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.

  • Regional Council Chamber Technology Refresh

    20 days ago
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    The technology that facilitates meetings in the Council Chamber (the Chamber) has outlived its lifespan and needs to be replaced.

    Halifax Regional Municipality is starting a Council Chamber technology refresh project, and would like to take this opportunity to ask for viewer feedback of Council, Community Council and Standing Committee meetings that are held in the Chamber with focus on viewer experience.


    The technology that facilitates meetings in the Council Chamber (the Chamber) has outlived its lifespan and needs to be replaced.

    Halifax Regional Municipality is starting a Council Chamber technology refresh project, and would like to take this opportunity to ask for viewer feedback of Council, Community Council and Standing Committee meetings that are held in the Chamber with focus on viewer experience.


  • Forest Hills Parkway Walking and Cycling Enhancements

    27 days ago
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    The municipality is planning walking and cycling enhancements for the Forest Hills Parkway. The road is scheduled for a regular resurfacing in the next couple of years. This is the ideal time to consider how to make walking and cycling on Forest Hills Parkway easier, safer and more enjoyable.

    As part of the planning process we would like to hear what you think. Fill out a short survey to share your thoughts.

    Project information and a survey are now available on Shape Your City. Please help us and share your vision for the Forest Hills Parkway!

    The municipality is planning walking and cycling enhancements for the Forest Hills Parkway. The road is scheduled for a regular resurfacing in the next couple of years. This is the ideal time to consider how to make walking and cycling on Forest Hills Parkway easier, safer and more enjoyable.

    As part of the planning process we would like to hear what you think. Fill out a short survey to share your thoughts.

    Project information and a survey are now available on Shape Your City. Please help us and share your vision for the Forest Hills Parkway!

  • Enhancing HRM’s ability to deliver programs and services

    about 1 month ago
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    The municipality wants the ability to have more opportunity and flexibility to deliver programs and services and to be more responsive to local needs. Enabling a legal power known as Natural Person Powers (NPPs), in the HRM Charter would help accomplish this. Tell us what you think. Take the online survey.


    The municipality wants the ability to have more opportunity and flexibility to deliver programs and services and to be more responsive to local needs. Enabling a legal power known as Natural Person Powers (NPPs), in the HRM Charter would help accomplish this. Tell us what you think. Take the online survey.


  • South Park Street Bike Lane Improvements

    about 1 month ago
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    Planning is underway to enhance the existing South Park Street bike lanes (Sackville Street to Morris Street) and to extend the bike lanes south to Inglis Street.

    Review the options being proposed, read our frequently asked questions, view documentation from the Jan. 31 presentation, and fill out a survey to let us know your thoughts on the project.


    Planning is underway to enhance the existing South Park Street bike lanes (Sackville Street to Morris Street) and to extend the bike lanes south to Inglis Street.

    Review the options being proposed, read our frequently asked questions, view documentation from the Jan. 31 presentation, and fill out a survey to let us know your thoughts on the project.


  • Shape Your Budget 2017

    4 months ago
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    How would you spend municipal tax dollars? Try your hand at municipal budgeting by using the Budget Allocator. Using this online tool, you can adjust taxation amounts to support the level of services you think the municipality needs.


    How would you spend municipal tax dollars? Try your hand at municipal budgeting by using the Budget Allocator. Using this online tool, you can adjust taxation amounts to support the level of services you think the municipality needs.


  • Integrated Mobility Plan

    6 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.


  • Sackville Recreation Consultation

    5 months 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

    5 months 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

    6 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

    over 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.