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City of Burlington will observe National Day of Mourning in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 03:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 15, 2022— The City of Burlington will observe the National Day of Mourning as a one-time holiday on Monday, Sept. 19, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. This day coincides with the Queen’s funeral.

Impacts to City Services

  • City Hall and other non-essential city services, including Service Burlington, will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.
  • Halton Court Services will be open and operating with skeleton staff, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including the court administration counters. All regular court appearances scheduled will be proceeding as planned. Telephone and email services will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 905-637-1274 and burlingtoncourt@burlington.ca
  • Road and parks maintenance for garbage pickup, washroom cleaning, road patrol and cemetery services will continue.
  • Recreation facilities are open for scheduled programs and rentals on Sept. 19.
  • Regular Burlington Transit service will be provided.
  • Engineering Services will continue to...

Burlington Council approves coyote management recommendations

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:56 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 15, 2022— The City of Burlington Council has approved staff report CM-26-22 City of Burlington Coyote Response Strategy update and response to recent serious attacks on city residents. This report outlines coyote management recommendations and strategic actions that must be taken to allow the City to be proactive when it comes to managing coyotes and wildlife to protect its residents.

Council approved the directions in the report and amended the report to include several additional comprehensive directions. Council voted unanimously to:

  • Receive city manager’s office report CM-26-22 - City of Burlington Coyote Response Strategy update and, with regard to the City’s immediate response to the recent serious coyote attacks on Burlington residents, endorse the actions taken by staff under established authority as outlined in the report at an estimated 2022 one-time cost of $22,850; and
  • Approve the single source of a Certified Wildlife Professional (CWP) and authorize...

Burlington Culture Days – Join the RE:emergence Sept. 23 to Oct. 16

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 09:48 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 14, 2022—The City of Burlington is inviting residents to join local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to attend free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during the 13th annual Culture Days.

Culture Days will take place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. This year, it is extending beyond its traditional weekend format to a more inclusive and interactive three-week schedule of programs and events.

Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society. This year’s theme RE: emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society. As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided...

City invites residents to remember Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 07:17 PM

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 13, 2022 — The City of Burlington invites residents mourning Queen Elizabeth II to take part in City organized tributes. Residents are invited to send a message of condolence through the National Electronic Condolence Book (bit.ly/3TWAcoN). Residents may also sign a Book of Condolence in person at City Hall (426 Brant St.) from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., until Friday, Sept. 16.

On Sept. 19, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) will host a public viewing of the Queen’s funeral. Doors at BPAC will open at 5 a.m. with the funeral scheduled to start at 6 a.m.

The Book of Condolence will again be made available at BPAC on Monday, Sept. 19 for signing.

Burlington is a city where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at burlington.ca/subscribe and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

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Communications contact:
Kwab Ako-Adjei

Director of Corp. Communications & Engagement

Cell: 905-220-5870

kwab.ako-adjei@burlington.ca

 

 

City has reached proposed settlement on 53-71 Plains Rd. E. and 1025 Cooke Blvd. development

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 03:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 13, 2022—The City of Burlington has reached a proposed settlement regarding planning appeals related to a proposed development by Burlington 71 Plains Inc. The proposed development involves lands at 53-71 Plains Rd. E. and 1025 Cooke Blvd. which is situated at the north east corner of Plains Road and Cooke Boulevard east of Waterdown Road.

This summer, Burlington City Council approved the recommendation of Confidential Legal Report L-29-22 to accept an offer to settle the issues in dispute between Burlington 71 Plains Inc. and the City with respect to the non-decision appeal currently before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). The revised development proposes:

  • Two separate buildings – the building on the west side of the property at 1025 Cooke Blvd and 53 Plains Rd. E. consists of an 18-storey tall building at the north-west corner of the property with an 11 storey base fronting Plains Rd E.
    The building on the east side at 71 Plains Rd. E. consists of a nine-storey...