City of Burlington Community Calendar


Feb 01

Special Exhibition | Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

Stories of mythical beings have been with us for thousands of years passed down through generations. These legends, which were sometimes inspired by fossils or living animals, continue to inspire us today. Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures  (organized by the American Museum of Natural History) traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most iconic mythic creatures. Cost: Free with regular Museum admission



Feb 01

Special Exhibition | Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

Stories of mythical beings have been with us for thousands of years passed down through generations. These legends, which were sometimes inspired by fossils or living animals, continue to inspire us today. Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures  (organized by the American Museum of Natural History) traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most iconic mythic creatures. Cost: Free with regular Museum admission



Feb 27

Cribbage 55+

Partners not required! Friendly game of cribbage played with 2, 3 or 4 players depending on attendance.

Feb 27

Leisure Swim

This is a great way for all ages to spend time together in the leisure pool at Tansley Woods and Angela Coughlan Pools. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Play Fit 5 months-6 years with adult

New Play Fit plus, come early to play in the community room, books, toys, crafts and more. Then pop over to the gym to explore our toys and equipment. Enjoy the experience and enhance your child’s FUNdamental Movement Skills by trying out our Physical Literacy stations at your own pace. Come back week after week to enhance your child’s skills. Adult supervision required.

Feb 27

Shinny 55+

All skill levels welcome! Full equipment must be worn for all shinny activities. Players must refrain from any rough play that could put themselves or other participants at risk for physical injury. Players will rotate shifts to allow fair ice time and will work with others for fair play. These sessions provide opportunities for hockey players of all abilities 55+ years to benefit from drop-in, pick-up hockey on a first come, first served basis. 30 max participants and 4 goalies. All participants are required to sign in at the Customer Service desk. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Sticks and Pucks 55+

An opportunity to shoot around and practice. Organized hockey, slap shots and speed skating are not permitted. Goalies are welcome and practice and play for free. All participants attending Sticks and Pucks must wear a CSA approved helmets. 50 max participants.

Feb 27

Combo Swim

An opportunity for everyone to enjoy the many benefits of swimming. Combination of Lap Swim (1 or 2 lanes available), Water Running and Fun Swim. All ages and abilities welcome. Waterslide and diving board are not available during a Combo Swim. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

This meeting is coordinated by LPAT


Feb 27

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

This meeting is coordinated by LPAT


Feb 27

Toddler Days - Weather

Rain, shine… or snow! This program will be explore all the elements. We will make a tornado in a bottle, try to find Mr. Sun on a scavenger hunt, and build a play dough snowman.

Toddler Days are designed for children ages 2 - 4, and run Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. The cost is $5.00/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary. Preregistration is recommended.


Feb 27

Toddler Days - Weather

Rain, shine… or snow! This program will be explore all the elements. We will make a tornado in a bottle, try to find Mr. Sun on a scavenger hunt, and build a play dough snowman.

Toddler Days are designed for children ages 2 - 4, and run Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. The cost is $5.00/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary. Preregistration is recommended.


Feb 27

Combo Swim

An opportunity for everyone to enjoy the many benefits of swimming. Combination of Lap Swim (1 or 2 lanes available), Water Running and Fun Swim. All ages and abilities welcome. Waterslide and diving board are not available during a Combo Swim. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Shinny Women's

These sessions provide opportunities for hockey players of all abilities 16+ years to benefit from drop-in, pick-up hockey on a first come, first served basis. 30 max participants and 4 goalies. All participants are required to sign in at the Customer Service desk. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

No Socks for Ivan Grade 6-12

No Socks for Ivan is Burlington's opportunity for teens, grade 6 plus. Our Youth workers offer activities designed for youth by youth. Come out for free swim, skate, basketball, video games at a variety of locations. Come chill with us! Aldershot has video games, pool/air hockey table and ping pong.

Feb 27

Swim Training

Interested in training for events such as a triathlon or swim competition? Bring your own workout or bring a coach (pays admission). Open to all lap swimmers. Pool divided into slow, medium and fast lanes. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Shinny 19+

All skill levels welcome! Full equipment must be worn for all shinny activities. Players must refrain from any rough play that could put themselves or other participants at risk for physical injury. Players will rotate shifts to allow fair ice time and will work with others for fair play. These sessions provide opportunities for hockey players of all abilities 19+ years to benefit from drop-in, pick-up hockey on a first come, first served basis. 24 max participants and 3 goalies. All participants are required to sign in at the Customer Service desk. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Feb 27

Taste of Burlington Prix-Fixe Dining

Enjoy prix-fixe dining at participating restaurants across Burlington. Lunch is offered at $15, $20 or $25 and dinner at $30, $35 or $40. 


Feb 27

Taste of Burlington Prix-Fixe Dining

Enjoy prix-fixe dining at participating restaurants across Burlington. Lunch is offered at $15, $20 or $25 and dinner at $30, $35 or $40. 


Feb 27

Museum After Hours | Discover the Myths & Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Join us for an evening of learning. Your ticket includes admission to all galleries at the Museum including the special visiting exhibition, Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures  (organized by the American Museum of Natural History). You’ll enjoy a unique presentation from Swim Drink Fish Canada about the local myths and mysteries of our very own Great Lakes!  Light snacks and refreshments are included. This presentation is geared for audiences aged 16+.  Reserve your spot for this special evening at museumsofburlington.ca. Taxes + fees are  included in the ticket price.




Feb 27

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The renowned New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is touring their new album Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint inspired by the legendary composer and musician. NOJO is the first big band to take on the music of Toussaint and the results honour not only him, but the broader musical culture of his hometown. Be transported to the land of jazz and funk and experience the sounds of New Orleans right here in downtown Burlington.

“NOJO harnesses the ‘universal language’ of music.” – Jam Base



Feb 27

Drury Lane: 40th Olde Tyme Music Hall

Join our Marvelous Misters, Medolious Misses, and our distinguished Mr. Chairman as they present an amazing show that is bound to astound! Take a trip down memory lane with the most entertaining, comedic and touching moments of "Olde Tyme Music Hall" featuring some surprise guest artistes reprising some favourite numbers that span 4 decades. Booing and cheering are positively encouraged!

Directors/Choreographers - Caroline Clarke and Shelley Rennick
Music Director - Donna Dunn-Albert


Feb 28

Meet the Local History Librarian

Meet the local librarian.


Feb 28

Greater Bay Area Sub-Committee

The Greater Bay Area Sub-committee is a committee of neighbouring cities of Burlington and Hamilton. The Committee has a shared vision on priority areas such as the environment, transportation corridors, Burlington Bay, and economic development.


Feb 28

FEEL THE BURL: A Comedy Cabaret Series

With their sitters on duty and their cell phones almost on silent, comedic artists, best friends and supermoms Lisa and Shoshana are ready to party like it’s 1999. Prepare to get totally out of control, but only until just past 10pm. Each cabaret will feature a Surprise Special Guest, specializing in musical theatre, stand-up, or drag – as well as Surprise Local Guests. So let’s take a deep breath, let our pelvic floors drop and Feel The Burl.

“Few people can make me pee my pants laughing like Shoshana Sperling.” – NOW Magazine

Special Guests:

  • Sandra Battaglini
  • Heidi Lange
  • Selena Vyle
  • Michelle Wagman


Feb 28

MEGHAN PATRICK

Meghan Patrick is one of the most exciting country artists today. In addition to her two year reign as the CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Meghan has been nominated for 8 CCMA awards including Album of the Year nominations for both of her studio albums. She recently received Juno Award nominations for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist. Meghan also recently made history by becoming the first solo female artist to take home the Fans’ Choice Award at the Country Music of Ontario Awards. With her debut album, Grace and Grit generating four Top 20 singles and a Top 10 hit with Still Loving You, Meghan Patrick released her sophomore album Country Music Made Me Do It in 2018 to great fanfare. The first single from the album, also titled “Country Music Made Me Do It” reached the Top 5, while the most recent single “Wall Come Down” rocketed to the #1 spot on the country radio charts and “The Bad Guy” was a Top 15 hit. In concert, she’s shared the stage with superstars like Lady Antebellum, Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore and Martina McBride, as well as performing a duet with Keith Urban at the Timmins Stars & Thunder Festival.

“Her energy was infectious and The Ranch was buzzing!” – Canadian Beats



Feb 29

Family Lawn Bowling

Learn the sport of lawn bowling - indoors! A fun family game for ages 7+ Register at the link below.



Feb 29

Antique Appraisal Event

Register online today for our Antique Appraisal Event at the Joseph Brant Museum on February 29th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We have partnered with Treasure Antiques to appraise your items at a cost of $10 per item. Pre-payment of your items is required, and you will be contacted by a Museum representative with your assigned time slot before the event. Please note that military items and books will not be appraised, and admission to the museum is not included.



Feb 29

Antique Clinic at Joseph Brant Museum

Antique Clinic

Cost $10.00 per item


Feb 29

Pioneer toy day with Friends of Bronte Creek

Have you ever wondered how kids use to play before computers? Presented by historical interpreters from Bronte Creek Provincial Park.




