No Need to Make Burlington Great Again. It's already one of Canada's best cities.

MoneySense magazine has named us the best mid-sized city in Canada.

Burlington is a unique city within the Greater Toronto Area that is defined by both significant urban and rural areas.

We're proud of our clean, safe, close-knit neighbourhoods, many employment opportunities and commitment to alternative ways of getting around. The City of Burlington's vision is to be a city "where people, nature and business thrive."

Beautiful Burlington, Ontario
Brant Street Hotels, Burlington early 1900's

Burlington has come a long way since the early 20th century. Here's a picture of a couple hotels located in downtown Brant Street.

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Just how well do you know Burlington? Here's some informative and fun facts for you!


The Brant Hotel in 1902. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario in Burlington, the hotel was erected on the former homestead of Joseph Brant, and was the largest resort in Canada. The hotel was expropriated and used as a military hospital in 1917, demolished and rebuilt in the 1930s, and then demolished in 1964.

  • Before pioneer settlement in the 19th century, Burlington was covered by the primeval forest that stretched between the provincial capital of York and the town of Hamilton, and was home to various First Nations peoples.
  • By 1906, the town boasted its own newspaper—the Burlington Gazette
  • In 1915, Burlington was incorporated into a town.
  • mixed farming and market gardens became the dominant form of agriculture, and in the early 20th century the area was declared the Garden of Canada.
  • The first peaches grown in Canada were cultivated in the Grindstone Creek watershed in the city's south-west part.

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How about some Artists & Celebrities

Robert Bateman Burlington, Ontario

Robert Bateman, (1930- ), Canadian naturalist and painter. He lived in Burlington and taught at Nelson and Lord Elgin High Schools from 1958-1963, 1965-1969 and 1970-76.

Jim Carrey, Burlington, Ontario

Jim Carrey (1962- ), comedian and actor, attended St. Francis Xavier School for grades, 6, 7 and 8; and Aldershot High School for grade 9.

Ryan Gosling, Burlington, Ontario

Ryan Gosling (1980- ), actor, attended Lester B. Pearson High School.

Gordie Tapp, Burlington, Ontario

Gordie Tapp (June 4th 1922 - Dec 18th, 2016) Comedian and country & western musician, (Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw), resided in Burlington


Rik Emmett, Burlington, Ontario

Rick Emmett - Vocalist, guitarist and founding member of the Canadian Rock band Triumph resides in Burlington.

James Anthony, Burlington, Ontario

James Anthony - (1955-), USA Hall of Fame Blues Guitarist.

Finger Eleven, Burlington, Ontario

Finger Eleven, Alternative Rock Band; all attended Lester B. Pearson High School

Spoons, Burlington, Ontario

Spoons - 1980s new wave band. Formed in 1979 in Burlington, Ontario. They recorded several Canadian chart hits between 1982 and 1989, and in 1983, they won Group of the Year at the U-Know awards. Their most popular songs include "Romantic Traffic", "Nova Heart", "Old Emotions" and "Tell No Lies".

Walk off the earth, Burlington, Ontario

Walk Off The Earth - (2006-), alternative rock band. Mike Taylor on the far left actually gave me guitar lessons at his house back in the 80's.