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City of Burlington: Enabling More Homes Through Technology

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 30, 2024 — Technology has a part to play in enabling more homes in the City of Burlington. At the April meeting of the Pipeline to Permit Standing Committee, members received an update about

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Mailbag – April 2024 Roundup – Pickleball; Making Burlington Greener; & Trees in Tansley Woods

Welcome to the Mayor’s Mailbag – April 2024 roundup. The Mayor’s Monday Mailbag is a weekly initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share 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.

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 29-May 5, 2024

Good morning, Burlington! Today is the official launch of the Smile Cookie campaign (April 29-May 5) at participating Tim Hortons, and our Burlington Food Bank is once again the chosen charity. All proceeds from Smile Cookies sales goes directly to the food bank in support of their efforts in assisting

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Approves 2024 Tax Levy Bylaw

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 25, 2024 – Burlington City Council approved the 2024 Tax Levy Bylaw at their last meeting. Council approval of this bylaw is an annual requirement to set tax rates for each year. The bylaw

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LaSalle Park Community Marina

LaSalle Park Community Marina & Public Boat Launch Opening May 1

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 24, 2024 — The LaSalle Park Community Marina and public boat launch will be opening on May 1. The Marina is also home to the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club and the Burlington Able

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Federal Gov't News

Prime Minister Trudeau Makes Housing Announcement in Halton Region

MY TAKE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal Housing Minister Sean Fraser were in Halton Region today to announce measures in the 2024 Budget that will focus on building homes on public lands. Burlington is glad to partner with the federal government to help deliver more housing opportunities. Our Burlington

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Recreation

Burlington Summer Recreation Programs Registration Opening May 4

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 24, 2024 — The City’s summer swimming lessons, aquatic leadership and adult 19+ and 55+ programs will be opening for registration on May 4. The programs can be found online now. View registration information

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OBCM

Ontario’s Big City Mayors Host AGM/Conference in Burlington

*Please see below a news release issued by the Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus. Also see a motion carried by OBCM at the bottom of this post. April 22, 2024 BURLINGTON, ON – On Thursday April 18th and Friday April 19th, Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) gathered in Burlington

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Burlington Investments

Investing in your City: Expanded Low-Income Tax Rebate Program

Our weekly “Investing in your City” series continues, highlighting  some of the significant investments being made in Burlington and that our community will benefit from. •                    •                    • Some residents are on

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 22-28, 2024

Good morning, Burlington! Today marks the first official day for our new City Manager Hassaan Basit — please help us give him a warm welcome to Burlington City Hall and our community! We also have two planned flag-raisings this week for: Food for GOOD Week (Tuesday, April 23) and for

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Unanimously Approves New Signs of Support for 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

At our April 16 meeting, Burlington Council unanimously approved installing new signs of support for our 2SLGBTQIA+ community as some of our rainbow crosswalks have experienced persistent quality issues and been vandalized. New Pride-themed pole wraps, using graffiti and sticker resistant material, will be installed near the crosswalks at Fairview

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Endorses Mayor’s New Speaker Series

At our April 16 meeting, Burlington Council approved by a majority to endorse the Mayor’s new speaker series “A Better Burlington: Innovation to Action” being officially launched next month. The inaugural event is on May 27 and being co-presented by myself and Deputy Mayor for Business and Red Tape Reduction

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Mundialization Committee

Celebrate Burlington’s Twin Cities, Including the 35th Anniversary with Itabashi & 19th Anniversary with Apeldoorn

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 18, 2024 — The City of Burlington is celebrating spring with two free events on Saturday, May 11 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Hosted by the Burlington Mundialization Committee, the events are held each year

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