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Notice of Heritage Conservation District Study Area Bylaw

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 10:59 AM

In the matter of the Ontario Heritage Act R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER O.18 and the lands in the City of Burlington shown on the map. 

TAKE NOTICE that Council for the City of Burlington passed By-law 02-2024 on Jan. 16, 2024. It designates a group of properties on Burlington Avenue and Ontario Street as a Heritage Conservation Study Area under section 40.1 of the Ontario Heritage Act for one year. 

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The study area includes all properties within the dotted line on this map. They are subject to By-law 02-2024. 

Effect of Bylaw

From Jan. 16, 2024 to Jan. 16, 2025 (the "Study Period"), no person shall demolish or remove any detached or semi-detached dwellings or buildings converted to offices or commercial uses within the Burlington Avenue and Ontario Street Heritage Conservation District study area. 

More information can be viewed in the Office of the City Clerk, First Floor, City Hall, 426 Brant St., during regular business hours or can be requested by emailing 

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Public input needed for the creation of a Festivals and Events Policy

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:00 AM

Festivals and events in Burlington are a source of civic pride, social connections, an arts and culture platform and can be an economic boost. To help ensure the best services and experiences for all, the City of Burlington is looking for public input in developing a Festivals and Events Policy for events on City property.

Residents are invited to complete an online survey at to share feedback on their satisfaction with events on City property and their wishes for future direction.

The purpose of the proposed Festivals and Event Policy is to provide a set of guidelines and criteria to assist with planning and managing events on City of Burlington property.

The survey is open now until March 5. Responses will be used to guide the discussion of criteria and components of a policy at the Committee of the Whole and City Council in April.

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City announces Hassaan Basit as new City Manager

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 10:13 AM

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, along with Burlington City Council, is pleased to announce Hassaan Basit has been named the next City Manager for the City of Burlington. Mr. Basit will begin his role on April 22, 2024.

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Hassaan Basit named next City Manager for the City of Burlington

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 10:00 AM

Burlington, Ont. – Feb. 16, 2024—Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, along with Burlington City Council, is pleased to announce Hassaan Basit will be joining the City of Burlington team as its next City Manager. Mr. Basit will begin his role on April 22, 2024. 

Hassaan Basit has a proven track record of transforming organizations to deliver results. As CEO of Conservation Halton, he built a high performing team with an outstanding culture, reduced permit times, improved processes, brought in performance metrics and turned around relationships with the development industry, experience which will all be essential to meeting our housing pledge of enabling 29,000 homes to be built by 2031.  

Additionally, he and his team are responsible for managing critical flood water infrastructure, approving development permits under the Conservation Authorities Act, carrying out environmental restoration and forest management, delivering programming to 1.5 million annual customers, and running parks, while focusing...

Notice of passing of Zoning Bylaw 2020.468

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:05 AM

Burlington City Council passed Bylaw 2020.468 to amend By-law 2020, as amended, on Feb. 13, 2024, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. File number: 520-10/23 (PL-07-24)

Bylaw 2020.468 rezones land at 336 Appleby Line, to permit a semi-detached dwelling of two (2) storeys in height fronting onto Cottonwood Drive.

Public Consultation on the proposed zoning bylaw amendment occurred through a Statutory Public Meeting held on Feb. 6, 2024, at the Committee of the Whole. Notice of the Statutory Public Meeting was mailed to tenants and owners within 120m of the subject land on Jan. 5, 2024, and published in the Hamilton Spectator on Jan. 5, 2024. The City received 16 comments on the proposed amendment. There were 8 delegations at the Statutory Public Meeting on Feb. 6, 2024.

For further information, please contact Mariana Da Silva of the Community Planning Department at

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