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Public input needed on Civic Square refresh concepts

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 02:30 PM

The City of Burlington has worked with consultants and used feedback from residents, businesses, community partners and Indigenous and First Nations groups to create three concepts of Civic Square, City Hall front entrance, façade and streetscapes. Residents, community partners and businesses are asked to view the concepts and answer a short survey either online at or in-person. The online survey will be open until June 9.

An in-person drop-in session is scheduled at City Hall (426 Brant St.) on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Staff will be in the City Hall lobby with concepts on display to take feedback and answer questions. Parking downtown after 6 p.m. is free on weekdays.

Residents can not only pick the concept they prefer, but also select aspects of the other concepts to combine into a design that uses the best features of all three concepts.

Providing your feedback will allow staff to create the best design that will help us turn the area...

Statutory Public Meeting & Recommendation Report - Official Plan Amendment and CPPS - MTSAs

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024 08:30 AM

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting & Recommendation Report 
Official Plan Amendment and Community Planning Permit Bylaw/System - Burlington’s Major Transit Station Areas 

Statutory Public Meeting Date: June 11, 2024 
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Online at or in-person at Burlington City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 426 Brant St., Burlington, Ont.  

The Statutory Public Meeting will be held using a hybrid model, allowing members of Council, City staff and the public to participate remotely or in-person at Burlington City Hall. If you would like to delegate at the meeting, fill out the delegation registration form, email the Office of the City Clerk at or call 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 by noon, Monday, June 10, 2024.  

More information 

For more information and to view the recommended Official Plan Amendment and Community Planning Permit Bylaw, visit The Official Plan Amendment and Bylaw will be...

National AccessAbility Week flag flying in the wind

National AccessAbility Week kicks off May 26

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 11:30 AM

May 26 to June 1 is National AccessAbility Week (NAAW). The Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting residents of all abilities to recognize and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities, as well as to promote accessibility and inclusion in all aspects of life. This year’s theme is “Forward Together: Accessibility and Inclusion for All”.

Flag raising at City Hall

A NAAW flag designed by the Rick Hansen Foundation will be raised at City Hall on May 24 at 9 a.m. with elected officials. NAAW was originally inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour in 1988.

Residents, organizations and community stakeholders are welcome to attend this event.

ReadAbility, in partnership with Burlington Public Library

Join a special guest storyteller on June 1 as they read stories and share their own personal experiences living with a disability. Learn more by visiting

  • 1 to 1:45 p.m., Burlington Public Library – Brant Hills Branch
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m., Burlington Public...

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Burlington’s outdoor pools and splash pads opening soon

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 09:30 AM

In time for the Victoria Day long weekend, the City’s nine splashpads will be open by Saturday, May 18. The splash pads will stay open until the fall.

The Nelson Outdoor Splash Park will offer designated free times during the pre-season schedule. The pool will be unavailable during these sessions.

Splash pads are located throughout the city and are free to use. To find a splash pad near you, visit

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor Pools will be opening earlier this summer.

  • Nelson Pool and Splash Park (4235 New St.) will open May 25.
  • Mountainside Pool and Splash Park (2205 Mount Forest Dr.) will open June 8.
  • LaSalle Wading Pool (50 North Shore Blvd.) will open June 15.

The City of Burlington will offer a modified drop-in swim schedule at outdoor facilities between May 25 and June 29, with summer schedules beginning June 29.

Stay informed by checking out our schedule online, which will be fully available for viewing starting May 22 at

Burlington is a city...

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Summer Patios and Sidewalk Detours

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 03:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.—May 16, 2024— Earlier this year, Burlington City Council approved the City-wide seasonal patio program for the 2024 patio season to continue to support local businesses. Some patios have already been installed. The installation of several downtown sidewalk detours began yesterday and will run until Oct. 31, 2024.

Sidewalk Detours

Some patios are being installed on City sidewalks. These sections of the sidewalk will be detoured onto the road with traffic barriers. These barriers will help with pedestrian safety.

The sidewalk detours for patios are being installed in downtown Burlington on:

  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and John Street
  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Locust Street and Brant Street
  • The west side of Brant Street, north of Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Pine Street between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street
  • The east side of John Street between Pine Street and Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Elgin Street between Locust Street and...