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City of Burlington looking for input from adults 19 years and over on ice use

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:45 AM

The City of Burlington is looking for feedback regarding Adult 19+ skating and hockey programs offered in City of Burlington arenas. Information collected will be used to influence future program planning.

City staff will be at designated arenas encouraging participation in the survey.

For more information, or to complete the online survey, visit burlington.ca/skating. The survey is open until April 13, 2018.

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Chris Glenn, Director of Parks and Recreation

“We have a lot of great programs for all ages, sports and abilities from recreational skating, hockey, figure skating, ringette, sledge hockey and private rentals. We are collecting this information to ensure we have the right programming mix for our adult 19+ ice-users.”

Links and Resources

www.burlington.ca/skating

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Communications contact:

Jeff Crowder
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Agreement approved at Ontario Municipal Board hearing for 4853 Thomas Alton Blvd.

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 08:15 AM

Burlington, Ont. — March 28, 2018 — A settlement agreement has been approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the development proposal at 4853 Thomas Alton Blvd.

In December 2016, city staff recommended approval of an Official Plan and Zoning ByLaw Amendment to permit a residential development by Adi Development Group at 4853 Thomas Alton Blvd. City Council refused the application which resulted in an appeal to the OMB.

During the OMB process, city staff sought and received direction from Burlington City Council to enter into settlement discussions with Adi Development Group.

City staff worked within the settlement parameters approved by Council and subsequently reached an agreement that would:

  • Reduce the height of the two towers from 19 storeys to 17 storeys;
  • Reduce the total number of units from 612 to 601, thereby reducing the density of the site;
  • Replace the two rows of stacked townhouse blocks with two mid-rise, six storey apartment blocks, resulting in a reduced building footprint...

City of Burlington receives Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:15 AM

The Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs has selected the City of Burlington to receive the Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award. The award recognizes communities and municipalities that are working to meet the needs of Ontario’s growing older adult population by creating enabling environments that encourage social connections and ability to age well.

In July 2017 Council adopted the Burlington Active Aging Plan as a living document intended to evolve with the community and to provide actionable changes to improve the lives of Older Adults within Burlington.

The nomination for the recognition award was submitted by the Burlington Seniors Advisory Committee. The nomination included:

  • The engagement process that was undertaken with our community to prioritize needs and interests which shaped the Active Aging Plan
  • The key objectives of the plan
  • The collection of testimonials from citizens who could speak to the value of age-friendly community work already underway

Recognition ceremonies were held on...

City of Burlington looking for volunteers for the Taskforce on Anti-Bullying/Harassment

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—March 22, 2018— The City of Burlington is looking for passionate volunteers to participate on the Taskforce on Anti-Bullying/Harassment.

The citizen volunteers will be joined by members of Halton Regional Police Service, Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster and City of Burlington staff to address issues related to bullying and harassment in the City of Burlington, both internally and externally. Participants must be available during the day for meetings.

Anyone who is interested can apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Rebecca.mackay@burlington.ca, dropping a resume off at City Hall or mailing to:

Taskforce on Anti-Bullying/Harassment

c/o Rebecca MacKay

426 Brant St.

Burlington, ON

L7R 3Z6

The application deadline is   Thursday, April 5, 2018.For more information, please contact Rebecca MacKay at 905-335-7600, ext. 7480.

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Mild temperatures close Rotary Centennial Pond outdoor skating season

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:30 AM

Burlington, Ont. – March 21, 2018—The outdoor skating rink on the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond at Discovery Landing has officially closed for the 2017-2018 season.

Over the next few weeks, City of Burlington staff will begin preparing for the spring when the 10,000 square-foot (929 square-metre) feature transforms into a reflective pond.

For information about recreation and other fun activities to stay active this spring, visit burlington.ca/play.

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Chris Glenn, Director of Parks and Recreation

“With the closing of the rink at Discovery Landing comes the hopeful promise of warmer weather and more outdoor play opportunities. Thank you to everyone who donated skates to the skate lending program at Rotary Centennial Pond. You donated 145 pairs and more than 1,800 skates were borrowed."

Quick Facts

  • Number of people who used outdoor pond in 2017-18: 10,506
  • Number of donated skates to the skate-lending program: 50 new pairs, used 95 pairs at the pond
  • Number of times donated skates were borrowed...