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Burlington recognized as a Tree City of the World

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023 12:55 PM

The City of Burlington has been recognized by the Arbour Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Foundation of the United Nations as a Tree City of the World.

This is the first time the City of Burlington has been recognized for this prestigious status for leading the way in urban and community forestry.

To earn Tree Cities of the World recognition, a city must demonstrate its commitment by meeting five program standards: establish responsibility for the care of trees, set rules to govern the management of forests and trees, maintain an updated inventory or assessment of local tree resources, allocate resources for a tree management plan, and hold an annual celebration of trees to educate residents.

In recognition of this designation, a Tree City of the World flag has been raised at City Hall.

About the Tree City of the World Program

The Arbor Day Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...

Service Burlington counter closed April 25, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 04:39 PM

The Service Burlington counter temporarily located on the third floor of 390 Brant St. beside City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, April 25, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The counter will re-open at 1 p.m.

Phones and emails will continue to be answered during this time at 905-335-7777 and

Residents can visit to access a variety of City services online.

Lane restrictions on Lakeshore Road

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 01:19 PM

Lane restrictions will be in place on Lakeshore Road between Guelph Line and Walkers Line for road improvement construction from April 19 to the end of October, 2023.

School Trustee By-Election

City releases official list of certified candidates for School Board Trustee By-election

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 03:57 PM

Burlington, Ont.—April 17, 2023 — A total of eight candidates are certified to run in the School Board Trustee by-election for Halton District School Board - Burlington, Wards 1 and 2. The candidate nomination period for the by-election closed on April 14, 2023, at 2 p.m.

The official list of certified candidates running for the position of Halton District School Board Trustee - Burlington, Wards 1 and 2 is as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Robbie Brydon
  • Celina Close
  • Michael James Duhacek
  • Chris Goff
  • Anthony Alexander Hoyes
  • Omar Kayed
  • Ross Montgomery
  • Daniel Warren Oke

A list of candidates that have been certified by the City Clerk to run in the School Trustee By-Election is available online at

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Tree Permit Application temporarily unavailable on April 19

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 11:19 AM

The Tree Permit Application will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for planned maintenance. During this time you will not be able to apply for a Tree Permit. Thank you for your understanding.

More information about forest protection and tree permits