Ward 1 News from Councillor Kelvin Galbraith
October 2019
  • Greetings from Councillor Galbraith
  • Have Your Say! Resident Feedback Opportunities
  • Stay Informed! Development Updates Across the City
  • Burlington Transit Route Changes
  • Blue Zones Project
  • Loose Leaf Collection Begins November 4
  • Have Your Say! Love My Playground Survey
  • Metrolinx Advocacy Request - Aldershot GO Station Parking
  • Regional Review
  • Private Tree Bylaw - Tabled
  • 2019-2020 Windrow Clearing Program Registration
  • Ward 1 Development
  • Ward 1 Construction
  • News from City Hall
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ward 1 Event Photos
  • Community Events, News & Links
  • Local Boards and Community Involvement
  • Stay Connected
Dear friends and neighbours, Happy Hallowe'en and welcome to the October edition of Ward 1 News!

October was a very busy month for me. Not only was I the Deputy Mayor this month but I also had a baby on October 7 th ( my 6 th and final child, Ari Victor Galbraith ).

Mayor Meed Ward was abroad in Japan with a delegation from Burlington to visit our twin city Itabashi. Twinning relationships were built after the second world war to try to establish real relationships amongst different people in various countries with the goal to eliminate the possibility of another terrible world war. 

Burlington currently has two twin cities - one in Itabashi, Japan and the other in Appledorn in the Netherlands. 

As Deputy Mayor in October, I had the honour of bringing greetings on behalf of Council to many events throughout the city including an introduction to The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the 4th Annual Model United Nations 101 Conference, as well as accepting the first poppy of the season from Royal Canadian Legion 1st Vice President and Poppy Chairman, Mr. Burns McLeod. This ceremonial pinning marks the start of poppy sales, in honour of Remembrance Day 

For a full list of events that I attended, please see below.  There are several public engagement opportunities in this newsletter towards which you can provide your input - I would love to get your feedback on various initiatives such as Leaf Pick up Program, Snow Removal (Winter Control) and the Pre-Application Process. These are just a few of the items that the city is reviewing and we would love to hear what the public has to say. See opportunities and links below.

As always there is much happening in Ward 1. Look forward to my ward meeting and open house events this fall and please connect with me on social media for any news and on-going updates that are happening in our community.

There is much information in this newsletter but if you feel that I have missed something or you would like an update on anything else in Ward 1, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at ward1@burlington.ca

What I've been up to this month:
  • Diapers, diapers and more diapers!!
  • Partnering Aldershot Community Collaboration Meeting at NUVO Network
  • CAMA Woodlands - Motitech medal presentation to residents
  • Food For Life Volunteer Day - Food Sort
  • YourTV Interview
  • Greetings - Joseph Brant Museum Touring Exhibition
  • Committee and Council Meetings
  • RBG Fundraising and Development Committee
  • Aldershot BIA Board Meeting
  • Meetings with Staff re Ward 1 Issues
  • Halton Region Council Meeting
  • Burlington Tourism Board Meeting
  • Grand Opening - Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House
  • Meetings with Community Members re Ward 1 new business ideas
  • Citizen Action Labs - a Closer Look at the Downtown
  • Greetings - The Lighthouse for Grieving Children
  • Greetings - 4th Annual Model United Nations 101 Conference
  • Greetings - Great Big Crunch Event
  • Blue Zones - Public Engagement Event
  • Blue Zones - Community Stakeholder Event
  • Ceremonial Poppy Pinning - Burlington Cenotaph
  • Aldershot Greenhouse Anniversary Drop In
  • Meetings with residents to discuss ward concerns

If you would like to stay up to date on events both at City Hall and in and around Burlington, be sure to Like our Facebook Page , Follow on Twitter or Instagram .

As always, you can contact my office with Ward 1 related issues. We'd be happy to help.

Kelvin Galbraith
Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor
City Of Burlington

Assistant: Tara at ward1@burlington.ca
Ward 1 Next Ward Meeting
We are working on a Ward meeting for December which will serve as a Year In Review for the Ward 1 Community.

