City of Burlington Community Calendar


Mar 27

BurlingtonGreen Annual Community Clean Up Green Up

Burlington’s annual Clean Up Green Up registration is now open. Sign up to participate in this popular and rewarding city-wide opportunity to safely collect litter from our communities, and you can also register to participate in various green up activities that you can do at home to help grow the local tree canopy and strengthen local biodiversity too!

BurlingtonGreen's 11th Annual Clean Up Green Up gets underway with an early start this year from Saturday, March 27th through to May 2nd, with opportunities for continued participation through to October 31, 2021. (We encourage groups to AVOID cleaning up Burlington on April 24th as there is another group organizing a city clean up, and we want to minimize the volume of people converging in parks on the same date.)

We invite you to safely gather your family, friends, social bubble, colleagues, community group or students to participate in this outdoor and physically distanced eco-action opportunity to clean up litter from Burlington’s parks, school yards, creek areas and neighbourhoods. Green Up activities encourage the removal of invasive plant species from home gardens, and the planting of native trees and pollinator plants. PLUS the dual-component annual event invites you to send along your eco-action photos, includes chances to win some great prizes, and we will be announcing some exciting FREE giveaways in the weeks ahead as well!

Visit www.burlingtongreen.org for further details and to sign up to participate!

Note: Your safety is of utmost importance - please be sure to follow Halton’s up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions to ensure safe participation. Stay at home if you are unwell, wear a mask, keep 6 feet apart from others and adhere to the maximum outdoor gathering limits.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Burlington, and other community supporters for helping to make this impactful opportunity possible.

Together we make a difference!

cugu@burlingtongreen.org



Mar 27

BurlingtonGreen Annual Community Clean Up Green Up

Burlington’s annual Clean Up Green Up registration is now open. Sign up to participate in this popular and rewarding city-wide opportunity to safely collect litter from our communities, and you can also register to participate in various green up activities that you can do at home to help grow the local tree canopy and strengthen local biodiversity too!

BurlingtonGreen's 11th Annual Clean Up Green Up gets underway with an early start this year from Saturday, March 27th through to May 2nd, with opportunities for continued participation through to October 31, 2021. (We encourage groups to AVOID cleaning up Burlington on April 24th as there is another group organizing a city clean up, and we want to minimize the volume of people converging in parks on the same date.)

We invite you to safely gather your family, friends, social bubble, colleagues, community group or students to participate in this outdoor and physically distanced eco-action opportunity to clean up litter from Burlington’s parks, school yards, creek areas and neighbourhoods. Green Up activities encourage the removal of invasive plant species from home gardens, and the planting of native trees and pollinator plants. PLUS the dual-component annual event invites you to send along your eco-action photos, includes chances to win some great prizes, and we will be announcing some exciting FREE giveaways in the weeks ahead as well!

Visit www.burlingtongreen.org for further details and to sign up to participate!

Note: Your safety is of utmost importance - please be sure to follow Halton’s up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions to ensure safe participation. Stay at home if you are unwell, wear a mask, keep 6 feet apart from others and adhere to the maximum outdoor gathering limits.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Burlington, and other community supporters for helping to make this impactful opportunity possible.

Together we make a difference!

cugu@burlingtongreen.org



Oct 15

Special Exhibition | Cipher Decipher

Cipher | Decipher is an interactive exhibition developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Providing visitors with a rare and exciting opportunity to view an authentic Second World War Enigma cipher machine, Cipher|Decipher breaks down communications encryption: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. The 500-square-foot exhibition showcases a wide range of historic communications encryption artifacts on loan from the CSE, and contains both hands-on and digital experiences, as well as custom illustrations that visually demonstrate key processes in cybersecurity, and making and breaking ciphers. Visitors will be able to scramble their own messages using a cipher wheel, see how an Enigma cipher machine works, and tackle puzzles to learn if they have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.

