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Tree Giveaway and Earth Day events in Burlington

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023 10:30 AM

The City of Burlington and BurlingtonGreen are hosting Earth Day activities at various locations throughout the city.

Earth Day Tree Planting Event

In partnership with BurlingtonGreen, a tree planting event will take place at Millcroft Park, April 22 starting at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Advance registration atburlingtongreen.orgis required. Space is limited.

Celebrate Earth Day with BurlingtonGreen

Residents can visit theBurlingtonGreen Eco-Hub at Burlington BeachSaturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where a variety of fun and family-friendly eco-activities will be taking place: pollinator seed ball making, cycling resources and giveaways, a guided tree walk, shoreline clean up, a repair cafe, e-bike raffle opportunity, and more.

More information about Earth Day, Tree Planting and the Community Clean Up Green Up can be found

Tree Giveaway

The City of Burlington is giving away 500 trees to residents. To receive a free, four-to-five-foot tree, you must register in...

Applications now being accepted for 2023 spring and summer temporary patio permits

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:02 AM

Burlington, Ont.— March 22, 2023— Applications for the 2023 temporary patio program are being accepted starting today, March 22. Business owner/operators that would like to install a temporary patio on municipal property in the downtown during the 2023 patio season are encouraged to apply online soon as possible. Application fees for the 2023 temporary patio program are being waived once again this year.

City staff are committed to reviewing temporary patio program applications and working collaboratively with applicants to help local restaurants and businesses understand how they can safely operate an outdoor patio during the 2023 patio season.

At Council on Tuesday, March 21, a start date of April 15, 2023 for the continuation of the temporary patio program in 2023 was approved. The temporary patio season for 2023 will run from April 15 to Oct. 31, 2023.

For more information, contact the patio team by email atpatios@burlington.cafor...

Walking along the Lake public art

All invited to celebrate Bimose Agaming – Walking along the Lake on March 20

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 03:11 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 15, 2023— The City of Burlington’s public art program, in collaboration with local Indigenous Peoples, is inviting residents to join an Indigenous Art Walk and Spring Equinox Celebration. The event will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Gazebo in Spencer Smith Park.

Residents are invited to discover the Orange Crosswalk at Lakeshore Road and Nelson Avenue and nine Indigenous artists’ creations throughout Spencer Smith Park. The final piece,Conversations and Storiesby David General, will be unveiled at Joseph Brant Museum.

11:30 a.m. - Indigenous Art Walk, Spencer Smith Park Gazebo

Gather at the Gazebo in Spencer Smith Park for an Opening Prayer with WhiteEagle, followed by the Art Walk of the nine Indigenous pieces, crosswalk and ceremonial fire. Arrive at Joseph Brant Museum for noon.

Noon to 1 p.m. -Conversations and StoriesSculpture Celebration, Joseph Brant Museum

Join local Indigenous Peoples including Chief Laforme for a Smudging...

A sure sign of spring: King Road closed for annual migration of the Jefferson salamander

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2023 01:24 PM

Burlington, Ont.— March 13, 2023— As we move closer to the arrival of spring, a section of King Road will be closed to allow for the annual passage of the endangered Jefferson salamanders during their breeding migration. Starting on Thursday, March 16, King Road, from North Service Road to Mountain Brow Road, will be closed so the salamanders can cross the road safely. Local traffic for all properties between North Service Road and the escarpment will be maintained. King Road will reopen for through traffic on Wednesday, April 12, once the salamanders are expected to finish their annual crossing.

Since 2012, the City of Burlington has closed the same section of road for the salamanders to cross. 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 their lives underground...

By-Election for the seat of School Board Trustee for HDSB - Burlington, Wards 1 & 2

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2023 12:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.—March 13, 2023— A by-election for the seat of School Board Trustee for Halton District School Board (HDSB) - Burlington, Wards 1 & 2 has been called and will take place between May 15 and 29. Eligible voters in Wards 1 & 2 will have three voting options for the by-election:

  • online, using Internet voting, from May 15 to May 19
  • in person at advance pollson Wednesday, May 24
  • in person on election day, Monday, May 29
Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in the 2023 HDSB Trustee by-election, individuals must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Resident of Burlington (own or rent) in Ward 1 or Ward 2 (view Ward map)
  • Non-resident, but you or your spouse own or rent residential property in Ward 1 or Ward 2
  • An English public school board supporter
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law

Individuals who voted for a school board trustee from Halton Catholic District School Board or either French school board during the 2022 Burlington Municipal Election in October 2022 are...