We would love to hear about what it is you would like to know more about - please email any content suggestions to ward1@burlington.ca

Once our meeting date and venue is confirmed, we will send out a notification via newsletter subscribers, and social media.
Have Your Say! Resident Feedback Opportunity
The City of Burlington is looking for resident feedback to assist in the review of Loose Leaf Collection, Winter Maintenance (snow removal) and Pre-Building Permit Development approval process.

As part of the reviews, the City would like to hear from residents about their satisfaction with these services. Public input will be considered in the development of the final recommendations.

The online survey will be open until Nov. 4, 2019 and can be found at getinvolvedburlington.ca/servicereview .

The City was approved for up to $250,000 in funding from the Province of Ontario’s Audit and Accountability fund, to conduct independent third-party reviews to find efficiencies while protecting important front-line services. The City is also reviewing the delivery of their corporate fleet as part of these monies.

The consultant’s final report will be delivered to the Province by Dec. 31, 2019.

I highly encourage all residents to provide their input on these initiatives. If you would also like to share directly, please email my office at ward1@burlington.ca
Stay Informed! Development Updates Across the City
Many residents have contacted me with the desire for more information about developments in Ward 1. City of Burlington staff have listened and made it easier for residents to find the information they need about development and construction in Burlington.

The City has made the following positive changes to help share information and provide status updates on developments, from the application stage through to construction, if approved, including any accompanying road restrictions.

1. Find information about development projects online at burlington.ca/developmentprojects

  • Development projects organized by City wards
  • Not sure which ward you live in? Use the interactive map to locate new development projects in your neighbourhood
  • Information about upcoming public meetings are easy to locate at the top of each web page
  • Status information at the top of each web page identifies which stage of the planning process the development application is in, e.g. received, under review, on hold, appealed, approved, or refused.
  • Features details of the proposed development, including concept renderings
  • Easily locate contact information for the City planner managing the application
  • Subscribe to any web page to receive email notifications when changes to the development application web pages are made.

2. Updates to layout and design of public notifications

  • Once a development application is received by the City, a development notification letter is sent to all property owners within 120 metres of the proposed development. The City has made updates to these letters, to make them easier to understand, including clear information about what is proposed and how you can share your feedback with the City.
  • Once the City has received a completed development application, the applicant is required to install a development application notice sign on the proposed development site. The City has updated the design of these signs to make contact information and key details about the proposed development easier to understand and find.

3. Development application meetings posted to City calendar online

  • Community and Council meetings related to development applications are shared on the Burlington events calendar under “Get Involved".
  • Subscribe to the calendar to receive a weekly summary of upcoming meetings by email, sent every Thursday between 4 and 4:30 p.m. or follow the City on Twitter at @cityburlington

4. Find information about construction in your neighbourhood online

  • To assist residents with questions about construction happening in their neighbourhood, the City created a new web page called Construction in your neighbourhood. Get information about planned road, sewer and watermain projects and find out who to call if you have questions about construction activity where you live.
  • Once a development has been approved, the developer is responsible for the physical work around the site. Details regarding the timing and details of construction is shared by the developer and posted on the City’s website on the development project web pages at burlington.ca/developmentprojects

5. Find information about road restrictions and closures online

  • Read about current and future road closures and restrictions or view on an interactive map of the city.
  • Sign up to receive email notifications when new road closure notices are posted.

We know that public engagement has changed substantially in the last few years. Today there are so many tools with which to communicate be it newsletters, social media of various forms, emails, phone calls, ward meetings, drop in sessions, one on one meetings over coffee.
I am happy to know that Ward 1 residents are hungry for more engagement, and desire to be fully informed on what is happening in their community and the city as a whole. It is my hope that this initiative will assist residents in getting the information they desire, right at their fingertips.
If you have any feedback on this new initiative, please do not hesitate to contact me at ward1@burlington.ca
Burlington Transit Route Changes
In September of this year, Burlington Transit implemented several route changes - including Route 4, which serves the Aldershot community. Our office has heard from many residents - both those for and opposed to the route changes, and have shared each of these comments with Burlington Transit staff and Director.

