In early April, Happy City St. John’s and the City of St. John’s announced a partnership to prepare a proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge. The Smart Cities Challenge, organized by Infrastructure Canada, is a national competition encouraging municipalities and indigenous communities across Canada to develop innovative approaches to solving local problems through a smart cities approach. The City of St. John’s is applying for the prize of $10 million.
On November 8th, 2017, Happy City held a neighbourhood forum at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Kenmount Terrace.
Following the 2017 municipal election, Happy City St.John’s was approached by Ward 4 City Councilor Ian Froude, who requested that Happy City facilitate a neighbourhood discussion in Kenmount Terrace. This discussion was initiated by members of the Kenmount Terrace community who asked Councilor Froude to host a town hall discussion in which neighbourhood issues could be presented.