Burlington is a very unique city. Situated between Toronto and Hamilton, the Greenbelt and near the U.S. border, our city’s “secret sauce” is a unique blend of community assets, natural environment and great citizens — ideal for the headquarters of any business.
I’m Marianne Meed Ward, the Mayor for the City of Burlington. I was elected in 2019 after serving as councillor for our downtown area for 8 years and have called this city home since 2000. I’m honoured to serve the best community in Canada to live in and raise a family. In fact, Maclean’s Magazine ranked us as such in 2019.
Burlington is home to several world- class businesses, such as Hunter Amenities, Endress+Hauser, Thomson Gordon, Samuel, Son & Co., and Evertz Microsystems, and nurtures fantastic start-ups, such as WayPay — recently acquired by RBC for expansion.
Since being elected as Mayor, I have worked to ensure Burlington is open for business and quickly set up a Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force. This initiative collected insights and ideas from the Burlington business community, partner organizations and staff to better understand the challenges (red tape) to locating or expanding a business here and come up with solutions that will better serve our local companies (red carpet).
Businesses need talent and talent wants quality of life — Burlington has the best quality of life in the country with our waterfront access, schools, amenities, greenspace, festivals, close proximity to the U.S., and a 40-minute train ride to Toronto.
We’ll continue to work with our community to make sure Burlington stays the great place it is to live, work, play, grow up, raise a family and retire.
We have it all: big city assets, the Greenbelt on our doorstep, and small-town friendliness. Burlington is a city like no other and I encourage you to pay us a visit and experience everything we have to offer.
— Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor