Celebrating our Burlington Best

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March 26, 2014

Burlington’s Best

Burlington Best Medium Sized City

Read the MoneySense Rankings

For the second year in a row, Burlington has been named the best mid-sized city in Canada to live by MoneySense Magazine

Burlington has so much to offer to so many people. We are a physically beautiful city and enjoy great weather, lots of amenities, great programs and services, and we have a very engaged and enthusiastic community. All of those ingredients create a recipe for success. We can all be very proud of this accomplishment.

However, as I’ve said before, there are many more intangibles that make a “Best City” - things like compassion, caring and a sense of community. These are the attributes that make a great city a great place to live.

Burlington Eagles Gift of Giving Back

Congratulations to the AA Atom Team who raised the most for the Burlington Eagles Gift of Giving Back food drive this past year.

It’s always an honour to be measured and recognized as a city, but what is continually inspiring to me is the dedicated efforts of so many Burlington residents who are committed to community service, volunteering, and helping their neighbours.
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New Street and Maranatha Gardens

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March 21,

New Street and Maranatha Gardens

Maranatha, New Street development

6 storey proposal approved. Click the image to read the staff report

This week City Council approved a staff recommendation to permit a 6 storey retirement residents on New Street known as Maranatha Gardens.

This included an amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit the development.

A number of residents have expressed concerns about the potential traffic impact, changing the Official Plan, and about the public engagement process.

Let me address some of these concerns.

Traffic

The traffic impacts and resulting noise have been reviewed by our staff and a study by the applicant’s consultant, concluding that the increase in traffic and noise is very minimal compared to the current traffic flow on New Street. New Street has more than enough capacity to handle any increase in traffic that results from additional residents.
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Much to do this March Break in Burlington

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March 10, 2014

March Break in BurlingtonMarch Break in Burlington

There is much to do this March Break in Burlington.

Parks and Recreation facilities have drop in family programs, swimming, skating and day camps.

Visit Tourism Burlington and their Tourism Burlingtonblog “March Break fun in Burlington” for more great ideas of ways to enjoy March Break right here in Burlington including Mounstberg Conservation Area,
the Royal Botanical Gardens,
Burlington’s museums and much more.

Have a great week!

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Share your Insight, Burlington

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February 5, 2014

 Insight Burlington

Insight Burlington

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For Council and staff, it is often challenging to gather feedback from a large segment of the population using the standard engagement tools such as telephone surveys.

Last year we approved our Engagement Charter that describes many commitments including openness and access to information and says “The City of Burlington will provide a variety of ways for citizens, city staff and members of City Council to access and share information and discuss ideas and options.”
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