Mar 01

Maple Syrup Festival

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 1, 7-8 14 -22, 28-29, 2020.

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm (allow 2 hours to see and do everything).

Park entrance $18/ car

$ for food and gift store purchases.

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more. Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

For a complete list of fees and more information visit: www.BronteCreek.com

You can also call 905-827-6911



Mar 03

Burlington Downtown Parking Advisory Committee

The Downtown Parking Committee (DPC), an advisory Committee of Council, was created on April 28, 2003. The DPC provides comments and advice to the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee on strategies and policies that affect the development and delivery of parking services in downtown Burlington. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 04

Burlington's Student Committee

Build Your Burlington!

Be A Part of:
...High school students coming together to discuss key themes and ways to take action in their City....
...Listen to City Staff present about upcoming projects and provide feedback, ideas and comments
...Bring information back to your student body and be the connection between the City and your school

Our Goals
...
Expand the youth voice
...Create a space for youth to give input on City decisions
...Provide youth the opportunity to have an impact and make changes in their City
...Help youth become a leader in their community 

Meeting times and locations vary to accommodate those coming from various places around the City.


Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
4-6pm
Mountainside Community Centre

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
6-8pm
Haber Community Centre

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
4-6pm
Aldershot Pool

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
4-6pm
Tansley Woods Community Centre

Thursday, April 9, 2020
4-6pm
Centennial Pool

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
6-8pm
Haber Community Centre

Thursday, June 4, 2020
4-6pmTansley Woods Community Centre


Mar 04

Burlington Mundialization Committee

The Burlington Mundialization Committee is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee. In 1984, a Mundialization Committee of volunteer citizens was formed in Burlington to pursue twinning with another country. A by-law was passed in 1985 to declare Burlington a "World Community" dedicated to international co-operation (mundialization) and that the City of Burlington, as part of its Mundialization program, proceed: (a) to undertake a twinning program with a municipality in another country, and (b) to fly the United Nations flag with the Canadian flag from City Hall at all times. On May 12, 1989, Mayor Bird signed a twinning agreement with Mayor Kurihara of Itabashi, Japan. On May 6, 2005, Mayor MacIsaac signed a twinning agreement with Mayor de Graaf of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/mund. Please note this Committee meeting is not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 09

Environment Infrastructure, and Community Services Committee

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Meeting video expected to be posted within 24 hours. Scheduled Mondays at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m. (if required). The Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the capital works; recreation services; roads, parks and forestry; and fire departments. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7481


Mar 09

Regular meeting of the Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body appointed by Council under authority granted by the Province of Ontario. The Committee has seven members and two alternates who are all residents of the City of Burlington.

Learn more about the Committee of Adjustment at burlington.ca/coa


Mar 10

Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Meeting video expected to be posted within 24 hours. Scheduled Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m. (if required). The Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the community planning, building and by-law, transportation and transit departments. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7481.


Mar 10

Statutory Public Meeting for Development Application at 2085 Pine Street

You are invited to attend a Public Meeting to consider the recommendation report to refuse the development application for 2085 Pine Street.  The subject lands are affected by the Interim Control By-law (ICBL) which is expected to be lifted on March 4, 2020. Consideration of this application at the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee is dependent upon whether appeals to the ICBL are received by the City. Should the above meeting details change, you will be notified accordingly.

What is Proposed?
The application proposes the re-designation and rezoning of the property located at 2085 Pine Street as a development of an 11-storey mixed-use building with 39 dwelling units at a density of 375 units per hectare. 

Looking for more information?
You can access the City of Burlington’s website for more information about this application. The application has its own webpage which contains additional material, including supporting studies that have been submitted by the applicant. To access the webpage for this file please go to: www.burlington.ca/2085Pine.

Speaking at the Meeting (delegation):
If you wish to make a delegation to the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee regarding these applications please register online at www.burlington.ca/delegation or contact Jo-Anne Rudy, Committee Clerk at (905) 335-7600 ext. 7413 or Jo-Anne.Rudy@burlington.ca. Speakers are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes each and are webcasted online.

Also, if you have presentation materials, they must be submitted to Ms. Rudy by noon the day before the meeting to allow for their distribution and review by all members of the Committee. Please note the content of all submissions is considered to be public and will be posted to the city’s website.


Mar 10

Statutory Public Meeting for Development Application at 2294 & 2300 Queensway Drive

You are invited to attend a Public Meeting to consider the recommendation report to refuse the amendment to the City's Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee, for the development application for 2294 & 2300 Queensway Drive. 