Also on view is a complementary mini-exhibition, Floriography: The Language of Flowers. Beyond their beauty, flowers can share deep and symbolic meaning. Sending flowers to a special someone can allow us to confide our true feelings or let a loved one know that we're thinking of them This meaning is taken a step further through what's known as "floriography", the Victorian era art of combining flowers to send coded messages - a language based entirely on flowers. Using images taken from the Museums of Burlington's collections and floriographies on loan from the Royal Botanical Gardens, visitors will uncover the subtle art of floriography and can even try their luck at decoding a bouquet mural for the chance to win a prize.

The exhibition runs from October 15, 2021 to January 8, 2022. Museum hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the Museums of Burlington has procedures in place to allow the public to safely enjoy the galleries and exhibitions currently on view. Visitors to the Museum are asked to pre-pay admission online for a designated entry time. Entry times are available on the 1/2 hour. Walk-in visitors will be accommodated space permitting. 



Oct 15

Special Exhibition | Cipher Decipher

Cipher | Decipher is an interactive exhibition developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Providing visitors with a rare and exciting opportunity to view an authentic Second World War Enigma cipher machine, Cipher|Decipher breaks down communications encryption: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. The 500-square-foot exhibition showcases a wide range of historic communications encryption artifacts on loan from the CSE, and contains both hands-on and digital experiences, as well as custom illustrations that visually demonstrate key processes in cybersecurity, and making and breaking ciphers. Visitors will be able to scramble their own messages using a cipher wheel, see how an Enigma cipher machine works, and tackle puzzles to learn if they have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.

Also on view is a complementary mini-exhibition, Floriography: The Language of Flowers. Beyond their beauty, flowers can share deep and symbolic meaning. Sending flowers to a special someone can allow us to confide our true feelings or let a loved one know that we're thinking of them This meaning is taken a step further through what's known as "floriography", the Victorian era art of combining flowers to send coded messages - a language based entirely on flowers. Using images taken from the Museums of Burlington's collections and floriographies on loan from the Royal Botanical Gardens, visitors will uncover the subtle art of floriography and can even try their luck at decoding a bouquet mural for the chance to win a prize.

The exhibition runs from October 15, 2021 to January 8, 2022. Museum hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the Museums of Burlington has procedures in place to allow the public to safely enjoy the galleries and exhibitions currently on view. Visitors to the Museum are asked to pre-pay admission online for a designated entry time. Entry times are available on the 1/2 hour. Walk-in visitors will be accommodated space permitting. 



Oct 22

Special Meeting of Council

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the Mayor, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely.

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 as required, Special Meetings of Council are not scheduled in accordance with the approved calendar of meetings for the year. These meetings are held to deal with time sensitive or emergency situations. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7481.


Oct 22

Special Meeting of Council

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the Mayor, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely.

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 as required, Special Meetings of Council are not scheduled in accordance with the approved calendar of meetings for the year. These meetings are held to deal with time sensitive or emergency situations. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7481.


Oct 22

Taste of Burlington Fall Prix-Fixe Program

Enjoy prix-fixe dining at participating restaurants across Burlington. Dine in, patio and take-out options available. Sign up for the free TOB passport to see participating restaurants, menus and check in to WIN gift cards!


Oct 22

Taste of Burlington Fall Prix-Fixe Program

Enjoy prix-fixe dining at participating restaurants across Burlington. Dine in, patio and take-out options available. Sign up for the free TOB passport to see participating restaurants, menus and check in to WIN gift cards!


Oct 25

Burlington Seniors' Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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. 


Oct 25

Burlington Seniors' Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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. 


Oct 25

Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom.  Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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/ITACPlease note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Oct 25

Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom.  Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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/ITACPlease note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Oct 26

Appleby GO Public Information Centre

Join City Staff for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) about area-specific plans (ASPs) for the Appleby GO  Major Transit Station Area (MTSA).

Zoom details to join the meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81288647983

Or One tap mobile :

 Canada: +17789072071,,81288647983#  or +12042727920,,81288647983#

Or Telephone:

  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

  Canada: +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799  or +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588

Webinar ID: 812 8864 7983

  International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/keaKHrLBH

 





Oct 26

Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

The Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee. The role of the committee is to advise Council on matters pertaining to cycling in the City of Burlington. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/cycling. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Oct 26

Appleby GO Public Information Centre

Join City Staff for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) about area-specific plans (ASPs) for the Appleby GO  Major Transit Station Area (MTSA).

Zoom details to join the meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81288647983

Or One tap mobile :

 Canada: +17789072071,,81288647983#  or +12042727920,,81288647983#

Or Telephone:

  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

  Canada: +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799  or +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588

Webinar ID: 812 8864 7983

  International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/keaKHrLBH

 





Oct 26

Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

The Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility Committee. The role of the committee is to advise Council on matters pertaining to cycling in the City of Burlington. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/cycling. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video. 


Oct 27

Climate Resilient Burlington Virtual Project Launch

Join us on Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB) virtual project launch event.

  • Our keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, will present "Weather and Climate: It's Not What Our Grandparents Knew" followed by a Q&A session.
  • Learn more about Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather and how you can get involved. 

Further information is available at getinvolvedburlington.ca/crb


Oct 27

Climate Resilient Burlington Virtual Project Launch

Join us on Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB) virtual project launch event.

  • Our keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, will present "Weather and Climate: It's Not What Our Grandparents Knew" followed by a Q&A session.
  • Learn more about Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather and how you can get involved. 
Register now


Oct 27

Ward 5 Community Meeting – Oval Court Development

The purpose of the virtual community meeting hosted by Councillor Paul Sharman is to provide information, answer questions and receive your feedback on this development application.

The proposed application contemplates a mixed-use development consisting of high-density residential, office, community and commercial uses. A total of eight (8) towers are proposed, ranging in height from 11 to 30 storeys with 1,996 residential units and approximately 12,500 m2 of retail, office, daycare and library uses.

Learn more about:

1.  The Appleby GO Major Station Area (MTSA) Specific Plan

2.  The Oval Court development application

The meeting will also include a question and answer period.

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
Time:
7 to 9 p.m.

You must register in advance for this meeting at: https://bit.ly/3uBy8GB. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link to participate in the meeting.

Presentations will be provided by City of Burlington Planning staff and Branthaven Development Corporation representatives. The meeting will be facilitated by Glenn Pothier, from GLPi.

Please submit advance questions to paul.sharman@burlington.ca by Monday, Oct. 25.




Oct 27

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Meeting

The Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives and provide input on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

All meetings are open to the public, especially millennial-aged residents. If you're interested in attending/participating in a meeting (now occurring virtually), please contact the Committee co-chair Mark McGuire by email markmcguire@live.ca no later than 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting date.

Follow news and updates from committee members on Twitter and Instagram at #Burlennials.


Oct 27

Climate Resilient Burlington Virtual Project Launch

Join us on Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB) virtual project launch event.

  • Our keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, will present "Weather and Climate: It's Not What Our Grandparents Knew" followed by a Q&A session.
  • Learn more about Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather and how you can get involved. 
Register now


Oct 27

Ward 5 Community Meeting – Oval Court Development

The purpose of the virtual community meeting hosted by Councillor Paul Sharman is to provide information, answer questions and receive your feedback on this development application.

The proposed application contemplates a mixed-use development consisting of high-density residential, office, community and commercial uses. A total of eight (8) towers are proposed, ranging in height from 11 to 30 storeys with 1,996 residential units and approximately 12,500 m2 of retail, office, daycare and library uses.

Learn more about:

1.  The Appleby GO Major Station Area (MTSA) Specific Plan

2.  The Oval Court development application

The meeting will also include a question and answer period.

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
Time:
7 to 9 p.m.

You must register in advance for this meeting at: https://bit.ly/3uBy8GB. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link to participate in the meeting.

Presentations will be provided by City of Burlington Planning staff and Branthaven Development Corporation representatives. The meeting will be facilitated by Glenn Pothier, from GLPi.

Please submit advance questions to paul.sharman@burlington.ca by Monday, Oct. 25.




Oct 27

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Meeting

The Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives and provide input on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

All meetings are open to the public, especially millennial-aged residents. If you're interested in attending/participating in a meeting (now occurring virtually), please contact the Committee co-chair Mark McGuire by email markmcguire@live.ca no later than 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting date.

