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Snow Event declared for Jan. 25 – On-street parking cancelled

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 04:39 PM

The City of Burlington has declared a Snow Event beginning today, Jan. 25, effective immediately. To allow snow removal equipment room to clear roads safely and quickly, all on-street parking has been suspended.

During a Snow Event when accumulation is more than 7.5 cm, road clearing updates can be found by visiting Snow Control Update subscribers will receive emails at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. about the status of snow removal. To receive Snow Control Updates by email, visit to subscribe.

City recreational facilities, Sims Square, City Hall, Halton Court Services and Downtown Transit Terminal are closed as of 2 p.m. Residents can still contact City Hall by calling 905-335-7777 or by emailing

When City facilities are closed due to weather, residents can stay informed by subscribing to Facility Closure updates at, or by checking our website at The recorded message at 905-335-7738...

City selects Emilie Cote as new Director of Recreation, Community & Culture

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Jan. 25, 2023—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Emilie Cote as the new Director of Recreation, Community & Culture.

Emilie brings a passion for community service delivery and a strategic vision  with more than 15 years of progressive municipal experience in operating departments within the City including Manager of Business Services, Manager of Fleet within Roads, Parks and Forestry and her most recent role as Manager of Recreation Services. 

Emilie has also been a key member of the City’s Covid-19 response team and numerous corporate initiatives including the Hybrid Workforce team and E-Government program. 

Prior to joining the City of Burlington, Emilie was employed by the YWCA of Hamilton as Supervisor of Health and Wellness and as Head Coach for the Milton Heights Alpine racing Club.

Emilie will start in her new role on January 30.

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City Facilities Closing at 2 p.m. Jan. 25

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:15 AM

Update, 1:15 p.m.: Due to the weather, in-person public service counters at Halton Court Services (HCS) will be closed at 2 p.m as well. You can contact HCS by email at: or by phone at 905-637-1274 for remote services.

Any scheduled court appearances for today Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 will continue until the end of proceedings, you are able to attend in person or via zoom. Zoom links can be found at


The City of Burlington’s recreational facilities, Sims Square, Downtown Transit Terminal and City Hall are closing as of 2 p.m. today. All programs and rentals have been cancelled.

The City of Burlington makes every effort to keep our facilities open during regular business hours; however, when unsafe weather conditions occur, the City must close facilities.

Three ways to learn more about closure information:

Introducing PRESTO contactless

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2023 02:00 PM

No cash? No problem. You now have more ways to pay when you use transit in Burlington and across the GHTA!

PRESTO contactless is an easy way to pay and get on the bus. You can use your credit card to pay your Burlington Transit fare, including cards on your phone or watch. Simply tap your card, phone or watch on a PRESTO machine when you get on the Burlington Transit bus. You can also use PRESTO contactless on Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit (DRT), GO Transit, Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), MiWay, Oakville Transit and York Region Transit (YRT).

When you use PRESTO contactless, the fare you pay is the same as our cash fare.

Most major credit cards, such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, are accepted. When tapping a phone or watch, please select the payment card you’d like to pay with in your mobile wallet. For some phones and watches, you may need to unlock your device before tapping.

For more information, please visit our PRESTO contactless page.

Kids can tap into free on Burlington Transit

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 02:15 PM

Starting March 1, 2023, kids 12 and under will still ride free simply by tapping their PRESTO card or taking Burlington Transit with their parent or guardian.

This change will allow older children who travel on their own to be able to keep using Burlington Transit for free. After March 1, Burlington Transit bus drivers will ask all passengers to tap their PRESTO card as they board.

This February, Burlington Transit is giving away 1,000 kids’ PRESTO cards! 

Pick up a free kids’ Presto card at the Downtown Transit Terminal, 430 John St., and at various locations in the community. Follow Burlington Transit on Twitter for PRESTO card giveaway location details. Please bring proof of age, such as a birth certificate, to get a free kids’ PRESTO card. 

Have a PRESTO card and turning 13 soon?

Please change your PRESTO card from a kids’ card to a youth card so you are not charged the adult fare.

Travelling to Hamilton or Oakville?

A PRESTO card is required for all kids 12 and under when...