Welcome to Burlington…..
Voted One of the Best Cities to Live in Canada


Burlington Quick Facts 

Burlington is located in Southern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario, nestled between the north shore of Lake Ontario and the ridge of the Niagara Escarpment, just 57 kilometres west of Toronto. Considered one of the best places to live in Canada, Burlington is a beautiful, thriving waterfront city that offers a comfortable lifestyle with a small-town feel.        

Buying a Home in Burlington

Burlington real estate offers home buyers a wide array of options and lifestyles to choose from - from century properties to condos, townhomes and well-appointed larger detached new builds. Many homes in Burlington come with beautiful lakefront and escarpment views. 

Living in Burlington 

Living in Burlington means being surrounded by natural beauty. Nestled between the shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail, with more than 1,200 kilometres of nature lies at your doorstep. The City of Burlington is home to 31.6 kilometres of multi-use trails, 119 parks, 5.6 kilometres of park land, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Burlington is a nature lovers dream!  

Schools and Education in Burlington 

Burlington offers a wide range of schools options. English public and Catholic elementary and secondary schools are available throughout the community as well as French elementary and secondary schools. Burlington is also home to several private schools. 
McMaster University offers MBA and Executive Management programs through their Burlington campus.  

Getting Around In Burlington

Residents of Burlington conveniently connect to the rest of the city with easy access to the Queen Elizabeth Way, Highway 403 and Highway 407. Commuter and travel rail service is provided by GO Transit out of three commuter GO trains at Appleby, Burlington and Aldershot GO stations.

Burlington’s Rich History  

Founded in 1798 by Captain Joseph Brant, the city first developed as a port where goods such as wheat, fruit and lumber were transported by water. The desirable climate and waterfront location launched a history of agriculture, shipping and tourism. Today, the City of Burlington has kept both its agricultural and commercial roots, featuring such industries as advanced manufacturing, software development, financial services, biotechnology, environmental and logistics.

Shopping and Amenities in Burlington

When it comes to shopping, Burlington has it all – from specialty boutiques and local gift shops to big-box retailers and traditional malls. Stroll through Burlington’s downtown shopping district and experience a wide array of chic clothing and fashion boutiques, local artisan and gift shops or enjoy first-class dining at Burlington’s award winning restaurants. Traditional Burlington shoppers have access to all their favourite brands such as IKEA, Apple and Costco. For the traditional mall shopper, Burlington’s two major shopping centres, Mapleview Centre and Burlington Mall provide fantastic shopping opportunities.

The Burlington Library also offers locations across the city for convenient access by Burlington residents.     

Entertainment and Attractions in Burlington

Burlington offers a fun and active lifestyle – from waterfront activities to hiking on the Bruce Trail. Some of Burlington’s most popular attractions include local festivals such as Canada's Largest Ribfest and the Sound of Music Festival.  There are 115 parks within the city and several conservation areas just minutes away, featuring year round activities. Experience Spencer Smith Park, newly renovated with an observatory, outdoor pond, water jet play area and restaurant or visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park for camping, recreational activities and   year-round events.  

For art and culture enthusiasts, there are numerous cultural attractions, such as the Art Gallery of Burlington, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Museums of Burlington and the Royal Botanical Gardens.      

For more information on the City of Burlington, please visit the following websites:
· City of Burlington: http://www.burlington.ca/en/index.asp? 
· Halton Region: http://www.halton.ca/ 
· Halton Catholic School Board: http://www.haltonrc.edu.on.ca/ 
· Halton District School Board: http://www.hdsb.ca/Pages/Home.aspx 
· Burlington Transit: http://cms.burlington.ca/Page146.aspx 
· Burlington Tourism: http://www.tourismburlington.com/
· Burlington Weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/burlington
· The Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/hamilton/
· Burlington News: http://www.insidehalton.com/burlington-on 

The information contained herein is accurate at time of printing and is copyright Bruce Witchel 2015.
For further information on real estate matters, please contact Bruce at 416-WITCHEL 416-948-2435 or by email at Bruce @ BruceWitchel.com.

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Bruce Witchel, Real Estate Agent
Mississauga, ON,
(416) 948-2435