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Fall and winter recreation programs registration opening soon

Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2023 09:30 AM

The City’s fall and winter adult recreational programs will be opening for registration on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. Youth programs, aquatic leadership and swimming lessons will be opening for registration at 11 a.m. All programs are viewable online now.

Aquatic leadership programs open for registration include spring 2024 programs.

View registration information at

Registration Dates and Program Highlights




Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m.

  • Adult 19+ and Adult 55+ fall and winter programs
  • Variety of in-person indoor and virtual opportunities
  • Sports, games, fitness, creative activities, music programs, social events, discussion and learning programs

Saturday, Aug. 19

11 a.m.

  • Fall and winter youth programs
  • Fall swimming lessons
  • Fall, winter and spring aquatic leadership
  • Log in and register at

Non-resident registration opens Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.

Fall and winter private music lesson registration is open now at

Waterjet feature at Spencer Smith Park closed Aug. 8

Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 10:39 AM

The water feature at Dofasco Waterjet Plaza in Spencer Smith Park will be closed today (Aug. 8) for unplanned repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For information about City splash pads, located throughout the city, visit


Burlington Culture Days needs artists and performers

Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 09:30 AM

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 14th annual Culture Days.

Culture Days will take place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 15, 2023.

If you would like to host a Culture Days event, register your event online with Culture Days at For more information about participating in Culture Days, contact Adam Belovari at 905-335-7600, ext. 7335 or by Sept. 5.

Burlington is a city where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

About Culture Days

Culture Days has become the largest cultural event in Canada, attracting an estimated 2.5 million annual attendees to thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in hundreds of communities across Canada. Visit culturedays...

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City of Burlington selects Kerry Davren as new Director of Bylaw Compliance

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2023 10:01 AM

The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Kerry Davren as the new Director of Bylaw Compliance.

Davren has been employed by the City of Burlington for a total of 14 years. In her time at the City, Davren has held various positions including Transportation Planner & Technologist and Manager of Transportation Planning & Parking. In her most recent position as Manager of Bylaw Services, Davren oversaw the development, interpretation and administration of enforcement activities related to municipal bylaws, as well as provincial and federal legislation.

Davren has a total of 26 years of experience working in municipal government, including at the City of Hamilton as the Manager of Parking Operations and Strategic Initiatives where she supported the development and implementation of a city-wide Parking Master Plan. Davren also worked for the Town of Oakville as a Project Leader supporting projects related to roadway design and construction. Her extensive municipal experience enables her...

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Better Homes Burlington launching to help homeowners recover energy efficiency upgrade costs

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023 11:30 AM

The City of Burlington is launching the Better Homes Burlington (BHB) pilot program to help homeowners understand options, available incentives and with the cost of doing home energy upgrades to improve energy efficiency.

Homeowners can connect with City staff who can 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

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

Starting in September, homeowners will be able to apply for an interest-free loan from the City of Burlington for up to $10,000 for the purchase and installation of an air-source heat pump. 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 loans have been...