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Recreation

City of Burlington Asking for Feedback on Playground Projects

Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 16, 2019 — The City of Burlington will be replacing 15 playgrounds over the next two years and is encouraging families who use these playgrounds to complete a survey to pick the features they

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Key to the City

Burlington Unveils New Key to the City

In January 2019, I announced the launch of a new Key to the City program for the City of Burlington to honour individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the community. The recipient of the inaugural Key was announced to be, posthumously, Mike Taylor of Walk of the

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Community Services

Loose-leaf Collection in City of Burlington Begins Nov. 4

Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 15, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, Nov. 4. Residents are encouraged to check the leaf collection schedule and rake leaves to the curb or edge of pavement

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Development

What is Burlington Doing About ‘Monster’ Homes?

Monster homes have been an issue the City of Burlington has been dealing with for some time. Some initial changes were brought forward through the character area studies, with resulting changes to lot coverage and other matters. These changes were made to zoning and apply to all neighbourhoods of single-family

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Committee Tables City-wide Private Tree Bylaw Report

Earlier this week, on Oct. 7, the Committee of the Whole voted to table the staff report on a city-wide private tree bylaw in order to protect and increase our local tree canopy and bring the coverage to 40 per cent. Earlier this year, a private tree bylaw pilot was

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Official Plan & Zoning

Taking a Closer Look at Downtown Burlington

The City of Burlington is taking another look at the policies in the City’s adopted Official Plan that will guide development in the downtown until 2031. We need your feedback to help shape these policies. Why is this important? Downtown Burlington is the core of our community. As the city’s

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Development

Why is There Still Development Activity in Downtown Burlington?

Residents have surely noticed development activity approved by the previous Burlington City Council is still taking place in Downtown Burlington. Here’s why. The development projects for the downtown towers that are currently moving forward followed legal due process and public notification. They were voted on by a duly-elected council. You

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Elections

Burlington Covered by Three Ridings in Upcoming Federal Election

Did you know that the City of Burlington is covered by three federal ridings in the upcoming election on Oct. 21? The three ridings are Burlington, Oakville North-Burlington and Milton ((part of rural Burlington is in this riding). Here is a map from Elections Canada on the ridings that include

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Economic Development

Guest Post: Burlington Among Ontario Cities Recognized as fDi Cities of the Future

The below article was first published on investinontario.com. Several Ontario cities were once again featured prominently in the 2019/2020 American Cities of the Future report. fDi, a division of Financial Times Limited, ranked 421 locations across North and South America in five categories: economic potential, business friendliness, human capital and

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Guest Post

Guest Post: New Website to Link Companies to Mohawk-Trained Workforce

Please see below an article that was first-published on mohawknewsdesk.ca on Sept. 24, 2019. Mohawk College today launched a new website dedicated to helping regional businesses attract and retain skilled employees. The announcement was made during a Mohawk College employer engagement event, called Burlington Day, Innovation Through Partnership. In response,

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