Abutting the Niagara Escarpment lies the City of Burlington. Geographically, it sits at the western end of Lake Ontario. It is part of the Halton Region.
Burlington is home to Canada’s Largest Ribfest, the Sound of Music Festival, Burlington Art Centre, the Centre for Performing Arts, Spencer Smith Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
It was the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, John Graves Simcoe, that named the western end of Lake Ontario Burlington Bay in 1792. It is from the Bay that the city derived its name.
In 2011, the population stood at 176,000. Due to its location in southern Ontario, Burlington has a diverse economic base and a convenient transportation infrastructure. Leading industrial and commercial employers include food processing, packaging, electronics, motor vehicle and transportation, business services, chemical and pharmaceutical, and environmental.
Burlington Mall and Mapleview Centre are two very popular shopping retail outlets. Public transportation is serviced by local transit. In addition, three GO trains link the community to Toronto. There are stops at Appleby Line, Fairview Street and at Aldershot. VIA Rail also connects travellers.
|A destination offering residents and visitors a place to discover, celebrate, play, and relax.Burlington Waterfront Information|
|Discover activities along our vibrant waterfront.Burlington Waterfront|
|Lists the names of all the Canadian Navy and Merchant Navy ships involved in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939 to 1945.Naval Veterans Website|
|Delivers diverse, world-class arts and entertainment to the community.Burlington Performing Arts Centre Box Office|
|This lovely church is open for worship services.Paroisse St Phillippe Information|
|There is plenty of public access to the shores of Lake Ontario at Burlington.Waterfront Information|
|A full range of restaurants and services are available.The Queen’s Head|
|Burlington is a fantastic city to live in. It has a well-run municipal government.City of Burlington|