Public Meetings: Community Trails Strategy; Dundas St widening; Burlington Waterfront Committee

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Community Trails Strategy open house (May 22)

Time: 7-9pm
Location: Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Rotary Lakeshore Room
Details: The Community Trails Strategy was initiated in December 2013. The purpose of the public meeting will be to review and gain input on:

• the draft trails network,
• implementation priorities, and
• key strategy recommendations.

There will be a brief presentation at 7:15, followed by an open-house to review the study materials and engage in one-on-one discussions with study team members.

Public Information Centre on Dundas St widening (May 29)

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Community rooms 2 and 3 at Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way.
The meeting will review plans for widening Dundas Street from four to six lanes between Brant Street in Burlington and Bronte Road in Oakville. Halton Region is undertaking the study for road improvements along the Dundas Street (Regional Road 5) corridor from Brant Street (Regional Road 18) to Bronte Road (Regional Road 25). You can submit comments by June 13 to Jeffrey Reid, senior transportation planner at Halton Region, or Neil Ahmed, P. Eng., project manager at MMM Group Limited at For more information on this project, visit the project website at

Burlington Waterfront Committee (June 3)

Time: 7-9pm
Location: Room 305, City Hall
Details: Citizens group discusses issues related to public access and protection of Burlington’s waterfront. Everyone welcome. For more information,

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