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.

  • Mainland Linear Trail

    over 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.


  • Downtown Halifax Plan Review

    over 1 year ago
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    The municipality’s Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth and improved design to our urban core since 2009.

    Recognizing that conditions change over time, the Downtown Halifax Plan includes a requirement for annual and five-year reviews.

    Join us at at our event and give us your feedback here. We want to hear from you.

    Let’s work together to build better communities in Halifax.


    The municipality’s Downtown Halifax Plan has brought change, growth and improved design to our urban core since 2009.

    Recognizing that conditions change over time, the Downtown Halifax Plan includes a requirement for annual and five-year reviews.

    Join us at at our event and give us your feedback here. We want to hear from you.

    Let’s work together to build better communities in Halifax.


  • Heritage Conservation Districts

    about 2 years 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.

    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

    22 days 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).

    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).

  • University Avenue Bike Lane

    about 2 years 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!

    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

    about 2 years 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.

    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

    over 2 years 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.

    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.

  • Port Wallace Community Planning

    11 months ago
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    Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Halifax Regional Council has initiated a community (secondary) planning process for the area to approve any changes to land use policies and regulations for future development. Part of the planning process includes community engagement. 

    Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Halifax Regional Council has initiated a community (secondary) planning process for the area to approve any changes to land use policies and regulations for future development. Part of the planning process includes community engagement.