Heritage

City of Burlington Media Release Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 18, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage 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 shaped Burlington and Canada by attending the informative sessions planned throughout the month. Topics …

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The request to remove 176 Rennick Road from the Heritage Register of Burlington historical properties has been withdrawn. The Sept. 11 Planning & Development Committee heard that the property has recently sold, and the new owners wish to keep the property on the register. Staff had recommended retaining the property on the register because of its …

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Want a free house? This 1917 arts and crafts home in downtown Burlington needs a new home as the current owners are redeveloping their property.

From Friends of Freeman Station – The Friends of Freeman Station have set up a schedule of “community outreach” events, June through October and needs your help. The aim is to meet the public to tell the Friends of Freeman story and to raise funds to achieve financial and operational goals, with Opening Day for the …

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More than 70 people attended the meeting on May 2nd at the Conservation Halton Auditorium about the Mount Nemo Plateau Heritage Conservation District Study. The study is indeed cancelled, however staff is still committed to protecting rural Burlington’s character. A considerable amount of resistance and concerns were received about this project. Among the concerns from …

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Friends of Freeman Station blog: As the weather warms, Volunteer Work Days are resuming at Freeman Station.  Please earmark your calendar for Saturday, April 16th and Saturday, April 30th.  More than 3,000 hours of volunteer efforts have gone into Station restoration, and that work will continue in April and across the Summer (yes, it really will …

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City staff are recommending that council state its intention to designate the property at 514 Pearl Street, “The Hughes Cleaver House,” pursuant to Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, and refuse the request from the owners to remove the property from the Municipal Registry of heritage properties in order to demolish it. The owners want …

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From Friends of Freeman Station newsletter: As Friends of Freeman Station (FOFS) continue their restoration work in 2016, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that an anonymous corporate donor has committed to making major capital improvements to the Freeman Station restoration project. Their contributions will include concrete work, grading and …

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A proud moment for Burlington; historic house moved, preserved. Conservation through collaboration. Shows heritage & redevelopment can both happen. Residents, city staff, heritage volunteers worked with developers to support a great new development downtown, that conforms to existing OP/Zoning. It can be done!

The Friends of Freeman Station is a group of volunteers dedicated to restoring the historic Freeman train station. According to information in the group’s recent newsletter, FOFS has raised about $260,000, which represents about 50% of the estimated cost to restore the station and make it a viable asset to our community. The following is …

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The Freeman Station has attained another milestone with the installation of a historic mural on the outside walls of the building. The mural shows what the station would have looked like in its heydey. The city’s public art program paid for the mural. It is one of six murals being installed around the city. All …

Murals by local artists unveiled, starting with Freeman Station Read More »

Heritage Burlington is reaching out to residents to ask you to share your stories of Burlington’s past. These stories will be posted on the Heritage Burlington website to expand the knowledge we have of our early community. You can share your story online here: Share your story You can also send your story to: Heritage …

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The Freeman Station has attained another milestone with the installation of a historic mural on the outside walls of the building. The mural shows what the station would have looked like in its heydey. The city’s public art program paid for the mural. It is one of six murals being installed around the city. All …

Freeman Station mural & six others officially unveiled Dec. 1 Read More »

City to review visitor parking requirements downtown Developers who build downtown are required to build 1.25 parking spaces per unit, on the assumption that the .25 space will be for visitor parking. However, there is nothing in our existing zoning bylaws that require those spaces to be set aside for visitors, and in some cases …

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City council has unanimously approved a Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program for the 2014 tax year. (Councillor Dennison abstained from voting, as he is the owner of a designated heritage property.) Residential properties that are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act will be eligible for a 20% rebate on the city portion of property taxes, …

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An independent study of Village Square has concluded that while the entire site isn’t worthy of heritage designation, there are aspects of the square that should be preserved if the site is redeveloped. These include: Retain the tower building in situ (LCBO); Retain the Village Square signage currently on the tower building; Accommodate for mid-block …

Report: Village Square Unique Read More »