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Marianne Meed Ward

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Please check out the articles covering issues that you’ve told me matter to you. I value your feedback on them as it informs the decisions I make. If you want to let me or others know about concerns or events in your neighbourhood, please get in touch.

email:  marianne.meedward@burlington.ca
phone: 905-335-7600 ext. 7588

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    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 an unprecedented opportunity this election […] More
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    Staff are recommending approval of two developments in Ward 2 – the Brock II 22 storey building at Brock/Ontario, and the Saxony 7 storey building (6 floors with a roof top amenity) at Elgin/Blathwayte/Locust. Both applications will come to the Planning & Development (P&D)  Committee on Monday May 14 at 6:30pm. The Saxony item will […] More
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    Have your say on proposed new streetscape guidelines for downtown Burlington at two open houses: Thurs. May 17 Afternoon session: 1-3pm Evening session: 6:30-8:30pm Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road You can read the full draft guidelines here: Draft – May 2018 Downtown Streetscape Guidelines. The project page and history is here: Background Downtown […] More
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    Plains Road East from Maple Avenue to Helena Street has lane restrictions in both directions at the CNR underpass now till June 8, 2018. For more information, visit the Plains Road East constrution page or contact: Janine Yaromich, Contract Administrator 905-335-7600, ext. 7519 Janine.yaromich@burlington.ca More
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    Press Release – The City’s Roads, Parks & Forestry department have started the process for a partial trail closure in Central Park near the Rotary Club off Guelph Line. It is intended to be a permanent closure of a section of path that was originally a socially constructed pathway by the public. The intent is […] More
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    Press Release – The Moon in June Road race on Saturday, June 2 will result in road closures and lane restrictions. Road Closures James Street between John Street and Brant Street will be closed to traffic between 4:30 and 11:30 p.m. Brant Street between Ontario Street and Elgin Street will be closed to traffic between 5 and […] More
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    Press Release — Here’s what’s open and closed around the city for the May long weekend: Most administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 21, 2018 for Victoria Day weekend. For a complete listing of hours of operation, phone numbers for city facilities and available services, please visit burlington.ca. For information about what to do in […] More
    Burlington's Beachway Park Halton Region Waterfront Plan
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    Since I joined council in 2010 (and even before) residents have struggled to make their voices heard on development applications. You’ve had to become “volunteer” planners and experts in the process – playing catchup at a distinct disadvantage. I decided to do something to help. Through my non-profit media company — Reset Communications — I’ve created two free […] More
    Getting outdone by development applications?
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    Burlington’s new official plan was adopted by council today by a 6-1 vote. Though council supported over two dozen motions I brought or co-sponsored to make the plan better, the plan as it stands represents overintensification: in the downtown, the GO stations and established neighbourhoods. It will deliver a future city that erodes what makes […] More
    Burlington downtown parks
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    A downtown resident has started a petition to protect St. Luke’s and Emerald Precincts from inappropriate redevelopment, including townhouses, semi-detached units, duplexes or apartment walkups. The petition also advocates lower height on Brant Street and opposes overintensification in the community as a whole. Read or print the petition: St. Lukes Petition More