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New firefighter graduates

City of Burlington welcomes 11 new firefighter recruits

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 03:14 PM

The City of Burlington’s Fire Department held its firefighter recruitment graduation ceremony Aug. 17, 2022 to welcome 11 new Firefighters to our city. Each recruit class is named for a fallen Burlington firefighter. This year’s class is proudly named the Tim Catterall Recruit Class of 2022.

The new firefighters will be placed at various fire stations across Burlington.

The City of Burlington’s Firefighters are some of the best trained and highly qualified firefighter emergency response personnel in the Province of Ontario. In Burlington, our recruit firefighters receive an intense 15-week onsite training in areas that go beyond firefighting; such as, medical aid, rope rescue, water rescue and hazardous materials response and more. Career firefighters also provide public community education and community support activities.

New firefighter recruits

Stuart Buchanan

Caleb Cooze

Peter Dionisio

Alex Guptil

Matt Manning

Matthew Moffat

Victor Paletta

Tom Poliziani

Dan Prinsen

Lexis Ross


City seeking artists to create mural for Mountainside Pool

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:00 AM

The City is seeking Expressions of Interest from professional artists or artist teams to create a mural. The mural is for a large exterior wall as part of the Mountainside Pool Revitalization Project.

This is a two-stage competition. In Stage One, artists will submit their qualifications and an Expression of Interest Statement. In Stage Two, three artists will be short-listed to create a full design proposal. Shortlisted artists will be given an honorarium of $1,500 to create their design proposals.

A citizen advisory committee of local artists, residents and stakeholders explored project goals and themes. Artists are invited to respond to one or more aspects of the project goals determined by the Mountainside Pool Mural Steering Committee.

Who can apply?

This competition is open to professional artists or artist teams. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to oversee the design, fabrication and installation of a large-scale mural in a public space. The selected artist/artist team must...

Invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Spencer Smith Park

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:30 AM

City of Burlington inviting community groups and local Indigenous communities to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Spencer Smith Park

Burlington, Ont.— Aug. 11, 2022— The City of Burlington is extending an open invitation to all residents and Indigenous people of Burlington and Halton to come to Spencer Smith Park on Sept. 30, 2022, between 4 and 7 p.m. to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The City will provide free space within the park for groups to set up their own displays, interactive events, or information booths.

Everyone is encouraged to come to the park to learn, honour and participate in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events and displays.

Groups wanting to participate can register by contacting the Festivals and Events office at There is no cost for groups hosting an event or display and there is no cost for people to attend.

Details for participating groups:

  • Set-up time: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Event time: 4...

Registration for fall recreation programs opens Aug. 20

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 09:30 AM

The City of Burlington’s fall recreation programs will open for online registration on Saturday, Aug. 20. Adult program registration begins at 9 a.m. and swimming and youth program registrations begin at 11 a.m.

All programs are currently available for viewing online at

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

Aquatics offers a variety of programs to keep you and your family active, including youth, adult and private swim lessons, leadership courses and more. Join in the fun and sign up for preschool, school age, youth, or leadership programs.  

Meet new friends, stay active or learn something new at student theatre, the music centre, or one of our other recreation facilities. If you are looking for something fun to do during school breaks, PA Day programming, and winter break camps are...

Burlington Culture Days – RE:emergence needs artists and performers

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2022 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 3, 2022—The City of Burlington is calling for local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to host free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during the 13th annual Culture Days.

Culture Days will take place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. This year, it is extending beyond its traditional weekend format to a more inclusive and interactive three-week schedule of programs and events.

Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society. This year’s theme RE: emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society. As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming....