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You can now tap with debit on Burlington Transit

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 01:23 PM

Introducing another way to pay on Burlington Transit - You can now tap onto the bus using your debit card, including the card on your phone or watch. 

Simply tap your card, phone or watch on a PRESTO machine when you get on a Burlington Transit bus. When you use debit, the fare you pay is the same as our cash fare.

Most major credit cards, such as VISA, MasterCard and American Express, and debit cards are now accepted. When you tap with your phone or watch, please select the payment card you’d like to use in your mobile wallet. For some phones and watches, you may need to unlock your device before you can tap.

For more information, please visit our PRESTO contactless page.

If paying with debit, some banks may charge additional fees. Before you tap, check with your bank to see if there are debit transaction limits and fees for your account and if transaction limits apply to public transit purchases.

Swinburne Road Closure May 2

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 01:36 PM

Swinburne Road will be closed May 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Spruce Avenue and the south leg of Monica Crescent for hydro pole replacement.

A detour will be in place.

Spring tulips and cherry blossoms

Burlington celebrates spring with two, free twin-city events on May 13

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 02:25 PM

Burlington, Ont.—April 26, 2023— The City of Burlington’s Mundialization Committee is celebrating spring with two events on Saturday, May 13. These events are in honour of Burlington’s twin cities, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and Itabashi, Japan.

Canada Netherlands Friendship Day – May 13 10 a.m. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St. The Canada Netherlands Friendship Day will celebrate the 18th anniversary of the City of Burlington’s twinning agreement with the city of Apeldoorn. It will also recognize the 78th anniversary of the Netherlands liberation by the Canadian Armed Forces during World War 2. The free event will include:

  • Canadian and Dutch national anthems
  • Greetings from, Consul General of the Netherlands, Harman Idema; Elizabeth Witmer, former Deputy Premier of Ontario; Mayor Ton Heerts of Apeldoorn; and Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
  • Artwork on display from B.T. Lindley Public School and Trinity Christian School
  • Art presentation from Nelson High School
  • Presentation by Community...

Update - April 25 - Specialized service trip booking tool will remain online on April 26

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 04:14 PM

Update, April 25: The specialized service trip booking tool will remain online. Trips on our specialized service can be booked online or by calling 905-639-5158.

On Wednesday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, our online booking tool for specialized service will be offline.

The specialized dispatch office will be open, but we will not be able to schedule new trips until the system is back online.

This routine maintenance will not affect trips that you have already scheduled for that day. Specialized Service will run as usual during this time.

If you have questions, please call 905-639-5158.

School Trustee By-Election

School Board Trustee By-Election: Voting takes place May 15 - 29

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 10:19 AM

Burlington, Ont. — April 25, 2023 — A by-election for the seat of School Board Trustee for Halton District School Board (HDSB) - Burlington, Wards 1 and 2 will take place between May 15 and 29, 2023. Eligible voters in Wards 1 and 2 are encouraged to visit to make a voting plan in advance of casting their ballot.

Make your voting plan

Step 1: Check if you are eligible to vote in the by-election

Are you:

  • A current English-public school board supporter
  • Resident of Burlington (own or rent) in Ward 1 or Ward 2
  • Non-resident, but you or your spouse own or rent residential property in Ward 1 or Ward 2
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law

Step 2: Make sure you are on the Voters List

Being on the Voters List saves you time when you vote. You are mailed a Voter Information Letter at the beginning of May that outlines your voting options and in-person voting locations. To see if you are on the Voters List, go to

Step 3: Pick...