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Neighbourhood meeting Sept. 27 for 22-storey at Brock/Ontario

A neighbourhood meeting to provide an overview and seek public input on the proposed 22-storey apartment at Brock & Ontario streets has been scheduled as follows:

Neighbourhood Meeting

Date: Sept. 27, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Burlington Performing Art Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7

Public meeting notice: 490 to 492 Brock Ave + 1298 Ontario St 520 02 17

Staff will attend to provide an overview of the planning process, the developer will attend to outline their proposal, and I will be on hand with my assistant Georgie Gartside to hear and record your input and ensure your questions are answered.

No decisions about this proposal have been made yet. Planning staff are seeking your feedback before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application. Any written comments you may have about the proposal can either be mailed or e-mailed to the planner assigned to this file. Your comments will be included in the staff report about the application which will be posted on the City’s web site.

Written comments should be submitted by Oct. 13, 2017 to:

Kyle Plas, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner
Development Review
Phone: 905-335-7600 ext. 7555

Burlington Planning and Building Department
PO Box 5013, 426 Brant St., Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Z6

To read more about this proposal, including My Take, please see my earlier article here:

22 storey highrise proposed at Brock & Ontario

To read the supporting studies submitted with the application, visit the city’s webpage dedicated to this proposal here: 490-492 Brock & 1298 Ontario



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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  1. Doesn’t matter they are already putting up fencing around the property… It’s insanely tall there is no need for it at all. If it was a sister building in tallness and size as the one beside it, would be alright. Also Ontario street is a main connecting street that connects maple and brant street, it’s always backed up during rush hour and they want to put them in/out of the building there…. I wanna say it looks great on paper but not physically. Not just that our city plumbing can’t handle all this. Also the visitors parking for this building where is it going to be? Oh the lot across the street, the city has barely enough parking as it is.

  2. My concern would be that the entrance from the parking lot and the building, opens onto Ontario St. and is directly opposite the entrance to 1285, and 1305 Ontario St.(both of which are 19 storey high rise), and beside the rear entrance to the parking lot for 1275 Elgin St.( a 14 storey high rise) Given that the remaining properties on Ontario St. opposite 1305, 1285 and 1265 Ontario St. are zoned for high rise, this will lead to a large volume of traffic entering onto an approximately 500 meter stretch of road that leads to the busy intersection of Ontario St. and Maple Ave. Was consideration given to having the parking entrance on Brock Ave rather than Ontario St.?

  3. Too tall, we’re loosing our downtown to condos. Soon we won’t have any character or community feel left. Plus our streets can’t handle more traffic/cars. Not to mention all the pollution from the idling cars.

  4. The street is Brock Ave not Brock Street as listed in the INTRODUCTION of the PLANNING JUSTIFICATION REPORT. It is my understanding that there is a Brock Street.

What's your take?