Marianne for Mayor: Change is in our grasp

2 months ago
Marianne Meed Ward

mariannemeedward.ca Positive change is on our doorstep: On May 1, I registered to run to serve as your mayor of Burlington in the Oct. 22 municipal election. With the retirement announcements of two councillors (Taylor and Craven), a new voice in the mayor’s chair and in Ward 2, we have…

Committee votes 5-2 in favour of mayor’s motion for an 18 storey building across from City Hall; to council July 16

At the July 11 Planning & Development Committee, city councillors voted 5-2 in favour of a motion by the mayor…

2 days ago

You did it! Clearview west side to be retained as low density

Today at Committee of the Whole, council members voted unanimously to direct staff to include the West side of Clearview…

5 days ago

LPAT sides with city/citizens, rejects Blue Water/Avondale town overdevelopment; great victory for community!!

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (which replaced the Ontario Municipal Board) has just released its decision in the Blue Water/Avondale…

6 days ago

30 storey buildings in each GO station plan; 19 storeys near residential at Maplewood; 11 storey in established Clearview neighbourhood. To committee July 12

Get ready to see 30+ storey buildings around the Aldershot, Burlington and Appleby GO stations, should council approve the proposed…

1 week ago

Average annual tax increase 3.47% for city portion, 1.92% when blended with Region/Education taxes

In the last eight years, the city portion of your tax bill has gone up an average of 3.47% per…

1 week ago

Milkweed to be allowed in gardens to protect monarch habitat

The City of Burlington’s municipal law enforcement team has drafted a new lot maintenance bylaw that will allow milkweed. The…

1 week ago

Revisions made to 2100 Brant St development to reduce units, add variety of housing, and more; open house July 17

National Homes has submitted revised plans and studies for the proposed redevelopment of 2100 Brant Street.  Major revisions to the…

1 week ago

Development application received for Lakeside Plaza; open houses July 18, Aug. 8

The city has received an application to redevelop 3.84 hectares of land on the north side of Lakeshore Road (5353…

1 week ago

Staff recommend approval of Georgina Court detached/semi/townhouse development; to committee July 9

Staff are recommending approval of a redevelopment at 5219 Upper Middle Road, 2004 – 2005 Georgina Court and Blocks 262…

1 week ago

Downtown businesses request that Santa 5k road race occur in November not busy December shopping season

The Burlington Downtown Business Association is requesting that council shift the date of the annual Santa 5k road race from…

2 weeks ago

Committee approves increasing transit share of federal gas tax revenue to 25% (from 20) with 75% to roadways; to council July 16

The city's Committee of the Whole voted in favour of a staff recommendation that the transit portion of the federal gas tax…

2 weeks ago

Work on Burloak grade separation and Drury Lane pedestrian bridge to be advanced to 2019

Due to the planned electrification of the GO rail line and 15 minute service, two projects related to the line…

2 weeks ago

4 developments coming July 10: 18 storeys at Brant/James; 38 towns at 1335 Plains/Helena; 50 stacked towns on Prospect; 2000 people, 900 jobs at Tremaine-Dundas secondary plan

The city's Planning & Development Committee of will consider four development applications at it's meeting July 10, 1pm and 6:30pm sessions,…

2 weeks ago

Staff recommend 18 storeys at Brant/James; vote July 10, to council July 16

THIS JUST IN: City staff are recommending modified approval of an 18 storey highrise at 409 Brant Street, opposite City Hall…

4 weeks ago

Public meeting June 20 to seek input on Conservation Halton’s Kelso/Glen Eden parks Master Plan

Press Release - Conservation Halton is updating the parks Master Plan for Kelso Conservation Area/Glen Eden, which is located within…

4 weeks ago

Vote on $4 million to LaSalle Marina for floating wavebreak to council tonight

City council will vote tonight on a proposal to fully pay the $4 million for a new floating wavebreak for…

4 weeks ago

City of Burlington launches online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington

Media Release — The City of Burlington has launched its new online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington. The platform will…

1 month ago

Smart Car Confidential reveals little known facts about Marianne – trained opera singer, takes dog to drycleaner, helped form Moms in the Hood; watch trailer

Think you know me, Ward 2 City Councillor and mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward? I had the privilege of riding…

1 month ago

Community open house June 27 to hear developer’s plans for 849 and 855 Brant St

The public is invited to an open house Wed. June 27, 7pm, at the Burlington Public Library to hear plans…

2 months ago

Public meeting June 11 to receive information report on 53-71 Plains Road East, 1025 Cooke Boulevard (no recommendation or decision)

Council will receive an information report at a public meeting June 11 at 6:30pm at City Hall regarding an Official…

2 months ago