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City seeking artists to create mural for Mountainside Pool

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:00 AM

The City is seeking Expressions of Interest from professional artists or artist teams to create a mural. The mural is for a large exterior wall as part of the Mountainside Pool Revitalization Project.

This is a two-stage competition. In Stage One, artists will submit their qualifications and an Expression of Interest Statement. In Stage Two, three artists will be short-listed to create a full design proposal. Shortlisted artists will be given an honorarium of $1,500 to create their design proposals.

A citizen advisory committee of local artists, residents and stakeholders explored project goals and themes. Artists are invited to respond to one or more aspects of the project goals determined by the Mountainside Pool Mural Steering Committee.

Who can apply?

This competition is open to professional artists or artist teams. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to oversee the design, fabrication and installation of a large-scale mural in a public space. The selected artist/artist team must...

Invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Spencer Smith Park

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:30 AM

City of Burlington inviting community groups and local Indigenous communities to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Spencer Smith Park

Burlington, Ont.— Aug. 11, 2022— The City of Burlington is extending an open invitation to all residents and Indigenous people of Burlington and Halton to come to Spencer Smith Park on Sept. 30, 2022, between 4 and 7 p.m. to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The City will provide free space within the park for groups to set up their own displays, interactive events, or information booths.

Everyone is encouraged to come to the park to learn, honour and participate in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events and displays.

Groups wanting to participate can register by contacting the Festivals and Events office at There is no cost for groups hosting an event or display and there is no cost for people to attend.

Details for participating groups:

  • Set-up time: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Event time: 4...

It’s easy to connect with the City of Burlington - choose the option that works best for you

The City of Burlington is ready to help: Choose the option that works best for you

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 06:45 AM

Burlington, Ont.—July 12, 2022— It’s easy to connect with the City of Burlington. Whatever City service you are looking for, we are ready to help you. Connect with us online and virtually, via email, by phone and in-person. Choose the option that works best for you. Book appointments that suit your schedule.

Here’s how to connect with us

Call Service Burlington at 905-335-7777 Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Send us an email at

You can visit Service Burlington in its temporary location on the third floor of 390 Brant St., beside City Hall. Enter from Elgin Street. Some in-person services such as marriage licences and commissioning require an appointment. Visit or call 905-335-7777 to arrange a time. 

Additionally, the Burlington Bus Terminal at 430 John St. and City recreation facilities are also available for in-person help.

You can connect with us virtually via Microsoft Teams. Call 905-335-7777 to set up a time.


Appleby Ice Centre Programs/Rentals Cancelled

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 03:44 PM

Update, 4 p.m.: The ice will be ready for rentals and programs as of 5 p.m. today. Thank you for your patience.

Update, 1 p.m.: Power has been restored, and staff are working to ensure ice quality. Rentals have been cancelled until at least 4 p.m.

Due to the last night’s power outage, programs and rentals offered at Appleby Ice Centre have been cancelled until at least noon today (Aug. 18, 2022). All programs/renters affected are being contacted. Updates will be provided as we receive them.

New firefighter graduates

City of Burlington welcomes 11 new firefighter recruits

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 03:14 PM

The City of Burlington’s Fire Department held its firefighter recruitment graduation ceremony Aug. 17, 2022 to welcome 11 new Firefighters to our city. Each recruit class is named for a fallen Burlington firefighter. This year’s class is proudly named the Tim Catterall Recruit Class of 2022.

The new firefighters will be placed at various fire stations across Burlington.

The City of Burlington’s Firefighters are some of the best trained and highly qualified firefighter emergency response personnel in the Province of Ontario. In Burlington, our recruit firefighters receive an intense 15-week onsite training in areas that go beyond firefighting; such as, medical aid, rope rescue, water rescue and hazardous materials response and more. Career firefighters also provide public community education and community support activities.

New firefighter recruits

Stuart Buchanan

Caleb Cooze

Peter Dionisio

Alex Guptil

Matt Manning

Matthew Moffat

Victor Paletta

Tom Poliziani

Dan Prinsen

Lexis Ross