City of Burlington Community Calendar


Oct 06

Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball

The first special exhibition in the Showcase Gallery at the Joseph Brant Museum, is the Canadian premiere of Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The interactive exhibition features rock-themed, playable pinball machines alongside merchandise and artifacts related to artists and bands. The exhibition runs from October 6 to January 12 and is included in the cost of regular museum admission, $10/adult, $6/children, $8/senior/student, free for children under 3. museumsofburlington.ca



Oct 06

Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball

The first special exhibition in the Showcase Gallery at the Joseph Brant Museum, is the Canadian premiere of Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The interactive exhibition features rock-themed, playable pinball machines alongside merchandise and artifacts related to artists and bands. The exhibition runs from October 6 to January 12 and is included in the cost of regular museum admission, $10/adult, $6/children, $8/senior/student, free for children under 3. museumsofburlington.ca



Nov 16

Holiday Traditions

Experience the magic this holiday season with unique Santa Experiences, festive entertainment, train adventures and Winter Lights at the Rock Garden! While some events require pre-purchased special event tickets, others are included in your General Admission such as: Botanical Train Display, Escarpment Train Exhibit (weekends), activities and tours, weekend entertainment, and more!


Nov 16

Holiday Traditions

Experience the magic this holiday season with unique Santa Experiences, festive entertainment, train adventures and Winter Lights at the Rock Garden! While some events require pre-purchased special event tickets, others are included in your General Admission such as: Botanical Train Display, Escarpment Train Exhibit (weekends), activities and tours, weekend entertainment, and more!


Nov 29

Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights

Come share your holiday spirits with family and friends while strolling through the magical lighting displays set up at Spencer Smith Park from November 29, 2019 to January 8, 2020. The lights are on daily from 4:30PM to 12AM, with extended hours (all day and night) on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Orthodox Christmas, and New Ye**'* *ve.

Keep the community tradition alive and visit Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights this year!



Nov 29

Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights

Come share your holiday spirits with family and friends while strolling through the magical lighting displays set up at Spencer Smith Park from November 29, 2019 to January 8, 2020. The lights are on daily from 4:30PM to 12AM, with extended hours (all day and night) on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Orthodox Christmas, and New Ye**'* *ve.

Keep the community tradition alive and visit Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights this year!



Dec 06

Survey: Halton Region Intersection Improvement Project at Guelph Line and Harvester Road

Halton Region has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for intersection improvements at Guelph Line (Regional Road 1) and Harvester Road/Queensway Drive in Burlington.

As part of this process, the Region is asking residents to provide feedback on the preferred solution to improve the intersection.

Please see below a link to the online public engagement page where residents can learn more about the project and share their feedback.

Halton Region online engagement page for Guelph Line and Harvester Road






Dec 06

Survey: Halton Region Intersection Improvement Project at Guelph Line and Harvester Road

Halton Region has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for intersection improvements at Guelph Line (Regional Road 1) and Harvester Road/Queensway Drive in Burlington.

As part of this process, the Region is asking residents to provide feedback on the preferred solution to improve the intersection.

Please see below a link to the online public engagement page where residents can learn more about the project and share their feedback.

Halton Region online engagement page for Guelph Line and Harvester Road






Dec 13

Lap Swim

Slow, medium and fast lanes are set up providing an excellent opportunity to practice swimming strokes and build endurance towards your fitness goals. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Dec 13

Lap Swim

Slow, medium and fast lanes are set up, providing an excellent opportunity to practice swimming strokes and build endurance towards your fitness goals. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Dec 13

Walk/Tone/Stretch 19+

Aerobic walking and/or running around the gym using various arm movements and foot patterns followed by toning, relaxation, breathing and stretching exercises. This class is for all levels.

Dec 13

Table Tennis 19+

A great opportunity to connect with friends new and old. Pick up a paddle and get playing, you'll love it! Paddles provided or bring your own.

