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Spring and Summer 2024 Adult Recreation Program Registration

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 01:50 PM

The City of Burlington offers a wide variety of recreation programs for all ages and abilities, from educational programs to sports and fitness programs.

Registration dates and times Adult programs vary from sports, games, fitness, creative activities, social events, day trips, discussion and learning programs for adults of all ages and abilities. In-person and virtual courses are offered.
  • Registration opens on Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m.
  • Non-resident registration opens Friday, March. 8, at 9 a.m.

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Visit our Registering for a Program page for more information

Road Closure - King Road, March 5 - April 2, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 04:30 PM

King Road from North Service Road to Mountain Brow Road will be closed for through traffic:

Monday, March 5 to Tuesday, April 2, 2024

This is for the annual mating passage of the endangered Jefferson salamanders. Public access will be restricted at the escarpment limits while local access will be maintained up to the closure points. 

on-street temporary wooden patio with tables, chairs and umbrellas

Burlington Council Approves City-Wide Patio Program

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024 03:32 PM

Burlington, Ont.— Feb. 26, 2024 —Burlington City Council has approved a new permanent city-wide seasonal outdoor patio program starting this spring. Council also approved reestablishing fees for temporary patios on public lands. These fees were waived during the COVID-19 pandemic to help businesses recover.

The City’s patio guidelines are now available on the City’s website and the application forms will be available when City staff start accepting applications in early March. Applicants are encouraged to make sure they understand all the requirements and fees and can start to gather any information they need to apply. Owners planning to open their patio by April 15 are encouraged to submit their application by March 15.

Council also approved city-wide zoning amendments to encourage more dining on outdoor patios located on private property. These zoning changes allow business owners to open or expand a patio on private property quickly by:

  • Getting permission from the property owner,

A grey Jefferson Salamander with blue spots

Mild weather means King Road closed for annual migration of the Jefferson salamander

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024 01:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.— Feb. 26, 2024— As temperatures rise, the annual migration of a local endangered species across King Road begins. The City will close a section of King Road to allow for Jefferson salamanders’ breeding migration. Starting on Tuesday, March 5, King Road, from North Service Road to Mountain Brow Road, will be closed so the salamanders can cross the road safely and find a mate. Local traffic for all properties between North Service Road and the escarpment will be maintained. King Road will reopen for through traffic on Tuesday, April 2, once the salamanders are expected to finish their annual crossing.

Since 2012, the City of Burlington has closed this section of road so the salamanders can cross safely. They are a nationally and provincially protected endangered species.

About the Jefferson salamander

In Canada, the Jefferson salamander is found in Southern Ontario in select areas of deciduous forest, mostly along the Niagara Escarpment.

Jefferson salamanders spend most of...

Chilly Half Marathon Road Closures - March 3, 2024

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024 09:37 AM

Sunday, March 3, 2024, the 27th edition of Chilly Half Marathon will be held in support of cancer care at Joseph Brant Hospital.

Road Closures
  • 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brant Street from Maria Street to Elgin Street.
  • Ontario St. from Brant Street to Locust Street, and James Street from John Street to Brant Street.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lakeshore Road from Brant Street to Maple Avenue.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brant Street, Lakeshore Road. to Elgin Street (access to Bunton’s Wharf will be maintained via Locust Street, with minor delays).
  • 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lakeshore Road from Brant Street to Burloak Drive. Burloak Drive from Lakeshore Road to Spruce Avenue for turnaround (Access to Old Lakeshore Road from the west maintained with delays).
  • There will be a soft road closure on Lakeshore Road at Great Lakes Boulevard, traffic travelling west on Lakeshore Road towards Burloak Drive will be diverted north onto Great Lakes Boulevard.
  • 9:55 to 10:45 a.m. The streets along the route west of Brant Street will...