VIDEO: Son of Peach – Burlington

  |   Burlington 2014 Election   |   No comment

Campaign Kickoff

Huge thank you to all my volunteers and to everyone who came to the joint campaign kickoff at the Art Gallery of Burlington for my reelection as Ward 2 Burlington city councillor, and Leah Reynolds election as public school trustee for Wards 1  and 2. Thanks to the downtown businesses who donated to our event: Kelly Childs Kelly's Bake Shoppe cupcakes; flowers from Blossoms. We talked about why trustees matter - they safeguard our children's education and our schools, which are the hearts of our community. We talked about why governments need to trust residents, and tap your expertise to...

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18 September
  |   Tourism and events   |   No comment

Amazing Bed Race downtown Sept. 21 – Map & Road Closures

The Amazing Bed Race will be held on Brant St., from Elgin St. to Caroline St., and on adjoining side streets on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in support of Joseph Brant Hospital and Rotary Club of Burlington North. For race details, call Leon Denbok at 905-971-1112 or visit Road Closures, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Brant Street: Elgin St. to Caroline St. • Sections of James St. and Ontario St. as indicated on map • Signed detours via Locust St. • Emergency Service access will be maintained at all times For road closure questions, call 905-335-7671, ext. 7760 or email brent.jefferson Road...

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10 September
  |   Development   |   No comment

Revised plans submitted for 4 homes at 2267 Lakeshore

The city has received a revised development application for four homes at 2267 Lakeshore Road. The initial proposal was five homes. Planning staff have scheduled a statutory public meeting to review the details of the proposal at city council’s Development & Infrastructure Committee, Mon. Sept. 29, 6:30pm. The agenda for that committee, with a background report from staff, will be available about a week before the meeting online here. Residents may attend that meeting and share with council their views about the project, however the meeting protocols do not provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions of staff or council. If...

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08 September
  |   Arts & Culture, Video   |   No comment

Video: Cirque is coming to Village Square Sept. 19

[vc_video link=''] [caption id="attachment_4597" align="alignright" width="300"] Video: talking arts & culture with Selina[/caption] 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 "contemporary art spectacular", Fri. Sept. 19, 7pm-2am, in Village Square, downtown Burlington. Thirty contemporary artists will transform a variety of spaces inside the charming Village Square into a walking multi-artist exhibition, with performance and street art,...

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07 September
  |   Flood 2014   |   No comment

Flood relief fundraiser downtown this weekend!

Join me in beautiful downtown Burlington Sat. Aug. 23 for a fundraiser for Burlington flood victims, and enjoy free music as part of Saturdays in the Street (Brant&Elgin) and view exotic and high performance cars as part of Marques d’Elegance (Brant St). (Brant St). [caption id="attachment_4556" align="alignright" width="300"] Join me downtown for flood relief raffle - you chance to donate![/caption] So far, 20 downtown businesses have contributed gift certificates and products worth more than $1500 as part of our fundraiser. They include: Martini House The Stinson Bistro Bar and Lounge Son of a Peach Fairhome Keora Aveda Salon Emma's Back Porch & the Water St Cooker Joe Dog's Gasbar & Grill A...

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22 August
  |   Flood 2014   |   No comment

Flood information: today at Children’s Festival & Fit in the Core and Centro Garden

[caption id="attachment_4556" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanks to the media for continuing to highlight Burlington Flood relief efforts[/caption] Join me today at the Children's Festival and Saturdays in the Street to get more information about the Burlington flood, the devastation some of our friends and neighbours are facing and how you can help. At a special council meeting on Thursday, we heard first-hand stories of how our fellow residents are affected: contaminated basements, structural damage, destroyed heating and water systems. Some people have had to move out. The flood has damaged one of the most basic needs for these folks - shelter. If this isn't...

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16 August