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Committee Recommendations Approved at Sept. 21 Burlington Council Meeting

At the Sept. 21 Burlington Council meeting, numerous recommendations were approved from the September cycle of committee meetings. Below are some of the highlights split up by committee. Click this link to go through the full post-meeting minutes for all recommendations that were approved at the Sept. 9 Special Council

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COVID-19 Task Force

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 23

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

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Weekly Update

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

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.

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Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Sept. 27, 2021 – What is Happening for National Day of Truth & Reconciliation in Burlington?

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, we’ll publish a

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Indigenous Community

Burlington & Halton Councils Unanimously Recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

In keeping with our commitment to working towards reconciliation and supporting Indigenous people, Burlington City Council and Halton Regional Council have both passed resolutions recognizing Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is also marked as ‘Orange Shirt Day’, to help increase awareness of the residential

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Arts & Culture

Burlington Culture Days – RE:IMAGINE Online Sept. 24-Oct. 24

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 21, 2021 — The City of Burlington is inviting residents to join interactive online events and activities during the 12th annual Culture Days. Culture Days is building on its success last year and will

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Halton Regional Council

Halton Regional Council Approves Resolution Advocating to the Province That Schools Should be the Last to Close in Pandemic Response Efforts

At our Halton Regional Council meeting on Sept. 15, we carried a resolution advocating to the Province that schools should be the last to close in any pandemic response efforts. The motion was moved by Ward 6 Oakville Regional Councillor Tom Adams and seconded Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. Please see the

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Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Sept. 20, 2021 – Where Should I Direct My City-Related Issues, Questions & Comments?

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, we’ll publish a

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: September 20-26, 2021

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

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COVID-19

Ontario’s Enhanced Vaccine Certificate Program Launches Sept. 22: What Does This Mean for City of Burlington Facilities?

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE: Vaccinations have been proven to be effective in not only decreasing the severity of the COVID-19 infection, but also slowing its spread. Vaccinations will help us avoid further lockdown measures and support our schools and businesses in remaining open. Vaccinations also help protect hospital capacity. As

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Community News

Community Support Fund – Final Applications Accepted Until Oct. 15

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 16, 2021 — Last summer, the City of Burlington launched the Community Support Fund, which bundled existing funding programs together to provide financial support to residents and community groups who were looking to enrich

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Development

Continuing the Dialogue with Burlington’s Building Community

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

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Parks

City of Burlington Launches Free Wi-Fi in Spencer Smith Park

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. – Sept. 14, 2021—The City of Burlington, in partnership with Cogeco, has launched free, public-facing Wi-Fi in Spencer Smith Park (1400 Lakeshore Rd.). The free Wi-Fi network is open to all park visitors daily and is

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Major Transit Station Areas

City of Burlington Moving Forward with Area-Specific Planning Process for Major Transit Station Areas

*ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE: There are upcoming virtual public information sessions in October for the City’s Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) Area-Specific Planning Project 2021-2022: Aldershot GO Station (Oct 13th) Burlington GO (Oct 19th) Appleby GO (Oct 26th) and all three combined (Nov 2). Click here for the project webpage and to

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Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Sept. 13, 2021 – Provincial Changes to Municipalities’ Regulation of Transportation Noise Related to Delivery of Goods

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, we’ll publish a

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