Free event on the business of greening Burlington

  |   Environment   |   No comment

Free event on the business of greening Burlington

Media Release Burlington, Ont. – April 14, 2014—Burlington’s Sustainable Development Committee, in partnership with the Burlington Public Library, is hosting The Business of Greening Burlington, a panel discussion on how Burlington companies are contributing to sustainability. This free event is taking place at the Central Branch of Burlington Public Library, 2331 New St., on Tuesday, April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Business of Greening Burlington is a chance for residents to discover how local businesses are adopting ecologically sustainable actions into their everyday practices. The panelists for this event include: · Dave De Sylva, DelRidge Homes; · Mark Wiedener, Greenflow; and · Cameron...

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22 April
  |   Parking   |   No comment

5-hr on-street parking starts June 1

Beginning June 1, on-street parking throughout the city will be increased from three hours to five hours. The change was made in response to resident requests to accommodate holiday parties and family events that extend past three hours. For simplicity, council made the rule 24-7 rather than just on weekends and holidays. The only exception is on-street metered (pay) parking downtown which will remain at three hours maximum. Non-metered parking is at five hours. There is no overnight parking permitted on any street in Burlington, between 1am - 6am; there is no on-street parking allowed during snow removal activities. In downtown Burlington, overnight...

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17 April
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Nominees announced for Burlington’s Best awards May 15

Burlington's Best awards recognize citizens who've made a significant volunteer contribution to make our city better. Awards will be handed out Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr. Tickets are $35 per person, and includes a light buffet and cocktail reception. Tickets are available from the clerks department at City Hall, 426 Brant St., by contacting Roxanne Gosse at 905-335-7600, ext. 7855 or by emailing This year’s nominees are: Citizen of the Year Bev Jacobs Judy Gerdes Denise Davy Jean Longfield Beth Hudson Senior Person of the Year Michael Hourigan Maggie Wheeler Arnold Koopman Thelma McGillivray Junior Citizen of the Year Chad Buisman Connor Fraser Curtis Kelly Connor Withers Justin McNerny Gabriella Paniccia Arts Person...

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17 April
  |   People   |   No comment

City Manager Jeff Fielding leaving Burlington for Calgary, effective May 16

Media Release City Manager Jeff Fielding accepts a position with City of Calgary Burlington, Ont., April 14, 2014- Mayor Rick Goldring announced today that City Manager Jeff Fielding will be leaving the City of Burlington to become the new city manager for the City of Calgary. “I want to sincerely thank Jeff on behalf of City Council and staff for his significant, positive impact on the city and its residents,” said Mayor Goldring. “Under Jeff’s leadership, we have accomplished a tremendous amount of work in the last two years, setting us on the path for Burlington to become one of the most...

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14 April
  |   Heritage   |   1 Comment

Buy an historic whinstone and support the Freeman Station restoration

Submitted by Mark Gillies At a recent City Hall event, Councillor Marianne Meed Ward was presented with a Certificate for sponsoring Whinstone 1/1000 by Brian Aasgaard, President of Friends of Freeman Station. The Whinstone Sponsorship fundraising campaign will help raise $100,000 which will be used for the restoration of the historic 1906 Burlington Junction Station. All 1,000 sponsors will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a copy of the history of the Whinstone that explains the connection between the Whinstone and Burlington Junction Station, plus every name will be permanently recognized on a Sponsor Honour Plaque that will be prominently displayed inside...

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11 April
  |   Development   |   4 Comments

Development proposed for 2267 Lakeshore Road; public meeting April 29

The city has received an application for a development proposal for 2267 Lakeshore Road (north side of the street, just east of Lakeshore Public School) for five single detached dwellings on a shared condo road. Currently, a single family home sits on the site. The application would require a rezoning of the site from R3.2 to R5 to facilitate the homes and the condo road. A public meeting has been planned for April 29, 7pm, at the Burlington Senior's Centre, 2285 New St. Planning staff are hosting the meeting, and will provide an overview of the proposal and take comments and questions from residents....

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03 April
  |   Cycling   |   41 Comments

Bike path proposed on one side of New St

[caption id="attachment_4037" align="alignright" width="218"] Staff preferred option for bike lane one side of New, sharrows other side.[/caption] Thanks to the 40-some residents who attended the recent public meeting to hear transportation staff's proposal for bike lanes on New Street. The street is being resurfaced in 2015 so it is an opportunity to explore painted bike lanes or possible widening to accommodate lanes. At the first public meeting last year, staff presented 6 options, from do nothing up to widening the road to add full bike lanes on both sides. Based on further analysis of the options and costs, and in consideration of...

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02 April
  |   Development   |   2 Comments

Maranatha Gardens project alters character of New Street; marketed to select group

City council voted 6-1 Monday March 17 in support of an apartment planned for New Street and Cumberland, in the Roseland Heights neighbourhood between Pine Cove and Rosslyn, South of New St to the Lake. The new development, called Maranatha Gardens, proposes a 6-storey apartment with underground parking, beside an existing 3-storey seniors building operated by the same group. Maranatha Gardens is described on its website as a "not-for-profit non-sectarian Christian aging-in-place community" with 63 units in the existing building (called Maranatha Homes), and another 148  units in the proposed 6-storey building (Maranatha Residences). Five properties, with single family and commercial uses,...

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17 March
  |   Community Services   |   1 Comment

Information session on the Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Government of Canada is providing funding to help people with disabilities save for the future. Attend the free workshop March 19 to learn more. Additional information is available in the attached flyer. You can also contact Lisa Lehmann, host of the workshop, below: Lisa Lehmann Lisa Lehmann | Business Development Manager Tel: 905.528.6611 ext 245 Fax: 905.528.2181 Email: Burlington march 19 flyer.pdf...

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11 March