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Give Your Feedback at Burlington’s Virtual Beachway Park Experience Public Consultation April 1

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A staff recommendation report related to Burlington’s Beachway Park and parking in the area is coming to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee on April 8.

Before that, Mayor Meed Ward, City Council and Burlington staff would like to hear from you on your experience at Beachway Park with a Virtual Beachway Park Experience Public Consultation next week — Thursday, April 1.

The virtual webinar will be hosted on Zoom (with a phone call-in option) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Last year we saw a record number of visitors, both local and from neighbouring communities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), to our stretch of beach at Beachway Park. As one of the largest public beaches in the area, it continues to grow in popularity. Families enjoy picnics and building sandcastles, sports enthusiasts enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding, and people of all ages walk, bike and rollerblade along the paved pathways.

With the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions limiting how much people could travel last summer, Beachway Park became an even more treasured destination for day-trips and outdoor enjoyment. The added volume of people and traffic saw a significant increase in challenges around parking management and crowd control, even with the addition of Park Ambassador staffing during peak times.

As we look ahead to another busy summer and continued increases in visitors to our great city, we know we need to evolve our approach to managing this popular destination and ensure that everyone who visits has an enjoyable experience.

Burlington City Council will be considering some initial recommendations from staff at the EICS committee on April 8.

We invite the community to share their own experiences at Beachway Park and any ideas or suggestions you may have to improve it going forward at the April 1 virtual webinar/consultation.

City leaders and staff including the Mayor, City Council, Burlington’s Director of Transportation Services, Supervisor of Parking Services and Director of Recreation Services will be on hand as panelists to answer any questions the public may have and hear your feedback first-hand.

Join the conversation on Zoom from your desktop or mobile device, or simply call in from your phone. Capacity is limited to 500 participants.

WEBINAR DETAILS:

  • Connect online on Zoom at bit.ly/beachwaypark  or simply by phone at 647-374-4685.
  • Meeting ID: 851 2205 0189.
  • Passcode: 789475.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

  • Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
  • Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith (whose ward Beachway Park resides in)
  • Allan Magi, Executive Director of Environment, Infrastructure & Community Services
  • Vito Tolone, Director of Transportation Services
  • Hayley Parkinson, Supervisor of Parking Services
  • Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation, Community and Culture
  • Enrico Scalera, Director of Roads, Parks and Forestry
  • Kristene Smith, Tourism Burlington Executive Director

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at halton.ca/covidvaccines for up to date information on the status of our COVID19 vaccination program.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
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