Burlington’s park in spring, plus photos of the waterfront, Discovery Landing, viewpoints, pier
Do you support an expanded Sound of Music festival? What are your thoughts on the festivals, road races and events that currently take place downtown? Please share your point of view.
The approvals have lapsed for the Medica One complex on Caroline & John, featuring an 8-storey medical centre, 8-storey parking garage and 17 storey apartment. The developer, Carriage Gate Group, did not proceed with signing some necessary agreements required by the city so the approvals for the development have lapsed.
Time will tell whether this change will improve results for the community. Public input is more than asking residents their views; it must include some evidence that the public’s wishes for community benefit projects are reflected in the benefits negotiated on our behalf.
A number of residents have contacted me to express concerns about changes they are hearing about at the Burlington Seniors Centre, and seeking clarification of rumours they have heard regarding current activities and the future of the centre.
Great news – on Feb. 21, city council approved the interim repairs for the Drury Lane pedestrian bridge. That will get the bridge back in service by this summer and extend its life for another five years while we plan for a longer term pedestrian connection over the CN tracks.
There will be multiple opportunities for public input as the recommendations are being developed, including online feedback and a public meeting the evening of April 25 (time and place to be announced. Email me at email@example.com to sign up to receive regular electronic updates and opportunities to provide your input.
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.