Let's chat! Bring your questions, concerns or just drop-in to say hello:
TIME: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
DATE: the following Wednesdays...
Feb. 8 March 22 April 12
May 10 June 7 Sept. 6
Oct. 4 Nov. 8
LOCATION: Burlington City Hall, 426 Brant Street
Check-in at main reception
On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, city staff from the Planning Department will hold a public meeting to gather your input about the interim Tall Building Design Guidelines.
What will the Tall Building Design Guidelines do?
As Burlington embraces density with a variety of low, medium and high-rise buildings, the Tall Building Design Guidelines will ensure that new tall buildings place an emphasis on high-quality architecture and design.
Tall Building Design Guidelines will:
We need your input!
Participate in the Tall Building Design Guidelines workshop and walking tour on:
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
TIME: 11 am - meet at AGB for a walking tour (please dress appropriately for the weather)
12 noon - return to AGB for light refreshments
12:30 to 3 pm - workshop
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB)
1333 Lakeshore Road
Please RSVP by Jan. 24, 2017 to email@example.com to confirm your attendance for this event.
Along with the Jan. 28, 2017 Tall Building Design Guidelines workshop (above), city Planning staff will hold a consultation meeting with the development and architectural community to gather their feedback on the interim tall building design guidelines.
This meeting will take place:
DATE: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB)
1333 Lakeshore Road
For more information, visit Grow Bold 2015-2040 and if you have any questions, contact Jamie Tellier, Manager Urban Design, at 905-335-7600, ext. 7892.
You are invited to a Public Meeting to consider a recommendation report concerning a rezoning application for 2025 Guelph Line to permit the addition of three stand-alone buildings in the southeast area of the site. These new buildings will accommodate approximately 1300 m2 of restaurant and retail uses with a drive-thru and patio.
City staff will be recommending modified approval of the rezoning application.
The staff report containing the proposed zoning by-law as well as discussion and review of the application will be available for public review on Jan. 23, 2017.
Artists rendering of 2025 Guelph Line
Mark your calendar to attend the following Planning and Development Committee Public Meeting:
DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Council Chambers, Level 2
426 Brant Street, Burlington City Hall
The Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund provides neighbourhood and community groups the opportunity to initiate, manage and implement projects that make a difference to the neighbourhood or community group.
Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city. The neighbourhood or community group would match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated service, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.
To learn more, attend a workshop:
DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
LOCATION: Room 247, Burlington City Hall
426 Brant Street
DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
LOCATION: Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive - Community Room 1
For more information, visit Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund.
On October 19, 2016, the Halton District School Board (HDSB) of Trustees voted to initiate a Program and Accommodation Review (PAR) for all Burlington secondary schools.
Seven schools are involved in this review:
At this time, the School Board is recommending the closure of Burlington Central High School (Ward 2), Lester B Pearson High School (Ward 4), and boundary or programming changes at several other schools. The first public meeting was held on Dec. 8, 2016, and there are two meetings planned for 2017:
Public Meeting #2 (North Burlington Schools)
DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
TIME: 7 pm
LOCATION: Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Public Meeting #3 (South Burlington Schools)
DATE: Thursday, March 2, 2017
TIME: 7 pm
LOCATION: New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street
For more details, visit Burlington Secondary School Program Accommodation Review (PAR).
School closures are a major concern as they are most often the hub of the community. As much as I have no control over what the Board ultimately decides, I am certainly a concerned member of the community and will support our community in whatever capacity I can. I will keep you posted.
Burlington City Council operates on a standing committee system with four standing committees for reviewing policy and issues, which make recommendations for council to consider:
These standing committees meet before a council meeting. Standing committee agendas are available on-line approximately 7-10 days before the meeting and council agendas approximately five days before the meeting.
To view agendas, minutes and videos of the City of Burlington's standing committee and council meetings, visit City of Burlington - Agendas & Minutes.
Halton Region Council acts as the final decision-making body for Halton Region and meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. on a monthly cycle. The Halton Regional Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and head of Regional Council.
Regional Council is the legislative body of the Regional Corporation and has the following members:
The 21 members of Regional Council include the Mayors of the 4 local municipalities.
Halton Region Council operates on a Standing Committee System. Each of Council's 3 Standing Committees is responsible for reviewing policy and operational issues and discussing recommendations that are put to them by staff by way of staff reports.
Recommendations arising from the Standing Committees are forwarded to Regional Council for consideration and approval by way of Committee Reports. Regional Council may accept the Committee recommendations or may alter them. To view agendas, minutes and videos of the Halton Region's Standing Committees and Council, visit Halton Region - Agendas, Minutes & Video.
Calling all East Burlington Seniors! Come out, enjoy a meal and meet new friends!
The next luncheon will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Avenue
Menu: Hamburger Soup with rolls and butter pickles.
Peaches and cookies for dessert.
Lunches are held every third Tuesday of each month except for the months of July, August and December. For more details, visit Seniors Lunch or contact Denise Holloway at Tel: 905 333-9465.
Neighbourhood rinks are a great way for people to get out of the house, get active, and socialize in the community during the winter months. Look out for your local neighbourhood rink early in the New Year, weather permitting, at the following locations:
Brant Hills Park Central Park Ireland Park
Orchard Park Optimist Park Palladium Park
Pineland Park Rusholme Crescent Corridor Sheraton Park
Sherwood Forest Park Skyway Park Tansley Woods Park
Keep in mind that outdoor rinks are reliant strictly on the winter weather so ice conditions will vary from park to park. For more information, visit Neighbourhood Rinks.
Winter is the best time to get outside and enjoy some great activities you can only do with snow and ice, and Conservation Halton offers a number of fun winter activities for people of all ages.
Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas both offer the truly Canadian experience of snowshoeing. Snowshoe rentals are available at Crawford Lake. Crawford Lake offers popular Sunset Snowshoe Hikes for families and Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes for adults every Saturday during the winter season (weather permitting). A blanket of freshly fallen snow is the perfect invitation to join us for this timeless activity!
If you want to ski and snowboard this winter, you can do so at Glen Eden located just minutes away in Milton. It has a rental shop, skiing, a fully-equipped terrain park for snowboarders, snow tubing and lessons for all ages and skill-levels. For information on conditions, lift passes, rentals and lessons, visit the Glen Eden website www.gleneden.on.ca or call 905 878-5011.
Hilton Falls Conservation Area has beautiful groomed trails for all levels of skiers to enjoy through escarpment woods and beaver meadows. A highlight of your skiing adventure is the beautiful falls waiting for you. Ski rentals are available; please call ahead at 905 854-0262 for availability and sizes. Crawford Lake and Mountsberg also have cross-country skiing trails, which are not groomed and do not offer ski rentals.
There are a number of great family events offered by Conservation Halton throughout the year, for more information check out their website at www.conservationhalton.ca and the events calendar www.conservationhalton.ca/events.
The 2016/17 series Music at St. Luke's offers four evenings of musical
entertainment accompanied by a delicious catered dinner
with a cash bar serving beer & wine.
Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
9 am to 12 noon
Haber Community Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
One person's blood donation can save the life of a father. A sister. A child.
Visit Canadian Blood Services to learn how you can become involved.
For a complete listing of meetings, festivals and events, visit the city's online calendar.
If you are hosting an event you would like to share with
our Ward 4 community, e-mail the details to my assistant Francine
and we'll include the information in the next Ward 4 Meetings & Community Events update.