Michael Landsberg talks mental health at free community event



Media release from the Office of the Mayor and Burlington Foundation

Burlington, Ont., Aug. 24, 2016 –Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series and Burlington Foundation is partnering to present #SickNotWeak: Michael Landsberg Talks Mental Health on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.

Michael Landsberg is a Canadian media personality known for his work on TSN’s Off the Record and Naylor & Landsberg. His experience with depression led to the creation of #SickNotWeak, a not-for-profit organization that provides mental health education and support.

“We know from reports like Burlington Foundation’s Vital Signs and feedback from residents that mental health is an important issue in our community,” said Mayor Goldring. “Michael is someone living with depression who has an inspiring story to share. I invite residents of all ages to come to this evening of discussion, awareness and support.” Continue reading


Mayor Goldring Re-Elected to AMO Board of Directors


Media release from the Office of the Mayor


Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring.

Burlington, Ont., Aug. 23, 2016 – Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring has been re-elected to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors, Large Urban Caucus. The election was held at AMO’s 2016 Conference in Windsor last week.

Mayor Goldring has served as chair of the Large Urban Caucus for the past two years. His new term will run from 2016-2018. As a member of the board, Mayor Goldring will help set policy for AMO and serve as a key municipal leader in the province.

“I am pleased to be able to continue to promote Burlington’s interests and work with other Ontario municipalities to create the best possible communities for our citizens,” said Mayor Goldring. “An ongoing priority on the AMO agenda I will be focused on is sustained, predictable infrastructure investment for municipalities. Addressing this minimizes the impact on property taxpayers.” Continue reading


Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – August Update

Mayor Goldring's Millennial Advisory Committee.

Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met on Thursday, Aug. 11th at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre. The committee met to discuss responsible growth and housing options for millennials, part of the city’s 25 year strategic plan to Grow Bold. The group was given a presentation of the Planning and Building Department’s goals by Director Mary Lou Tanner and Senior Planner Leah Smith.

Mary Lou Tanner and Leah Smith touched on goals and strategies for millennials’ housing options. Other goals included the vision for creating a livable and enjoyable community throughout Burlington, and pushing for increased density in strategic areas, such as around mobility hubs and the downtown core. Examples of this planned growth can already be seen with the developments around the GO Train stations and cycling infrastructure, and Tall Building Design Guidelines are in the works. Continue reading


Why The City is Piloting Bicycle Lanes on New Street from Guelph Line to Walker’s Line



New Street (left) will transform to its one-year pilot project configuration (right) to test bike lanes from Guelph Line to Walker’s Line.

This summer, Burlington City Council supported a staff recommendation for a one-year pilot for bicycle lanes on New Street between Walker’s Line and Guelph Line.

As you are likely aware, the majority of council (6-1) supported this decision. It was our team of transportation experts that recommended what is being called a ‘road diet’. Simply put, that means taking New Street from four lanes to three lanes (two travel lanes and a centre left turn lane), with bike lanes separated by painted buffered lines on each side. Continue reading