Imagine you are sitting comfortably in your home listening to the rain fall, and very quickly your basement fills up with water and raw sewage. There’s a knock at the door. It’s emergency personnel – the power has to be cut – electricity and water don’t mix. Your heating and cooling systems don’t work –(…)
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Join me in beautiful downtown Burlington Sat. Aug. 23 for a fundraiser for Burlington flood victims, and enjoy free music as part of Saturdays in the Street (Brant&Elgin) and view exotic and high performance cars as part of Marques d’Elegance (Brant St). (Brant St). So far, 20 downtown businesses have contributed gift certificates and products worth(…)
97 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5J1E6 www.metrolinx.com August 11, 2014 Good Afternoon, I’m writing on behalf of GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, to advise you about several service changes coming to the GO network. Starting August 30th, 2014 GO will be adding more bus trips and making some service adjustments to serve customers(…)
A Magical Evening of Dance continues August 21 from 7-8pm at the Central Park Bandshell, 2311 New Street, Burlington. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy magical outdoor dance performances. This event is pay-what-you-can and is presented by KooGle Theatre Company, supported by Dance Ontario and the Halton Dance Network, through an Ontario Trillium Grant. Co-Directed(…)
View this email in your browser Award Nominations Are Now Open Nominations for the Burlington Chamber Business Excellence Awards and the Mayor’s Community Service Awards are now open! The Chamber awards recognize overall success and excellence of local area businesses. Awards are given in the following categories: Service, Manufacturer, Retail/Wholesale, Not-for-Profit, Young Entrepreneur and Employer(…)
Permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund Announced
August 18, 2014 Permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund Announced Today Premier Kathleen Wynne announced infrastructure funding for municipalities under the permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (BCF-SCF). These programs will flow $100 million annually (OCIF) and $272 million from(…)
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association is hosting Experience a Revolution with filmmaker and on-screen star Rob Stewart at 7pm on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This special event will be a night of eco-inspiration including a screening of Stewart’s highly acclaimed film, Revolution, followed by a rare opportunity to interact with the(…)
Media Release City Talk in homes this week, available online Burlington, Ont. – Aug. 19, 2014—The summer 2014 edition of City Talk, Burlington’s community magazine, will be in homes beginning this week and is available online. This issue focuses on the city’s engagement initiatives and civic engagement opportunities in Burlington. Highlights include: · Get Engaged,(…)
Join me today at the Children’s Festival and Saturdays in the Street to get more information about the Burlington flood, the devastation some of our friends and neighbours are facing and how you can help. At a special council meeting on Thursday, we heard first-hand stories of how our fellow residents are affected: contaminated basements,(…)
Media Release Flood information available this weekend at downtown events Burlington, Ont.—Aug. 15, 2014— Flood information will be available in downtown Burlington this weekend at Saturdays in the Street, Fit in the Core and at the City of Burlington’s Children’s Festival to help raise awareness of the community need following the extreme storm of Aug.(…)
Many thanks to the dozen or so residents who attended the public meeting regarding Melodia Restaurant July 29 to discuss the past year of operations and changes to the business licence. This annual meeting with the neighbourhood is required under Melodia’s liquor licence, business licence and the Committee of Adjustment conditions for when building and(…)
Food for Life is participating in a unique fund raising contest run by CIT, a global financial services company. They have launched an initiative called “Foodortunity” (click here to view the promotional poster). CIT has identified several hunger-related charities in communities in which they have a main office to collect on-line votes to receive grants(…)
submitted by Mark Gillies Our restoration is now officially underway. From the left, Mark Gillies, Membership & Fundraising Chairman, Brian Aasgaard, President and John Mellow, Restoration Chairman for Friends of Freeman Station get things underway with a daylong cleanup using an old reliable shovel, and a couple of brooms on the hottest day of the(…)
You are invited to attend a public meeting to meet the owners of Melodia Restaurant located at 1445 Elgin St and discuss any neighbourhood issues related to the restaurant. This meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss potential changes to conditions on the business license in advance of the annual renewal of Melodia’s license(…)
Portions of downtown streets will be closed from 6-9pm for the downtown dash. See attached map for more details. 2014 Map with road closures.pdf
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- greater accountability by council members on fundraising and recorded votes;
- development and intensification that protects neighbourhood character, greenspace and our financial bottom line;
- our momentum on a vibrant downtown and focus on more jobs;
- the need to find savings, with spending on infrastructure and priorities that matter to you;
- and more on heritage, affordable housing, transit, waterfront access, and community participation.
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The following is an update on the development of the lands located on the north side of Fairview, between Walmart and the GO Station owned by The Molinaro Group and called Paradigm Condominiums. Background: The scale of the project was determined by a 2008 Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ruling and permits a mix of retail/commercial and(…)
Free OPEN STUDIO at the Art Gallery of Burlington Family activities from 1-4 pm Sundays July 13 & 27; August 3, 17 & 31 All Welcome!! Do you care about the environment? The effect of human expansion and pollution on nature, wildlife and our climate are concerns for many people who live in Burlington. We(…)
Below you will find resources from the June 24 Citizens Advisory Committee discussing the pipeline that runs through downtown Burlington at Elgin and along the Centennial bikeway. There is a map of the pipeline, along with powerpoint presentations from the fire department, TransNorthern Pipelines and the Transportation Safety Board. Fire Department Presentation June 24 2014.pdf(…)