John Bkila

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, I met with Phil Verster, CEO of Metrolinx, here at Burlington City Hall. Phil became Metrolinx’s CEO in 2017 and it was helpful to meet him and hear about his vision for growth along the Lakeshore West GO Transit line. We discussed issues such as the increased service goals of …

Burlington Mayor Meeting with Metrolinx – Feb. 5, 2020 Read More »

Anyone looking to learn more about the newly adopted Private Tree Bylaw, unanimously approved by Burlington Council last month, can attend one of several upcoming public information sessions hosted by the City of Burlington. The sessions are designed to help residents and businesses understand the new bylaw and how it works — covering when a …

City of Burlington Hosting Private Tree Bylaw Public Info Sessions Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 4, 2020 — The City of Burlington is very pleased to announce that Kevin Arjoon is the successful candidate for the position of City Clerk. Arjoon will start with the City on Feb. 18, 2020. “After a comprehensive recruiting …

Burlington Names Kevin Arjoon as New City Clerk Read More »

*Please see below a Media Statement issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—Feb. 3, 2019 Statement from Vito Talone, Director of Transportation Services “This past weekend, several Burlington residents informed city officials through various social media platforms about a member of the City’s Parking Services team abusing accessible parking spaces specifically reserved for persons …

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*Please see the media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 30, 2020 — The City is undertaking a rebranding project with the goal of creating a  single, unified brand that reflects one city, one story. The new brand will be rooted in a strong brand promise that reflects our …

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 28, 2020 — The City of Burlington is taking exciting and important steps to battle climate change through preserving and growing the City’s tree canopy. As of Jan. 27, 2020, anyone within the City’s urban boundary will need to …

Burlington City Council Unanimously Approves Private Tree Bylaw Read More »

The City of Burlington has lost a very special citizen in yesterday’s passing of D-Day veteran Jim Warford at the age of 97. Alfred James “Jim” Warford was originally from Hamilton, Ont., and enlisted in October of 1941. He fought at Juno Beach on D-Day, more than 75 years ago, and travelled there last June …

Burlington D-Day Veteran Jim Warford Passes Away at age 97 Read More »

During this month’s Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability (CSSRA) Committee meeting, we had two items related to our Mundialization Committee and the City of Burlington’s twinning relationships. The first item related to the structure of the City’s twinning relationships. The Mundialization Committee is proposing to enhance our twin-city program to include multiple tiers of …

New Structure for Burlington’s Twinning Relationships Model Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 21, 2020 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage Month Committee has been busy planning another exciting Heritage Month, beginning Feb. 1. Residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have shaped Burlington and Canada by …

Learn About Burlington’s History in February During Heritage Month Read More »

*Please see below a media release issued by the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA). BURLINGTON — Going into its fifth year, the annual Burlington Comedy Festival in partnership with the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA) will celebrate the very best of stand-up and variety comedy, Feb. 21-23, 2020. With 8 amazing shows at 3 Burlington venues …

BDBA Announces Lineup for 5th Annual Burlington Comedy Festival Read More »