What is Proposed?
The application proposes to re-designate and rezone and register a plan of subdivision on the property located at 2294 & 2300 Queensway Drive. The purpose of these applications is to allow the lands to be redeveloped with 25 townhouse units, at a density of 63 units per net hectare. The property is currently zoned ‘H-RM2’ which permits townhouses with a maximum density of 40 units/ha. The property is designated ‘Residential-Medium Density’ which permits townhouses with a density of 25-50 units/ha.

Looking for more information?
You can access the City of Burlington’s website for more information about this application. The application has its own webpage which contains additional material, including supporting studies that have been submitted by the applicant. To access the webpage for this file please go to: www.burlington.ca/2294Queensway 

Speaking at the Meeting (delegation):

Since this is a statutory public meeting, you do not have to register in advance in order to speak. However, if you wish to arrange in advance to speak at the statutory public meeting, please register online at www.burlington.ca/delegation or contact Jo-Anne Rudy, Committee Clerk at (905) 335-7600 Ext. 7413 or Jo-Anne.Rudy@burlington.ca. Speakers are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes each and are webcasted online.

Also, if you have presentation materials, they must be submitted to Ms. Rudy by noon the day before the meeting to allow for their distribution and review by all members of the Committee. Please note the content of all submissions is considered to be public and will be posted to the city’s website.



Mar 11

Ward 5 Drop-in Session

Drop in and share your thoughts with Councillor Paul Sharman on community issues. Open forum - join the conversation. No appointment necessary.


Mar 11

Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee

Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee. The mandate of the committee is to provide advice to Council on issues related to the conservation of Burlington's cultural heritage and to promote community awareness and understanding of Burlington's cultural heritage. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/heritageburlington.  Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML-Minutes and Video


Mar 12

Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Meeting video expected to be posted with 24 hours. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7492


Mar 12

Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee

Established in 1994, the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee (BAAC) is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee. The BAAC provides advice on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to people with disabilities in the municipality's by-laws, policies, programs and services. The BAAC works in partnership with the City to create the Multi-Year Corporate Accessibility Plan and advises the City on accessibility issues, not only to help remove existing barriers but also to prevent new barriers from being created. It provides input to staff and Council about matters of accessibility. All site plans submitted to the City, including those of the private sector, are reviewed by the BAAC to make sure accessibility is considered before a building is constructed or modified. Members are available to speak to your organization about accessibility, welcoming people with disabilities into your workplace or business, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its regulations. The Committee is a requirement by law through the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/accessibility. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 18

Burlington Agricultural and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee

The Burlington Agricultural and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee. The mandate of the committee is to provide advice to Council on Burlington's agricultural and rural goals, objectives and policies; and to raise community awareness and understanding of agricultural and rural issues as they relate to the city and its activities. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML-Minutes and Video.


Mar 18

Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee

The Burlington Sustainable Development Committee is an advisory committee of Burlington Council. Our role in the community is to promote the principles and objectives of Sustainable Development and to advise and assist City staff and Council members on these issues. We do this by reviewing and commenting on land use policies and development applications, researching sustainable development issues and preparing position papers, and by participating in and hosting special sustainability events. The members of the Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee are volunteer citizens who have been appointed by Council to advise on issues that relate to sustainable development. During the day, we are, or have been, architects, biologists, business people, developers, engineers, musicians, planners, stay-at-home parents, university students and more. Our common ground is our passion to minimize impacts on the environment and the belief that the City of Burlington is a great place to live, work and play. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 23

Burlington Seniors' Advisory Committee

The Burlington Seniors' Advisory Committee (BSAC) is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee. BSAC represents Burlington seniors' perspectives on municipal and other key seniors' issues, for example: transportation, isolation, affordability, parks and recreation services, geographical service delivery. BSAC provides a voice for Burlington seniors, exchanging information about current issues and emerging concerns and provides input to city staff as requested and to the Halton Region's Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC) on an ongoing basis. BSAC responds to seniors' community needs and creates and executes an annual work plan, which may include: hosting seniors' discussion forums, supporting strategic planning for development of local seniors' services, public information. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/bsac. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 23

Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee

The Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee (ITAC) is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee. This advisory committee focuses on all forms of transportation in the community including pedestrian, cycling, transit and driving. The committee provides input to Council and staff on policies, initiatives and strategies affecting transportation including but not limited to: road safety, cycling, transit and integrated mobility. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/ITAC. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Mar 24

Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Meeting video expected to be posted within 24 hours. Scheduled Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m. (if required). The Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the community planning, building and by-law, transportation and transit departments. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7481.



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