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Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts reopening for the season, 2024

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:00 AM

With warm weather ahead, all City of Burlington outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are currently being reopened for the season. The opening of all outdoor tennis and pickleball courts will be complete by Friday, March 29, 2024. 

The Palmer Park tennis courts remain closed as part of the tennis/pickleball court improvements project.  

For a list of locations with outdoor pickleball and tennis courts, visit the City’s Parks and Facilities webpage

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Five Ways Burlington Residents Can Deter Coyotes this Spring and Summer Season

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 01:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 27, 2024— The City of Burlington is reminding residents about steps they can take to manage coyote sightings during denning and pup season.

Coyotes typically give birth between April and May, with the average litter size around four to seven pups. Coyote sightings and encounters normally increase in the spring and summer while coyotes protect their den and pups begin exploring. If you see a coyote, keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you.

While naturally wary of humans, coyotes will seek food and shelter in residential neighbourhoods when they are being fed on purpose or by accident. The top five things residents can do to help deter coyotes include:

1. Never feed coyotes

Feeding coyotes, on purpose or by accident, teaches them to depend on human handouts and can cause them to become too familiar with humans. This familiarization can lead to aggressive behaviour around people and dogs.

2. Never leave pets unattended

Coyotes may see pets as a...

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Robert Bateman Community Centre Greenspace Engagement

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington has begun phase 1 of the outdoor engagement on the greenspace at Robert Bateman Community Centre. The outdoor engagement includes a redesign of Frontenac Park. An online survey is open now at getinvolvedburlington.ca/bateman until the end of April.

Residents can also join an in-person visioning session at Tansley Woods Community Centre (1996 Itabashi Way) on April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. or an online visioning session on April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for a session, visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/bateman.

The primary question participants will be asked is, “How would you like to use the greenspace?”

Participants will be able to provide feedback on the redevelopment of this outdoor greenspace including essential paved pathway connections throughout the site to the adjacent school and new Community Centre Entrance.

The information collected will be reviewed by staff to help determine what can and cannot be done in the space and create concepts. Factors that will also...

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Architects wanted for Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 03:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 26, 2024 — The City of Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel is looking for two professional architects to volunteer for its next two-year term starting in May 2024.

The mandate of the Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel is to provide independent, objective and professional urban design advice to the Community Planning Department on tall and mid-rise buildings, five storeys or greater, and public development projects, studies and policy initiatives to help achieve design excellence in the city.

Background 

The City of Burlington is at a unique time in its history. With very little greenfield left for development of suburban-type neighbourhoods, the city can no longer grow out. Instead, it must grow from within its existing urban area. 

Eligibility 

Candidates will be highly qualified professional architects and currently have full membership for a minimum of ten years with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) or the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada...

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

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024 01:01 PM

Burlington, Ont. — March 25, 2024 — City of Burlington administrative services will be closed for Good Friday, on Friday, March 29, and Easter Monday, on Monday, April 1. For a list of which City services and facilities are available on the Easter holiday weekend, please see the summary below or visit burlington.ca.

City Service

Holiday Closure Information

Animal Services

The Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. will be closed to appointments on Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1. To report an animal control related emergency on a holiday, please call 905-335-7777.

Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Friday, March 29. The Downtown Transit Terminal, at 430 John St., and Specialized Dispatch will be closed.

On Monday, April 1, buses will run on a regular weekday service schedule and the Downtown Transit Terminal and Specialized Dispatch will be open.

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