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City of Burlington Welcomes Global Climate Strike to Civic Square

Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont.— Sept. 18, 2019— Burlington City Hall will be one of over 3,500 event locations planned for the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike. The City will welcome all residents who would like to show their support for

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Panhandling in Burlington and the Safety Concerns Around it

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) along with City of Burlington staff and Council have been alerted to a number of individuals asking for money in front of a few local businesses and on some roadways. Panhandling in and of itself is not a crime, and our City does not have

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Committee & Council meetings

What Burlington is Doing to Manage Traffic Congestion in the City

Managing traffic across our City is a top priority for me and this Council. During our Planning and Development Committee meeting on Sept. 10, staff followed up to our request back in March asking the Director of Transportation Services to update us in September on the ongoing and planned traffic

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City Hall

Burlington City Hall Departments and What Issues They Cover

My office receives emails from residents about various issues and circumstances you encounter. As your Mayor, my team and I endeavour to do everything we can to help resolve your issues or connect you with the most appropriate departments at the City of Burlington who can. To keep serving you

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Burlington Candidates in Upcoming Federal Election

On Oct. 21, we return to the polls and exercise our democratic right to vote, this time in our country’s 43rd Canadian general election. Most of you know how strongly I feel about each of us using our voice and making the time to vote in every election, whether municipal, provincial

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Burlington Considering Offering Free Transit for Students

During last week’s Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting, I brought forward a Mayor’s Office report asking for the go-ahead to continue considering free transit fares for Burlington students — I also delegated at a Halton District School Board meeting where the trustees passed a resolution to look at approving

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Committee Votes to Finalize Agreement with LaSalle Park Marina Association Over Operation of Marina

UPDATE: Council unanimously approved the report to finalize the LPMA governance and operation model on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting at Burlington City Hall, we voted to finalize the agreement with LaSalle Park Marina Association to continue operation of the LaSalle Park Marina. Here

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Arts & Culture

Art Gallery of Burlington’s Latest Exhibit: The Gender Conspiracy

Last Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the opening of the Art Gallery of Burlington’s newest exhibit: The Gender Conspiracy. The Gender Conspiracy is an open letter to the trans and gender-diverse communities in our area to express allyship in furthering the discourse on gender fluidity and identity,

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Burlington’s NUVO Network Hosting Hackathon with United Way

Burlington-based NUVO Network is putting on a Hackathon event in partnership with the United Way of Halton and Hamilton (UWHH) from Oct. 5-6. A hackathon is a free, creative problem-solving event where designers, researchers, programmers and other innovators come together to collaborate and intensively produce a concept solution to a

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Q-and-A’s on Legal Cannabis and the City of Burlington

As the Province announces more applications being processed for legal cannabis stores to be potentially located in Burlington, my office has been receiving questions from residents and the community. Below you’ll find a timeline of events since the federal government legalized cannabis and some Q-and-A’s relating to cannabis and retail

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