Follow news and updates from committee members on Twitter and Instagram at #Burlennials.


Oct 27

Climate Resilient Burlington Virtual Project Launch

Join us on Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB) virtual project launch event.

  • Our keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, will present "Weather and Climate: It's Not What Our Grandparents Knew" followed by a Q&A session.
  • Learn more about Climate Resilient Burlington (CRB): A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather and how you can get involved. 

Further information is available at getinvolvedburlington.ca/crb


Oct 27

Islamic Heritage

One Burlington's Islamic Heritage outreach event is online October 27th at 7:30pm. Register for this event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu6hpjouGdV8_c2HPSfPoJX08S0UoUnX Our Presenters are:

- Dr. Brian Carwana - Director, Encounter World Religions Centre, Guelph

- Dr. Todd Lawson - Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

- Hanadi Al-Masri - Halton Multicultural Council

- Imam A. Q. Mufti - Interfaith Council of Halton

- Jewel Amoah - Halton District School Board

- Sita Jayaraman - Halton Catholic District School Board

For more information, eMail: OneBurlingtonEvents@gmail.com


Oct 27

Islamic Heritage

One Burlington's Islamic Heritage outreach event is online October 27th at 7:30pm. Register for this event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu6hpjouGdV8_c2HPSfPoJX08S0UoUnX Our Presenters are:

- Dr. Brian Carwana - Director, Encounter World Religions Centre, Guelph

- Dr. Todd Lawson - Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

- Hanadi Al-Masri - Halton Multicultural Council

- Imam A. Q. Mufti - Interfaith Council of Halton

- Jewel Amoah - Halton District School Board

- Sita Jayaraman - Halton Catholic District School Board

For more information, eMail: OneBurlingtonEvents@gmail.com


Oct 28

Housing Strategy Working Group Meeting

The Housing Strategy Working Group will meet every month starting June 2021 until June 2022. Anyone interested in listening in to the meeting may attend as an observer. All meetings will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

A Working Group in support of the Housing Strategy to advise on local issues, be champions for the Housing Strategy and to provide key insights from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expertise.

Join in:

https://zoom.us/j/99334532360



Oct 28

Housing Strategy Working Group Meeting

The Housing Strategy Working Group will meet every month starting June 2021 until June 2022. Anyone interested in listening in to the meeting may attend as an observer. All meetings will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

A Working Group in support of the Housing Strategy to advise on local issues, be champions for the Housing Strategy and to provide key insights from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expertise.

Join in:

https://zoom.us/j/99334532360



Oct 29

LUCY DARLING - A Delightfully Charming Magic Show

Lucy Darling is a lady magician who brings together a potent mix of playful improvisational comedy, witty writing, and impossible magical feats. Evoking comparisons to everyone from Dame Edna to Pee Wee Herman, this edgy, postmodern character is a double shot of magical mischief, with a splash of old Hollywood and a dash of Dorothy Parker.

Her history is shrouded in mystery, several ex-husbands and wives. International traveler, major style and culture icon with desire to share her magical life and gifts with select audiences in high and low places. She loves you all but her disarming wit reveals truthful and delightful insights. A one-of-a-kind entertainer, a throwback who is on the cutting edge. You are about to fall in love with Lucy Darling.

“Lucy Darling is a true original- hilarious and delightful. An exceptional new talent in magic.” – David Copperfield

“Simply wonderful” – Steve Martin

“Magicians talk all the time about character, but really committing to one is a beautiful thing. It’s a great act” – Penn & Teller



Oct 29

LUCY DARLING - A Delightfully Charming Magic Show

Lucy Darling is a lady magician who brings together a potent mix of playful improvisational comedy, witty writing, and impossible magical feats. Evoking comparisons to everyone from Dame Edna to Pee Wee Herman, this edgy, postmodern character is a double shot of magical mischief, with a splash of old Hollywood and a dash of Dorothy Parker.

Her history is shrouded in mystery, several ex-husbands and wives. International traveler, major style and culture icon with desire to share her magical life and gifts with select audiences in high and low places. She loves you all but her disarming wit reveals truthful and delightful insights. A one-of-a-kind entertainer, a throwback who is on the cutting edge. You are about to fall in love with Lucy Darling.

“Lucy Darling is a true original- hilarious and delightful. An exceptional new talent in magic.” – David Copperfield

“Simply wonderful” – Steve Martin

“Magicians talk all the time about character, but really committing to one is a beautiful thing. It’s a great act” – Penn & Teller



Oct 30

Trunk or Treat

Join us for a fun and interactive Halloween Event. Our Second Annual Trunk or Treat Event is the perfect opportunity for all ages to dress up and enjoy a Pre-Halloween trick or treating. Prizes will be given for creative costumes

If you are interested in entering a car in the event email dnacev@bell.net or sign up at www.optimistclubofburlington.com. There will be prizes for the best decorated car


Nov 02

All MTSAs (Major Transit Station Areas) Public Information Centre

Join City Staff for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) about area-specific plans (ASPs) for all of Burlington’s Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs).

Zoom link will be provided closer to the date of the PIC.

Nov 03

Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the chair of the meeting, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely. The meeting will be live webcasted, as usual, and archived on the city website.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting is to be held.

It is recommended that delegates include their intended remarks, which will be circulated to all members of the standing committee in advance, as a backup to any disruptions in technology issues that may occur. 

You should be aware that your notes are MADE PUBLIC. They are distributed to members of the standing committee and to meeting attendees, as well as being attached to the minutes posted on the city’s website.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.

Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca

The Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk & Accountability Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the City Manager’s Office, Office of the City Clerk, Finance, Legal Services, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Engagement, Customer Experience and Corporate Strategy departments.


Nov 03

Virtual Committee of Adjustment Meeting

Due to COVID-19, Committee of Adjustment meetings will be held virtually. All Committee members, staff, applicants and delegations will participate remotely.

How to participate if I have comments or concerns?

Visit burlington.ca/coa for detailed information on how to submit written comments or participate as a registered delegate in the virtual hearing by webinar or telephone.

To allow all Committee of Adjustment members the opportunity to review and consider your comments and registration as a delegate, please provide your written submissions to be received no later than 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the hearing date. You are encouraged to pre-register as a delegate as soon as possible to facilitate an orderly registration process.

Watch or listen to the Virtual Committee of Adjustment Hearing:

The hearing will be held live through a virtual Zoom Webinar. Instructions, links and phone numbers for joining the meeting will be posted on the Committee of Adjustment webpage - burlington.ca/coa and City calendar event listing the day prior to the scheduled meeting. The link will be active 1 hour before the start time.


Nov 03

Burlington Mundialization Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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. 


Nov 05

LEGACY: In Support of the Downie-Wenjack Fund

4th year at BPAC!

Featuring Tom Wilson, Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) & Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers) of Gord Downie’s Secret Path Band, Logan Staats, Philip Davis & the Land Back Unity Jam Band, and more!

Performance and storytelling come together with LEGACY; a part of our collective reconciliation journey to promote awareness, education, and thoughtful action. In his final days, Canadian icon Gord Downie spent his time shining a light on reconciliation with Canada’s First Peoples.

ARTISTS

  • Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) & Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers) of Gord Downie’s Secret Path Band
  • Tom Wilson
  • Logan Staats
  • Derek Miller
  • Philip Davis & the Land Back Unity Jam Band
  • Kahsenniyo Tahnee Williams – poet
  • Chief Stacey Laforme – poet

SPEAKERS

  • Downie-Wenjack Fund representative
  • Frank Miller – opening and closing remarks
  • Skyler Williams – 1492 Land Back Lane
  • Audrey Davis – Hamilton Regional Indian Centre



Nov 09

Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the chair of the meeting, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely. The meeting will be live webcasted, as usual, and archived on the city website.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting is to be held.

It is recommended that delegates include their intended remarks, which will be circulated to all members of the standing committee in advance, as a backup to any disruptions in technology issues that may occur. 

You should be aware that your notes are MADE PUBLIC. They are distributed to members of the standing committee and to meeting attendees, as well as being attached to the minutes posted on the city’s website.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.


Nov 09

Oval Court - Statutory Public Meeting & Planning Staff Report

You are invited to attend a Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider the staff report concerning the application to amend the Official Plan designation and Zoning for the lands located at 720, 735, 740 Oval Court and 5135 & 5155 Fairview St.

The application proposes the redesignation and rezoning of the total landholding to facilitate a phased development comprised of eight (8) mixed-use towers (ranging in height between 11 and 30 storeys) and a total of 1,996 residential units. The proposed development also contemplates commercial, retail, community and public service facility land uses. The subject lands are currently designated ‘Mixed Use Corridor – Employment’ and ‘Urban Corridor – Employment’ in the City of Burlington Official Plan (1997), as amended and the New Official Plan, respectively. The applicable zoning of the subject lands is Mixed Use Corridor – Employment Oriented (‘MXE’) Zone. A site-specific Regional Commercial Exception (‘CR-XX’) Zone has been proposed, with amendments which include, but may not be limited to, matters related to permitted use(s), maximum building height, residential density, and required parking. The ‘CR’ Zone permits a maximum building height of 3 storeys or 12 metres. ‘Apartment building’ is proposed as an additional permitted use on a site-specific basis. 

Public Meeting Information:

Visit the city's calendar and search for the meeting date of November 9  for the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee and clicking the ‘Video - Live’ link.

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 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.



Nov 10

Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the chair of the meeting, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely. The meeting will be live webcasted, as usual, and archived on the city website.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting is to be held.

It is recommended that delegates include their intended remarks, which will be circulated to all members of the standing committee in advance, as a backup to any disruptions in technology issues that may occur. 

You should be aware that your notes are MADE PUBLIC. They are distributed to members of the standing committee and to meeting attendees, as well as being attached to the minutes posted on the city’s website.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.

Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca

The Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk & Accountability Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the City Manager’s Office, Office of the City Clerk, Finance, Legal Services, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Engagement, Customer Experience and Corporate Strategy departments.


Nov 10

Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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


Nov 11

Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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. 


Nov 12

All Together Now - musical theatre revue

KooGle Theatre Company is excited to present a live musical theatre revue show with songs from Broadway Shows such as Newsies, Mary Poppins, Come From Away, Waitress, Rent, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables and many more. Join Leslie and Christopher Gray and a stellar cast of local performers as they sing and dance on stage in Music Theatre International's "All Together Now" - A Global Fundraiser Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now! Go to http://www.koogletheatre.com/all-together-now.html for all the information and to order online. Tickets are $30/person. Shows are Friday November 12 at 8pm, Saturday November 13 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday November 14 at 2pm at Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street.

All covid protocols in place, including limited seating to ensure social distancing, masks required and proof of double vaccination for age 12+

Join us in November to celebrate and support live theatre.

All cast, crew and front of house are double vaccinated!



Nov 13

The STEVEN PAGE Trio

Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning band he co-founded. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singer, Steven spent twenty years with the group, touring the world and selling millions of albums.

Steven’s fifth solo album, DISCIPLINE: HEAL THYSELF, PT. II, was released in 2018, followed by tours of the UK, Ireland and the U.S. with bandmates Craig Northey (Odds) and Kevin Fox. In 2019, Steven toured Canada from coast to coast starting in the east with a successful run alongside Symphony New Brunswick. The Discipline Tour concluded in autumn 2019, with an extensive tour of the U.S. Northwest, Southeast, Northeast and Texas. The Steven Page Trio – Live in Concert DVD was filmed during this tour and has been airing on American Public Television stations across the U.S.

Since becoming a solo artist, Steven Page has carved out a diversified niche for himself that extends beyond recording and performing through an extensive array of projects in music, film, theatre and television. He has composed six Stratford Festival scores, has collaborated and toured North America with Toronto’s innovative Art of Time Ensemble and performs with his rock star pals as a member of the Trans-Canada Highwaymen. Steven journeyed across Canada and the U.S. as host of TV’s The Illegal Eater, became a Chopped Canada Champion and appeared as a judge on Iron Chef Canada in their 2019/20 season.

“[Steven Page] sings with heartfelt verve in this highly entertaining show” – Huffington Post



Nov 14

LIVE & LOCAL Hosted by The Mark Lalama Trio Featuring Hayley Verrall & Terra Lightfoot

Join us for a great night of music with BPAC’s ‘Live & Local’ series! Each show features both emerging and established homegrown talent, backed on-stage by seasoned industry professionals, the Mark Lalama Trio. November 14 will feature guests Hayley Verrall, winner of BPAC’s ‘Hall of Fame’ award and Terra Lightfoot, a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario who has released four albums.

The Mark Lalama Trio is Mark Lalama on keyboards and vocals, Davide DiRenzo on drums and vocals, and Rich Moore on bass and vocals – all in-demand session and touring musicians who have played on hundreds of stages and studio recordings with top artists ranging from Tom Cochrane to Holly Cole and just about everyone in between. This trio is fast earning a reputation as one of the most engaging and intuitive bands around, and together they create a unique brand of incredible, genre-defying original music that never fails to inspire those who are there to take it all in.

“You fellas are so dammed good… great players all, with oodles of feel and ears like satellite dishes…I felt like a mangy dog riding shotgun in the back seat of a Cadillac. Thank you so much for inviting me to the party.” – Stephen Fearing, multi award-winning singer/songwriter



Nov 15

Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the chair of the meeting, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely. The meeting will be live webcasted, as usual, and archived on the city website.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the business day before the meeting is to be held.

It is recommended that delegates include their intended remarks, which will be circulated to all members of the standing committee in advance, as a backup to any disruptions in technology issues that may occur. 

You should be aware that your notes are MADE PUBLIC. They are distributed to members of the standing committee and to meeting attendees, as well as being attached to the minutes posted on the city’s website.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.

Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca

The Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of engineering services, recreation, community & culture; roads, parks and forestry; and the fire department. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change.


Nov 16

Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee - Public

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting. Only the chair of the meeting, along with a clerk and audio/visual technician, will be in council chambers, with all other staff, members of council and delegations participating in the meeting by calling in remotely. The meeting will be live webcasted, as usual, and archived on the city website.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting is to be held.

It is recommended that delegates include their intended remarks, which will be circulated to all members of the standing committee in advance, as a backup to any disruptions in technology issues that may occur. 

You should be aware that your notes are MADE PUBLIC. They are distributed to members of the standing committee and to meeting attendees, as well as being attached to the minutes posted on the city’s website.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.

Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca

The Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee - Public reports to Council on matters under the jurisdiction of the community planning, building and by-law, transportation and transit departments.


Nov 17

Virtual Committee of Adjustment Meeting

Due to COVID-19, Committee of Adjustment meetings will be held virtually. All Committee members, staff, applicants and delegations will participate remotely.

How to participate if I have comments or concerns?

Visit burlington.ca/coa for detailed information on how to submit written comments or participate as a registered delegate in the virtual hearing by webinar or telephone.

To allow all Committee of Adjustment members the opportunity to review and consider your comments and registration as a delegate, please provide your written submissions to be received no later than 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the hearing date. You are encouraged to pre-register as a delegate as soon as possible to facilitate an orderly registration process.

Watch or listen to the Virtual Committee of Adjustment Hearing:

The hearing will be held live through a virtual Zoom Webinar. Instructions, links and phone numbers for joining the meeting will be posted on the Committee of Adjustment webpage - burlington.ca/coa and City calendar event listing the day prior to the scheduled meeting. The link will be active 1 hour before the start time.


Nov 17

Ward 2 Community Update

WARD 2 COMMUNITY UPDATE with Councillor Lisa Kearns
Let's connect on what's important to you!

Based on the Ontario Roadmap to Reopen, I am gradually returning to hosting hybrid meetings and invite you to the November Ward 2 Community Update Meeting.

I respect that some people may be at different levels of comfort and access to technology, it is my hope that by offering options to discuss important matters in our community that everyone will feel heard and engaged.

There are two options to participate:

In person at the Art Gallery of Burlington where we are required to strictly adhere to public health protocols, including face coverings and social distancing.  As per current  Provincial Government Orders, be prepared to provide both Proof of Vaccination and Photo I.D. See announcement.  Register for in-person attendance at Ward2@burlington.ca

Virtual using Zoom technology to live stream the Community Update as a webinar.  Register here to receive an email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Time: 7-8 p.m. Presentation, followed by a Q&A

Place: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road

Agenda includes:

  • Covid-19 Update
  • City Hall News
  • Ward 2 Updates
  • Planning & Development
  • Our Community
  • Q&A Session

Questions/concerns? Email Ward2@burlington.ca



Nov 17

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Meeting

The Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives and provide input on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

All meetings are open to the public, especially millennial-aged residents. If you're interested in attending/participating in a meeting (now occurring virtually), please contact the Committee co-chair Mark McGuire by email markmcguire@live.ca no later than 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting date.

Follow news and updates from committee members on Twitter and Instagram at #Burlennials.


Nov 17

Burlington Agricultural and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee

Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email clerks@burlington.ca for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.

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.


Nov 17

THE SEÁN CULLEN COCKTAIL HOUR (& a half!)

Get ready to laugh the night away with this award-winning Canadian comedian. Having traveled the world for over three decades as a master of improvisation and an accomplished impressionist who delights in the absurd, this show is not to be missed by anyone who wants a good laugh!

Join me, Seán Cullen, for “Cocktail Hour: an evening of sophisticated silliness with Seán Cullen” an evening of silliness and music. I’ll be performing with my comedy and musician friends. Simply funny and entertaining. During the pandemic I hosted an online version of this show Colin Hay, Jennifer Robertson, Chris Locke, Hawksley Workman, Matt O’Brien, Julia Hladkowicz, Danko Jones, Michael Landsberg, Ryan Wilner, Jeff Dye and many many more.

You’ll recognize me from Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Debaters – just to name just a few of my appearances in Canada.

Internationally, you’ll know me from appearances on The Ellen Show, Workin’ Moms, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, as well as numerous voice-over roles.

It’s sophisticated silliness at its finest. What are you waiting for?

“If you’ve seen him before, nothing will keep you away. If you haven’t, see him as a matter of urgency!” – The Guardian, Scotland



Nov 18

5th Annual Festival of Trees

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s 5th Annual Festival of Trees will be sparking yuletide joy in patrons who visit BPAC between Nov. 18th and Dec. 19th. Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees, generously donated by Canadian Tire – Burlington Stores and sponsored by local businesses, will light up BPAC’s Lobby for over 4 weeks – until their silent auction ‘winners’ take them home for the holidays.


Nov 18

SWEET DREAMS The Music of Patsy Cline

Created by Leisa Way
Featuring The Wayward Wind Band

Legendary singer Patsy Cline was born on September 8th, 1932 and died on March 5th, 1963 in a plane crash that went down in a snowstorm near the hills of Camden, Tennessee. She was returning home from singing at a benefit concert in Kansas. She’d been on the road traveling and performing and had missed her two kids so much that she decided to fly rather than drive back from that concert…. she wanted to get home quicker to see her babies.

At the time of her passing she was only 30 years old, but she had packed a lot of living into those few years and had accomplished a tremendous amount in the mere 6 years since she’d had her first hit record.

She left behind a legacy of music that will live on long after we are all gone. Friends describe Patsy as a woman whose heart was as big and as warm as her God given voice.

We hope that tonight you will enjoy spending some time with the music of, “The Cline”!

“captivating the audience right from the beginning as she tells the story of Cline and her rise to stardom.” – Saugeen Times



Nov 20

The Jimmy Stahl Big Band: SOUNDS OF SINATRA

Enjoy a nostalgic journey back in time with the Jimmy Stahl Big Band. After 50 years of live performances and various recordings, Jimmy Stahl has taken his legendary project to another level.

Jazz aficionados can expect to be impressed by Grammy-Award winning charts, scorching horns and fresh interpretations of jazz, blues and swing music spanning multiple decades. Artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schuur, Dean Martin, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey, and Harry Connick Jr. are just some of the selections that are showcased from the American Songbook.

“You guys were smokin’! What a great band!” – Bobby Hebert, Burlington VT Jazz Festival




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