The top rated places for cultural activity in the city, as identified by residents, are (in order of priority): parks & open spaces, the waterfront, library system, community centres, boards (Performing Arts Centre, Burlington Arts Centre, Museums), and festivals.
The Burl-Oak Naval Veterans have requested that the promenade in Spencer Smith Park be renamed the Naval Veterans Walkway
There are two other parks in Ward 2 where there is potential for leash free activity and I will work with those residents should they be interested in proceeding with a leash free area.
I oppose the Region’s plan of taking the vote there first; it settles the decision and renders a later Burlington council vote irrelevant.
Recently, I was contacted by members of the Apeldoorn Sub-Committee of the city’s Mundialization Committee. This volunteer citizen’s committee of City Hall maintains relationships with Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, as recognition of Canada’s role in liberating the area during World War II.
Thank you to everyone who has shared your thoughts with me about a potential pilot project for leash free times for dogs in Central Park. I thought you’d be interested to hear what others are saying so I’ve compiled the comments.
After viewing two proposed designs for Elgin Park at a recent public meeting, residents overwhelmingly supported this concept plan, so staff are moving ahead with this one
The project has come a long way from where it was in October, with many improvements thanks to your input. I would like to thank staff and the architect for hearing resident input and accommodating so many of your requests.
Elgin Park, located on Elgin Street between Burlington and Nelson, is undergoing a transformation, and the city needs your input into the design of the various parts of the park.
Last week, the Community Services Committee of council approved construction of a new RPM facility where the old one exists. The new facility would be double the size of the old one. Parisioners at St. Luke’s church attended committee to express concerns about the impact of the facility on the historic park, and potential interference with uses at the church. I have committed to working with residents and staff to ensure the new building blends into the historic neighbourhood and has adequate fencing and shrub or tree screening.