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OLT releases decision on 5111 New St. development

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 03:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Dec. 6, 2022—Last week, the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) released its decision in the appeal for the development at 5111 New St.

In 2020, the Tribunal approved a settlement between the City and Appellant to permit infill development of three multi-unit residential buildings of nine, 12 and 12 stories at the Appleby Village Plaza at Appleby Line and New Street. The Tribunal had withheld its order confirming the approval of the settlement while the City and the Appellant provided the Official Plan Amendments (OPA) and Zoning Bylaw Amendment (ZBA) in their final forms.

During this time, the Appellant refined its development concept to include retirement home use. In September 2022, Burlington City Council approved an amendment to the Offer to Settle to include ‘retirement home’ as a permitted use. The parties provided the OPA and ZBA in their final form and the Tribunal issued its decision confirming the Tribunal’s order.

City Planning staff’s review of the development and...

New online guide available to help navigate tree protection and tree permits in Burlington

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 09:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022— The City of Burlington has created a “Guide to Tree Protection” to help property owners and applicants navigate tree protection and the City’s tree by-laws, with a focus on the Private Tree By-law. The free guide is available online at

Information in the Guide includes:

  • What rules are in place to protect trees?
  • Which trees are protected under the City’s tree by-laws?
  • When do I need or not need a tree permit?
  • How do I work around trees without hurting them?
  • What do I need to get a Private Tree Permit?

The Guide also features helpful illustrations that highlight key points to working around trees and aspects of the permit application. These illustrations will help applicants understand what is needed when applying for a tree permit.   

What is the Private Tree By-law?

The Private Tree By-law protects trees on private property within the City’s Urban Planning Area Boundary. If you live within the Urban Planning...

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Post-election survey: Share your feedback about the 2022 Burlington municipal election

Posted on Monday, December 05, 2022 01:16 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Dec. 5, 2022— The City of Burlington is looking for feedback from the community about the 2022 municipal election process. The online survey is available at and is open until Dec. 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Of the 142,218 eligible voters in Burlington, 39,217, or 27.6 per cent, voted in the 2022 election, including:

  • Advance voting locations (Oct. 15 and 18): 4,018 votes
  • Online voting (Oct. 11 to 20): 14,980 votes
  • Election Day, 24 voting locations (Oct. 24): 20,219 votes

The four-year term of office for the elected representatives is Nov. 15, 2022 to Nov. 14, 2026.

Burlington is a city where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

Quick Facts
  • Voting for the Burlington 2022 municipal election took place between Oct. 11 and 24, 2022.
  • A copy of the certified, official election results is available at, along with...

Aldershot Arena Closure - Dec.3

Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2022 09:02 AM

Current Status:

Both Aldershot Arena and Mainway Ice Centre are operational on Sunday, Dec. 4, following yesterday’s closure.


Aldershot Arena will remain closed for the day as staff work to prepare for return to service for Sunday, Dec 4.

Original notice:

Due to hydro outages in the area, Aldershot Arena and Mainway Ice Centre Rink 1 and Rink 2 are currently closed today Saturday, Dec. 3. We apologize for the inconvenience. Update will be provided when a reopening time is confirmed.

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Road closure - Pear Street, Dec. 5, 2022

Posted on Friday, December 02, 2022 04:28 PM

Pearl Street will be closed from Lakeshore Road to Pine Street on

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

for work on underground utilities.

Local traffic and access to nearby properties will be maintained.

Pearl Street – Lakeshore Road to Pine Street 

Monday, December 5, 2022 – 8:00am to 5:00pm