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Witness the Total Solar Eclipse with Mayor Meed Ward and Members of Council at Spencer Smith Park

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 01:35 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 20, 2024— Residents are invited to join Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Members of Council at Spencer Smith Park on the afternoon of Monday, April 8 to witness the total solar eclipse.

The total solar eclipse, where the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible throughout Burlington offering a unique opportunity to observe this natural wonder. The eclipse will begin at 2:04 p.m. and last until 4:31 p.m. The moon will fully cover the sun around 3:18 p.m. resulting in a brief period of darkness.

Enjoy the Eclipse Safely with Proper Eye Protection

It is not safe to look at the sun without eclipse glasses. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Looking at even a small sliver before or after the eclipse without eye protection can be harmful to your vision. Glasses with specialized filters adhering to the ISO 12312-2 international standard can be worn to prevent eye damage. Glasses should be inspected for wrinkles or scratches ahead of use and should not be used...

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Tyandaga Golf Course to stay as 18-hole course

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 09:00 AM

The City of Burlington’s picturesque Tyandaga Golf Course will remain as an 18-hole public course. At the City Council meeting on March 19, Council approved a staff recommendation which included keeping the course at 18-holes. Staff will begin the process of looking at opportunities to make capital and risk mitigation improvements.

City Council also approved the creation of a Tyandaga Golf Course Reserve Fund, funded by user-fees that would help pay for future customer enhancements of the golf course.

Public Engagement

Through public engagements, staff heard feedback from residents and golfers through multiple in-person and online public meetings, the Appleby Street Festival and Food for Feedback events. City Council and City staff also received many emails and calls and the City sought expertise from consultants and golf experts. An online survey was also open for residents and golfers.

Public engagement led to the active involvement of 168 residents in face-to-face interactions and 490...

Tourism Burlington to merge with Burlington Economic Development

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 04:54 PM

Tourism Burlington to merge with Burlington Economic Development by end of the year to support the growth of Burlington’s tourism economy

Burlington, Ont. - March 19, 2024 - This morning, Burlington City Council voted unanimously to pass a motion that will see Tourism Burlington merge into Burlington Economic Development by the end of the year.

In September 2023, both organizations signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which set out a framework to discuss opportunities to align on several key business areas including strategic planning, service delivery, and joint marketing and communications. As independently incorporated boards, the City of Burlington does not have the authority to dissolve either organization.  A merger must be led by and mutually agreed upon by the Boards of both organizations. The motion passed at Council serves to endorse the decision to merge as well as provide support on accelerating the work to create a joint strategy that supports the growth of Burlington’s tourism...

Road Closure -QEW to Eastport Drive Off-Ramp, Burlington, March 18

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024 10:23 AM

The Off-Ramp from QEW to Eastport Drive, Burlington, will be closed:

Monday, March 18, 2024
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

to remove concrete barriers in the ramp for the re-opening of the bridge for single-lane alternating traffic on Thursday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m.

DETOURS:
To access Canada Centre of Inland Water and/or Lakeshore Road:
Southbound and Northbound Traffic:
Exit at North Shore Boulevard East and travel eastbound. Turn right on Lakeshore Road and travel southbound until you reach your destination.

For more information or updates, please contact Real Property Services or EDCJV at 289-259-5113.

Rendering of the Ephemeral Reverie sculpture, a depiction of melting icebergs.

Artist selected to create public art for Skyway Community Centre

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 02:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 12, 2024— The City of Burlington has selected Xiaojing Yan’s proposal entitled ‘Ephemeral Reverie’ for the Skyway Community Centre Public Art Project. A citizen jury shortlisted three artists to create preliminary design proposals for this project. These designs were displayed for public feedback. Over 500 residents submitted comments which were used to help inform the jury’s final selection. The artwork will be installed in Fall 2024.

Artist Statement, Xiaojing Yan

“In the heart of Skyway Community Centre, 'Ephemeral Reverie' is an art installation that not only whispers of environmental urgency but also binds the community's heartbeat. Crafted from different hues of coloured concrete, it paints a melancholic picture of melting icebergs, echoing the climate's distress call.

Each shade woven into the concrete mirrors diverse facets of nature, aligning seamlessly with the community centre's redesigned values of sustainability. This multicolored beacon not only...