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Statutory Public Meeting & Recommendation Report - Official Plan Amendment and CPPS - MTSAs

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024 08:30 AM

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting & Recommendation Report 
Official Plan Amendment and Community Planning Permit Bylaw/System - Burlington’s Major Transit Station Areas 

Statutory Public Meeting Date: June 11, 2024 
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Online at www.burlington.ca/calendar or in-person at Burlington City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 426 Brant St., Burlington, Ont.  

The Statutory Public Meeting will be held using a hybrid model, allowing members of Council, City staff and the public to participate remotely or in-person at Burlington City Hall. If you would like to delegate at the meeting, fill out the delegation registration form atwww.burlington.ca/delegate, email the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca or call 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 by noon, Monday, June 10, 2024.  

More information 

For more information and to view the recommended Official Plan Amendment and Community Planning Permit Bylaw, visit www.getinvolvedburlington.ca/mtsa. The Official Plan Amendment and Bylaw will be...

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National AccessAbility Week kicks off May 26

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 11:30 AM

May 26 to June 1 is National AccessAbility Week (NAAW). The Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting residents of all abilities to recognize and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities, as well as to promote accessibility and inclusion in all aspects of life. This year’s theme is “Forward Together: Accessibility and Inclusion for All”.

Flag raising at City Hall

A NAAW flag designed by the Rick Hansen Foundation will be raised at City Hall on May 24 at 9 a.m. with elected officials. NAAW was originally inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour in 1988.

Residents, organizations and community stakeholders are welcome to attend this event.

ReadAbility, in partnership with Burlington Public Library

Join a special guest storyteller on June 1 as they read stories and share their own personal experiences living with a disability. Learn more by visiting bpl.on.ca.

  • 1 to 1:45 p.m., Burlington Public Library – Brant Hills Branch
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m., Burlington Public...

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Burlington’s outdoor pools and splash pads opening soon

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 09:30 AM

In time for the Victoria Day long weekend, the City’s nine splashpads will be open by Saturday, May 18. The splash pads will stay open until the fall.

The Nelson Outdoor Splash Park will offer designated free times during the pre-season schedule. The pool will be unavailable during these sessions.

Splash pads are located throughout the city and are free to use. To find a splash pad near you, visit burlington.ca/splashpads.

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor Pools will be opening earlier this summer.

  • Nelson Pool and Splash Park (4235 New St.) will open May 25.
  • Mountainside Pool and Splash Park (2205 Mount Forest Dr.) will open June 8.
  • LaSalle Wading Pool (50 North Shore Blvd.) will open June 15.

The City of Burlington will offer a modified drop-in swim schedule at outdoor facilities between May 25 and June 29, with summer schedules beginning June 29.

Stay informed by checking out our schedule online, which will be fully available for viewing starting May 22 at burlington.ca/dropinandplay.

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Summer Patios and Sidewalk Detours

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 03:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.—May 16, 2024— Earlier this year, Burlington City Council approved the City-wide seasonal patio program for the 2024 patio season to continue to support local businesses. Some patios have already been installed. The installation of several downtown sidewalk detours began yesterday and will run until Oct. 31, 2024.

Sidewalk Detours

Some patios are being installed on City sidewalks. These sections of the sidewalk will be detoured onto the road with traffic barriers. These barriers will help with pedestrian safety.

The sidewalk detours for patios are being installed in downtown Burlington on:

  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Brant Street and John Street
  • The north side of Lakeshore Road between Locust Street and Brant Street
  • The west side of Brant Street, north of Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Pine Street between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street
  • The east side of John Street between Pine Street and Lakeshore Road
  • The north side of Elgin Street between Locust Street and...

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City of Burlington’s updated draft Burlington Engagement Charter ready for review

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 02:00 PM

The City of Burlington’s updated draft Community Engagement Charter is now ready for review before being finalized.

The City has used public feedback on the original Charter to create this draft.

To date we have engaged with a variety of groups and individuals such as residents, City staff, Members of Council, community groups local businesses, Council appointed Committees, faith-based groups and past members of the Charter Action Team. Staff also sought input at the Food for Feedback event and the Appleby Street Festival in fall 2023.

Some of the proposed changes or updates based on what we heard include:

  • Having more detail and explanations.
  • Providing an emphasis on accountability, including standards for reporting back on how public feedback was or was not used in the decision-making.
  • Prioritizing inclusion, making sure all voices are included, with an emphasis on efforts to consider interpreters/translation, reaching out to underrepresented groups.
  • Allowing current and future technology...