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Burlington Hydro Tree Removal and Replacement along Waterfront/Centennial Trail

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 11:00 AM

Beginning on Monday, June 17, Burlington Hydro will be conducting tree removals and pruning along the Waterfront/Centennial Trail between Martha Street and Guelph Line. This work is required as trees have been identified as being unsuitable for the hydro corridor due to their proximity to hydro, and the risk of interference with critical overhead power lines that service the downtown core.

Over time, many of the trees were introduced along this corridor without deliberate intention or planning by the City or Burlington Hydro, and rather through natural processes (bird and animal carriers, wind dispersal, etc.). Several severe weather events in the last few years have led to branches falling on these power lines and causing outages.

Work is expected to take four weeks, weather permitting. Access to the pedestrian trail will remain open during this time. Please be aware and follow the safety precautions and signage while using the trail.

Once maintenance work is completed by Burlington...

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Burlington Transit Summer Youth Pass

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Tap into freedom this summer!

Go to a park, the beach or the mall... Tap into freedom this summer with Burlington Transit.

Stop by the Downtown Transit Terminal, 430 John St., and pick up your Summer Youth Pass* today!

About the Burlington Transit Summer Youth Pass:
  • Only available at the Downtown Transit Terminal at 430 John St.
  • Valid for unlimited travel on Burlington Transit only.
  • Cannot be used on other transit systems.

Youth ride for free on weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Visit burlingtontransit.ca for more transit information.

*PRESTO card required. 

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Stay active with free summer activities and events in Burlington

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 09:30 AM

This summer, the City of Burlington is hosting many free events and programs for residents and visitors. There will be fun activities and events for everyone. 

Concerts in the Park, presented by Access Storage 

Concerts in the Park are at Central Park Bandshell, 2311 New St. Residents can take in an evening of free music every Wednesday and Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. until the end of August. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. For a full list of artists, visit burlington.ca/concerts

Movies Under the Stars, presented by Access Storage 

Movies Under the Stars will take place on select Thursdays in July and August at parks throughout the City of Burlington. Attendees should come early for the best viewing spot on the grass for the night. All movies start at dusk. To view dates, locations and movies, visit burlington.ca/movies

Follow @burl_parksrec on social media to enter the “Best Seats in the House” contest. 

Free Summer Swimming, presented by Access Storage 

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City of Burlington disappointed with Ontario Land Tribunal’s decision on Millcroft Greens’ appeal

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 02:59 PM

Burlington, Ont.—June 13, 2024— The City of Burlington expresses its disappointment with the Ontario Land Tribunal’s (OLT) recent decision to approve the redevelopment of parts of the Millcroft Golf Course by the Millcroft Greens Corporation. With extensive community consultation and thorough evaluation, Council had opposed this redevelopment at the OLT, asserting that it did not align with the needs and interests of Burlington residents.

The proposed development at 2155 Country Club Dr. and 4274 Dundas St. includes the construction of 90 single-family homes and 130 apartment units. While the City acknowledges the importance of addressing housing demands, this project fails to meet key aspects of Burlington's housing strategy and community requirements.

The City’s opposition emphasized the necessity of preserving green spaces, ensuring sustainable environmental practices, and maintaining the character of existing neighbourhoods. Concerns were also raised about increased traffic, strain...

Online forms temporarily unavailable June 12, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 01:47 PM

The following online forms will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Online forms:

  • Parking ticket payment
  • Parking permit renewal
  • Parking exemption request
  • Dog licenses
  • Freedom of Information request
  • Property tax mailing address change 
  • Property tax ownership change 
  • Open air burning permit request

Thank you in advance for your patience.