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A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

Burlington City Council unanimously approved City staff to undertake a Downtown Cultural Heritage Landscape Study for six potential cultural heritage landscapes and eight individual properties in downtown Burlington to determine their eligibility for further heritage protection. We also approved asking the Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee to reconvene and review each property in the cultural landscapes …

City of Burlington to Undertake Downtown Cultural Heritage Landscapes Study Read More »

Burlington City Council received the 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan from staff at our July 12 meeting. You can read the staff report and through the plan here: Staff Report: CL-29-22 2022 Election Accessibility Plan Appendix: CL-29-22 Appendix A 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan The 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan (Appendix A) provides an overview …

Burlington Council Receives 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan Read More »

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office 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 questions …

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – July 18, 2022 – What’s Next with the Millcroft Greens Corp. Appeal at the Ontario Land Tribunal? Read More »

Good morning Burlington, We’re marking National Drowning Prevention Week (July 17-23) this week. Let’s all come together as a community to promote the importance of water safety and drowning prevention. The City of Burlington offers several swimming programs for all levels to help save lives and to learn this important life skill. You can head …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: July 18-24, 2022 Read More »

MY TAKE: So great to have been able to hold the grand opening of the City View Park Pavilion and unveiling of 17-foot-tall public artwork ‘Soar’ by Hooman Mehdizadehjafari, inspired by the Eastern White Cedar tree and reflecting the rich natural heritage of our region, particularly the Niagara Escarpment. What an exciting milestone in our …

Burlington’s City View Park Pavilion & New Public Art Unveiled Read More »

Proclamations are read at the beginning of every regularly-scheduled Burlington City Council meeting. A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, groups, people, or achievements in the City of Burlington. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise public awareness of important issues …

Proclamations at July 2022 Burlington City Council Meeting Read More »

Good morning Burlington, Last Friday saw many start of the weekend disconnected digitally with Rogers reporting a nationwide outage for cellular service and Internet service. This ended up affecting Zoom court dates, debit/Interac payments, some hospital services and even our police services with many being unable to call 911, if they had encountered an emergency. …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: July 11-17, 2022 Read More »

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — July 7, 2022 — With funding support through The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), the City of Burlington is adding eight more level two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the City. Each station will have two charging plugs. With these new stations, the …

Eight New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Burlington Read More »

Yesterday (July 5), the Government of Canada and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced it would be investing to support the City of Burlington’s and the City of Brampton’s transitions to low-emission transit. The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, FCM President, announced a $253,000 investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund …

Canada & Federation of Canadian Municipalities Invest in Low-Emission Transit in Burlington & Brampton Read More »

Good morning Burlington, It was so great to see so many of you out and about across our city on Canada Day, including the Burlington Lions Club farmers’ market, Freeman Station and Spencer Smith Park, as well as welcoming Ukrainian refugees to Burlington at Holy Protection Ukrainian Catholic Church — gathering as community and enjoying …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: July 4-10, 2022 Read More »