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Stay active with free summer activities and events in Burlington

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 09:30 AM

This summer, the City of Burlington is hosting many free events and programs for residents and visitors. There will be fun activities and events for everyone. 

Concerts in the Park, presented by Access Storage 

Concerts in the Park are at Central Park Bandshell, 2311 New St. Residents can take in an evening of free music every Wednesday and Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. until the end of August. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. For a full list of artists, visit burlington.ca/concerts

Movies Under the Stars, presented by Access Storage 

Movies Under the Stars will take place on select Thursdays in July and August at parks throughout the City of Burlington. Attendees should come early for the best viewing spot on the grass for the night. All movies start at dusk. To view dates, locations and movies, visit burlington.ca/movies

Follow @burl_parksrec on social media to enter the “Best Seats in the House” contest. 

Free Summer Swimming, presented by Access Storage 

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City of Burlington disappointed with Ontario Land Tribunal’s decision on Millcroft Greens’ appeal

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 02:59 PM

Burlington, Ont.—June 13, 2024— The City of Burlington expresses its disappointment with the Ontario Land Tribunal’s (OLT) recent decision to approve the redevelopment of parts of the Millcroft Golf Course by the Millcroft Greens Corporation. With extensive community consultation and thorough evaluation, Council had opposed this redevelopment at the OLT, asserting that it did not align with the needs and interests of Burlington residents.

The proposed development at 2155 Country Club Dr. and 4274 Dundas St. includes the construction of 90 single-family homes and 130 apartment units. While the City acknowledges the importance of addressing housing demands, this project fails to meet key aspects of Burlington's housing strategy and community requirements.

The City’s opposition emphasized the necessity of preserving green spaces, ensuring sustainable environmental practices, and maintaining the character of existing neighbourhoods. Concerns were also raised about increased traffic, strain...

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Residents invited to join City and BurlingtonGreen for Bromley Park tree planting event

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 01:30 PM

Burlington, Ont.— June 11, 2024— Next week, the City of Burlington and BurlingtonGreen are partnering to host a tree planting event at Bromley Park. Attendees are invited to participate in planting 250 small native trees in the park to grow Burlington’s urban canopy.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, rain or shine

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Bromley Park, 217 Maureen Ct., Burlington, ON L7L 4A4

Advanced registration is required. Participants can sign up at BurlingtonGreen.org

Participants are asked to bring their own shovels, trowels and gardening gloves.

Burlington is a city where people, nature and business thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at burlington.ca/subscribe and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Spencer Smith Park

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 10:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.— June 10, 2024Friday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. In Burlington, there will be a National Indigenous Peoples Day event happening in Spencer Smith Park led by the Urban Indigenous Community, with support from the City of Burlington.  

Everyone is invited to join leaders from the Urban Indigenous of Burlington to participate in an evening honouring our local Indigenous community. This is a free event. No registration is required. 

The event will include: 

  • Opening intentions and prayer by WhiteEagle 

  • Performing artist Amber Kakiishiway 

  • Music by Cliff Cardinal and Matt Bergman 

  • Powwow exhibition by Jamie Lindsey 

  • Tobacco Ceremony by WhiteEagle 

  • Knowledge sharing activity tables  

  • Indigenous craft and cultural vendors 

Location: Spencer Smith Park, west lawn 
Date: Friday, June 21 
Time: 5 – 8 p.m. 

All residents are encouraged to learn more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples with their unique cultures, traditions, communities and histories. Resources can be found here to...

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Public input needed on Civic Square refresh concepts

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 02:30 PM

The City of Burlington has worked with consultants and used feedback from residents, businesses, community partners and Indigenous and First Nations groups to create three concepts of Civic Square, City Hall front entrance, façade and streetscapes. Residents, community partners and businesses are asked to view the concepts and answer a short survey either online at getinvolvedburlington.ca/civicsquare or in-person. The online survey will be open until June 9.

An in-person drop-in session is scheduled at City Hall (426 Brant St.) on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Staff will be in the City Hall lobby with concepts on display to take feedback and answer questions. Parking downtown after 6 p.m. is free on weekdays.

Residents can not only pick the concept they prefer, but also select aspects of the other concepts to combine into a design that uses the best features of all three concepts.

Providing your feedback will allow staff to create the best design that will help us turn the area...