Dec 13

Pickleball 55+ Level 2.5-3.5

"This level of play is geared towards more experienced players who want quicker game play in a casual and non-instructional setting. Game length will be adjusted according to participation numbers. Knowledge of etiquette, scoring, and fundamental skills are required to join in on the informal fun. First come-first serve."

Dec 13

Water Running

This unstructured drop-in program allows participants to attach a float belt or resistance band and jog in the deep end. A great way to improve cardiovascular fitness without impact to joints. Beneficial for injury rehabilitation, pregnant women, sport recovery and older adults. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Dec 13

Shallow Aquafit 19+

Designed for both swimmers and non-swimmers. This is an excellent workout for aerobic and muscular fitness without the risk that accompanies high impact. Participants will work at their own pace. Safe and effective exercise routines are presented in an easy to follow format with upbeat music.

Dec 13

Swim Ability

A quieter swimming opportunity for seniors and persons with a disability to enjoy our pools. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Dec 13

Shallow Aquafit 19+

Designed for both swimmers and non-swimmers. This is an excellent workout for aerobic and muscular fitness without the risk that accompanies high impact. Participants will work at their own pace. Safe and effective exercise routines are presented in an easy to follow format with upbeat music.

Dec 13

Deep Aquafit 19+

Safe and effective exercise routines are presented in an easy to follow format with upbeat music. Participants are suspended in deep water. Aqua float belts are supplied.

Dec 13

Walk/Tone/Stretch 19+

Aerobic walking and/or running around the gym using various arm movements and foot patterns followed by toning, relaxation, breathing and stretching exercises. This class is for all levels.

Dec 13

Santa's Signature Experience

Santa and his merry elves have returned to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration yet with a signature experience for all his little visitors to enjoy! Includes a ride on the RBG Express, storytelling, crafts and more. More time-slots added for 2019!

Your ticket includes a return trip on The RBG Express, warm beverage and a cookie, storytelling and crafting with Santa’s helpers, admission to RBG for the day's activities, and of course your visit with Santa.

This is a time-ticketed event; when purchasing tickets you will be required to select a time-slot, indicating when your party begins the Santa Experience.

Anyone who wishes to attend this event requires a paid ticket; all children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Tickets sell out quickly - get yours at rbg.ca/santa


Dec 13

Winter Lights at the Rock Garden

Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit. This unique holiday experience provides a special evening for you and your loved ones to capture those perfect holiday memories!

Enjoy a leisurely winter stroll through the historic Rock Garden at night. Descending into the lower level of the garden (including the Escarpment Train Exhibit) includes a ~500m walk along sloped, lit pathways.

Operational Dates: December 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 27-30, January 2-5
6 to 9 p.m. (last admittance is 8:30 p.m.)

Event Tickets Required


Dec 13

Drury Lane: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Pantomime) *

Beautiful but evil Queen Maligna has usurped the throne of Sylvania on her husband's death. Told by the Magic Mirror that her stepdaughter, Princess Millie (known to her friends as Snow White), is more beautiful. Maligna is consumed with jealousy and determines to kill her. But Snow White has many old friends and finds seven new ones who live in a little cottage deep in the forest. With their help and the dashing bravery of Prince Michael, Snow White is saved and Maligna, revealed as a wicked witch, dies.

*Produced in partnership with Aspects of Dance


Dec 14

Coffee with Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte

Join Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte for coffee on Saturdays. This is a casual environment and opportunity to discuss Ward 4 issues and will continue every Saturday until further notice. 



Dec 14

Coffee with Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte

Join Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte for coffee and discuss any concerns, suggestions or questions you may have. Coffee with the councillor is a weekly event taking place each Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Denninger's Bitehaus Bistro, Burlington Centre (formerly Burlington Mall). Ward 4 Halton District School Board Trustee, Margo Shuttleworth, will join the coffee chats on the first Saturday of the month.

