Downtown & Waterfront

You are invited to a public open house to review and comment on proposed plans for an 11-storey, 132 unit development on assembled land from 401-417 Martha St. in downtown Burlington: DATE:     Mon. Nov. 19 TIME:     6:30-8:30 pm PLACE:   Burlington Lions Club, 471 Pearl St. This is a first step in the development application process. …

Public open house Nov. 19 for proposed development 401-417 Martha St Read More »

The biggest issue in this election is overdevelopment across our city: from Aldershot to Alton, Dynes Road to downtown, Brant Street to BlueWater Place, Orchard to Lakeside Plaza. Ask every candidate: what’s your platform on development? For incumbents, is their platform matched by their voting record? Everything in our platform, brochure and online forums are …

Are up to 30 more highrises planned for downtown? Yes. Get the facts here. Read More »

Update: Council recently approved two development applications in downtown Ward 2: The Saxony at Locust/Elgin/Blathwayte and the Brock II at Brock and Ontario. I supported the Saxony, but did not vote for the Brock II. Details and My Take below. Background: Staff are recommending approval of two developments in Ward 2 – the Brock II …

Brock 22 storey and Saxony 7 storey approved by council Read More »

A downtown resident has started a petition to protect St. Luke’s and Emerald Precincts from inappropriate redevelopment, including townhouses, semi-detached units, duplexes or apartment walkups. The petition also advocates lower height on Brant Street and opposes overintensification in the community as a whole. Read or print the petition: St. Lukes Petition

Notice — The installation of an Oil Grit Separator at the end of the Brant Street storm sewer (terminating at the Waterfront Hotel) is being proposed. The device will be installed on an existing storm sewer line to improve the quality of stormwater runoff before discharging into the lake. The sketch below shows the proposed location …

Brant Street storm sewer upgrades Sept. 17-Oct 12 Read More »

This just in: The Community Benefits negotiated by staff for extra height/density for the 23-storey highrise at 421 Brant St. across from City Hall are coming to the Planning & Developement Committee April 10, 6:30pm, at City Hall. Residents can register in advance to share your views with members of council for or against the proposed …

This just in: Community Benefits negotiated for extra height/density on 23-storey highrise at 421 Brant St coming to committee April 10, 6:30 pm Read More »

The outdoor skating rink on the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond at Discovery Landing has officially closed for the 2017-2018 season. Over the next few weeks, City of Burlington staff will begin preparing for the spring when the 10,000 square-foot (929 square-metre) feature transforms into a reflective pond. For information about recreation and other fun activities …

Mild temperatures close Rotary Centennial Pond outdoor skating season Read More »