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City of Burlington’s Orchard Community Hub awarded for Park or Facility Design

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2023 01:30 PM

The City of Burlington’s Orchard Community Hub has been awarded for Best Park or Facility Design by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO).

This award is presented for completed projects that demonstrate excellence in design of recreation and/or park facilities intended for public use. The park or facility must showcase uniqueness, innovation, and creativity for recreation use. Award applicants must demonstrate that they engaged in public consultation to determine the scope of the project and how the project was able to meet their community’s needs. Eligible projects include new builds and retrofits. 

About the Orchard Community Hub

The Orchard Community Hub, located at 2400 Sutton Dr., in St Christopher’s Catholic Elementary School is a collaboration between the City of Burlington and the Orchard community in Burlington. It is a space for community groups to provide free activities, programs or events to Burlington residents. The activities or events can be on-going or a one-time opportunity...

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Happy Easter: What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2023 10:05 AM

Burlington, Ont. — April 3, 2023 — City of Burlington administrative services will be closed for Good Friday, on Friday, April 7, and Easter Monday, on Monday, April 10. For a list of which City services and facilities are available on the Easter holiday weekend, please see the summary below or visit

City Service

Holiday Closure Information

Animal Services

The Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. will be closed to appointments on Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10.

To report an animal control related emergency on a holiday, please call 1-888-264-3135.

Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Friday, April 7. For real-time bus information and schedules visit

The Downtown Transit Terminal, at 430 John St., and Specialized Dispatch will be closed on Friday, April 7 and open on Monday, April 10.

City Hall

The Development Services counter, temporarily located on the second floor at City Hall (426 Brant St.), will be closed...

Road Closure - Rosslyn Drive, April 4, 2023

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023 02:07 PM

Rosslyn Drive will be closed at 395 Rosslyn Dr. on 

Tuesday, April 4, 20238 a.m. to 5 p.m.

for hydro pole replacement. Local traffic and access to homes on the street will be maintained.

Tree Giveaway and Earth Day events in Burlington

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023 10:30 AM

The City of Burlington and BurlingtonGreen are hosting Earth Day activities at various locations throughout the city.

Earth Day Tree Planting Event

In partnership with BurlingtonGreen, a tree planting event will take place at Millcroft Park, April 22 starting at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Advance registration at is required. Space is limited.

Celebrate Earth Day with BurlingtonGreen

Residents can visit the BurlingtonGreen Eco-Hub at Burlington Beach Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where a variety of fun and family-friendly eco-activities will be taking place: pollinator seed ball making, cycling resources and giveaways, a guided tree walk, shoreline clean up, a repair cafe, e-bike raffle opportunity, and more.

More information about Earth Day, Tree Planting and the Community Clean Up Green Up can be found at

Tree Giveaway

The City of Burlington is giving away 500 trees to residents. To receive a free, four-to-five-foot tree, you must register in...

Notice of Intention to Designate - 488 Locust St.

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 10:00 AM

IN THE MATTER OF THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT AND IN THE MATTER OF the lands in the City of Burlington known municipally as 488 Locust St. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Burlington intends to designate the above-noted property under section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. 

Description of Property 

488 Locust St is located northwest of the intersection of Ontario Street and Locust Street in downtown Burlington. It is occupied by a one-and-a-half storey gothic revival cottage constructed in 1885. 

Legal Description: PLAN 74 PT LOT 50; City of Burlington, Regional Municipality of Halton.

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest Contact for full document:

The house at 488 Locust St. is a representative example of the gothic revival style and features an L-shaped plan, a cross gable roof and arched window openings set within peaked gables. The house supports the character of Locust Street, which features 11 other homes constructed in the 1800s. 

More information of the...