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Public input needed on Civic Square refresh

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington will be refreshing the area surrounding City Hall. This includes Civic Square, City Hall’s front entrance and facade and the streetscapes of Brant Street and Elgin Street in the immediate area.

The public is invited to provide feedback on the overall look, feel and functionality of the space at one of three public engagement sessions. Dates and other important information are posted at

Help us turn the area into a vibrant, exciting and accessible space where people can connect in the downtown core.

Some of the intended final design objectives for the refresh are:

  • Enhancing community connections - Focus on walkability and amenities for pedestrians
  • Preserving and enhancing nature
  • Developing community identity - Bring together arts and culture through festivals, events and ceremonies
  • Creating a welcoming, accessible and comfortable public space – A public space that is vibrant, safe and comfortable for all

Construction on the space will...

Burlington Culture Days offers three weeks of free activities

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 01:00 PM

Burlington, Ont.— Sept. 13, 2023 
—The City of Burlington is inviting residents and visitors to enjoy three weeks of free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during Culture Days. This year’s annual celebration is Sept. 22 to Oct. 15, 2023.

Burlington’s Culture Days features local arts and cultural professionals, creative organizations and businesses that host free events for the community. Culture Days is hosted by: the City of Burlington; independent Burlington artists; the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington; the Art Gallery of Burlington; the Burlington Performing Arts Centre; Burlington Public Library; Museums of Burlington; Tourism Burlington and Arts Burlington.

Installations and events

Sept. 22 to Oct. 15

The City of Burlington public art program has curated a temporary art project featuring the work of twenty local visual artists and writers. The temporary signs will be installed near Beachway Park.

Sept 22 to Oct. 8 - Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), 1333...

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Interest-free loans now available for air-source heat pumps in Burlington

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023 01:30 PM

Burlington homeowners can now apply for an interest-free loan of up to $10,000 for the purchase and installation of an air-source heat pump. Application is done through the City’s Better Homes Burlington Pilot program. To apply online, visit

Homes that are more energy efficient use less energy, save the homeowner money and produce less greenhouse gases.

As this is a pilot program, there is a maximum of 20 loans available. The application process will be open until January (unless the maximum number of loan approvals have been reached).

City staff are also available to act as a support for homeowners to assist in finding rebates and grants from businesses and different levels of government for the purpose of improving home energy efficiencies.

To connect with City staff or learn more about funding, visit or email

What is an air-source heat pump?

Acting as a high-efficiency air conditioner in the summer, and a heater...

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City of Burlington giving away 500 trees as part of annual Fall Tree Giveaway

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2023 09:30 AM

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the City of Burlington is hosting its annual Fall Tree Giveaway. As part of the event, the City is giving away 500 trees of various species to Burlington residents to plant on their private property.

The giveaway is free. In order to receive a tree, residents must register in advance, show proof of registration upon arriving and have a vehicle to safely transport the tree. Quantities are limited. Residents are entitled to one tree per household.

Event details Date: Saturday...

Burlington Economic Development Welcomes New Board Members

Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 10:58 AM

Burlington Economic Development (Burlington EcDev) is pleased to announce significant additions to its Board of Directors. The organization welcomes Ron Laidman as the new Board Chair and Daniel Kube as Vice Chair, along with four new board members: Kuljit Bhogal, Leslie Cooke-Bithrey, Vanessa Dupuis, and City of Burlington Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman. 

Burlington EcDev bids farewell to departing board members Dr. David Conrath, Gordon Kack, and outgoing Chair Randall Smallbone, expressing...