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Statutory Public Meeting for mixed-use development application at Lakeside Plaza 5353 Lakeshore Road

5353 LakeshoreA Statutory Public Meeting for the Planning and Development Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 12 will discuss and consider the development application for a mixed-use development application with heights ranging from one to eight storeys at the current site of Lakeside Plaza, 5353 Lakeshore Rd. Planning Application Proposal: 900 new residential

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Learn about Burlington’s history in February during Heritage Month

City of Burlington Media Release Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 18, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage 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 shaped Burlington and Canada by attending the informative sessions

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Rural Burlington

Active Transportation Plan Workshop for Rural Burlington on Feb. 2

The City of Burlington is preparing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy in order to create safe walking and cycling options in rural Burlington for residents. Having safe and connected active transportation infrastructure gives residents access to recreational and green spaces in rural Burlington through walking, cycling or any other form

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Road Closures

What roads will be closed for Sunday’s Robbie Burns Road Race?

The Robbie Burns Road Race returns to Burlington’s Downtown this Sunday (Jan. 27), so local drivers should be aware of some accompanying road and lane closures. The 8K race/walk celebrates the Scottish bard’s birthday (Jan. 25) and the lifting of the kilt ban in 1781 — the ban was imposed

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Construction Notice for Wastewater Sewer maintenance on several local streets

Starting this winter, Halton Region will be upgrading the wastewater sewer system and maintenance holes on several local streets to maintain the wastewater infrastructure and reduce the risk of basement flooding. It is part of the Region’s infrastructure construction plan for roads, water, wastewater, and waste management projects across Halton.

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Trees and Greenspace

Information sessions planned for Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot

The City’s Roseland Tree Bylaw Pilot project is set to launch on March 1 — and it aims to protect private trees with diameters larger than 30 cm, historic and rare tree species from damage or destruction. The two-year pilot will end in March 2021 when a report with recommendations

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Legal cases

Legal settlement reached for residents of 2411 New St. condo

Lawyers for the City of Burlington’s insurer and four other defendants have settled the litigation case involving residents living in the 2411 New St. condo, ongoing since 2011. For background on the case, see a previous blog post from 2016 and a more recent article from The total settlement

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1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Application Neighbourhood Meeting Recap

If you couldn’t attend the 1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Application Neighbourhood Meeting from Jan. 9, here’s what you missed. Date/Location: Wednesday, Jan. 9 evening at the Art Gallery of Burlington Attendance: more than 100 people, with standing room only Site: 1157-1171 North Shore Blvd. Applicant: Spruce Partners Inc., Amico Properties

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Province of Ontario appoints special advisors to begin Regional Government Review

The Provincial Government announced today it was moving ahead with its review of regional governments and appointed Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling as Special Advisors. The advisors will consult broadly over the coming months and provide recommendations to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery, the Ontario PCs have said, adding the regional government

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