The current Route 4 schedule will stand for a period of at least one year, to determine ridership and efficiency. Should you wish to share any feedback on this or other routes, you are encouraged to contact transit at contactbt@burlington.ca . These comments will all be taken into consideration.

Current issues we are monitoring:
Frequency/Speed of busses
Ease of use for Seniors
Placement of concrete pads/shelters

Route 4 Highlights
  • Provides service to Aldershot GO, Aldershot High School, Joseph Brant Hospital, Downtown, Burlington Seniors' Centre, Burlington Centre (Mall) and Appleby GO
  • Services Ward 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • Main community route for the southwest, central and southeast of Burlington
  • Supports connections for Hamilton customers traveling to and from Aldershot GO station and Waterdown
  • Increased frequency along the route
  • Services Aldershot Highschool (supports Mayor’s Strategy for Students using Transit)
  • Route 4 maintains former route 5 and 300 service areas
  • Fairwood Place and Northshore Boulevard to ‘turn around’ as this route uses a large 40 foot bus, it can not turn around in LaSalle Towers (which would then not service the Royal Gardens complex).

Customers can also use Google Maps to plan their transit trips.

For more information on city-wide transit changes, please visit https://www.burlingtontransit.ca/en/news-and-alerts/route-changes.aspx

For Burlington Transit inquiries, please contact contactbt@burlington.ca
Blue Zones Project - Community & Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
On October 24 & 25, The City of Burlington hosted both a public engagement session and private community stakeholder meeting to enable residents community leaders to learn about a new and exciting opportunity to participate in “the Blue Zones Project”.

This initiative, gaining popularity around the world for helping to put communities back in control of their health and well-being was presented to residents and then to Community Stakeholders, to show how Burlington could be a great place to implement a Blue Zone Project. Blue Zone Projects get the most out of the setting that we spend our time in, our “life radius,” helping to make the healthy choices easier, and naturally adopt healthier behaviours together as a community.

Blue Zones have been successful in 49 cities throughout the U.S. in improving health for communities by improving physical activity levels, nutrition, mental health and reducing smoking and other harmful behaviours. Blue Zones also help to create and foster a sense of belonging within communities.

Communities that are healthy and vibrant are more attractive to investment, workplaces, families and tourists.

For more information about Blue Zones, visit bluezones.com. If you were able to attend and would like to share your feedback, please contact our office at ward1@burlington.ca
Loose-Leaf Collection begins November 4
Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, November 4. Residents are encouraged to check the leaf collection schedule (below) and rake leaves to the curb or edge of pavement if there are no curbs, as close as possible to their pickup date.

To ensure the safety of collection crews and avoid damaging equipment, please keep the loose-leaf piles free of debris and sticks. Leaves mixed with debris and waste will not be collected. Please help prevent flooding, by keeping catch basins and ditches clear of leaves.

To ensure a successful pick-up, residents can:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or roadway in a loose pile
  • Remove basketball nets, cars and other obstructions from the road during pick-up dates
  • Clear leaves from sidewalks and walkways
  • Avoid placing garbage bags, bins, Blue Boxes or GreenCarts on top of loose-leaf piles
  • Give crews distance to remove the leaves when driving
  • After the collection program is complete, any remaining leaves should be placed in yard-waste bags for curbside collection by Halton Region.

As a greener alternative, residents can mulch their leaves with their lawnmower to help feed the soil for the spring.

For more information on Burlington's Leaf Collection Initiative, please visit https://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/Leaf-Collection.asp
Have Your Say - Love My Playground
The City of Burlington will be replacing 15 playgrounds over the next two years and is encouraging families who use these playgrounds to complete a survey to pick the features they like the most.

The online survey is available at getinvolvedburlington.ca/lovemyplayground until Nov. 17, 2019.

