Message from the Mayor of Burlington

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Burlington Ontario. With the majestic Niagara Escarpment to the north and a beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario to the south, we are a picturesque city where families can enjoy a choice of urban, suburban or rural living options.

I’m Rick Goldring, the Mayor of Burlington. I was first elected as Mayor back in 2010, and I’m proud and honoured to be able to serve one of the very best cities in Canada.

Burlington has been named best midsized city to live in Canada five years in a row by MoneySense Magazine. There are many reasons why we consistently are recognized in this manner.

We are ideally situated in the heart of North America’s biggest market, with deep talent pools and an extensive transportation network accessible by highway, rail, air and water.

This year we opened TechPlace that has 8,600 square feet of space that provides access to programming, mentorship, networking and resources for new and growing technology companies. By bringing new talent, fresh ideas and experienced partners together, we’re opening doors for opportunities that benefit the entire community.

Burlington is more prepared than ever for future growth. Our new Official Plan ‘Grow Bold’ focuses on where new development will go and what it will look like.

We are planning a walkable city where everyday amenities are accessible without the use of a car. A city where residents can walk or bike to their favourite restaurants or shops, creating foot traffic that will benefit businesses while boosting a sense of community.

This summer, we opened the new Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Joseph Brant Hospital that provides access to a state of the art facility, equipment and technology becoming of the great city that Burlington is.

I am very proud to call this city my home. I encourage you to visit Burlington, and enjoy all we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

– Rick Goldring, Mayor

Read the full Perspective Burlington 2017 insert here