A signature destination and attraction in Spencer Smith Park at the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington, the Brant Street Pier extends 137 metres over Lake Ontario, providing breathtaking views of the lake and Burlington's shoreline.
The Brant Street Pier officially opened during the Sound of Music Festival in Spencer Smith Park on Father's Day weekend in 2013. Thousands of people from Burlington and beyond flocked to the pier to enjoy sunshine and breathtaking views.
The pier represents the final phase of the Downtown Waterfront Project. This project included:
|Features of the Brant Street Pier|
The Brant Street Pier is a seven-span continuous structure with a concrete deck supported by a steel framework made of three main girders (stringers) connected by diaphragms with bolted connections. The pier is 137 metres long and about 7.5 metres wide along the span or deck. At the fifth span, about 85 metres from shore, the deck widens to 20 metres - this is referred to as the circular node. The circular node supports a raised platform that is nine metres in diameter and accessible by a circular staircase. This raised platform supports a 12-metre beacon made of tubular structural steel framing.
|Lasting Impressions: Handprints on the Pier|
In October 2012, seven children were chosen by draw to leave their legacy with the Brant Street Pier. In June 2013, as part of the pier's opening celebrations, the children returned to help unveil the plaque that contains the lasting impressions of their handprints.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Does the pier close at night?
Is fishing allowed on the pier?
Are bicycles allowed on the pier?
Are motorized vehicles allowed on the pier?
Can people use the pier for diving?
How can I report people diving from the pier?
Can people consume alcohol on the pier?
Is the pier open in the winter?
Are skateboarders allowed on the pier?
What should I do if skateboarders are using their skateboards on the pier's benches?
How do I report vandalism on the pier?
What is the cost of the Brant Street Pier?
Is there a docking feature at the pier?
How many people can fit on the pier?
How do I get more information about the Brant Street Pier?
Is the Brant Street Pier accessible?
How did people get chosen to place their handprints on the pier?