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Halton Region Earns Top Credit Rating for the 36th Year

*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release March 27, 2024 On March 19, 2024, Moody’s Investors Service once again affirmed Halton Region’s Aaa credit rating. This rating provides the Region and its Local Municipalities with access to the

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City Hall

Architects Wanted for Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — March 26, 2024 — The City of Burlington Urban Design Advisory Panel is looking for two professional architects to volunteer for its next two-year term starting in May 2024. The mandate of the Burlington Urban

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OBCM

Ontario’s Big City Mayors Respond to the 2024 Provincial Budget

*Please see below a statement from the Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus. Click/tap here for some highlights from OBCM on the 2024 Ontario Budget. March 27, 2024 Yesterday Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2024 Ontario Budget: Building a Better Ontario. OBCM has been advocating to the provincial

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Community engagement

Burlington’s Robert Bateman Community Centre Greenspace Engagement

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — March 27, 2024 — The City of Burlington has begun phase 1 of the outdoor engagement on the greenspace at Robert Bateman Community Centre. The outdoor engagement includes a redesign of Frontenac Park. An online survey

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Mayor's Office

Burlington Mayor’s Statement on Democracy & Governance at City Hall

Recent provincial legislation assigns additional “strong mayor” responsibilities and duties exclusively to the Mayor. This represents a change from what we are used to. The Mayor has always had unique roles and responsibilities under the Municipal Act, even before the new legislation. The Mayor is the “Head of Council” and “CEO” of the corporation, and the only one elected across the city. Council still advances the business of the city by motion and majority vote. That hasn’t changed.

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Housing

2024 Central Ontario Housing Summit Brings Together All Government Levels to Speak to Addressing Housing Crisis

Today, the 2024 Central Ontario Housing Summit was held in Burlington, bringing together representatives from all levels of government and key private sector stakeholders to speak to addressing the housing crisis and increasing the housing supply together. The summit was hosted by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association in partnership with

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Mailbag – March 2024 Roundup – Burlington Food Truck Festival; Solar Eclipse & Regional & City Services

Welcome to the Mayor’s Mailbag – March 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: March 25-31, 2024

Good morning, Burlington! We have a Special Burlington City Council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, March 26) at 9:30 a.m. Please also note that Burlington City Hall will be closed on Friday (March 29) and Monday, April 1 for Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. For a link to the Council meeting

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OBCM

Ontario’s Big City Mayors Statement on the Province’s Announcement of the New Municipal Housing Infrastructure Program & Increased Funding for Housing-Enabling Water Systems Fund

*Please see below a statement issued by the Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus. See a related news release issued by the Province of Ontario. March 21, 2024 Today OBCM Chair and Mayor of Burlington Marianne Meed Ward and OBCM Member Mayor David West of Richmond Hill joined Premier Doug

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington’s Tyandaga Golf Course to Stay as 18-Hole Course

MY TAKE: This is a great news story and one we need to celebrate because it was a truly collaborative effort with our community. This is a real opportunity to tell the community your voice was heard and you helped shape this decision and will continue to shape what happens

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Burlington Ec Dev

Tourism Burlington to Merge with Burlington Economic Development to Support Growth of City’s Tourism Economy

*Please see below a news release issued by Burlington Economic Development. March 19, 2024 | BURLINGTON, ON This morning, Burlington City Council voted unanimously to pass a motion that will see Tourism Burlington merge into Burlington Economic Development by the end of the year. In September 2023, both organizations signed a Letter of Intent

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