Media Shines Spotlight on Burlington
CBC’s “The Current”
Statement from Mayor Rick Goldring regarding today’s provincial announcement of additional funding for local transit:
“I am pleased with today’s announcement about an increase in gas tax funding for transit. This is something Ontario municipalities have been calling for and we welcome the investment. The timing of the increase is good for Burlington as we are currently working with the community on a new transit strategy and making key decisions where to focus our resources. It is important for Burlington to have sustainable funding from the province that will help support a better transit system in our city.”
The Greater Bay Area Sub-Committee met on Tuesday at Hamilton City Hall. The goal of the sub-committee is to discuss shared issues affecting Hamilton and Burlington as a way to foster stronger cities through co-operation and partnerships. Continue reading
Committee and Council Meetings
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings in September, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
Challenging Residents to Think Outside the Car
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings in July, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
No meetings are scheduled for the month of August.
Summer in Burlington
Summer in Canada flies by quickly and never seems to last long enough for most people.
Here in Burlington, however, we make the most of our summer with an ambitious agenda of fun events and activities such as Car Free Street Festivals, the Sound of Music, Canada Day, Beerfest and the Burlington Downtown Car Show.
While these events provide entertainment for local residents, they also attract visitors to our city from near and far who spend money on local businesses and support many local jobs. When Canada’s largest Ribfest takes place on this Labour Day weekend at Spencer Smith Park, it will attract 175,000 attendees, roughly equivalent to the entire population of Burlington. During the Ribfest, attendees will inject approximately $800,000 into the local economy, according to Tourism Burlington.
Special events and festivals in Burlington are both great fun and great business. Enjoy! Continue reading