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Parking Garage Elevator, 414 Locust St., Jan. 17, 2023

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2023 09:22 AM

Parking Garage Elevator, 414 Locust St., Jan. 17, 2023

The elevator in the parking garage at 414 Locust St. will be out of service.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
8 a.m. to early afternoon

Statement from City Manager on lifting temporary health and safety measures for City employees

Posted on Monday, January 09, 2023 01:37 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Jan. 9, 2023—Following a stabilization in reported employee sick time, the City of Burlington’s senior leadership team has made the decision to ease and adjust some of the temporary health and safety measures introduced for its employees on Nov. 28, 2022.

Effective Jan. 9, 2023, City employees are no longer required to wear a mask in City workplaces. The temporary measure was in place for six weeks and expired on Jan. 8, 2023.

In November 2022, the City experienced an approximate 44% increase in employee sick time, which was having a significant impact on the wellness of City staff and service delivery operations. In order to ease the pressures on staff, the Burlington leadership team made the decision to implement some internal, temporary, health and safety measures, including the requirement for masking in all City workplaces, for City employees only. As of Jan. 9, 2023, this masking requirement is no longer in place.

The City of Burlington’s leadership team will continue...

Burlington Canal Lift Bridge closed until March 2023

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2023 04:16 PM

Public Services and Procurement Canada has announced closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for construction work:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to Monday, March 20, at 12 a.m.
    • pedestrian and cyclist pathways closed
  • Thursday, Jan. 5, at 12 a.m. to Monday, March 20, at 12 a.m.
    • road closed

Detour signs are in place to direct traffic to alternative routes. 

Contacts

For more information, contact Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
tpsgc.biensimmobiliers-realproperty.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Proposed 2023 Budget

Proposed 2023 budget: Investing now to improve and protect the future of our growing city

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 06:37 PM

Burlington, Ont. – Jan. 03, 2023 —The proposed 2023 budget is focused on planning ahead and protecting our city’s future.

In presenting the proposed budget, City Manager Tim Commisso and Chief Financial Officer Joan Ford are advising Council that we need to make key community investments now that improve service to residents. While our community continues to grow, our investments in enhancing City services and amenities have not kept pace. We need to maintain and repair city infrastructure. For key services like bylaw enforcement, we are simply not meeting community expectations. The time is now to invest in needed improvements. The 2023 and 2024 budget will both be “catch-up” budgets. This will enable the city to make investments that protect and improve our future.

The proposed 2023 budget recommends an overall tax increase of 7.08% (including Region of Halton and Boards of Education). Of the 7.08% increase to the property tax bill, Burlington’s portion of the overall increase...

Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) accepting applications until Feb. 3

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.— Jan. 3, 2022— The City of Burlington is inviting artists to apply for the 2023 Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF). This is an annual grant program that provides $70,000 of total available funding to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture.

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 and will fund projects from April 2023 to March 2024. Successful grant applicants will be announced at the beginning of April 2023.

To be eligible for BACF funding, applicants must be located in Burlington and must be:

  • An incorporated not-for-profit arts and culture organization or a charitable arts and culture organization;
  • An individual artist or arts and cultural collective (defined as three or more individuals) that exhibit high achievement in arts and culture programming;
  • A multicultural group that fulfills a significant role in...