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Winter Storm Update

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022 06:28 PM

Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, 5 p.m.

Plowing of Primary and Secondary roads is ongoing, and will continue overnight.

Residential roads will be sanded and snow drifts plowed once primary and secondary roads are completed and will continue until finished. There is no on-street parking until the storm has ended.

Sidewalks and bus stops are being sanded and/or salted and will continue throughout overnight.

Please do not follow snow plows too closely or pass them when they are clearing the roads. Vehicles parked on-street during a snowfall and before clean-up operations have been completed may be subject to ticketing or towing.

Local road sanding is expected to extend into Saturday and can be tracked through the plow tracker. Sidewalk sanding will also continue for most of the day tomorrow.

For any urgent service requests, please contact Service Burlington at 905-335-7777.

City Facilities closing today at 4 p.m. due to high winds

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022 03:23 PM

Burlington, Ont.— Dec. 23, 2022— All City of Burlington facilities, including the Burlington Transit John Street Bus Terminal will close today, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at 4 p.m. Parents with children participating in the PA Day program at Haber Community Centre are asked to pick up their children by 4:30 p.m.

While the snow is forecasted to taper this afternoon, high winds creating blowing snow across roads and white out conditions are expected to continue until tomorrow morning. This makes travelling unsafe and the City is encouraging residents to stay off roads and stay home.

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.

When City facilities are closed due to weather, residents can stay informed by subscribing to Facility Closure updates at, or by checking...

Phone Service Disruption - Dec.21

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 05:59 PM

Update, Dec. 22: The phones have been restored. Thank you for your patience.


Due to a phone outage, please reach out to the City in these ways. We are here to assist you.

Service Burlington counter: Connect with Service Burlington online at 

Burlington Transit: For real-time bus information and schedules, visit

Recreation, Community and Culture customer service is available:

  • In person at recreation facility counters during program times

We thank you for your patience.

City of Burlington simplifying right-of-way occupancy permits as of Jan. 1, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 03:30 PM

The City of Burlington is simplifying how right-of-way occupancy permits are processed. As of Jan. 1, 2023, a separate Road Occupancy Permit for construction projects is no longer needed and will be included in the Municipal Consent permit. This will provide better road, sidewalk and boulevard management during a construction project. This is good news for residents to lessen impacts in their neighbourhood. The change will also make it easier and faster to process an application. This will better serve our development community, utility owners and regional partners.

Anyone doing work involving a City-owned right-of-way such as a road, sidewalk or boulevard needs a permit. This could include utilities, road construction or other work. As of Jan. 1, 2023, requests to occupy the right-of-way for more than five days will be completed under a Municipal Consent (MC) permit, according to By-law 065-2021: A by-law to regulate the construction, road cuts and road occupancies on City-owned road allowances,...

City of Burlington launches Downtown Heritage Study and seeks input

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Dec. 20, 2022—The City of Burlington is launching the Downtown Heritage Study and is looking for feedback from the community and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the project can visit to take a heritage survey, pin suggested heritage features on a map and learn more about the study.

The study will run until next fall and will look at eight individual properties with potential heritage value. There are also six groups of properties that may qualify as potential “cultural heritage landscapes”. A “cultural heritage landscape” is a term for a group of heritage features such as buildings, trees, landscaping, views and spaces that have significance as a group that is different from their individual parts.

Residents are invited to join City of Burlington staff and a heritage consultant at a public consultation meeting to learn about the City’s Downtown Burlington Heritage Study and Engagement Program on:

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, 7 to 8:30...