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Applications to run an outdoor neighbourhood ice rink now available

Posted on Monday, October 03, 2022 10:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Monday, Oct. 3. 2022— The City of Burlington is encouraging neighbours to come together to maintain outdoor community ice rinks this winter at select locations throughout the city. Applications for the Neighbourhood Rink program are available now at burlington.ca/neighbourhoodrink and are due by Oct. 31, 2022.

Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink at pre-approved locations will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink. Volunteers who are approved to move forward with their rink will need to agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Neighbourhood Rinks program, agree to complete training and agree to keep maintenance records of the rink and provide their own water source.

City staff will install rink boards, hoses and tarps in each location and provide a training manual with tips on ice maintenance. As the colder weather arrives, each neighbourhood group will flood the rinks to get them ready for a first skate and then maintain...

Notice of Election

Posted on Monday, October 03, 2022 10:14 AM

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.40)

Municipal Elections in the City of Burlington for the offices of:

Mayor
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 1
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 2
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 3
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 4
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 5
City and Regional Councillor - Ward 6

Regional Chair
Halton District School Board Trustee - Wards 1 and 2
Halton District School Board Trustee - Wards 3 and 6
Halton District School Board Trustee - Ward 4
Halton District School Board Trustee - Ward 5
Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee - Wards 1 and 2
Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee - Wards 3 and 6
Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee - Wards 4 and 5
Conseil scolaire Viamonde
Conseil scolaire catholique

will be held on the 24th day of October, 2022.

Advance Polls

Advance polls are open on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You may vote at any one of the following accessible locations...

City of Burlington installing orange crosswalk and Sweetgrass Park sign

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 03:00 PM

The City of Burlington is taking action to continue to recognize Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous people and Canada’s true history. The most recent actions taken include installing the new park sign for Sweetgrass Park and orange crosswalk at Lakeshore Road and Nelson Avenue.

About Sweetgrass Park

Burlington City Council approved the name of Sweetgrass Park to rename Ryerson Park (565 Woodview Rd.) at the Jan. 18, 2022 Council meeting. Sweetgrass is one of the sacred medicines to many First Nations. It is used as a purification medicine in ceremony to purify and to heal.

Residents were asked to submit names for consideration that reflected the City’s naming policies for City assets that reflect equity, diversity and inclusion consistent with today’s standards. More than 500 names were submitted.

A committee made up of City staff, Indigenous leaders and community stakeholders then selected three options from the submitted names and a fourth naming option was added from Indigenous Elder...

Demolition of Skyway Arena and construction of the new Skyway Community Centre to begin

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington’s contractors are set to begin the demolition of Skyway Arena in early October. Once the demolition is complete, construction will begin on a new Skyway Community Centre, which will have many new and upgraded features for community use, as well as key items to reduce the carbon footprint to align with both the Climate Emergency Declaration and the Corporate Energy and Emissions Management Plan. Skyway Park will also be undergoing a renovation.

The new building is expected to open in the second quarter of 2024. During this time, to ensure public safety, the park and building will be closed for public use.

Skyway Community Centre features

  • New +/-47,000 sq. ft building
  • NHL-sized ice pad (85’x200’)
  • Spectator seating with accessibility options
  • Lobby with furnishings, self service area, customer service area and offices
  • Warm and cold viewing areas with accessibility options
  • Universal washroom
  • Six change rooms with showers and washrooms (one designated accessible)
  • Referee...

Sport Field Closures for Sept. 27, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 03:20 PM

Due to wet, unsafe conditions, the following sport fields are closed for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022:

  • Ireland Park D1, D2, D3 and D4
  • Millcroft Park D1 and D2
  • Nelson Park D1 – Casey Cosgrove

All other fields remain open.