It’s All Happening – Downtown!

  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Economic Development   |   1 Comment

It’s All Happening – Downtown!

Great things are happening downtown, thanks to a team effort by many groups and individuals. It’s been a privilege to participate as councillor for the downtown. Here’s a snapshot of the work we’ve been doing together, and an overview of some of the long-term projects. More events, free parking This summer, Fit in the Core returns with free fitness classes in Civic Square at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Saturdays in the Square returns, bringing free music to our streets every Saturday on Elgin Street from 3-5:30 pm. [caption id="attachment_4128" align="alignleft" width="280"] Participating in the award-winning "shop the 'hood campaign"[/caption] BDBA also participated in the “Shop...

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30 June
  |   Arts & Culture, Downtown & Waterfront, Economic Development   |   No comment

Makers Market coming July 18 to Centro

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="300"] Join us in celebrating the spirit of making things, lives, ideas, by hand. Join us for a makers market in Burlington Downtown on July 18th from 4 to 10pm. Join us in spreading the idea that making by hand, the artisan, is a vibrant and growing community. Join us in presenting the relevance and value of the hand made product to the broader audience. And join us in showing others that this idea is accessible to young people as a way to carry on tradition, renew lost arts and forge new concepts within honest materials.[/caption] Insite Design...

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24 June
  |   Cycling   |   9 Comments

Council considers widening New St for raised bike lanes for $2m

City Council has asked staff to come back with additional details on costs, and voted 5-2 to refer any decision on bike lanes on New Street to the 2015 capital budget discussions. New Street is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2015, for a cost of $825,000. Staff had recommended using this opportunity to add a painted bike lane on the north side (heading West) and sharrows on the south side, while maintaining two full travel lanes and a full centre turn lane of 3.1m each. Adding the bike lane and sharrows would not have added to the project cost. Driving lanes of...

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19 June
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Body & Soul event for women June 4

Check out Burlington Post's article on INCITE's upcoming Body & Soul Event for ALL women! Tickets on sale 2-for-1 until May 30th! ($10) or $12 at door (pp). Free massage, Reiki treatments, psychic readings, etc. Vendors, loot bags, silent auction, demos, prizes, shopping, education and much more! Wed June 4, 6-9 pm at The Centre for Skills Development & Training, 860 Harrington Ct, Burlington. Purchase your tickets in advance and save! www.incitesinglemoms.com. Thank you to Acorn Family Health and Evolove for sponsoring the event! Vendors: Kathy Gloge, Jewellery and Spiritual Items Dynak Slawomir, Pychic Readings Michelle Cassidy of Spiritual Funk...

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29 May
  |   Cycling   |   No comment

Staff recommend one bike lane on New, two lanes of traffic, one full centre turn lane; June 16

May 28, 2014 Dear Resident: Re: Cycling Facilities on New Street between Martha Street and Guelph Line Please be advised that the Transportation Services Department has prepared a report recommending the reconfiguration of New Street between Martha Street and Guelph Line to include two through vehicle lanes, a centre two way left turn lane with enhanced sharrows and an on-road bike lane as per Option 3 in report TS-08-14. [gallery include="4255,4255"] [gallery include="4255,4255"] This report will be considered by the Development and Infrastructure Committee at its meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The staff report will be available on the...

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28 May
  |   Updates and events   |   No comment

2014 Burlington Terry Fox Run – Sunday September 14

Mark Sunday, September 14 on your calendars for the 34th annual Burlington Terry Fox Run. The run will again be at Beachway Park, beside the shores of Lake Ontario in Burlington, one of the top run sites in Ontario. You can run, walk or jog a 5 or 10 km loop along the beach and Spencer Smith Park. There will be refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. There’s no entry fee or minimum pledge. Join us to celebrate Terry’s legacy and to continue to raise money for the fight against cancer. On April 12, 1980 Terry dipped his artificial...

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21 May
  |   Updates and events   |   No comment

Community Events: May/June 2014

Scale model of the Freeman Station. Centro Farmer's Market (Sundays to Oct. 26) Time: May 25, 9am-12pm Location: Rear parking lot of 437 Brant Street Details: Centro Garden hosts a community Farmer's Market every Sunday from 9 am - noon through the end of October! Phone: 289-337-5755 Email: market@centrogarden.com Website: www.centrogarden.com/farmers-market/ Tags: workshops , Outdoors , shopping , demonstrations , markets Fit in the Core (Sundays to Aug. 24) Time: May 25, 10-11am Location: Civic Square, 426 Brant Street Details: Burlington Downtown presents: Fit in the Core, open air fitness every Sunday in Downtown Burlington — free of charge. Coming May 25: Power Yoga, with instructor Jara Bruce from Kinetic Physiotherapy. All ages and levels welcome. Saturdays in the Street (June 21-Aug....

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18 May
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Public Meetings: Community Trails Strategy; Dundas St widening; Burlington Waterfront Committee

Community Trails Strategy open house (May 22) Time: 7-9pm Location: Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Rotary Lakeshore Room Details: The Community Trails Strategy was initiated in December 2013. The purpose of the public meeting will be to review and gain input on: • the draft trails network, • implementation priorities, and • key strategy recommendations. There will be a brief presentation at 7:15, followed by an open-house to review the study materials and engage in one-on-one discussions with study team members. Public Information Centre on Dundas St widening (May 29) Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Community rooms 2 and 3 at Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way. Details: The meeting will review plans for widening Dundas...

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18 May

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