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Temporary Lane Closures: New Street, west of Cumberland Avenue - May 2019

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2019 11:45 AM

Beginning in May, a section of New Street, west of Cumberland Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions for a period of two to three weeks, to allow for road work related to a new development at 3225-3237 New St.

Traffic delays on New Street are expected during peak traffic hours.

Road Closure: Locust Street, between Elgin Avenue and Lakeshore Road - May 3, 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 12:15 PM

On Friday, May 3, 2019, Locust Street will be closed between Elgin Avenue and Lakeshore Road for crane activity. The closure will be in place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Traffic will be detoured on Burlington Avenue and Elgin Street.


City of Burlington launches Citizen Action Labs and online survey to study Citizen Advisory Committees

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 07:45 AM

The City of Burlington is reviewing Council-appointed Citizen Advisory Committees to determine the best way to use the knowledge and diversity that citizen advisory committees can bring to the city.

Throughout May, staff will be seeking input online and in-person from current citizen committee members and members of the public as well as researching how other municipalities use citizen groups for feedback and advice.

Citizen Action Labs

Citizen Action Labs are where people work together in small, welcoming groups to engage, discuss, share and explore new ideas.

Three Citizen Action Labs are planned. Current and past citizen advisory committee members and members of the public are encouraged to attend. Registration is required as there is a maximum capacity of 80 people at each session.

The registration link can be found at

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mainway Auditorium, 4015 Mainway

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
2 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Black smoke, an open house and zombies ‘invade’ Burlington for Emergency Preparedness Week events

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 04:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—May 1, 2019 — Emergency Preparedness Week (EPW) is a Canada-wide initiative during the first full week of May each year. The provincial theme this year is "Be Emergency Ready". EPW promotes emergency preparedness and encourages Canadians to take action. Burlington Fire is hosting events and activities about disasters Burlington residents may encounter and encourage everyone to take steps to be prepared.

National TransCAER Event - First Responder Training Day

One of the potential hazards in Burlington includes rail and motor vehicle emergencies. The Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TransCAER) is coming to Burlington for a Flammable Liquids Fire Suppression Training training event exclusively for Halton Region Emergency Responders. Burlington Fire Department will host a the TransCAER First Responder Awareness Workshop on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Fire Headquarters.

This Flammable Liquids Fire Suppression Training at approximately 2 p.m. will produce black...

Art and the City – Burlington’s Downtown Public Art Walking Tour

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 05:15 AM

The City of Burlington is excited to launch Art and the City, a self-guided downtown public art walking tour. Join Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and arts and cultural staff for the official launch on Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. The tour will start at City Hall (426 Brant St.), rain or shine. The event is a part of the City’s launch of ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge and Burlington Walks the Talk program.

Art and the City is available online and accessible from any mobile device. The free web app offers a new way to explore Burlington’s downtown and learn about public art in the process. The tour provides artwork information, photographs and a suggested walking route. The web-based map works across all platforms and allows residents to tour highlights from the public art collection using any internet-enabled smartphone or tablet.

Explore Burlington’s public art collection on this self-guided tour any time and at your own pace. Tour highlights include Portal (across from City Hall), Lady...