Voting Information You can vote in Burlington if you are 18 years or older, a Canadian citizen, and live here, or own/lease property in Burlington but live elsewhere. Election Day – Mon. Oct. 27, 10am-8pm On election day you can vote at one of five Ward 2 Polling Stations, between 10am-8pm. If you’re not yet(…)
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Cycling in Burlington for all ages (8 to 80) Cycling for all ages in Burlington: from 8 to 80 using our trails and hydro corridors, and ensuring green transportation also means protecting greenspace.
On Oct. 20, I was notified that three households (four residents) in my Ward have together filed a complaint against me with the Ontario Municipal Ombudsman regarding my public comments in my role as City/Regional Councillor for Ward 2 Burlington about the city’s decision to sell publicly-owned waterfront land between Market Street and St. Paul Street(…)
Media Release Close to 10 per cent of eligible voters in Burlington have cast ballots Burlington, Ont., Oct. 20, 2014 – Almost 10 per cent of Burlington’s eligible voters have cast their ballots for the 2014 Municipal Election. Advance polls were on Oct. 8 and 18 and online voting was offered from Oct. 2 until(…)
Eligible voters can vote at any one of these three locations on Saturday Oct. 18 (11am-5pm):
- Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
- Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New Street
- Mapleview Shopping Centre, 900 Maple Avenue
Bring your voter card and one piece of identification showing your name and address.
Hungry for food trucks in Burlington? New online surveys asks residents for input about food trucks Burlington, Ont., Oct. 9, 2014 –The City of Burlington has launched two new online surveys to help gather input from the community about the operation of food trucks in the city. “Currently, the City of Burlington does not have(…)
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Time: Walk commences at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. Location: Start and finish area will be at the east end of Spencer Smith Park behind the Waterfront Hotel Route: We will walk along the Promenade in Spencer Smith Park and continue on to Beachway Park where we will(…)
We greet you again from A Different Drummer Books, inviting you to an exciting literary event, brought to you in partnership with our esteemed friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington, the International Festival of Authors and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. An Evening With The 2014 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists ANDRÉ ALEXIS(…)
Community Development Halton invites you to an information session on: Solterra Co-Housing: The Concept Another EMPOWERING SENIORS series from the Burlington Age-Friendly Seniors Council (BAFSC) Wednesday November 5th, 2014 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Registration starts at 1:00pm Burlington Central Library, Centennial Room 2331 New Street, Burlington Please R.S.V.P. by October 31, 2014 Register at: empoweringseniors3.eventbrite.ca(…)
Our waterfront is one of the defining features of Burlington – and one of the most cherished. But we’ve lost some ground on waterfront access and protection in the last term of council.
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A group of residents living in the downtown core area of Burlington have formed a residents association to provide a citizens voice on development and intensification.
The core area is defined by Victoria Avenue at the north end to Lakeshore Road in the south and the west edge of Locust Street to the eastern Martha Street border.
According to the group’s website, the Core Residents “is a group of people that have come to believe that the issues of rapid intensification, massive building growth and its associated side effects are affecting the quality of our lives and the way we live and relate to our area….Many people are saddened by recent decisions by the city to allow massive buildings despite the input from residents and decisions of previous councils to limit growth and building heights. Many are feeling squeezed by builds that will shade their streets, obstruct their views, constrict flexible affordable business and cultural spaces and forever alter the patterns of life downtown….We believe the pattern of proposed overbuilding will create a permanent negative legacy.”
For Sale signs have gone up on a whole row of bungalows on New Street between Seneca Ave. and Stinson Ave., offering them as “Exclusive” for redevelopment, and that has area residents concerned about what might replace them. Adding to the concern is a letter received by residents on Stinson Ave and Fairleigh Place, which back on(…)
Several residents have reported to me that they’ve been told by a candidate for public school trustee that “Burlington Central is closing.” You’ve turned to me for accurate information.
The short answer is that no, Burlington Central is not closing – nor is any other Burlington school slated for closure.
It’s recently been reported that 21 businesses have left downtown Burlington since January. In the same period of time, 23 businesses have come to downtown Burlington. Some of these businesses have closed; others have relocated for a variety of reasons (including elsewhere in downtown). What does this tell us about the state of the downtown, and more importantly the role each of us can play to make the downtown better, including City Council, Burlington Downtown Business Association, Burlington Economic Development Corporation, businesses and residents?
Register with the code on your Voter Information Notice and you’ll be sent an online voting PIN (Personal Identification Number). Internet voting registration is Sept. 29 to midnight Oct. 17. Internet votes can be cast between Oct. 2 and midnight Oct. 19.
Happy Thanksgiving! Burlington is fantastic – urban, rural, waterfront, a great downtown and much, much more. It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our city has it all.
CIBC Run for the Cure road closures this Sunday, Oct 5 on New St from Drury Lane to Pine Cove 10:15am to Noon. See map below. No. 5585 14-285-TS Run for the Cure Ad.pdf
At the beginning of this term of council, the relationship between the city and owners of heritage properties was in tatters. Downtown residents had just gone through a bruising debate over a proposed Heritage Conservation District in the St. Luke’s neighbourhood
You’re invited! All candidates debate Oct. 1 The Burlington Lions Club is hosting an all candidates debate Wed. Oct. 1, 7pm at the Lions Club at Pearl and James (471 Pearl St). Candidates for Regional Chair, Mayor, and Ward 2 Councillor will be on hand to talk about their platform, why they are running, and(…)