City news: renew business license online; fire ban in parks

City of Burlington now offers online business licence renewals

Select businesses in Burlington can now renew their business licences online at

Business licences available to be renewed online include:

  • Automotive
  • Pawn brokers
  • Personal services
  • Public assembly:
    • Restaurants/take out/lunch counter
    • Movie theatre
    • Banquet/public halls
    • Pinball or electronic game machine
    • Night club
    • Sale of foodstuff
    • Sale of tobacco
  • Sale of adult magazines
  • Sale of foodstuff
  • Sale of tobacco
  • Salvage yard
  • Tourist/trailer camps

Business licences not listed above are only available for renewal in person at City Hall, 426 Brant St. For more information, visit, call 905-335-7731 or email

Fire Ban SignBurlington extends fire ban to charcoal barbecues in city parks

Due to the dry weather conditions, the City of Burlington has temporarily banned all outside fires—including open air burning, controlled brush burning and recreational burning—as well as banning the use of charcoal barbecues in city parks. The ban on charcoal barbecues applies to the picnic areas of three city parks—LaSalle, Lowville and Hidden Valley—where propane barbecues will still be allowed.

If you are unsure if a fire ban is in effect, please contact the Burlington Fire Department at 905-637-8253 or visit for more information about open air burning and safety tips.


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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