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May long weekend will be here soon; what’s open, closed and happening in our city

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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 For information about what to do in Burlington on Victoria Day weekend, please visit and

The city’s administrative services will be closed 

Monday, May 21, 2018.

Need to know what’s open and closed?

For hours, city facilities’ phone numbers and services, please visit

Looking for things to do?

Please visit and

City Hall

Closed Monday, May 21, 2018.

Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities

Hours vary.

Activities and customer service hours at city pools, arenas and community centres will vary over the holiday weekend. For program times, please visit For customer service hours, please visit

Burlington Transit and Handi-Van

On Monday, May 21, Burlington Transit will operate a holiday service and the downtown Transit Terminal and Handi-Van Dispatch will be closed. Regular service resumes Tuesday, May 22. The administration offices are closed Monday, May 21 and will reopen Tuesday, May 22. For real-time schedule information, please call 905-639-0550 or visit .

Roads, Parks and Forestry

Closed Monday, May 21. Only emergency services will be provided.

Animal Shelter and Control

Closed Monday, May 21. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to report an animal control-related emergency, call 905-335-3030 or visit

Halton Court Services

Provincial Offences Courts in Milton and Burlington will be closed Monday, May 21.


Free parking is available in the downtown core, on the street, municipal lots and the parking garage on weekends and holidays.

NOTE: The Waterfront parking lots (east and west) do not provide free parking on statutory holidays.

Do you have family and friends visiting for the holiday weekend? A reminder that there is no parking on city streets overnight between 1 and 6 a.m. Exemptions to allow overnight parking on city streets may be obtained by calling 905-335-7844 or visiting

Links and Resources


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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  1. who cares – there is no parking anywhere – even the beach strip has people from the hospital parking there. Oh and now they want more highrises downtown.

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