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What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington on Thanksgiving

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2023 09:16 AM

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 3, 2023 — City of Burlington administrative services will be closed for Thanksgiving, on Monday, Oct. 9. For a list of which City services and facilities are available on the long weekend, please see the summary below or visit

City Service

Holiday Closure Information

Animal Services

The Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. will be closed to appointments on Monday, Oct. 9. To report an animal control related emergency on a holiday, please call 905-335-7777.

Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Oct. 9. The Downtown Transit Terminal, at 430 John St., and Specialized Dispatch will be closed.

Online services

City Hall

Service Burlington and the Building, Renovating and Licensing counter on the main...

outdoor rink

Cogeco Neighbourhood Rink Program

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington is encouraging neighbours to come together to maintain outdoor community ice rinks this winter at select locations throughout the city. Applications for the Cogeco Neighbourhood Rink program are available now at and are due by Nov. 30, 2023.

Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink at pre-approved locations will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink. Volunteers who are approved to move forward with their rink will need to agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Cogeco Neighbourhood Rinks program, agree to complete training and agree to complete daily inspection checks of the rink and provide their own water source for parks without an existing water source.

City staff will install rink boards and provide a training manual, hoses and tarps in each location. As the colder weather arrives, each neighbourhood group will flood the rinks to get them ready for a first skate and then maintain...


Council approves the addition of 800 spots to City’s Windrow Clearing Program

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:30 AM

Yesterday, Burlington City Council approved the implementation of windrow clearing program enhancements beginning this winter. This includes increasing the number of available spots from 200 to 1,000 driveways. In addition, service boundaries will expand to include all areas of the city.

A windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of driveways by roadway plows. As part of the City’s windrow program, crews will clear windrows within 36-hours of snowfall stopping and within 12-hours of residential road plowing. Residential road plowing only occurs after accumulations of 7.5 cm or more of snow. Windrow clearing services will run from Dec. 1, 2023 until March 31, 2024. A non-refundable fee of $125 + HST, per driveway entrance for the entire season must be paid at the time of registration.

In years past, the program was only offered to persons with disabilities and individuals unable to clear their windrow(s). As part of the program’s expansion, the City now has the capacity to...

Santa Claus

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.

City Service

Holiday Closure Information

Animal Services

The Animal Shelter...