PLEASE NOTE: Coffee with Councillor Stolte will pause for the summer beginning Saturday, June 29 and will resume on Saturday, September 7, 2019.



Dec 14

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet! Once you’ve satisfied you* ****tite, enjoy all of the day’s activities too!

Full payment required upon booking.

Tickets sell out quickly - details at rbg.ca/santa


Dec 14

Christmas on the Farm - Santa's Workshop Weekends

Join us at the farm as we celebrate the season with Christmas on the Farm. Families will enjoy visiting during the holiday season as we deck the halls and trim the tree in anticipation of Santa’s arrival at Springridge Farm. Outside gather round the fire and relax in one of our signature red Muskoka chairs while enjoying festive treats.

Visit Santa’s Workshop upstairs in the Springridge barn. Admission includes two festive activities for children to enjoy. Each child will have the opportunity to paint a glass ornament to bring home to adorn your Christmas tree and will decorate a freshly baked gingerbread man. The jolly old man in red will be on hand greeting families and posing for Christmas photos with Santa. ($10/child)

Inside our barn market is stocked with holiday décor and gift ideas and our bakery/café features delicious seasonal menu items.

We will have Fresh Fraser Fir Christmas Trees available mid-November. After you select your pre-cut Christmas Tree, we will give it a fresh cut and wrap it for you to take home and enjoy.



Dec 14

KooGle Theatre Student Showcase

Support our musical theatre students as they perform numbers from Broadway musicals. Group numbers, solos and duets. Tickets are only $10/person. For tickets email info@koogletheatre.com or call (905)633-8788

2 performances - Saturday Dec 14 at 2pm and Sunday Dec 15 at 2pm. Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street.


Dec 16

Dollar Tree Hiring Event

Looking for work?

Dollar Tree Appleby/Dundas is Hiring!

Come to the Goodwill Career Centre with your resume and dressed for success. This is a FREE event - No registration required. On-site interviews.

Multiple FT/PT Positions Available.

Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Cashiers, Freight/Off-Loaders.


Dec 16

Goodwill Career Centre Networking Group

Meet with a Job Developer and fellow job seekers. The group meets regularly to discuss job efforts, provide support, share job leads and improve job-seeking skills. Networking helps you master your job search skills and stay focused on your job search. Consistently those who participate in networking activities find jobs faster than those who do not participate. No reservations needed.


Dec 16

Christmas Musical Afternoon

Here’s your chance to get in the spirit of Christmas!

Featuring performances by Tansley’s musical talent!

Sing some Christmas Carols! Invite your friends and neighbours to come along!

Festive refreshments provided

In lieu of an admission fee, we would appreciate donations towards the Elf Network and other Outreach programs.


Dec 16

Regular Meeting of Council

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Scheduled Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Council meetings are where the final approval takes place of items that went to the meetings of the Committee of the Whole, Planning and Development and Audit Committee. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7698. Note: Special meetings of Council may be scheduled as required.

Dec 16

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


Dec 17

Ward 1 Meeting - A Year In Review

We look forward to sharing with residents a recap of what has occurred in our great city, as well as presenting on future goals and projects.

Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

To submit any questions in advance, please email ward1@burlington.ca


Dec 18

Goodwill Career Centre - Kick Start Your Job Search

Everything you wanted to know about getting a job but were too afraid to ask!!! Including information on employer expectations and apprenticeships.

Get a "kick start" on your job search. Learn the secrets of accessing the hidden job market, marketing yourself, developing a killer resume and acing that interview. Capture a snapshot of everything that is important in job search and unlock the secrets of a successful job hunt.

Call 905-633-8324 ext. 2221 to register


Dec 18

Goodwill Career Centre - 2nd Career Info Session

Complete information session about the Second Career program. Come on in and see if you qualify. Bring all your questions and they will be answered by our specialist.

You can get new skills – those needed for jobs in demand now – and financial support when you qualify for Second Career.

Call 905-633-8324 ext. 2221 to register.


Dec 19

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



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