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Update on Burlington’s Green Street and Walkers Line Windows-on-the-Lake

The Window on the Lake at Sioux Lookout Park.
The Window on the Lake at Sioux Lookout Park.

Some Burlington residents have been inquiring whether there have been any updates to on the Green Street and Walkers Line Windows-on-the-Lake. City of Burlington staff has provided the following update.

Green Street Window

  • Staff have met with Conservation Halton on site, as a result they have received the Technical Requirements for Permit checklist. This will enable staff to complete the terms of reference to hire a Coastal Engineer to complete a detailed design for the shoreline protection.
  • There is $50,000 in the capital budget in 2020 for consulting services.
  • The RFP for consulting service will be out in early November.
  • The detail design and documents to tender should be completed by the beginning of Q2 2020. Cost estimates for construction will be provided at various stages by the consultant to inform future budget.
  • At this time, funding is not identified in the budget for construction. However, staff will monitor leftover funds from the from the sale of waterfront properties also being used for Walkers Line.
  • The window to construct under Fisheries requirements is between July 1-Sep. 15.

Walkers Line

  • Topographical survey work has been completed.
  • Design will be completed in house (this was delayed with the start of a maternity leave) this fall with tendering early winter.
  • Construction will be scheduled in Q2/Q3 2020.

City staff has told us the plan is to install signage on Lakeshore Road next spring with respect to the Windows-on-the-Lake, similar to the one that appears at Sioux Lookout Park.

— Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

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

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3 thoughts on “Update on Burlington’s Green Street and Walkers Line Windows-on-the-Lake”

  1. Walkers Line window is an embarrassment. The tall chain link fence and overgrown vegetation limits the views and makes you feel like you are looking at the Lake from inside a cage. Before Green Street I think the Appleby Line window should be the next priority since with the overgrown vegetation your only good view is of the garbage can directly in front of the bench. It is also a major safety hazard since there is only a single chain preventing children from falling down the very steep embankment.

    1. Hi Grahame,
      This is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist. I checked with our City of Burlington staff and they have told us the plan is to install signage on Lakeshore next spring with respect to the Windows on the Lake. There is a sign for the one at Sioux Lookout Park. Thank you for commenting on the Mayor’s website.

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