Victoria Langdon

Earlier this morning we held our 23rd Burlington COVID-19 Task Force meeting. We heard good news about vaccination rates, and the important data point that only  0.08% of people who have been fully vaccinated in Halton are experiencing COVID-19 diagnoses. We also heard that our community’s food scarcity needs continued to rise this summer and …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 23 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, As we enter the fourth week of local students being back at school in person, I am heartened to see that Ontario’s COVID-19 case numbers are still relatively stable or declining. Yesterday it was reported that our 7-day average had declined from 709 to 620 per day. Our amazing vaccination rates (over …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: September 27- October 3, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, The 2021 Federal Election takes place today and once again the people of Canada will elect members of the House of Commons to the 44th Canadian parliament. This is democracy in action and I encourage every person in our community to take part and make your voice heard. This is both our …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: September 20-26, 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 building community to talk about general issues, what’s coming up, a chance to get their feedback, and to talk about how we approve development applications. Today was our fifth …

Continuing the Dialogue with Burlington’s Building Community Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, September is a great month for community philanthropy and we have no shortage of amazing organizations and events in our city to support many important causes. This morning I raised the flag for the annual Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research, taking place this coming Sunday, September 19th. The Burlington …

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

Good Morning Burlington, Wishing all the young people in our city a happy and healthy first day back at school today! And all the parents and caregivers an extra long (and quiet) cup of coffee this morning! As always – special thanks to all the teachers and staff who are continuing to flex and take …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Sept 7-12, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, As Labour Day weekend approaches, I think back to it’s origins in 1894 where its intent was to promote working-class solidarity and belonging during a time of rapid industrialization and change. We have certainly seen a great deal of change throughout this pandemic and its impact on workers across every single industry. …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: August 30-Sept 5, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, As we enter the final weeks of summer, I want to encourage you all to check out the amazing resources and ideas on the Tourism Burlington website. From signing up for the FREE Local Love Pass where you can get savings, promotions and special menu items, to information about farmers markets, Conservation …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: August 23-29, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, The pressure on upper levels of government to implement some form of proof of vaccine system continues to mount. Politicians across Ontario are asking the provincial government to take action to avoid potential fourth-wave lockdowns and as you’ve likely seen, many Universities have been announcing mandatory proof of vaccinations for on-site attendance. …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: August 16-22, 2021 Read More »

Good Morning Burlington, One of the things I have really enjoyed about the past couple of weeks is seeing our country’s Olympians excel in Tokyo. From the Canadian women’s soccer team beating Sweden for their first-ever gold medal win, to Andre De Grasse’s gold medal in the 200m, it has been an inspiring and exceptional …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: August 9-15, 2021 Read More »

Hello Burlington, Happy August! I hope you have had a wonderful long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. COVID numbers in Burlington and throughout Halton Region remain low – great news as we have now spent over two weeks in Stage 3 of the provincial reopening with more socializing, indoor dining, and indoor fitness. Over …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: August 2-8, 2021 Read More »

Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg to the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis – our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in Indigenous history. ​ ​The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon …

Indigenous Community and History in Burlington Read More »

Hello Burlington, We are already heading into the last week of July and I think this two-dose summer is going a little faster than expected! I know we are all making the most of our newly permitted time with friends and family at backyard barbecues, restaurant patios, and local stores and ice cream shops. It …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: July 26-Aug 1, 2021 Read More »

Last Friday I was both honoured and delighted to attend a small but heartwarming celebration to honour local hero and veteran Douglas Ross Rickard as he marked the occasion of his 103rd birthday! Doug was born in Toronto on June 25, 1918 just before the last German offensive at the battle of Amiens in the …

Celebrating the birthday of a true local hero: 103 years young! Read More »

Hello Burlington, As we move through the final few days of June, I am taking time to reflect on many important issues of social justice and inclusivity that have been top of mind for many of us over the past month. June is National Indigenous History Month and our country has come face to face …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: June 28-July 4 Read More »

Hello Burlington, As we head into the last full week of June and the final days of the school year, I want to wish every student in Burlington a very good summer and congratulate each of you for the resilience, adaptability and fortitude you have shown throughout a remarkably challenging time. I know many of …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: June 21-27, 2021 Read More »

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 »