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What’s Open and Closed at the City of Burlington on Thanksgiving Day

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 5, 2020 — Thanksgiving Day is Monday, Oct. 12. For a list of which City services and facilities are available over the holiday weekend, please see the summary below or visit burlington.ca.

City ServiceHoliday Closure Information
Animal ServicesThe Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

To report an animal control-related emergency, call 905-335-3030 or visit www.burlington.ca/animal.

Burlington TransitBurlington Transit will operate a holiday schedule on Oct. 12. The downtown Transit Terminal, Specialized Dispatch and the administration office will also be closed on this day.

Schedules and specialized booking are available at burlingtontransit.ca. For real-time schedule information visit Google/Apple Maps or triplinx.ca.

City HallClosed on Monday, Oct. 12.

The Service Burlington counter will re-open Oct. 13 and is available for the following in-person payments from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday:

– Parking permits and tickets
– Property taxes
– Freedom of Information requests
– Garbage tags
– Dog licenses
– Property information requests
– Recreation services

Service Burlington continues to offer marriage licenses and commissioning services by appointment. Please call Service Burlington at 905-335-7777 to schedule.

Cash payments are currently not accepted. Many service payments are also available online at burlington.ca/onlineservices.

Anyone entering City Hall must wear a mask or face covering unless exempted from by the Mandatory Mask Bylaw. Residents are asked to bring and wear their own masks.

Building and Planning
Service counters for building and planning are currently closed and staff continue to process applications electronically.

For more information about building permits and business licences, visit burlington.ca/building.

For information about development applications, visit burlington.ca/developmentinfo

Halton Court Services – Provincial Offences OfficeClosed on Monday, Oct. 12.

Administration Counter Services, at 4085 Palladium Way, will re-open on Oct. 13 and are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Telephone payments are available at 905-637-1274, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Many online services are also available, please visit Halton Court  or email burlingtoncourt@burlington.ca

ParkingFree parking is available downtown, on the street, in municipal lots and in the parking garage on weekends and holidays.

NOTE: The Waterfront parking lots (east and west) do not provide free parking on statutory holidays.

Parking exemptions are currently not required for overnight parking on City streets between 1 and 6 a.m., due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. burlington.ca/parking

Recreation Programs and FacilitiesArenas will be closed on Oct. 12 and re-open on Oct. 13.

Angela Coughlan Pool will be open on Oct. 12. Pre-registration is required. For scheduled programming, visit burlington.ca/fall

Roads, Parks and ForestryAdministrative office closed on Monday, Oct. 12.

Essential and reduced parks maintenance services will be provided.

Links and Resources:

Residents can stay informed about City news at www.burlington.ca/coronavirus and our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

Thanksgiving this year is going to look and feel a lot differently, particularly with the Province recently announcing going back to a gathering limit of 10 individuals total indoors and encouraging families to only get together with those in their household (individuals living on their own can join a single household). However, I know our residents are resilient and will find creative ways to gather with their families this year (be it virtually or by other means) and give thanks for the positive things what we still have, during this difficult year. I wish you all the best during the Thanksgiving holiday.

*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
john.bkila@burlington.ca
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