Playgrounds are a vital part of the park experience for residents and visitors. They provide free physical and creative activities for children and their families. Playgrounds are designed to challenge and stimulate all children, of all abilities. Accessible outdoor play spaces allow for all children to play together, increasing understanding and integration.

Playgrounds to be replaced in the next two years are:

  • Brant Hills Public School
  • Colin Alton Parkette
  • Central Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Bromley Park
  • Champlain Park
  • Driftwood Park
  • Elizabeth Gardens Parkette
  • Hidden Valley Park - Lower
  • Ireland Park-North
  • Irving Parkette
  • Kilbride Public School
  • Maplehurst Park
  • Mountain Gardens Parkette
  • Roly Bird Park

For more information about this project, visit burlington.ca/lovemyplayground.
Metrolinx Advocacy Request - Aldershot GO Station
Rarely does a day go by that our office is not contacted about the lack of available parking at Aldershot GO station, resulting in illegal parking in nearby neighbourhoods and/or frustration for commuters.

This issue dates back years, and has been acknowledged by both previous council and City staff.

Burlington staff encourage active transportation alternatives, such as taking the bus, biking or walking to the station as opposed to driving, and while this is a suitable alternative for commuters residing in Aldershot, it does not solve the issue for those coming from the west (ie Hamilton), looking to take the train towards Toronto. Local residents looking to travel later in the day find they must travel across the city to find suitable parking, and have come to feel that this Station is not adequately serving their community.

A plan had been in place to add 450 additional spots to the Go Parking lot at Aldershot station in 2018, however the expansion was put on hold and has yet to materialize. In response, I am bringing forward an Advocacy Request on behalf of residents and commuters to complete the expansion as soon as possible. This will hopefully alleviate the illegal parking in and around Aldershot neighbourhoods and ease the ability of commuters to find suitable parking.

I will update you as soon as the Advocacy request has been prepared and presented to Metrolinx President and Board of Directors, and keep you informed of the results.
Regional Review
As you may have heard earlier this week, it was announced that Ontario's Provincial Government has decided not to impose changes in size or structure to municipal governments. 

The Regional review included 8500 submissions, 9 in person sessions, 100 individuals and organizations.

" Throughout this extensive review, the government heard that local communities should decide what is best for them in terms of governance, decision-making and service delivery. After careful consideration of the feedback we heard through the course of the review, our government stands firm in its commitment to partnering with municipalities without pursuing a top-down approach. We will provide municipalities with the resources to support local decision-making.

For more information, please see the following press release https://news.ontario.ca/mma/en/2019/10/ontario-helping-make-municipalities-stronger.html

If you have any thoughts on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact me at ward1@burlington.ca
Private Tree Bylaw - Tabled
At Council on October 28, the Roads, Parks and Forestry Report RPF-15-19 (proposed city-wide private tree bylaw) was tabled, to be considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on December 2, 2019.

A thank you to all those who completed the Private Tree Bylaw survey, and public engagement opportunities. Input from residents is being reviewed and a report will go to Council in October. The results and the report will be shared on the
Private Tree Bylaw page once they are ready.

You can visit the project page at https://www.getinvolvedburlington.ca/privatetree

To learn more about the bylaw and current pilot project, please visit burlington.ca/privatetree
Windrow Clearing Program - 2019-2020
A windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of driveways by roadway plows. The City of Burlington offers a windrow clearing program for persons with disabilities - registration is now open, until November 8, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: This program is limited to the first 150 registrants.

How the program works:
Windrow clearing contractors are dispatched after the completion of all roadway plowing
Residents can expect windrows to be cleared within 40-hours after the snow stops and within 16-hours of the completion of all road plowing

Plowing services will run from Nov. 15, 2019 until March 31, 2020

**This service does not include windrows left by sidewalk plows

The program is open to residents living south of Dundas Street and within the Alton community only

What to bring with you when you register
Proof of disability must be shown, such as a Taxable Benefit Slip, Parking Placard or a doctor's note declaring the registrant unfit for windrow shoveling. A doctor's note is needed every three years. 
A non-refundable fee of $54.88 for the entire season must be paid in cash, by cheque, debt card, or major credit card when registering. This fee applies to each driveway entrance.

