Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington Community Awards Dinner: Save the Date

  |   Transit & Roads   |   No comment

Ghent Ave. residents: Complete traffic calming poll by April 4

Residents on Ghent Ave are asked to complete a survey by April 4 on whether you support traffic calming measures on the street. You can complete the poll online here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GhentPoll or fill out the form in hard copy. You should receive a hard copy of the explanatory letter and poll in the mail. That information is below. Ghent Avenue Traffic Calming Poll Letter - Mar 10, 14 A.pdf Ghent Avenue Traffic Calming Poll Letter - Mar 10, 14 B.pdf...

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11 March
  |   Development   |   No comment

Habitat for Humanity Rezoning on Plains/Glendor Ave (Mar 24)

Public Meeting: Mon, Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m. – City Hall Council Chambers As part of the City's Development & Infrastructure Committee (D&I) meeting on Mar. 24, city staff will be holding a statutory public meeting to consider the development proposal by Habitat for Humanity at 1325, 1331 Plains Rd. E. and 1025 Glendor Ave. City planning staff has received applications from Ramsay Planning Inc. to redesignate and rezone the site at the northeast corner of Plains Rd. E. and Glendor Ave. to build 12 back-to-back townhouses, with one 1-storey accessible unit, for a total of 13 units. Seven units would front onto Glendor...

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07 March
  |   Parks   |   No comment

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
  |   Heritage   |   No comment

Create a drawing for Heritage Burlington colouring book, by March 24

Calling All Artists ! Deadline extended to March 24, 2014 Would you like to be a part of Heritage Burlington’s first ever Burlington colouring book? We are calling all artists and Burlington residents to create a line art drawing to be included in a Burlington colouring book. This original art work should reflect an image of Burlington which can be freely downloaded, printed and coloured. The top 10 drawings will be featured in our Burlington Colouring Book with the top selection appearing on the cover. Prizes including gift cards will also be provided! For additional information, please contact Denis Farr denis.farr@burlington.ca or call 905-335-7600, ext 7381...

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07 March
  |   Community Engagement, Updates and events   |   No comment

Nominate one of Burlington’s Best by March 31

[caption id="attachment_3859" align="alignright" width="300"] Nominate a resident who has contributed to making our city better.[/caption] Do you know an amazing Burlington resident that you would like to recognize? The city wants to hear about them. Nomination submissions are due by March 31. Burlington's Best Awards recognize citizens of Burlington who have brought honour to the city. Award categories: Citizen of the Year Junior Citizen of the Year Senior Person of the Year Environmental Award Community Service Award Arts Person of the Year Heritage Person of the Year For more information, criteria and nomination forms, please visit Burlington's Best Awards...

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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
  |   Community Engagement   |   No comment

Want a say in city decisions? Join the online panel

[caption id="attachment_3850" align="alignright" width="300"] Join the Insight Burlington panel to share your views on city issues.[/caption] Burlington is looking for 5,000 residents to join an online discussion and help shape decisions in our city, through monthly surveys, polls and discussions. If you're 16 years or older, live or own a business in Burlington, you can join the Insight Burlington panel and share your thoughts, ideas and perspectives on city projects. Participants must first register and create a profile, which takes about five minutes. To learn more or become a member, visit Insight Burlington...

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07 March
  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Parking   |   3 Comments

Survey results: Free parking a success, with areas to improve

The survey results are in, and overall residents and businesses believe the FreeP! in December program was a success. But there are areas to improve. 278 people took the survey including 182 residents, 52 businesses, 27 patrons and 14 people who work downtown. Highlights include: * 223 respondents (80%) said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the program. * 47% of businesses said their customers told them they loved FreeP! and came downtown because of it. However, 42% of customers also said they found it more difficult to find a parking space. 20% said it made no difference to their decision to...

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05 March
  |   Downtown & Waterfront   |   No comment

Tell us your perfect day downtown & win $500

[caption id="attachment_3440" align="alignright" width="300"] What I love about downtown? Waterfront![/caption] If you could carve out one day to spend in downtown Burlington, one perfect day – spring, summer, fall, or winter – doing exactly what you like to do, what would it look like? Are you busy or relaxed? Are you alone or with a friend? Is your perfect day actually a perfect night? Tell the Burlington Downtown Business Association what your day looks like and you could win $500 to spend in downtown Burlington to make your perfect day a reality. Email your “My Perfect Day in the Hood” itinerary to marketing@burlingtondowntown.ca before...

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05 March

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