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Eight new electric vehicle charging stations coming to Burlington

Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2022 05:30 AM

With funding support through The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), the City of Burlington is adding eight more level two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the City. Each station will have two charging plugs.

With these new stations, the city will have 30 EV charging stations. For a list of all charging stations within the city, visit burlington.ca/ev.

The new charging stations are expected to be operational by the end of 2022 and will be located at:

  • Appleby Ice Centre (2 stations), 1201 Appleby Line
  • Haber Community Centre/Norton Park, 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
  • Mainway Ice Centre, 4015 Mainway
  • Mountainside Community Centre, 2205 Mount Forest Dr.
  • Nelson Recreation Centre, 4235 New St.
  • Tansley Woods Community Centre (2 stations), 1996 Itabashi Dr.

The TAF funding is helping the City to expand our existing inventory of charging stations that are primarily located in the downtown core, many of which were also supported through funding programs, to other areas of the city. 

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City of Burlington receives Ontario Land Tribunal appeal by Millcroft Greens Developer

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—June 30, 2022 — This week, the City of Burlington received an appeal filed by Millcroft Greens Corporation regarding its applications for Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments and a plan of subdivision. Millcroft Greens Corporation has appealed the City’s lack of decision within the statutory timeframes to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). 

In April 2022, Burlington City Council directed staff to continue processing the development applications rather than make a recommendation at that time in order to give the City an opportunity to review revisions to the development proposal that were submitted by Millcroft Greens Corporation in that same month. 

Due to the complex nature of these applications, other government agencies that also review and provide feedback into applications, including the Region of Halton, Conservation Halton and consultants, have also not completed their reviews of the Millcroft Greens applications. 

Staff’s review of the revised development...

Apply to work an election poll for Burlington's municipal election

Apply to work at an election poll during the 2022 municipal election

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 06:15 AM

Burlington, Ont. — June 28, 2022 — The City is looking for temporary election officials to help run Burlington’s 2022 municipal election. Election officials will support the advance voting period on Oct. 15 and 18, and election day on Oct. 24, 2022.

There are a variety of election jobs available and all positions are paid. To find the one right for you and apply, visit myvoteburlington.ca.

Individuals eligible to apply are:

  • at least 18 years of age (16 years for the role of Information Assistant)
  • a resident of Ontario
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • not a registered candidate or closely related to one.

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  • In October, eligible voters in Burlington will choose who they want to represent them on Burlington City Council in the 2022 municipal election, including: Mayor; City Councillor(s); Regional Chair for Halton...

Fireworks safety tips and reminder for Burlington residents

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 09:30 AM

In anticipation of the Canada Day holiday, a reminder to residents that family (low-hazard) fireworks are permitted to be set off on Canada Day. The City's bylaw regulates where and when you can set off fireworks if you choose to have a family fireworks display.

The City bylaw allows fireworks to be set off on private property (not in public parks) from sunset until 11 p.m. on Canada Day. No person under the age of eighteen years shall set off any firework(s) and fireworks shall not be discharged within 10 metres of buildings, structures, decks, vehicles, accessory building or other buildings.

Fireworks safety tips

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display hosted by trained and certified professionals, such as Canada Day celebrations at Spencer Smith Park at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

If you choose to have a family or a home fireworks display, please follow these firework safety tips:

  • Only adults should handle and set off fireworks
  • Only use safety-certified fireworks sold...

City of Burlington seeks local writers and artists for Beachway public art signs

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 06:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—June 27, 2022 — The City of Burlington public art program is presenting a series of temporary public art signs at the Beachway for the annual Culture Days celebration. Approximately 10 writers and 10 visual artists are needed to create artwork that will be displayed on temporary signs along the Beachway’s multi-use path. This project will give path users a safe, accessible way to enjoy art and to learn more about writers and artists in our community.

This call is open to Burlington-based writers and artists and all art forms that can be presented in a sign format. This includes, but is not limited to: visual art, graphic art, photography, poetry, short story, non-fiction, etc.

Submissions are due Aug. 2 and may be from existing or newly created work. Submissions can be made atburlingtonpublicart.com/calls-for-artists

About Culture Days

This year, Culture Days will feature three weeks of arts and culture experiences outdoors, indoors and online from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16,...