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Burlington Now Designated Among the ‘Tree Cities of the World’

Today (Monday, April 24), we held a very special flag-raising at City Hall to commemorate Burlington being awarded the “Tree Cities of the World” designation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation. Burlington has joined 18 other Canadian cities who have received this

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Mailbag – April 2023 Roundup – Parking Permit Program Update; Spring Cleanup; & Mayor’s Chamber Award Update

Welcome to the Mayor’s Mailbag – April 2023 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 or the Mayor’s social media platforms.

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 24-30, 2023

Good morning Burlington, The agendas for next week’s standing committee week are out. Head to to view all of them. For more on what’s happening this week, please see my full weekly update for April 24-30, 2023 here: Mayor’s Weekly Public Update April 24-30, 2023. Have a great week!

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Short-term Accommodations

Burlington Council Approves Staff Direction to Review Developing Short-Term Accommodation Bylaw Compliance/Licensing Program

At our April 18 Burlington City Council meeting, we approved a motion memo from Councillors Shawna Stolte and Kelvin Galbraith directing staff to develop and implement a city-wide short-term accommodation (STA) compliance/licensing program. The full staff direction is below and click/tap here for the motion memo: CPRM-03-23 Motion Memo- STA

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Updates to Burlington’s Coyote Response Strategy Will Help City Mobilize Faster in Response to Issues & Increase Preventative Measures

At our March 28 Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility (CPRM) Committee, we received an update from staff regarding the additional measures to Burlington’s Coyote Response Strategy that will help the City mobilize faster in response to issues and increase preventative actions to help our community live safely among coyotes. Here

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Independent Analysis of Province’s Bill 23 Financial Impacts Shows Burlington Forecasted to Lose $335M in Parkland Dedication & $36.6M in Development Charges

At our March 29 Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability (CSSRA) Committee, Council received an independent analysis report done by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. breaking down the financial impacts of the Province’s Bill 23 on the City of Burlington. MY TAKE: The independent analysis from our consultant, Watson &

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Proclamations at April 2023 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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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: April 17-23, 2023

Good morning Burlington, We have a couple of Council workshops happening today — one on Legislative and Process Changes Affecting Planning and Development Services that starts at 9 a.m., and another on Festivals and Events that starts at 1 p.m. Burlington City Council and Halton Regional Council will also meet

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Arts & Culture

City of Burlington Arts and Culture Fund Sees 19 New Projects Funded

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 12, 2023 — The City of Burlington’s annual Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) grant program has awarded funding support to 19 projects this year. Local artists, event and project organizers submitted 27 grant

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Burlington Summer Recreation Programs Registration Opening Soon

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — April 12, 2023 — The City’s summer swimming lessons and aquatic leadership programs will be opening for registration on April 22 at 9 a.m. The programs are viewable online now. Adult 19+ and Adult 55+

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