*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 25, 2021 — Housing is a top priority in the City of Burlington and the City is hosting a Virtual Launch for the Burlington Housing Strategy on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
The Housing Strategy is an opportunity to develop creative, innovative solutions for housing issues in Burlington. The City’s strategy will build on and support Halton Region’s Housing Strategy.
Last month, City Council endorsed the Burlington Housing Strategy Terms of Reference and directed City staff to start work on a Housing Strategy to give current and future residents more housing options across our city.
“Join me at the Burlington Housing Strategy Virtual Launch on March 8 in a discussion about housing in Burlington with stakeholders and members of the community. It will be an opportunity to share your experiences, challenges and the opportunities you see for Burlington and the Housing Strategy.” — Mark Simeoni, Director of Community Planning
Residents are invited to join City staff and a community panel to learn and talk about housing in Burlington. The Virtual Launch of the Burlington Housing Strategy is on March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Zoom. To hear the presentation and join the discussion, click on https://zoom.us/j/91995969251.
The launch, hosted by City staff, will feature a community panel of key stakeholders from government, the private sector and the community to share their ideas. Ted Hildebrandt of Community Development Halton will present, followed by a discussion period for community members and stakeholders to give input, voice concerns and share experiences.
Residents are encouraged to take the online Burlington Housing Strategy survey as well, starting on Monday, March 1. The feedback gathered from the survey and during this meeting will be considered as City staff develop a draft housing engagement plan. Staff will present the draft engagement plan and community feedback to Council at the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
For more information and to take the survey on the Burlington Housing Strategy, visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/housingstrategy.
Links and Resources:
- Zoom meeting link
- City of Burlington’s Housing Strategy – Proposed Terms of Reference Staff Report
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist