Dartmouth Plan Update

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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.

    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.

    by admin 04 Dec 2014, 04:00 PM
  • Fort Needham Memorial Park

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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. 

    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. 

    by Deanna Wilmshurst 28 Nov 2014, 04:42 PM
  • Shape Your Budget 2015

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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.


    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.


    by admin 06 Oct 2014, 10:31 AM
  • Hollis Street Bicycle Lane

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    The Hollis Street bike lane is scheduled for implementation in summer 2014. This lane was initiated through HRMbyDesign and developed through public consultation as part of downtown street network changes implemented in fall. Results from the Open House that took place on June 26th are now posted online.

    The Hollis Street bike lane is scheduled for implementation in summer 2014. This lane was initiated through HRMbyDesign and developed through public consultation as part of downtown street network changes implemented in fall. Results from the Open House that took place on June 26th are now posted online.

    by Patricia Pegley 20 Jun 2014, 03:14 PM