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City opens two new community gardens; apply by May 22 (Central) June 9 (Francis/Amherst)

Following the successful first two growing seasons with the Central Park Community Garden, the City of Burlington is opening two new community gardens, at Amherst Park and along the Frances Road Bikeway. The new gardens are a result of the popularity of the pilot garden project in Central Park, opened in 2012. All the plots were taken, and many residents were placed on a waiting list. The cost for a permit for a plot in one of these three gardens is $50 for the season. An online application is available at www.burlington.ca/communitygardens. Central Park garden plot applications will be accepted until May 22. Amherst Park...

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18 May
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Ask the Councillor: Directional Signs at Centennial Bikeway & Martha

Resident R.T. asks: The directional signage at the intersection of Martha Street and the Centennial Bikeway have been installed incorrectly.  Response: The directional signs at Martha St. encourage path users to follow the designated bike route south on Martha and west on Pine St. to the facilities on Brant St., rather than cross through the numerous parking lots on the way to Brant. City staff intend to install two wayfinding signs at Martha St./Pine St. and Pine St./Brant St. to connect the Centennial Bikeway to the existing vehicular wayfinding signs in the downtown area. Additional signs are planned for Lakeshore Dr. and...

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07 March
  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Environment, Parks   |   1 Comment

Representatives from LaSalle Park Marina attend waterfront meeting

[caption id="attachment_3853" align="alignright" width="300"] Trumpeter Swans spend their winters at LaSalle Park.[/caption] A number of residents have been asking whether city council has taken a position on the proposed LaSalle Park Wave Break & Marina Expansion. A number of you have also raised concerns about the potential impact of the proposed expansion on the park environment and in particular the Trumpeter Swan population. Meantime, the marina has asked the city to help fund the next level of detailed design. Council is waiting to hear back from the Ministry of the Environment before taking any further action. Two separate parties requested that the Ministry review...

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07 March

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