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 summer. In the photo(…)
About Marianne Meed Ward
Posts by Marianne Meed Ward:
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
Welcome to Ward 2 Burlington News
Please check out the articles covering issues that you’ve told me matter to you. I value your feedback on them as it informs the decisions I make. If you want to let me or others know about concerns or events in your neighbourhood, please get in touch.
phone: 905-335-7600 ext. 7588
I’m running to put residents first and get action on the issues you care about. Check out my campaign site – votemarianne.ca where you can read more about why I’m running and my commitments to you.
I’ve developed a comprehensive platform addressing:
- 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.
If you’d like to get a lawn sign for September, send me a message, or volunteer, please sign up here.
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(…)
Learn the (not so) secret formula to creating a successful crowdfunding campaign at HalTech’s seminar Wednesday July 16th from 9 – 11 a.m. Indiegogo is the leading global platform for crowdfunding, empowering anyone, anywhere, to raise money for anything. Not only is crowdfunding ideal for raising funds, it’s also a great way to validate your idea, raise(…)
Keith Hoey, president of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, has been nominated for the Chamber Executive of the Year award. The award, given by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC), recognizes excellence in leadership of a local Chamber of Commerce. The winner will be announced at the CCEC annual general meeting which will(…)
The Burlington Junction station now has a new permanent home on Fairview Street and we are getting ready for its restoration, thanks to our volunteers. The Freeman Station will showcase what Burlington life was like in 1906, when it was built by the world’s largest railway, the Grand Trunk Railway System. THE RAILWAY AGENT(…)
07-02 Media Release City of Burlington recruiting election workers Burlington, Ont. – July 3, 2014—The City of Burlington will be hiring approximately 350 people to work as poll clerks, revision clerks, greeters and reserve workers during the 2014 municipal election. “Working the municipal election is an interesting experience and a fantastic way to get involved(…)
We invite you to join us in the jungle this summer. Performing Arts Camp proudly presents 2 great shows: · Tarzan – Friday, July 11 at 2:30pm · Jungle Book – Thursday, July 24 at 2:30pm Both shows are being performed at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Other summer events you might want to consider: ·(…)
Freeman Station has landed! These pictures show the progress of relocating the station on a new foundation so restoration work can begin. A wonderful accomplishment in time for Canada Day!
Residents will soon be able to shop for fresh local meat, cheese and produce at the Brant Street Butcher, opening September 2014 in the former Girgenti building at the corner of Brant and Lakeshore. Proprietor Ellen McWhinnie’s passion is to promote locally grown foods. She has over 30 years experience in the food industry. Plans(…)
Council has approved enhanced snow clearing on the Centennial Bikeway, Beachway and North Hydro Corridor, through the addition of one contracted unit at an annual cost of $48,000. Residents use these paths to get to school, work or the downtown throughout the winter, often more than adjacent sidewalks. They have been requesting better snow clearing(…)
Many thanks to the two dozen residents who attended last week’s public meeting to discuss the fuel pipeline that runs through downtown Burlington, from the beach strip and along Elgin Street and the Centennial Bikeway. The pipeline is marked with yellow posts. Thanks also to representatives from TransNorthern Pipeline, the Burlington Fire Department and the(…)
Council unanimously endorses legislation against lawsuits targeting public participation; City wins case on infilling at Airport
Council has unanimously passed a resolution asking the provincial government to reintroduce legislation to curb lawsuits that chill public participation and debate on matters of public interest. Bill 83, the Protection of Public Participation Act, would amend the libel and slander act to protect members of the public who speak out on matters of public(…)
To Council June 30, 6:30pm, City Hall Staff are proposing three new community buses with the seniors centre as a hub, a reduced-rate seniors pass, and 13,000 hours of additional service on several routes including the #1 & #101 (Plains Rd/Fairview), #10 (New), and #21 (Fairview). See below for a description of the proposed changes.(…)
The city has received $1.5m cash, and the original pier contractor $1.75m cash, in a legal settlement reached in June related to the pier construction. In addition, the city won’t be required to pay out $500,000 in holdbacks owed to one of the parties in the lawsuit, bringing the total value of the city’s settlement(…)