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Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, we’ll publish a roundup of those most pressing …

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Jan. 17, 2022 – Can you Provide Details on Which 29 Burlington Parks are Getting Upgrades, Renewal or Design Work This Year? Read More »

An application for a high-rise building at 1029 and 1033 Waterdown Rd. has been submitted to the City. This site was the subject of a pre-consultation community meeting on Nov. 17, 2021. The proposal presented to the community at that time contemplated a 29-storey, mixed-use development, including 295 residential units within a tower portion and …

Application Received for High-Rise Building at 1029 & 1033 Waterdown Rd. Read More »

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, City Council has unanimously approved a property tax deferral program;  approved a plan to get recreation and other services up and running as soon as permitted, and passed a resolution for additional provincial supports for businesses. The decisions were made at a Special Council meeting today (Tuesday, Jan. 11), …

COVID-19 Update: Burlington Council Calls on Province to Increase Supports for Business; Approves Property Tax Deferral; Parking Hearings by Telephone Only Read More »

You told us: satisfaction with city services is at an all time high, downtown overdevelopment remains the top issue (by a lot), most of you would support a tax increase to maintain or improve services, and you think your input and voice are represented in city decisions. Plus, 94% of you gave top marks for the city’s response to COVID-19.

These are just some of the results of a statistically valid telephone survey recently conducted in Burlington.

While we are sad to see our amazing Mayor’s Office Intern and Support Staff Shelby Dockendorff leave our team, we are absolutely excited for her as she takes on a new role at the City of Burlington as Human Resource Coordinator – Recruitment & Recognition, effective Jan. 4, 2022. Shelby joined the City in June …

Congratulations to Mayor’s Office Intern on New Role Read More »

SNOW! We received around 5cm of snow overnight/this morning (Sun. Jan. 2, 2022). Crews are out plowing main & secondary routes. Local roads are not plowed as accumulations did not reach 7.5cm, but will be sanded starting at noon. Sidewalk plowing/sanding has begun. Track the plow here: https://burlington.focus511.com/ Learn more about snow clearing operations here: …

SNOW! Track the plow & learn more about city snow clearing operations Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I think it’s safe to say the fall weather is here! Did any of you spend the weekend looking through your basements for warmer coats and sweaters and putting away summer clothes? Definitely an October tradition for many, I know. The week ahead is a busy one with lots of interesting meetings, …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 25-31, 2021 Read More »

ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE (Oct. 25, 2021): You can download a recording of the Sept. 8 Pre-Application Community Meeting for 2020 Lakeshore Rd. by clicking here. Please note there is currently no application at the City, as of yet. There is a virtual pre-application community meeting hosted by Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. for its proposed mixed-use redevelopment …

Virtual Pre-Application Meeting for Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. Proposed Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Waterfront Hotel on Sept. 8 Read More »