Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – August 2016 Meeting

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Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee meets on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New St.

The August meeting begins with a presentation by Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building, and a team of her staff with the City of Burlington. She will share information on the city’s plan for growth in key areas, with a particular focus on housing options for millennials. Questions and group discussion will follow. Continue reading

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Responsible Growth at Mobility Hubs

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The Burlington GO Station (left) and the development currently under construction on site (right).

One of the questions I get asked is where we can add more people and jobs in Burlington.

As we look to grow in a responsible and planned way, among the main areas identified in our new Strategic Plan are our mobility hubs.

Mobility hubs are transit centres that play a key role in the regional transportation system.

Burlington has four mobility hubs. They include two provincially-designated mobility hubs: Burlington GO and Downtown, as well as two city-identified mobility hubs: Aldershot GO and Appleby GO. Continue reading

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – July Update

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Anita Cassidy, right, Manager of Special Projects, and Claire Green, Manager of Marketing and Partnerships, from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) present to the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

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, July 14 at the Halton Hive in Burlington. The July meeting started with a presentation on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy for Burlington by millennials Anita Cassidy, Manager of Special Projects, and Claire Green, Manager of Marketing and Partnerships, from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC).July meeting good

The BEDC asked the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee for their ideas on how to connect with millennials to inform and engage them in the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy. A roundtable discussion addressed the perceptions held by Millennials towards entrepreneurship, startup culture, and barriers to innovation and business opportunities. Continue reading

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Ontario Superior Court rules in favour of City of Burlington: Burlington Airpark Inc. ordered to comply with site alteration bylaw 64-2014

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Media Release from the City of Burlington

Burlington, Ont. – June, 30, 2016 — The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the City of Burlington’s application to compel Burlington Airpark Inc. to submit an application for a site alteration permit to comply with site alteration bylaw 64-2014. With the court ruling, Burlington Airpark Inc is now required to file an application for a site alteration permit for the fill deposited between 2008-2013. Continue reading

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – July 2016 Meeting

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Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee meets on Thursday, July 14 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line.

The July meeting starts with a presentation on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy for Burlington by Anita Cassidy, Manager of Special Projects, and Claire Green, Manager of Marketing and Partnerships, who are both millennials, from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. Continue reading

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