Victoria Langdon

Good morning Burlington, This week is the annual ROMA conference – Rural Ontario Municipal Association. It began yesterday and extends through Tuesday. Along with keynotes from thought leaders, the Premier and other Ministers, there are opportunities to meet as delegations with Ministers as well.  Staff and myself will be meeting with representatives from the Ministry …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan 24-30, 2022 Read More »

Good morning Burlington, As the kids in our community head back to school this week – delayed by one more day thanks to this incredible amount of snow overnight – I am sending my thanks to all the teachers and staff in our schools for the many ways I know they have prepared for this …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan 17-23, 2022 Read More »

Good morning Burlington, As I learn from more and more of residents’ experiences with COVID-19 and the prevalence of the Omicron variant, I continue to be grateful for how many of you stepped up to get vaccinated and boosted over the past year and protect not only yourself and your families, but also our community …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan 10-16, 2022 Read More »

The first week of 2022 brings with it many challenges, as we are all aware. As a local community, I know we continue to do the right things (scheduling vaccinations and boosters, wearing masks, isolating when sick) and I commend each and every one of you for finding the strength and resilience to stay the …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan 4 – Jan 9, 2022 Read More »

The final month of the year is a time many of us take stock of all the people in our lives that we have to be grateful for. As we look back on 2021 and the continuing challenges of a global pandemic, it is so important to take the time to appreciate those who kept …

12 Days of Gratitude Read More »

A busy week in progress as we continue to deal with evolving health concerns: Mayors Weekly Public Update Dec 20 – Jan 4 Wishing you all a truly happy and healthy holiday season in the days ahead. I know brighter days are in store for us all in 2022. Take care of yourselves and each …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Dec 20 – Jan 4 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, Quite a windy weekend behind us and my sincere thanks to city staff for quickly dealing with numerous constituent calls related to fallen tree branches and clean-up, as well as Burlington Hydro for restoring power to those who lost it. It was heartbreaking to see more than 40 tornados rip through the …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Dec 13-19, 2021 Read More »

I continue to meet regularly with the Halton chapter of the Building Industry and Land Development (BiLD) Association as a regular touch base with our local development community to talk about general issues, what’s coming up, a chance to get their feedback and listen to ideas. Last week was our 7th meeting and our agenda …

Continuing the Dialogue with Developers Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, Despite the rain today, it was a very festive weekend with Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail making its way through different neighborhoods of the city on Saturday and Sunday. I have seen some great photos on social media of families and neighbours gathering on sidewalks to see Santa pass by and the excited …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Dec 6-12, 2021 Read More »

Earlier this morning we held our 24th Burlington COVID-19 Task Force meeting. We heard continued good news about vaccination rates for the general public, hospital staff, and employees in the HDSB school board – as well as great update for the ages 5-11 group that launched last Friday. We had a presentation from Joseph Brant …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 24 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, December is upon us this week and what a beautiful snowfall we had yesterday! It was awesome to see so many kids out in their winter coats and mittens making snowballs and having fun. The month ahead will bring many wonderful opportunities to connect with friends and family through shared holidays and …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 29-Dec 5, 2021 Read More »

The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit throughout the pandemic. Prolonged lockdowns and labour shortages, along with increasing food costs, have made their struggles extraordinarily challenging. Our community loves and needs our restaurants and the City has taken many steps over the past 20 months to support them, such as expedited patio …

Update on Restaurant Tents in Burlington Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, Great news last week that vaccines are now approved for children ages 5-11. We should know more about the rollout in the coming days from both the Province and Halton Region and I will share that as soon as I hear. You can learn more in this short video from our local …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 22-28, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, It’s always a good start to the week when we can look at our COVID-19 numbers and see case counts remain relatively stabilized and vaccine rates continue to incrementally rise. On November 8th, the Hybrid Pandemic Emergency Control Group members here at the city agreed to downgrade our current Level 3 – …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 15-21, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, The coming week brings with it an opportunity to extend special thanks to our veterans on Remembrance Day, November 11th. Our veteran community – many of whom are of advanced age – has again requested that the public avoid coming to Veteran Square beside City Hall as they perform their annual (and …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 8-14, 2021 Read More »

A quick update for those of you with Apple devices to ensure you know you can now add your enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code directly to your Apple Wallet. This feature is available with iOS 15.1, Apple’s newest operating system for iPhones that launched this week, and provides users with a convenient way to …

How to Add your Proof of Vaccine to Apple Wallet Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I hope everyone had a fun-filled Halloween! It was great to see some little trick-or-treaters around the neighborhood and feel a bit of normalcy. It was also great to see that it wasn’t raining! I don’t know why it so often rains on Halloween night but this year was a welcome reprieve. …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 1-7, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, It’s always good to start a Monday with some sunshine and brisk fall weather! Another busy week ahead with our monthly City Council meeting tomorrow (as always, live tweeted by my staff), and some notable pre-application meetings to mention: 1062-1074 Cooke Boulevard on Wednesday at 7:00 pm 789-795 Brant Street on Thursday …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 18-24, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and took some time to rest, relax, and spend time with loved ones. As Halloween approaches, I know many of you are wondering what the occasion will look like this year as we continue to deal with the pandemic. The Province has …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 12-17, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, A busy week ahead with three days of committee meetings, a special council meeting, and some interesting external meetings & events. I also have to schedule some time to pick up ingredients for this weekend’s upcoming family Thanksgiving dinner – I am really looking forward to that and I hope each of …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: October 4-10, 2021 Read More »