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Virtual Pre-Application Meeting for Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. Proposed Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Waterfront Hotel on Sept. 8

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There is a virtual pre-application community meeting hosted by Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. for its proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the Waterfront Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A public notice for the Waterfront Hotel Pre-Application Meeting was mailed out to all property owners within 120 metres of the property. A copy of the notice is provided via the link above and further down this post.

The City of Burlington has set up a pre-application project webpage for this site at


To Owner/Occupant

Re: Pre-application Consultation Virtual Meeting for the Waterfront Hotel Burlington

Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. (the “Owner”) is hosting a virtual pre-application community meeting to discuss a proposal to demolish the existing Waterfront Hotel Burlington building and replace it with a sleek and modern mixed-use development that will accommodate retail and service commercial uses at-grade that will frame the public realm, offices, a banquet facility and restaurants, hotel, and residential apartments. In total, the proposed redevelopment will provide 557 apartments, a 130-room hotel, as well as commercial, office and other accessory uses all within two towers (35- and 30-storeys) inclusive of a 5-storey podium.

No application has been received and no decision has been made by the City.

Public comments may be directed to the applicant at this time. Once a complete application has been submitted the public will be notified, and comments will be received by city staff. This Consultation meeting is the first step in a comprehensive review of the draft proposal. The purpose of the consultation meeting is for the Owner to address key questions and obtain community feedback prior to the submission of any development applications.

During the meeting, the Owner will provide an overview of the proposal and City Staff will provide an overview of the development application review process and how the public can be involved. There will also be a question and answer component about the various aspects of the proposal and the planning process. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns will be in attendance to listen to the discussion.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions;
  2. Introductory comments by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns;
  3. City Planning Staff Presentation on the Planning Process (more information on the planning process can be found at;
  4. Review of Waterfront Hotel Study;
  5. Owner Presentation on the Development Proposal;
  6. Comments and Questions & Answers with the public.

After the event, additional comments, questions, and feedback for the Owner can be directed to the planning consultant, Bousfields Inc., at or 905-549-3005, ext. 259.

Please Note: this development pre-application process is separate from and not related to the City’s Waterfront Hotel Study (, which has established key policy directions for development on this site and is planned to continue later this year.

How to Join the Meeting 

The Virtual Pre-Application Community Meeting will take place:

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Participate On-Line via Zoom: OR
Webinar ID: 936 7733 2408
(Internet connection required)

Participate by Telephone:
1-647-374-4685 (audio only)

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6 thoughts on “Virtual Pre-Application Meeting for Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. Proposed Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Waterfront Hotel on Sept. 8”

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice for us to extend our waterfront and build an amphitheater where small concerts could be held instead of the proposal that is on the table. We need council to step up and follow through on their election platform.

  2. Just the thought of buildings so high on this site makes me feel sick. We already have some high rise east of Brant st on the lake side. Can we not restrict the height here to something like 11-12 stories so we can enjoy our downtown?

  3. Please don’t do this to our beautiful waterfront. It is bad enough having a hotel but to break it down and put up two towers and restaurants and apartments. That’s not why you were elected you were elected to stop this from continuing!

    Judy Sloan

  4. All Burlington needs – more high rise condos – what a total disaster this would be……..Lakeshore Road now is a traffic jam most of the time – just wait till all the other high rise buildings are up – sanity should prevail here…..

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