Victoria Langdon

Hello Burlington, I hope you all enjoyed the heat and sunshine this weekend. We know our waterfront parks and beaches have been very busy, and some issues have arisen with loud late-night crowds and garbage. Rest assured we are working with staff and police on solutions to ensure this summer is enjoyable and safe for …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: June 7-13, 2021 Read More »

Hello Burlington, Due to the devastating finding of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Residential School in B.C., flags at City Hall and local fire stations have been lowered to half-mast for 9 days to reflect 1 hour for each of the 215 children found. All other ceremonial flag raisings will be paused …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 31-June 6, 2021 Read More »

Hello Burlington, Well I think it’s official – the summer weather is here. I hope you all enjoyed the warm sunshine this weekend and got outside with friends and family for exercise and fresh air. Our parks and splash pads (now open) were certainly busy but it was good to see the majority of people …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 25-30, 2021 Read More »

Hello Burlington, I hope you all got to enjoy some of this past weekend’s amazing sunshine and warmer temperatures. I saw so many people out for walks, bike rides and strolling along the lakefront. Thank you for being safe in your activities as more and more of our residents get vaccinated this month. Brighter days …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 17-24, 2021 Read More »

Hello Burlington, The week ahead includes a lot of interesting meetings (virtual), from a local business to some STEM-focused students to the BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) Association’s Halton Chapter Leadership. My full weekly update for the days ahead can be found here: Mayors Weekly Public Update May 10-16 Sending you all continued wishes …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 10-16, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, Over 33% of Canadians have now received at least their first shot of a vaccine. We have come a long way in the past month and May will be even more accelerated with Canada receiving 2M more doses this week. Find out if you’re eligible via the Halton.ca website and please watch …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: May 3-9, 2021 Read More »

Earlier today we held the 20th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force. As covid cases throughout Ontario and ICU capacities remain at alarming levels, it is important that this group come together and ensure we are all aware of one another’s needs, initiatives and ability to help. Updates directly from our hospital, police, MPs …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 20 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I have seen many residents posting photos getting their vaccines in the past week and it is heartening to see more and more people take this step in fighting the spread of COVID-19, especially with more contagious and severe variants on the rise. I am on the waiting list myself (as our …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 26-May 2, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, Despite a flurry of restrictions and modifications by the Province over the weekend that I know many people found frustrating, progress continues to be made in Halton’s vaccine distribution program. As of last Friday, eligibility expanded to Individuals (age 18 and older) with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions (see conditions for what …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 19-25, 2021 Read More »

After taking a hiatus in 2020, Maclean’s is back with their rankings for the best communities in which to live in the country – with revised metrics and weightings based on living through a pandemic. Burlington is the highest ranked municipality in Halton, is in the top five in the GTA and among the top …

Maclean’s Best Community 2021: Congratulations Halifax! Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, As Spring Break for students is now in full swing, with our educational workers getting a much-needed break, I send my thoughts to all the parents out there who are undoubtedly challenged with ideas to keep their young family members engaged and entertained. I know the weather is not optimal either, and …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 12-18, 2021 Read More »

This afternoon Premier Ford announced the implementation of a Stay at Home Order that will go into effect after midnight tonight. This is quite similar in nature to the order we experienced In December/January when numbers were going up. The order is expected to last for 28 days, beginning Thursday April 8th and ending the …

Provinces Announces Stay at Home Order Effective April 8 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I hope each of you had an enjoyable weekend, including those who celebrated Easter. The warmer weather is finally here and I know the ability to get outside for fresh air and exercise has benefitted many in our community as we continue to deal with rising COVID cases in the GTA. I …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 5-11, 2021 Read More »

Today Premier Ford announced additional shutdown measures and restrictions that will take place throughout Ontario for 28 days, beginning Saturday, April 3rd and lasting until Friday, April 30th. Click here to read the City of Burlington’s news release about how this announcement will affect our community. While we have seen good progress in local vaccination …

Province Announces 28-Day Shutdown Measures as of April 3rd Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, While new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in surrounding communities in the GTA, vaccinations are running smoothly in Halton and it was wonderful to see the age range move to 70 and up last week. We are on our way to a healthier and safer community and I encourage everyone …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: March 29-April 4, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, I hope you enjoyed the warmer temperatures and sunshine this weekend. I saw some welcomed familiar faces and met a few friendly new ones when I was out for a walk yesterday along the waterfront and the canal pier! Vaccinations are running smoothly in Halton and it was wonderful to see the …

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

Earlier today we held the 19th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force. With our two local vaccine clinics launching smoothly this past weekend and our hospital managing well, there is a light on the horizon while we continue to deal with issues of mental health, food scarcity, and struggling local businesses. Hear updates from …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 19 Read More »