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Thanksgiving closures

What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington on Thanksgiving

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2023 09:16 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 3, 2023 — City of Burlington administrative services will be closed for Thanksgiving, on Monday, Oct. 9. For a list of which City services and facilities are available on the long weekend, please see the summary below or visit

City Service

Holiday Closure Information

Animal Services

The Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. will be closed to appointments on Monday, Oct. 9. To report an animal control related emergency on a holiday, please call 905-335-7777.

Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Oct. 9. The Downtown Transit Terminal, at 430 John St., and Specialized Dispatch will be closed.

Online services

City Hall

Service Burlington and the Building, Renovating and Licensing counter on the main...

outdoor rink

Cogeco Neighbourhood Rink Program

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington is encouraging neighbours to come together to maintain outdoor community ice rinks this winter at select locations throughout the city. Applications for the Cogeco Neighbourhood Rink program are available now at and are due by Nov. 30, 2023.

Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink at pre-approved locations will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink. Volunteers who are approved to move forward with their rink will need to agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Cogeco Neighbourhood Rinks program, agree to complete training and agree to complete daily inspection checks of the rink and provide their own water source for parks without an existing water source.

City staff will install rink boards and provide a training manual, hoses and tarps in each location. As the colder weather arrives, each neighbourhood group will flood the rinks to get them ready for a first skate and then maintain...

Notice of Passing of a Zoning Bylaw 2020.460

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 09:05 AM

Burlington City Council passed Bylaw 2020.460 to amend Bylaw 2020, as amended, on Sept. 26, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. File number: 520-03/23 (PL-53-23)

Bylaw 2020.460 are city-initiated amendments to comply with changes made to Section 16(3) and Section 35.1 of the Planning Act regarding additional residential units through the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 (Bill 23) and the Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act, 2023 (Bill 97).

Public consultation on the proposed zoning bylaw amendment occurred through a Statutory Public Meeting held on Sept. 12, 2023, at the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee of Council. Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting was mailed on Aug. 11, 2023, and published in the Burlington Post on Aug. 10, 2023. The City received 1 comment on the proposed amendment and there were 2 delegations at the Statutory Public Meeting held on Sept. 12, 2023.

For more information, please contact Victoria Coates of the Community...

Notice of Decision - Official Plan Amendment Subsection 17(34) of the Planning Act

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 09:00 AM

Amendment No. 1

Date of decision:  September 26, 2023

Date of notice:  September 28, 2023

Last date of appeal:  October 18, 2023

A decision was made on the date noted above to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Official Plan of the City of Burlington, 2020.

Purpose and Effect of the Amendment

The purpose of this Official Plan Amendment (OPA) is to amend the policies of the Burlington Official Plan, 2020, to comply with Subsection 16 (3) of the Planning Act, that were changed by Bill 23, More Homes, Built Faster Act, 2022.

Public consultation was conducted through a Statutory Public Meeting held on Sept. 12, 2023. Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting was mailed on Aug. 11, 2023, and published in the Burlington Post on Aug. 10, 2023. As a result of public consultation, the City received 1 comment and 2 delegations at the Statutory Public meeting held on Sept. 12, 2023. Comments received were considered as part of Council’s decision-making process.

When and How to File an Appeal

Any appeal to the...


Council approves the addition of 800 spots to City’s Windrow Clearing Program

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:30 AM

Yesterday, Burlington City Council approved the implementation of windrow clearing program enhancements beginning this winter. This includes increasing the number of available spots from 200 to 1,000 driveways. In addition, service boundaries will expand to include all areas of the city.

A windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of driveways by roadway plows. As part of the City’s windrow program, crews will clear windrows within 36-hours of snowfall stopping and within 12-hours of residential road plowing. Residential road plowing only occurs after accumulations of 7.5 cm or more of snow. Windrow clearing services will run from Dec. 1, 2023 until March 31, 2024. A non-refundable fee of $125 + HST, per driveway entrance for the entire season must be paid at the time of registration.

In years past, the program was only offered to persons with disabilities and individuals unable to clear their windrow(s). As part of the program’s expansion, the City now has the capacity to...