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What is Burlington Doing About ‘Monster’ Homes?

Monster homes have been an issue the City of Burlington has been dealing with for some time. Some initial changes were brought forward through the character area studies, with resulting changes to lot coverage and other matters. These changes were made to zoning and apply to all neighbourhoods of single-family

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Committee Tables City-wide Private Tree Bylaw Report

  Update: On Oct. 28, during the Council meeting, we voted unanimously as a Council to table the roads, parks and forestry report regarding a proposed city-wide private tree bylaw to be considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on Dec. 2, 2019 for approval; and

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Guest Post: Burlington Engineer Wins Prestigious Elmer A. Sperry Award

MY TAKE: It is always fantastic when the efforts of one of our own are recognized on an international stage. On behalf of the City of Burlington, I want to congratulate George A. ‘Sandy’ Thomson — founder and innovator of the Burlington-based and fourth-generation-owned business Thordon Bearings — for his

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Official Plan & Zoning

Taking a Closer Look at Downtown Burlington

The City of Burlington is taking another look at the policies in the City’s adopted Official Plan that will guide development in the downtown until 2031. We need your feedback to help shape these policies. Why is this important? Downtown Burlington is the core of our community. As the city’s

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Why is There Still Development Activity in Downtown Burlington?

Residents have surely noticed development activity approved by the previous Burlington City Council is still taking place in Downtown Burlington. Here’s why. The development projects for the downtown towers that are currently moving forward followed legal due process and public notification. They were voted on by a duly-elected council. You

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Burlington Covered by Three Ridings in Upcoming Federal Election

Did you know that the City of Burlington is covered by three federal ridings in the upcoming election on Oct. 21? The three ridings are Burlington, Oakville North-Burlington and Milton ((part of rural Burlington is in this riding). Here is a map from Elections Canada on the ridings that include

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Economic Development

Guest Post: Burlington Among Ontario Cities Recognized as fDi Cities of the Future

The below article was first published on Several Ontario cities were once again featured prominently in the 2019/2020 American Cities of the Future report. fDi, a division of Financial Times Limited, ranked 421 locations across North and South America in five categories: economic potential, business friendliness, human capital and

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Guest Post

Guest Post: New Website to Link Companies to Mohawk-Trained Workforce

Please see below an article that was first-published on on Sept. 24, 2019. Mohawk College today launched a new website dedicated to helping regional businesses attract and retain skilled employees. The announcement was made during a Mohawk College employer engagement event, called Burlington Day, Innovation Through Partnership. In response,

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City Hall

Burlington Council Approves New Organizational Design at City

Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.— Sept. 24, 2019 — Burlington City Council approved a new organizational design that will position the City to meet its strategic goals over the balance of this term of Council and beyond. Since beginning his appointment

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Regional Government Review

An Update on the Province’s Regional Government Review

Earlier this year, the Province announced it would be conducting a review of the effectiveness and efficiency of regional governments across Ontario. At the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference held in August in Ottawa, the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, provided the following

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Red Tape Recommendations Approved
Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force

Red Tape Red Carpet Recommendations Approved

Last night Burlington City Council unanimously approved a set of 22 recommendations brought forth as a result of the Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force initiative that I announced on January 30th of this year. The input and insights from Burlington’s business community helped shape these recommendations over the past

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Burlington Culture Days Kicks off this Friday

Culture Days is coming to Burlington starting this Friday through to Sunday (Sept. 27-29) with free arts and cultural events and activities planned across our City. As a national charitable organization, Culture Days is a not-for-profit dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with

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