On behalf of the City of Burlington, I invite residents and visitors to come together on Friday, July 1, 2016 to celebrate Canada Day in Burlington. Details about the celebrations can be found at www.burlington.ca/canadaday.
Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System – Partner Memorandum of Understanding Extension
Council approved, in principle, the contents of the Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Memorandum of Understanding Extension (MOUE). Staff will finalize wording before the City Manager will sign the finalized MOUE on behalf of Council. The Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System is a network of 3,650 hectares of significant lands naturally connecting Hamilton and Burlington at the western end of Lake Ontario. Continue reading
Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.
Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met on Thursday, June 9 at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The June meeting offered a presentation on the Arts in Burlington, followed by a conversation on urban design, concluding with a roundtable on short term goals of the committee. Continue reading
The City of Burlington is continually looking for new ways to engage with residents.
In order to be relevant to younger residents, in particular, and inspire them to become more involved with their community, we need to be innovative.
The City of Burlington recently approved our new Strategic Plan. Unlike most municipalities that have four-year plan, this is a 25-year blueprint for great city-building.
Part of great city-building is being innovative in how we connect with our community. If we want to create a well-designed city that is green and healthy, with a variety of housing and transportation options, we need everyone to be part of the planning – especially our young people.
It is our young people who will inherit this city. We need them to be engaged now to create a community where they will want to live, work and raise their own families.
As a way to be more creative in connecting with younger residents, we created the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee this spring. Continue reading
Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee meets on Thursday, June 9 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Burlington.The June meeting will focus on a presentation and discussion on the visual arts with Robert Steven, CEO and president of the Art Gallery of Burlington.
The evening will also feature a conversation about the future formation of an urban design panel with guests Jamie Tellier, Manager of Urban Design, and Kaylan Edgcumbe, Senior Transportation Planner, both with the City of Burlington.
The meeting will conclude with a roundtable on current topics of interest to the committee.
The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives focused on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community. Continue reading