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Incoming City Manager Hassaan Basit

Hassaan Basit named next City Manager for the City of Burlington

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont. – Feb. 16, 2024—Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, along with Burlington City Council, is pleased to announce Hassaan Basit will be joining the City of Burlington team as its next City Manager. Mr. Basit will begin his role on April 22, 2024. 

Hassaan Basit has a proven track record of transforming organizations to deliver results. As CEO of Conservation Halton, he built a high performing team with an outstanding culture, reduced permit times, improved processes, brought in performance metrics and turned around relationships with the development industry, experience which will all be essential to meeting our housing pledge of enabling 29,000 homes to be built by 2031.  

Additionally, he and his team are responsible for managing critical flood water infrastructure, approving development permits under the Conservation Authorities Act, carrying out environmental restoration and forest management, delivering programming to 1.5 million annual customers, and running parks, while focusing...

Notice of passing of Zoning Bylaw 2020.468

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:05 AM

Burlington City Council passed Bylaw 2020.468 to amend By-law 2020, as amended, on Feb. 13, 2024, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. File number: 520-10/23 (PL-07-24)

Bylaw 2020.468 rezones land at 336 Appleby Line, to permit a semi-detached dwelling of two (2) storeys in height fronting onto Cottonwood Drive.

Public Consultation on the proposed zoning bylaw amendment occurred through a Statutory Public Meeting held on Feb. 6, 2024, at the Committee of the Whole. Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting was mailed to tenants and owners within 120m of the subject land on Jan. 5, 2024, and published in the Hamilton Spectator on Jan. 5, 2024. The City received 16 comments on the proposed amendment. There were 8 delegations at the Statutory Public Meeting on Feb. 6, 2024.

For further information, please contact Mariana Da Silva of the Community Planning Department at mariana.dasilva@burlington.ca.

Should you wish to appeal this bylaw to the Ontario Land Tribunal, you must...

Notice of Passing of Zoning Bylaw 2020.463

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:02 AM

Burlington City Council passed Bylaw 2020.463 to amend Bylaw 2020, as amended, on Feb. 13, 2024, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. File number: 520-08/23 (PL-05-24)

Bylaw 2020.463 amends the city’s Zoning Bylaw 2020, as amended, for the purpose of city-initiated general amendments regarding outdoor patios.

Public consultation on the proposed zoning bylaw amendment occurred through a Statutory Public Meeting held on Dec. 5, 2023, at the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee of Council. Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting was given on Nov. 3, 2023, and published in the Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 3, 2023. The city received four written comments on the proposed amendments. There were five delegations at the Statutory Public Meeting held on Dec. 5, 2023, and one delegation at the Committee of the Whole meeting held on Feb. 5, 2024. Comments received were considered as part of Council’s decision-making process.

For further information, please contact...

Coyote in snow

City reminding residents it’s mating season for coyotes

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 02:00 PM

This week, the City is launching its coyote education campaign. This includes tips for residents on managing coyote sightings and encounters during mating season as well as coyote-related by-law updates.  Residents are welcome to participate in educational opportunities. Attend a free coyote awareness pop-up session in February and March or book a yard audit for your property to help coyote-proof your space and learn about coyote attractants.

Coyotes tend to be more visible during daylight hours at this time of year because they are looking for food and a mate. The City is sharing the following tips to educate residents on what to do if they encounter a coyote:

  • Stop and pick up small children and pets
  • Use hazing techniques - shout loudly and wave your arms high in the air
  • Back away slowly while remaining calm
  • Never run or turn your back on a coyote
  • Never offer food to a coyote

Hand and ground feeding wildlife on private or public property is prohibited by the City’s Animal Control By-law

Young woman in jacket and scarf pays for parking using parking machine

Changes to Downtown Parking Fees begin April 2

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 14, 2024 — New this spring, the City of Burlington is introducing parking fees in high demand lots and all on-street metered parking spaces on Saturdays. Starting Tuesday, April 2, 2024, users will need to pay for parking in three out of the 14 municipal parking lots and metered on-street spaces on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free after 6 p.m. Users with a valid accessible parking permit or City-issued Veteran Parking Permit may still park in any space for free if the accessible spaces are occupied.

New Saturday parking fees

The three lots are: 1, 4 and 5. Users will need to pay for parking in these lots and metered on-street parking from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Lot 1 - Pearl Street Lot, 431 Elizabeth St.
  • Lot 4 - Elizabeth Street Lot, 421 John St.
  • Lot 5 - Brant Street Lot, 391 Brant St.

Parking is free in most other Downtown Burlington lots, including the Waterfront Parking Garage at 414 Locust St., on weekends and holidays. 

Downtown parking fee increases

For the...