Where to Register:
Register in person at the Burlington Seniors Centre     
2285 New Street, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm

Ward 1 Development
484 - 490 Plains Road East
National Homes (Plains Road) LP

Applicant's Representative:
Mark Bradley, Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc.
Phone: 905-568-8888

Proposed Development
Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to permit two nine-storey condominium apartment buildings with commercial uses on the ground floor and 283 residential units above, and 117 condominium stacked back to back townhouse units.

Planner on File
Melissa Morgan
Email: melissa.morgan@burlington.ca
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7788

National Homes has scheduled the Demolition of the Bingo Connection building at 484 Plains Rd E for Wednesday, October 30 after receiving their demolition permit on October 24th, 2019.

The Demolition will be completed by QM Environmental over the next 6 weeks, weather permitting.

For more information on this proposed development, please visit https://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/national-homes---484-490-plains-road-east.asp

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at ward1@burlington.ca
Georgian Court Developments - 610 Surrey Lane
Site Address
610 and 611 Surrey Lane; 865, 875 King Rd; 615 and 699 Marley Rd; 847, 871, 875, 894 and 917 Warwick Dr.

bcIMC Realty Corporation

Applicant Representative:
John Marotta, Senior Vice President, Development
QuadReal Property Group

Proposed Development
This proposal affects 8.4 hectares of land on the east side of King Road, south of Plains Road East. The area currently contains 280 rental townhouse units. The redevelopment proposes the successive demolition of the existing townhouse units and their replacement with new apartments and townhouse blocks. Official Plan Amendment, rezoning and draft plan of subdivision applications have been submitted.
A total of 1450 new rental units are proposed, with a mix of townhouses and mid and high-rise apartment buildings. Low-rise street townhouses and back-to-back townhouses of up to three storeys are proposed along the outer perimeter of the site. Mid-rise buildings of generally up to eight storeys, with one at 11 storeys, are proposed central to the site to frame a new central park area. Three taller buildings of 16, 19 and 20 storeys are proposed at the northerly portion of the site. A total of 200 townhouse units are proposed (all three bedroom) along with 1250 apartment units.

Planner on File
Kyle Plas
Email: kyle.plas@burlington.ca
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7824

This development is a very slow moving file and revised plans have not yet been submitted. There is no movement on this project at this time. For more information or any questions, please contact the planner on file or applicant representative

For more information on this proposed development, please visit https://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/georgian-court-redevelopment.asp
1085 Clearview
Site Address
1085 Clearview Ave., 1082, 1086 & 1090 St. Matthews Ave.

MHBC Planning Ltd. On behalf of LIV Communities

Applicant’s Representative:
MHBC Planning Ltd.
c/o Dana Anderson
442 Brant Street, Suite 204
Burlington, ON L7R 2G4

Proposed Development
Application has been submitted to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law for the subject lands.

A 6 storey, 160 unit residential apartment building is proposed. 203 parking spaces are proposed, with 154 spaces located in a below-grade parking structure, and 49 spaces provided at grade.

Two vehicle entrances are proposed for the site, located on the east and west sides of the proposed residential building. The building is proposed to have two main resident entrances, one fronting onto Masonry Court, and the other from the rear of the building.
On May 27, 2019 the applicant resubmitted plans for the development. The revised proposal includes 162 apartment units, 204 parking spaces, re-located at-grade amenity area, increased 2-storey building form on the east side, and a terrace on the 5th storey on the west side. The number of driveways has been reduced to one access off of Masonry Court. The rear yard landscape buffer has been increased to 2.5 metres.

Planner on File
Melissa Morgan
Email: melissa.morgan@burlington.ca
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7788

‪The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has scheduled a case management conference on January 7, 2020 for the appeal of City of Burlington, Ontario’s decision to not support the OP/zoning bylaw amendments to 1085 Clearview Ave. and 1082, 1086, 1090 St. Matthews Ave.

Please Note: Due to the proximity of this proposed development to my personal residence, I have declared a Conflict of Interest and can provide no comment on this matter.

To view all Ward One development projects, please visit here
Ward 1 Construction
Construction in Your Neighbourhood
We have launched a webpage which includes construction projects by both Halton Region and City of Burlington staff, frequently asked construction related questions, and a Permit Applications Online Map.

Also included are links to all current development and construction projects across the city, as well as a map of city projects in the 2019 Capital Budget.

For more information, please visit:
Ester Drive Area Minor Reconstruction
This project is now fully underway. The project map, included with this update, outlines which streets are included. This is a two-year project.

More information about this project can be found here

For day to day construction inquiries, please contact Rob Stuart, Project Manager 905-335-7600 x7519 robert.stuart@burlington.ca
News From City Hall
  • City of Burlington looking for feedback on Recreation Services Department’s priorities https://bit.ly/2BS5OVB
  • Burlington Economic Development Receives Two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council https://bit.ly/331UaU8
  • Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund could provide up to $10,000 for community projects https://bit.ly/36ef0Sc
  • Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: What the City heard during the first round of public engagement for the re-examination of the adopted Official Plan https://bit.ly/34eavp6
Frequently Asked Questions:
We live off of Plains Road W, near the Wedgewood Golf Centre, and have noticed quite a few stakes in the ground lately, indicating measurements being taken. Is developement of this area underway? What is the status of this project?  

After reaching out to the land owner, we have been informed of the following:
The process of development on these lands is commencing but will be a slow process.
As a first step for this development it was a requirement to determine and survey the top of bank for stable slope and the drip line for the existing trees. A group meeting was held onsite with City, Region, Conservation Halton staff, surveyors and engineers to determine the “line” so the next steps can begin. This project is still a ways off, however this is the first step towards making a future proposal.

Can the traffic lights on Plains Road be synchronized?

We have reached out to staff and they have provided the following response:
We have reviewed the signal coordination on the Plains Road corridor during the summer of this year, while optimizing signal timings for all the movements to provide adequate time at all the intersections by minimizing the stops along the Plains Road corridor.
We understand that at times the City has to accommodate the spillover traffic from QEW, and to minimize the effects of the additional traffic volume on City streets we are in the process of finalizing a pilot project called Edaptive to be deployed from the intersection of Fairview Street and Maple Avenue to the intersection of Plains Road and King Road. This system will react to the traffic volume changes on the roads in real time and implement the signal timings based on the changing traffic volumes.
As for (concerns) regarding delay on main street due to side street traffic, the Traffic Signal Control System is set up in such a way traffic signals will always be green for the main street until a vehicle is detected on the side street, the system recognizes that it needs to serve the side street. It does not change to side street immediately, but rather waits for the entire green phase on the main street to be completed before it changes for side street. After providing a green signal for these waiting vehicles the traffic signal returns to green on the main street. Studies have proven that this type of operation, referred to as "semi-actuated", is best in reducing overall delay for the main street traffic as vehicles on the main street do not have to wait if there are no vehicles on the side street.

There have been several break-ins in Aldershot - can we get more information? Can the police increase patrols?

After reaching out to Halton Regional Police Services, we received the following response:
It appears that there were 7 break ins similar to what you describe that occurred between September 12-18th. Our officers identified and arrested the person believed to be responsible for all of the entries. There haven’t been any further entries in this area since the arrest. 
Uniform Officers will continue with extra patrols in that area.  
Please continue to encourage your constituents to report crime to us through communications or our in line reporting system (as appropriate) https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/index.php . We are always interested in suspicious persons and or vehicles in their neighbourhoods. 

I live near the new Affinity condo developments on Plains road - this morning the sidewalks on BOTH sides of the street were closed for construction and we had to walk on busy Plains Road to get to school - this is not accessible or safe - when will this reopen?

