Toronto 2015: A Message from Mayor Rick Goldring

I would like to wish all of Team Canada, including the athletes who train in Burlington or call our city home, the performance of their lifetime at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Thank you for making our city, province and country proud and for serving as role models for residents of all ages across the nation.

Information about competing athletes who have ties to our city can be found on the City of Burlington’s website at:…/services…/Burlington-Athletes.asp.

Celebrating Canada Day in Burlington

July 1, 2015 marks the 148th anniversary of Canada’s birth as a nation.

On Canada Day, we honour the shared history, symbols and values that define us as Canadians.

As a seventh-generation Canadian, I firmly believe this is the greatest country in the world.

We are a country of vast and diverse landscapes from coast to coast to coast.

We have a health care system, a Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a strong democratic tradition.

We are an inclusive nation that embraces diversity. Regardless of your nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age, you are welcome in Canada.

We can make a stronger Canada by sharing and celebrating our differences.

The ideals that make our country stand out in the world are reflected here in our city.

I would like to invite everyone to join us on July 1 at Spencer Smith Park for Canada Day celebrations. For a full schedule of events, please visit

Happy Birthday Canada. Bonne Fête du Canada.

Bike to Work Day – May 25, 2015

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Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area each year to encourage people to try cycling to work instead of driving.

It is a campaign that is geared at bringing awareness to the benefits of cycling, as many of the trips we take are within an easy distance.

Travelling by bike saves you the cost of gas and parking all while having zero impact on air quality and bringing a positive impact to your overall health.

This year, Bike to Work Day is May 25, where thousands of riders all over the GTHA will take part in cycling to work. This kicks off the start of Bike Month, which runs from May 25th- June 25th.

The City of Burlington will be hosting their 4th Annual  Bike to Work Day Breakfast in partnership with Smart Commute Halton on May 25 from 7:30 a.m-9 a.m. in Civic Square. I look forward to seeing you there.