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City of Burlington Responds to Severe Impacts of Bill 23

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2022 02:06 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Dec. 1, 2022— Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 was passed by the Province of Ontario Legislature on Nov. 28, 2022, even though the deadline for feedback on the Bill has been extended to Dec. 9.

The changes in Bill 23 will significantly limit the City’s ability to provide and make important housing-related infrastructure and service decisions resulting in increased costs for Burlington residents.

Changes in Bill 23 that will have an impact on the City’s quality of life and revenues to support complete communities include:

  • Removing tools available to the City to deliver housing which is affordable to many Burlington residents
  • Removing the ability for the City to choose where to locate parkland for new developments
  • Capping the amount developers contribute to new parkland
  • Less fees the City can collect from developers for essential infrastructure like community centres, parks, roads and other community amenities
  • Changes to existing heritage property planning:...

Redesign, adaptive re-use and costing plan proposed for former Robert Bateman High School building

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 04:45 PM

A comprehensive staff report for the redesign of the adaptive reuse of the recently acquired Robert Bateman High School (RBHS) incorporating the results of a recent cost estimate, prepared by a third-party cost surveyor, along with a multi-year capital financing plan  will be presented to the City’s Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) committee on Dec. 8.

The City is repurposing the existing Robert Bateman High School into a multi-purpose community hub that will contribute significantly to the City’s major community facilities to accommodate future growth and will also help meet our objective of being net-zero carbon by 2040. The reuse and conversion of the former secondary school will be completed via interior renovations, enhancements and minor site plan modifications as part of Phase 1.

The total gross estimated cost of construction for phase 1 is $72.75 million, with a breakdown of costs below.

We’re recruiting! Volunteer to join a City of Burlington advisory committee

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 01:26 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Nov. 25, 2022 — The City of Burlington is looking for community members to volunteer on a city committee or board. These volunteers play a key role in providing advice and feedback to City Council and staff on a variety of city issues. Applications are now being accepted online at burlington.ca/committees until Dec. 19, 2022.

Members of the public over 18 years of age, representing the diverse backgrounds of our community are encouraged to apply. Participating on a city committee provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Lend your voice and expertise to help shape decisions and services that impact our community
  • Expand your network and meet new people
  • Gain a broader understanding of how municipal government works.
Attend an information session Dec. 7

Individuals interested in learning more, can attend a virtual information session being held on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. To register, please email clerks@burlington.ca.

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City of Burlington is ready for winter weather

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 09:57 AM

The City of Burlington is ready for snow and cold and is sharing helpful information for residents to know for this winter season. Residents wanting to stay informed on snow event declarations, facility closures due to inclement weather should subscribe to respective newsfeeds at burlington.ca/subscribe and follow the City of Burlington on Facebook and Twitter.

Plows will clear primary and secondary roads when accumulation of 5 cm is reached. When accumulation reaches 7.5 cm, the City will declare a “Snow Event”. During a snow event, road clearing updates will be sent to Snow Control Update subscribers at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To receive Snow Control Updates by email, visit burlington.ca/subscribe.

When weather events such as snow or freezing rain become more extreme and safe travel becomes more challenging, the City may decide to close some or all City facilities such as community centres, pools, arenas and City Hall. 

It is important for people to know that a declared snow event does...

Winter recreation program registration opens Dec. 3

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington’s winter recreation programs are open for registration Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. for adult programs and at 11 a.m. for youth programs. Non-residents can register for programs on Friday, Dec. 9. To register, visit burlington.ca/recreation.

All programs are viewable online now.

Adult programs include sports, games, fitness, activities, social events, discussion and learning for adults of all ages. In-person and virtual courses are offered.

Youth programs include music and theatre programs, swimming lessons and aquatic leadership where youth can meet new friends, stay active or learn something new. Youth interested in joining the Junior Redcoats or Burlington Teen Tour Band can email bttb@burlington.ca for more information. 

Assisted Registration
Residents who need extra support or do not have online access to register for programs, can call 905-335-7738 for staff-assisted telephone registrations starting Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. The customer service team is also available,...