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Ontario’s Big City Mayors Statement on Presenting to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022

*Please see below a statement issued by the Ontario’s Big City Mayors caucus + the remarks from OBCM Chair, Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie during his presentation yesterday to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy to discuss Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022. November 16, 2022

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Committee & Council meetings

Statutory Public Meeting & Recommendation Report to Discuss Burlington’s Response to Province’s Bill 109 – More Homes for Everyone Act on Dec. 6

A statutory public meeting and a recommendation report to discuss the City of Burlington’s response to the Province’s Bill 109 – More Homes for Everyone Act will take place at the hybrid Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility (CPRM) Committee on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington City Council Ushers In 2022-2026 Term

We held our inaugural Burlington City Council meeting for the 2022-2026 term last night at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, with special guest speakers, some entertainment and a light reception following. Council members took our oaths of office publicly and in the presence of a judge in the celebration event of

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Unanimously Passes Bill 23 Resolution Asking for Extended Commenting Periods for Legislative Changes & More Fulsome Municipal Consultations

MY TAKE: I have significant concerns about Bill 23. The potential consequences will be devastating to the environment, to coordinated planning and to taxpayers — downloading the costs of growth from for-profit developers to you, the taxpayer. It is chaotic and the wrong kind of disruption. I have little doubt

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Nov. 14-20, 2022

Good morning Burlington, The inaugural meeting of the 2022-2026 term of Burlington City Council will take place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., tomorrow (Nov. 15) at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a light reception will follow the meeting that will also include some

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Events

Burlington’s Santa Claus Parade Returns Dec. 4

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Nov. 9, 2022 — The Santa Claus parade is returning to beautiful downtown Burlington Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2-4 p.m. The parade will feature floats, community groups, costumed characters, the Burlington Teen Tour Band, Junior

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Proclamation

Proclamations at November 2022 Burlington City Council Meeting

Proclamations are read at the beginning of every regularly-scheduled Burlington City Council meeting. A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, groups, people, or achievements in the City of Burlington. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Nov. 7, 2022 – What Should Rural Burlington Residents do with Fallen Leaves? Rake it or ‘Leaf’ it?

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office 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 publish a roundup

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Nov. 7-13, 2022

Good morning Burlington, Remembrance Day is this Friday (Nov. 11) and our community will be able join together in reflection either in-person at Veteran Square or virtually. The Royal Canadian Legion Burlington Branch 60’s service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Cenotaph, at the north side of City Hall

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Community News

Volunteer as a Community Advisor with the Burlington Ontario Health Team

*Please see below a news release issued by the Burlington Ontario Health Team. BURLINGTON, ON — Nov. 1, 2022 — The Burlington Ontario Health Team brings together members of the community who have a variety of experiences accessing local healthcare and community supports. Input from local residents is key to

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Housing

Halton Region wants Public Feedback on Potential Vacant Homes Tax

*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release November 1, 2022 From November 1-30, 2022, the Region is inviting the public to provide feedback on a potential vacant homes tax for the community. In April 2022, Halton Regional Council

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Remembrance Day

City of Burlington 2022 Remembrance Day Ceremonies

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Nov. 1, 2022 — This year’s Remembrance Day events (Nov. 11) will be in-person in downtown Burlington. The Remembrance Day Service at 11 a.m. is in-person and will also be broadcast online. Everyone is welcome to

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Conservation Halton

Conservation Halton Board Urges Ontario Premier to Press Pause on Bill 23 More Homes Built Faster 2022

*Please see below a news release issued by Conservation Halton Board. BURLINGTON, ON Monday, October 31, 2022 Last week, the Ontario provincial government introduced Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster, 2022,  which includes many proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act. Our recommendations are highlighted in a letter (click here to download

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Arts & Culture

City of Burlington Selects 6 Local Artists for Small Public Art Projects

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 31, 2022 — The City of Burlington’s annual Local Artist Program has once again commissioned six local artists to create a collection of small-scale artworks throughout the community. The City has just installed their

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Business

Revolutionary German Bio-Tech Company The Cultivated B. Announces Opening of Canadian Manufacturing Facility & Innovation Hub in Burlington, Ont.

I’m thrilled to officially welcome the revolutionary German bio-technology company, The Cultivated B., to Burlington with its new Canadian manufacturing and innovation hub. Thank you to Councillor Paul Sharman for stepping in as Deputy Mayor for the ribbon-cutting event last Thursday (Oct. 27) and to Burlington Economic Development for helping

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