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Burlington has received many accolades in recent years. It has been named ‘the best city of its size to live in Canada’ for 5 years running. In 2016 it was recognized as the ‘municipality of the year’ by Festivals & Events Ontario. In 2017, MoneySense magazine rated Burlington the 9th ‘best place to live in Canada’.
Located at the southwestern end of Lake Ontario, Burlington is at the geographic centre of the urban corridor known as the Golden Horseshoe. It is conveniently located between Toronto and Niagara Falls, the latter reached by driving the 2.2 kilometre long Skyway Bridge, a prominent landmark.
Downtown Burlington is the heart of the city, home to local government offices and the historic core. Discover a vibrant mix of real estate options, fabulous restaurants and over 400 businesses, all enjoying the most beautiful waterfront setting. Some of the popular downtown spots are Spencer Smith Park, the Burlington Arts Centre, the Waterfront Trail, Village Square, Emma’s Back Porch (check out the new Canadian mural in front of their entrance) and the relatively new Brant Street Pier.
There are 115 parks and countless acres of parkland in Burlington. Spencer Smith Park is newly renovated, offering an observatory, water jet play area and restaurant. Many free annual festivals take place here including Canada’s Largest Ribfest, Canada Day celebrations, the Sound of Music Festival, the Children’s Festival and the Lakeside Festival of Lights.
The urban area of Burlington is primarily south of Highway 407. Over 50% of the population reside in single detached homes. There are several new home developments under construction or recently completed consisting of a mix of townhomes, single family homes and condos. Burlington’s infrastructure has well accommodated its residential growth and subsequent amenities (shopping, schools, transit, etc.).
A member of the Halton School Board, Burlington offers:
Burlington is an active city, perfect for raising a family or to enjoy a retirement in! It is truly a lakeside jewel!