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.

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

    about 1 year 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.

    In building towards the new plan a What we Heard document was released on January 18, 2018.

    Check out the Building a New Affordable Housing Strategy page for updates and more information.


    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.

    In building towards the new plan a What we Heard document was released on January 18, 2018.

    Check out the Building a New Affordable Housing Strategy page for updates and more information.


  • Automated Garbage Collection

    about 1 year ago
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    City Council has voted to approve supply of the medium-sized bin (240 liters) for automated garbage collection.  

    The bin can hold the equivalent of four regular sized bags of garbage and supports on-going waste diversion efforts. Bins will be supplied to participating households at no additional charge. Replacement bins will be charged at full-cost recovery. 

    We are looking for your feedback of the public engagement process. Take our survey to let us know your thoughts on the engagement for this project. The survey will remain open until January 26th.

    Check out the Automated Garbage Collection page for updates including...

    City Council has voted to approve supply of the medium-sized bin (240 liters) for automated garbage collection.  

    The bin can hold the equivalent of four regular sized bags of garbage and supports on-going waste diversion efforts. Bins will be supplied to participating households at no additional charge. Replacement bins will be charged at full-cost recovery. 

    We are looking for your feedback of the public engagement process. Take our survey to let us know your thoughts on the engagement for this project. The survey will remain open until January 26th.

    Check out the Automated Garbage Collection page for updates including a What we Heard document from the public engagement.

  • Capital Construction Projects 2017 - 2018

    about 1 year 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 on the 2017- 2018 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 on the 2017- 2018 Projects is available here.




  • Traffic Pilot Projects

    11 months ago
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    This page provides information on several traffic solution pilot projects around town. The purpose of these projects was to test enhancements to pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking availability.

    Infrastructure to support changes for the traffic pilot projects have been removed to accommodate snow clearing operations for the winter. Former conditions have now been reinstated. 

    The public survey on the pilots is now closed. The feedback will be summarized for Council when they consider the future of these projects.

    Check out the Traffic Pilot Projects page here which links to the individual projects.




    This page provides information on several traffic solution pilot projects around town. The purpose of these projects was to test enhancements to pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking availability.

    Infrastructure to support changes for the traffic pilot projects have been removed to accommodate snow clearing operations for the winter. Former conditions have now been reinstated. 

    The public survey on the pilots is now closed. The feedback will be summarized for Council when they consider the future of these projects.

    Check out the Traffic Pilot Projects page here which links to the individual projects.




  • Water Street Infrastructure Project - 2018

    8 months ago
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    Since 2015, the City of St. John’s has been planning for a capital project on Water St. between Waldegrave and Prescott St. to replace/rehabilitate 100 year-old underground water and sewer infrastructure and undertake sewer separation.

    This project will begin in 2018.

    Full details related to the project can be found here.


    Since 2015, the City of St. John’s has been planning for a capital project on Water St. between Waldegrave and Prescott St. to replace/rehabilitate 100 year-old underground water and sewer infrastructure and undertake sewer separation.

    This project will begin in 2018.

    Full details related to the project can be found here.


  • Public Engagement Evaluation

    12 months ago
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    In 2017, the City of St. John’s evaluated how we engage with citizens to gather input and feedback to inform our programs, services, and decisions.

    A full evaluation report along with recommendations was tabled at the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 15th and can be found in the Document Library on the Public Engagement Evaluation page.

    A What we Heard document has also available on the page.


    In 2017, the City of St. John’s evaluated how we engage with citizens to gather input and feedback to inform our programs, services, and decisions.

    A full evaluation report along with recommendations was tabled at the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 15th and can be found in the Document Library on the Public Engagement Evaluation page.

    A What we Heard document has also available on the page.


  • St. John's Community Market

    about 1 year ago
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    The City of St. John’s has begun construction of the new Community Market in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Government of NL and the St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative. Located at the former Metrobus depot on 245 Freshwater Rd, this project was identified in the City's Economic Roadmap 2021 and has been in development for several years.

    Construction is ongoing for this project.

    Check out the project page for updates.


    The City of St. John’s has begun construction of the new Community Market in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Government of NL and the St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative. Located at the former Metrobus depot on 245 Freshwater Rd, this project was identified in the City's Economic Roadmap 2021 and has been in development for several years.

    Construction is ongoing for this project.

    Check out the project page for updates.


  • Draft Development Regulations to support Envision Municipal Plan

    11 months 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.

    Check out this page for the Draft Development Regulations Information sheets which City staff presented during the open houses. The open houses...

    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.

    Check out this page for the Draft Development Regulations Information sheets which City staff presented during the open houses. The open houses provided information on what the development regulations cover, what is proposed, and how it may affect you.

    The completed regulations will be brought to Council for consideration at a future date.


  • Kenmount Terrace Community Park

    over 1 year ago
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    The City of St. John's Parks & Open Spaces Master Plan calls for a community park within the Kenmount Terrace development area. Information is available here on the park and community centre

    Construction of the park is underway.

    Check out Kenmount Terrace Community Park page for project details.

    The City of St. John's Parks & Open Spaces Master Plan calls for a community park within the Kenmount Terrace development area. Information is available here on the park and community centre

    Construction of the park is underway.

    Check out Kenmount Terrace Community Park page for project details.

  • Torbay Road Area Transportation Study

    over 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.

    Findings of the study will be incorporated into the City’s planning for development and capital works in the area. 

    The study...

    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.

    Findings of the study will be incorporated into the City’s planning for development and capital works in the area. 

    The study can be found here.

    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.