VIDEO:  Burlington Is

VIDEO: Burlington Is

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.

VIDEO:  Making huge progress on heritage

VIDEO: Making huge progress on heritage

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

VIDEO: Son of Peach – Burlington

VIDEO: Son of Peach – Burlington

Son of a Peach serves up hand-forged pizza using time-honored preparation and techniques, while showcasing only the finest, simple farm to table ingredients. Meet Kim and Bart who describe why they located in downtown Burlington, Bart’s favourite pizza and the meaning behind the name – Son of a Peach.

VIDEO:  Brant Street Butcher

VIDEO: Brant Street Butcher

The Brant Street Butcher Exciting new opening of the Brant Street Butcher offering local meat, produce and dairy. Borne out of philosophy of supporting the local economy and farmers, the owner – Ellen McWhinnie – sees this market as essential for our downtown.

VIDEO:  Why I’m Running

VIDEO: Why I’m Running

We live in a great city and must take care to keep what is great as we grow and change. We must protect what residents value and what makes them want to live here in the first place. We do that when City Hall works with residents, putting the needs of residents first.

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Video: Cirque is coming to Village Square Sept. 19

Video: Cirque is coming to Village Square Sept. 19

Great things are happening in arts and culture in Burlington, and people like Selina Eckersall-McCall, founder of No Vacancy and our Arts Person of the Year for 2013, are making them happen. Watch my video interview with Selina as she explains her dream for arts and culture in Burlington, and the vision behind Cirque, a(…)

Video: Free Parking in December, Saturdays in 2014

Enjoy complimentary parking on the street, and in all Municipal lots, in downtown Burlington starting November 30th (Shop the Neighbourhood Day) and continuing everyday for the entire month of December!

  1. Gary: Great idea and excellent video. Makes me want to go downtown more if I can Free P. Just thinking about…

Video: Burlington Beach residents talk about why Halton council should let them stay

Burlington and Halton Councils will vote in fall 2013 on acquiring the private homes on the Burlington Beach. The community has existed here for more than a 100 years. Some residents have lived their whole lives here; many have raised their children here. Residents have an emotional connection to the community they love. They don’t want to leave.

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  1. 10 reasons to keep residents near the Burlington beach: […] on the beach more than 70 years, and spoke about their experience and hopes for their future in a video. We…

Video on Burlington: Valuing community’s input and engagement in city hall’s decisions

City Hall does a good job of asking residents what they think. Where there’s room for improvement is incorporating that feedback into final decisions.

  1. Lynholton: Sidebar, but relevant. I got an email notification from Ward 3 Councillor Taylor's office this morning informing me of a…

    • Jfairbridge: In this day of consciousness of pollution, garbage disposal problems, destruction of natural habitat, and a multitude of other issues,…

  2. E Brian Gibson: Why do high rises have to be close to the lake?  Yes, they sell better there but we must protect…

  3. chris harvey: My view, which i have expressed before, is that the Pier project is beyond financial resolution. the Taxpayer will be…

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Video: Burlington city spending is too high

City Hall is increasing taxes at 3 times the rate of inflation to pay for nice-to-have capital projects like the pier. City Hall needs to limit spending: and ideas on how we could rein it in.

Video: Burlington neighbourhoods at risk

City Hall is approving out of scale downtown development to meet urban intensification targets; but more importantly because they need developer revenue. We must balance developer interests with the community’s interests.