We contacted Transportation staff for an update on this issue:
Transportation Services are currently upgrading the pedestrian signal located just east of Downsview to a full traffic signal in conjunction with the Affinity development. The sidewalk closure on the north side of Plains Road was required to facilitate installation of sidewalk ramps to provide full pedestrian access to the new traffic signal at the intersection. There are a number of components to upgrading the existing pedestrian signal to a full traffic signal and the sidewalk work was completed in an effort to expedite project completion before we are impacted by cold temperatures. 
As of Monday (October 28) morning the sidewalks on both sides of Plains Road were re-opened, however there will be intermittent closures on the north side while traffic signal construction continues and landscaping is restored. Those closures will only be in effect while crews are working on site and all effort will be made to assist pedestrians through the work zones as necessary.

Thank you for your continued questions - please forward any future inquiries to ward1@burlington.ca
Ward 1 Community Event Photos

Stacked Pancake and Breakfast House Grand Opening

Food For Life Volunteer Sort

Councillors IKEA Tour

Joseph Brant Museum Opening - Rock & Roll Pinball Exhibit
Halton Food For Thought "Big Crunch" Day

4th Annual Model United Nations 101 Conference
Ward 1 Community News & Events
You are invited to our 46 th Annual Arts & Craft Sale & Show held on November 2 nd , from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Our theme for 2019 is “ The Wonder of Christmas” . Featured areas are 50 superb Artisans, the 22 st Annual Silent Auction and Fine Art + , “Next to New” Books, Bake Sale, Luncheon, Christmas Decor and Treasure Room.
There are many good buys to help with your Christmas shopping, perhaps enjoy a leisurely luncheon, a quick snack at "Eats & Treats" or just allow you to get out and enjoy a November Saturday.
The next Repair Cafe will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Rolling Horse Community Cycle location Unit 2-650 Plains Rd. East.
All Burlington residents are invited to bring their broken or damaged small, household items to be fixed by our volunteer fixers.
Bring It-Fix It-For Free.
Upcoming dates for Lions Club Garage Sales are:
November 23, December 14, January 18 and February 22
Ward 1 Community Links
Local Boards & Community Involvement
In addition to serving as Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor, I have the opportunity to sit on a few other local boards and committees:
Royal Botanical Gardens Board
As a member of the Board of Directors for Ward 1's own Royal Botanical Gardens, I meet with a team of ## dedicated individuals, aimed at serving Burlington and beyond.
We meet roughly every 3 months, with the Annual General Meeting occurring in June.
For more information on the Royal Botanical Gardens, please visit www.rbg.ca
Tourism Burlington Board
Tourism Burlington is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent various sectors of the Tourism, Industry and Business sectors in the City of Burlington. The Board meets September to November and February to May on the 3rd Thursday of the month, with the Annual General Meeting held in May of each year.
For more information on Tourism Burlington, please visit www.tourismburlington.com
Aldershot Village BIA (Business Improvement Area)
The Aldershot Village BIA identifies Aldershot as a distinct community for shopping, dining and for doing business. The BIA contributes to a variety of initiatives including the completion of a full interchange at Waterdown Road and revitalization and development along the Plains Road corridor.
The BIA partners with several other Aldershot groups including the Aldershot Community Honour Roll, Plains Road Village Vision Group, Partnering Aldershot, Alderfest Community Festival and others to build support for approximately 250 retailers and service professionals.
For more information on Aldershot Village BIA, please visit www.aldershotbia.com
Stay Connected
I have committed to sharing frequent updates via social media channels. I would love to connect with you there to be able to share day to day information. If there are specific items you would like me to address, send me a note!
You can find me at the links below. If you would like to pick up a paper copy of this newsletter, copies are available at The Fitness Firm, 15 Plains Rd. West, or Aldershot BIA office 193 Plains Rd E Unit 6. We can also mail a copy to you - to request please call my office at 905-335-7600 x7863 or email ward1@burlington.ca
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City of Burlington & Region of Halton
Ward 1 Councillor
905-335-7600 x7587
fax: 905-335-7881