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Back to school on Burlington Transit

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 09:20 AM

School is back in session on Sept. 6 and Burlington Transit is here to get you to class!

Are you under 12 and taking the bus? Your ride is free on Burlington Transit. Make boarding easier by tapping on with your PRESTO card when you board the bus.

If you are over 12 years old, you will need to tap your PRESTO card to board the bus.

Don’t have a PRESTO card? No problem. Stop by the Transit Terminal at 430 John St. to pick up your pass – proof of age is required for passengers under 12 to qualify for our free ride program. 

Visit the fares and passes page on our website for more information.

Did you know that all Burlington Transit buses are equipped with bike racks? You can use one of the routes that travel directly in front of your school or take an alternative route and bike and bus to get to class.

Wondering which bus will get you to school?  View the list below and use MyRide to plan your trip.  Please note that only routes that provide service directly in front of the...

Public engagement opportunities for Burlington’s woodlands

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 11:30 AM

The City of Burlington is seeking community input to help inform a Woodland Management Strategy (WMS). The WMS will, for the first time, provide comprehensive 20-year strategic direction for the management of all City-owned woodlands. These woodlands cover more than 300 hectares of land. Ultimately, the WMS will help preserve and grow the city’s woodlands and will provide:

•            information on the current state of Burlington’s woodlands

•            a long-term vision for the City’s woodlands

•            city-wide woodland management goals, funding requirements, recommendations, and targets

•            forest management plans are operational documents guiding management activities for specific woodlands within the bounds of the WMS

Residents can learn about the...

Tuck Park Playground Improvements

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 09:58 AM

The City of Burlington is renewing the park playground at Tuck Park (3405 Spruce Ave.) in Summer 2022.

The proposed improvements include:

  • removal of existing playground equipment and safety surfaces
  • accessible transition curb-ramp at swing
  • new playground equipment and swings - design based on ‘Love My Playground’ survey results
  • new engineered wood fibre safety surfacing at playground and swings
  • new seating at playground/swing area
  • tree planting around playground/swing area

The park will remain open during construction, however, there will be some minor disruption due to construction activity. The playground area will remain closed and fenced off with signs posted until the final safety inspection is complete. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during construction.


Love My Playground! Survey - thank you for your input

In 2021, the City conducted a ‘Love My Playground’ survey to get public feedback about the types of equipment they'd like to see at local playgrounds...

Taywood Park Playground Improvements

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 09:56 AM

The City of Burlington is renewing the park and playground at Taywood Park (4357 Millcroft Park Dr.) in Spring-Summer 2022.

The proposed improvements include:

  • removal of existing playground equipment and safety surfaces
  • new playground curb areas
  • accessible transition curb-ramps
  • new playground equipment and swings - design based on ‘Love My Playground’ survey results
  • new engineered wood-fibre safety surfacing at playground and swings
  • new seating at playground/swing areas
  • repaved pathways at playground
  • tree planting around playground/swing area
  • new concrete at park entries
  • site furnishings to be replaced

The park will remain open during construction, however, there will be some minor disruptions due to construction activity. The playground area will remain closed and fenced off with signs posted until the final safety inspection is complete. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during construction.


Love My Playground! Survey - thank you for your input

In 2021, the City conducted...

Florence Meares PS Playground Improvements

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 09:54 AM

The City of Burlington is renewing the school playground at Florence Meares PS (2102 Berwick Dr) in Summer 2022 once students are out of school.

The proposed improvements include:

  • removal of existing playground equipment and safety surfaces
  • new playground curb areas
  • accessible transition curb-ramps
  • new playground equipment and swings - design based on ‘Love My Playground’ survey results
  • new engineered wood fibre safety surfacing at playground and swings
  • new seating at playground/swing areas
  • asphalt pathway
  • tree planting around playground/swing area

The school grounds will remain open during construction, however, there will be some minor inconveniences experienced due to construction activity.  The playground area will remain closed and fenced off with signs posted until final 3rd party safety inspection is complete. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during construction.


Love My Playground! Survey - Thank you for your input

In 2021, the City conducted...