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City of Burlington Statement Regarding Accessible Parking

*Please see below a Media Statement issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.—Feb. 3, 2019 Statement from Vito Talone, Director of Transportation Services “This past weekend, several Burlington residents informed city officials through various social media platforms about a member of the City’s Parking Services team abusing accessible parking

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City Hall

City Undertaking Burlington One Brand Project

*Please see the media release below issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 30, 2020 — The City is undertaking a rebranding project with the goal of creating a  single, unified brand that reflects one city, one story. The new brand will be rooted in a strong

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington City Council Unanimously Approves Private Tree Bylaw

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 28, 2020 — The City of Burlington is taking exciting and important steps to battle climate change through preserving and growing the City’s tree canopy. As of Jan. 27, 2020, anyone within the City’s

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Burlington D-Day Veteran Jim Warford Passes Away at age 97

The City of Burlington has lost a very special citizen in yesterday’s passing of D-Day veteran Jim Warford at the age of 97. Alfred James “Jim” Warford was originally from Hamilton, Ont., and enlisted in October of 1941. He fought at Juno Beach on D-Day, more than 75 years ago,

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Mundialization Committee

New Structure for Burlington’s Twinning Relationships Model

During this month’s Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability (CSSRA) Committee meeting, we had two items related to our Mundialization Committee and the City of Burlington’s twinning relationships. The first item related to the structure of the City’s twinning relationships. The Mundialization Committee is proposing to enhance our twin-city program

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Official Plan & Zoning

Video Update: Progress on Burlington’s Downtown Official Plan Policies

City council recently approved a new concept for the downtown that significantly controls the over-development that was in the adopted official plan from the previous council.
It’s actually better in some cases than our current official plan – with one significant exception. Learn what I’ve asked staff to look into.

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Learn About Burlington’s History in February During Heritage Month

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 21, 2020 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage Month Committee has been busy planning another exciting Heritage Month, beginning Feb. 1. Residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have

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Aim Higher

BDBA Announces Lineup for 5th Annual Burlington Comedy Festival

*Please see below a media release issued by the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA). BURLINGTON — Going into its fifth year, the annual Burlington Comedy Festival in partnership with the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA) will celebrate the very best of stand-up and variety comedy, Feb. 21-23, 2020. With 8 amazing

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City Hall

What Happened to Burlington’s Roly Bird Horse Chestnut Tree?

Over the holidays, we had to say good-bye to a beloved City of Burlington landmark. The Roly Bird Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) tree (known as ‘The Tree of Good Fortune’, located on the northeast side of Burlington City Hall shadowing Burlington’s Cenotaph, had to be removed. During a powerful 2018

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State of the City Address

Burlington Mayor’s 2020 State of the City Address on Jan. 30

Tickets are now available for my 2020 State of the City Address, taking place on Thursday, Jan. 30 this year. I’m very excited about this year’s new venue, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all and connecting with the community. Hosted by the Burlington

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