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Video Update: Progress on Burlington’s Downtown Official Plan Policies

City council recently approved a new concept for the downtown that significantly controls the over-development that was in the adopted official plan from the previous council.
It’s actually better in some cases than our current official plan – with one significant exception. Learn what I’ve asked staff to look into.

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Learn About Burlington’s History in February During Heritage Month

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 21, 2020 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage Month Committee has been busy planning another exciting Heritage Month, beginning Feb. 1. Residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have

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BDBA Announces Lineup for 5th Annual Burlington Comedy Festival

*Please see below a media release issued by the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA). BURLINGTON — Going into its fifth year, the annual Burlington Comedy Festival in partnership with the Burlington Downtown Business Association (BDBA) will celebrate the very best of stand-up and variety comedy, Feb. 21-23, 2020. With 8 amazing

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City Hall

What Happened to Burlington’s Roly Bird Horse Chestnut Tree?

Over the holidays, we had to say good-bye to a beloved City of Burlington landmark. The Roly Bird Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) tree (known as ‘The Tree of Good Fortune’, located on the northeast side of Burlington City Hall shadowing Burlington’s Cenotaph, had to be removed. During a powerful 2018

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State of the City Address

Burlington Mayor’s 2020 State of the City Address on Jan. 30

Tickets are now available for my 2020 State of the City Address, taking place on Thursday, Jan. 30 this year. I’m very excited about this year’s new venue, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all and connecting with the community. Hosted by the Burlington

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City of Burlington’s 2020 Spring/Summer Live and Play Guide Now Available

*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 09, 2020 — The 2020 Spring/Summer Live and Play guide, featuring listings for city recreation, sport and culture programs, is now available at and all City facilities. Registration Details Online registration will take

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Committee & Council meetings

New Burlington City Council Committees Start January 2020

Burlington residents, with the start of the new year and another cycle of committee and council meetings comes the launch of the three new City Council Standing Committees that were announced back in 2019. These committees replace our former Committee of the Whole and Planning and Development Committee. The Audit

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Burlington Business Success Story: PV Labs Ltd.

Another great story to tell about a Burlington business — PV Labs Ltd. Did you know the local company created a gimbal that was used in Marvel’s Black Panther movie — and that PV Labs has both an Emmy award and Academy Award for technical contributions to movie-making? Yesterday (Jan.

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Pre-Application Consultation Meeting on Jan. 22 for Potential Burlington Development at 62, 66 and 70 Plains Rd. E.

There is a developer-led pre-application consultation meeting scheduled on Jan. 22 regarding a potential 10-storey building at 62, 66 and 70 Plains Rd. E. The building is looking to have approximately 121 residential units. The site currently contains three single-detached dwellings and is designated as Residential Medium Density. An Official

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Committee & Council meetings

Upcoming Burlington Committee and Council Meetings on Interim Control Bylaw and Preferred Concept for Downtown

We’re moving further along in the processes for our Interim Control Bylaw (ICBL) Land-Use Study and a preferred concept for the downtown in our Official Plan (OP). Discussions on a report by independent planning consultant Dillon (, part of the ICBL study, and the re-examination of the downtown policies in

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Mayor's Office

Burlington Mayor’s Office Welcomes New Executive Administrator

Over the holidays, the Mayor’s Office saw some changes. I would like to introduce my new Executive Administrator and Constituent Liaison, Hannelie van Niekerk, who recently started in her new role just yesterday (Monday, Jan. 6) — we’re very excited to have her on board. Hannelie comes to us with

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