*Administrator’s Note: Residents of the Region of Halton are eligible for free parking passes. Click here for more information, or see a parking attendant in a brightly-coloured vest on Saturdays & Sundays.
**Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.—June 4, 2021— Burlington’s Beachway is open for use and ready for beach-goers. Residents are reminded that the water is unsupervised (no lifeguards) and are asked to continue to follow all Provincial restrictions and public health guidance, so we can all enjoy the summer safely.
- Washrooms and changerooms are now open for use
- For up-to-date water quality testing information, check Halton Region Public Health webpage halton.ca/beaches or dial 311
- Additional sand has been brought into the beach to counter the seasonal beach erosion
- Burlington Beach Rentals is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends for the rental of paddle boards, umbrellas, chairs and more
About the Beachway
It’s the place where Burlington comes to enjoy sun, sand and scenery. With 6.8 acres of park space and two kilometres of lakeside trails, an outdoor pavilion and playground, there is plenty to do and see at The Beachway. For the weekend warrior or adventure seeker there are many active options – cycling, running, rollerblading and lake swimming. The Beachway is the perfect spot for a quiet stroll along a picturesque shore; build sandcastles, bird watch or simply take in the views and bask in an inspirational sunrise or golden sunsets.
Parking at the Beachway
Visitors to the beach must now pay for parking on weekends until Sept. 25, 2021. It is an hourly rate of $2.50 or a daily flat rate of $20. Users can scan the QR Code or download the HonkMobile app. There is a transaction fee of $0.35 for each payment. Dashboard tickets are not needed as every payment is linked to a license plate number. For more information, visit our Paid Parking and Reservations page.
The City is working with the Trans-Northern Pipeline to allow for some urgent work that needs to be carried out along Lakeshore Road. The work is near the drop-off area in the parking lot but visitors are still able to access this area. Please follow @CityBurlington on Facebook or Twitter in the event that the drop-off area needs to be relocated to accommodate this work.
Fires Are Not Permitted
It is important to note that fires, no matter how small, are not allowed on the beach or anywhere within the City’s urban boundary. For more information, visit burlington.ca/openairburning.
Links and Resources:
- Weekend Paid Parking at Beachway from May to September Starts May 22
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.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
- Halton Region has created a Reopening Schools resource webpage for parents, students and teachers at halton.ca/covid19.
- For further COVID-19 information, including where to get tested, please visit Halton Region Public Health halton.ca/coronavirus
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Questions about the cancellation of Recreation programs can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7738
- City of Burlington: www.burlington.ca/coronavirus
- Resources for Residents & Non-Profit Organizations: www.burlington.ca/covid19resources.
- Halton Region: www.halton.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Provincial Emergency Orders: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: www.who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington Business Supports: burlingtonchamber.com/team-burl-supporting-burl-business-during-covid-19/
- Burlington Food Bank: call 905-637-CARE (2273), or visit burlingtonfoodbank.ca
- Food for Life: call 905-635-1106 and press 7, or visit foodforlife.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch: call 289-291-5396, or visit halton.cmha.ca
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist