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Non-profit organizations invited to enter for $1500 for Santa Claus Parade float; Volunteers needed

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 01:30 PM

Burlington’s Santa Claus Parade is Sunday, Dec. 3. This exciting and fun parade will feature bands, floats, entertainers and of course, Santa Claus. Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly and there is an exciting opportunity for local non-profit organizations to receive a Burlington 150 grant.

Burlington 150 Santa Claus Parade Grant

Burlington not-for-profit organizations are invited to enter a draw for one of three $1,500 grants to be used towards a Burlington 150-themed float in this year’s Santa Claus Parade. Three community float entries will be randomly chosen to receive up to $1,500 towards their float design.

Draw entries will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2023. Winners will be chosen and notified on Oct. 20, 2023.

A flatbed trailer will be provided to the three winners courtesy of JKM Towing and space to decorate the floats will be provided by Attridge Transportation.

How to Enter:

Before entering, visit for entry details and eligibility criteria.


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City administrative services closed Sept. 29, to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 09:41 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 25, 2023 — The City of Burlington will observe the Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation holiday on Friday, Sept. 29. To mark the importance of the day, City administration buildings will be closed.

Sept. 30 is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day inspired by the story of Indian Residential School Survivor Phyllis Webstad. As part of Orange Shirt Day, residents can come to Spencer Smith Park (1400 Lakeshore Rd) where local indigenous people will commemorate the day, starting at 12:45 p.m., from the pavilion at the east end of the park. Additional details can be found on the city’s online events calendar at Participants are encouraged to wear orange shirts and moccasins if they have them.

We encourage residents to visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website for educational materials and resources.

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Road Closure and Lane Restrictions, New Street, Oct. 1

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 09:27 AM

The annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 1, will result in road and lane closures in Burlington. Streets will reopen following the completion of the event. Vehicles parked illegally in the event area will be tagged or towed to allow emergency access.

Road Closures – 10 a.m. to noon
  • New Street from Drury Lane to Guelph Line
Lane Closures – 10 a.m. to noon
  • New Street from Guelph Line to Walker’s Line, two lanes will be closed and two-way traffic will be accommodated on remaining lanes with no southbound turns along the event route.
Resident Access

Residents along New Street can get access to their driveways to cross the event route by contacting the event organizers at 905-687-6188 before or on event day. An escort vehicle will be sent to take your vehicle through the closed section of the course, subject to delays. Emergency services access will be maintained at all times along the event route.

Traffic Supervision

Halton Regional Police Service will direct event...

Lane Restrictions at 2154 Walkers Line

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023 03:02 PM

Due to construction, there will be lane restrictions from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 in the area of 2154 Walkers Line (north of Jordan Avenue).

Full Closure of Niagara Bound Lanes on Burlington Skyway Bridge

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2023 03:30 PM

UPDATE - Sept. 21, 2023

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has revised their schedule for the Skyway Niagara bound closures.

For real-time updates, please go to Ontario 511.

All full closures start  at 10 p.m. and end at 10 a.m. Friday or Saturday:  

Saturday, Sept. 23 - CANCELLED 
Friday, Sept. 29 with Sept. 30 as backup

During the QEW Niagara bound closures, MTO will close these on ramps:

  • All lanes QEW Fort Erie bound, beyond Northshore Boulevard/ Hwy 2 to the south of the Burlington Skyway will be closed.
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort Erie Bound from Northshore Boulevard/Hwy 2 southbound will be fully closed.
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort Erie Bound from Plains Road south bound will be fully closed
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort Erie Bound from Fairview Street south bound will be fully closed
  • QEW Niagara-bound Collector Lane split at Eastport Drive (N-S Ramp, North of the Canal), will be closed

For questions or more information, please contact the MTO

UPDATE - Sept. 20, 2023

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has revised their...