Welcome to Engage! St. John's

The City of St. John’s recognizes that engagement between the City and its citizens is an essential component of an effective municipal government.

The City views public engagement as a process – one that facilitates dialogue with the right people, using the right tools, at the right time on subject areas of mutual interest.

This online platform will provide a vehicle for the City to connect with you, our residents and for you to share your ideas on projects, initiatives and plans in ways that work for you.

Projects with public engagement processes attached to them will be posted here. Once you sign up, you'll be able to engage in the discussions at your convenience.

The City of St. John’s recognizes that engagement between the City and its citizens is an essential component of an effective municipal government.

The City views public engagement as a process – one that facilitates dialogue with the right people, using the right tools, at the right time on subject areas of mutual interest.

This online platform will provide a vehicle for the City to connect with you, our residents and for you to share your ideas on projects, initiatives and plans in ways that work for you.

Projects with public engagement processes attached to them will be posted here. Once you sign up, you'll be able to engage in the discussions at your convenience.

  • Draft Development Regulations to support Envision Municipal Plan

    8 days ago
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    The draft Municipal Plan was presented publicly in 2014 after extensive public consultation and input. Since then, city staff have been reviewing our development regulations. While the work is not complete, we want to show you what has been accomplished - looking at land-use zones, lot sizes, off-street parking, buffers between different land uses, public open space, floodplains, building heights, protection of public views, built heritage, agricultural lands, development in higher areas that have heavy snowfall, and more.

    City staff are hosting two open houses on August 29th to show you what the development regulations cover, what is proposed, and... Continue reading

    The draft Municipal Plan was presented publicly in 2014 after extensive public consultation and input. Since then, city staff have been reviewing our development regulations. While the work is not complete, we want to show you what has been accomplished - looking at land-use zones, lot sizes, off-street parking, buffers between different land uses, public open space, floodplains, building heights, protection of public views, built heritage, agricultural lands, development in higher areas that have heavy snowfall, and more.

    City staff are hosting two open houses on August 29th to show you what the development regulations cover, what is proposed, and how it may affect you. At a future date, the completed regulations will be brought to Council for consideration.


  • Public engagement evaluation

    29 days ago
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    The City of St. John’s is currently evaluating how we engage with citizens to gather input and feedback to inform our programs, services, and decisions.

    A short, 10 minute survey(External link), now online, provides you with the opportunity to share your opinions and experiences on the City’s public engagement activities. Your feedback will be used to identify what is working well and what improvements could be made to our engagement policy and framework.


    The City of St. John’s is currently evaluating how we engage with citizens to gather input and feedback to inform our programs, services, and decisions.

    A short, 10 minute survey(External link), now online, provides you with the opportunity to share your opinions and experiences on the City’s public engagement activities. Your feedback will be used to identify what is working well and what improvements could be made to our engagement policy and framework.


  • Capital Construction Projects 2017

    2 months ago
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    In 2015 St. John’s City Council approved its first Ten Year Plan which forecasts the City’s capital needs from 2015 to 2024. The consolidation of capital requirements for this period across all City departments totals $1.25 billion. Information for 2017 Projects is available here.




    In 2015 St. John’s City Council approved its first Ten Year Plan which forecasts the City’s capital needs from 2015 to 2024. The consolidation of capital requirements for this period across all City departments totals $1.25 billion. Information for 2017 Projects is available here.




  • St. John's Community Market

    4 months ago
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    The construction tender has been awarded to Redwood Construction and work is on-going. Continue reading

    The construction tender has been awarded to Redwood Construction and work is on-going. Continue reading

  • Kenmount Terrace Community Park

    7 months ago
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    The construction tender has been awarded to Bird Construction. Check out Kenmount Terrace Community Park for project details.

    The construction tender has been awarded to Bird Construction. Check out Kenmount Terrace Community Park for project details.

  • Automated Garbage Collection

    4 months ago
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    In 2018 the City will proceed with the implementation of automated garbage collection. Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms.


    A public engagement process, both in person and online will:

    • Ask residents their preference for garbage bin size

    • Capture concerns residents may have about implementation of automated garbage collection

    • Educate the public about waste diversion and seek input on way to reduce waste.

    Check out all the details on the Automated Garbage Collection page.

    In 2018 the City will proceed with the implementation of automated garbage collection. Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms.


    A public engagement process, both in person and online will:

    • Ask residents their preference for garbage bin size

    • Capture concerns residents may have about implementation of automated garbage collection

    • Educate the public about waste diversion and seek input on way to reduce waste.

    Check out all the details on the Automated Garbage Collection page.

  • Building a New Affordable Housing Strategy for St. John's

    3 months ago
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    The City’s first Affordable Housing Business Plan (AHBP), Creating Opportunities, Housing Our Community was approved by Council in 2014 and runs until September 2017. The Plan is based on the City’s core belief that housing is a human right and that everyone needs and deserves a home that is affordable to them. 

    To continue this commitment to affordable housing - a new 10-year Affordable Housing Plan is now being developed for the City of St. John’s.


    The City’s first Affordable Housing Business Plan (AHBP), Creating Opportunities, Housing Our Community was approved by Council in 2014 and runs until September 2017. The Plan is based on the City’s core belief that housing is a human right and that everyone needs and deserves a home that is affordable to them. 

    To continue this commitment to affordable housing - a new 10-year Affordable Housing Plan is now being developed for the City of St. John’s.


  • Torbay Road Area Transportation Study

    almost 2 years ago
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    The Torbay Road North Commercial Area is a busy retail and business hub. Torbay Road itself acts as a gateway into St. John's and many people live in the adjacent residential communities.

    As development has proceeded there have been increasing traffic demands on the roads in this area. The City has launched this project to study transportation issues.

    Council voted to accept the Torbay Road North Commercial Area Follow-up Transportation Impact Study during the April 10, 2017 regular meeting. The study can be found here. Findings of the study will be incorporated into the City’s planning for development and... Continue reading

    The Torbay Road North Commercial Area is a busy retail and business hub. Torbay Road itself acts as a gateway into St. John's and many people live in the adjacent residential communities.

    As development has proceeded there have been increasing traffic demands on the roads in this area. The City has launched this project to study transportation issues.

    Council voted to accept the Torbay Road North Commercial Area Follow-up Transportation Impact Study during the April 10, 2017 regular meeting. The study can be found here. Findings of the study will be incorporated into the City’s planning for development and capital works in the area. 

    The Torbay Road Transportation Study and public consultation took place in 2015 and is a follow up to the Torbay Road North Commercial Area Traffic Impact Study that the City conducted in January 2007.  

    Check out the Torbay Road Area Transportation Study page for updates.

  • Bike St. John's Survey

    9 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone who participated in the cycling in our City survey, we had a great response.

    The Bike Task Force's final report was presented to Council February, 2017. To read the report and to review the survey results check out the agenda from the Feb 20, 2017 Council meeting.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the cycling in our City survey, we had a great response.

    The Bike Task Force's final report was presented to Council February, 2017. To read the report and to review the survey results check out the agenda from the Feb 20, 2017 Council meeting.
  • Landlord Survey

    11 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Landlord Survey. The survey closed on October 17, 2016. Check out our What we heard on the Landlord Survey page.


    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Landlord Survey. The survey closed on October 17, 2016. Check out our What we heard on the Landlord Survey page.