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Introduction to Burlington

Burlington WaterfrontSituated on the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently located within an hour of Toronto & Niagara Falls, the beautiful City of Burlington awaits you. The City of Burlington is located in southern Ontario on the north shore of Lake Ontario between Hamilton and Toronto. It is a growing municipality with a population of approximately 175,800 located at the western end of the Greater Toronto Area.

Burlington WaterfrontTake a stroll on the waterfront trail, explore Royal Botanical Gardens, one of North America's largest botanical gardens, and enjoy Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Hike on our nature trails, and take in scenic landscapes along the Niagara Escarpment.
New this year is the spectacular Waterfront at Downtown Burlington.

Burlington WaterfrontParticipate in special events such as The Sound of Music Festival, Burlington Jazz n' Blues Festival, Art in the Park, Lakeside Festival of Lights and Rotary Ribfest, Canada's largest Ribfest! Experience our history in the Museums of Burlington, and take a tour of the Burlington Art Centre. Elevate your experience in Burlington!

Burlington Waterfront Climate
Burlington's climate is generally continental with warm humid summers and cold, dry winters. This is moderated by the proximity of Lake Ontario, which tends to reduce temperature extremes. Monthly mean temperatures range from 22 degrees centigrade (71 degrees F) in July to -5 degrees centigrade (23 degrees F) in January. The annual precipitation consists of about 28 inches of rain and 51 inches of snow. Easterly winds off the open waters of Lake Ontario may add substantially to local snowfall however the prevailing winds are from the southwest. The average date for a late frost is May 3rd, and the first autumn frost occurs about the 15th day of October.

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English is the mother tongue


Information provided by Tourism Burlington. For more information about Burlington please visit the Tourism Burlington website.

School Boards - Universities - Colleges

Halton District School Board

Halton Catholic District School Board

McMaster University

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Local City Websites

City of Hamilton

City of Burlington

City of Oakville

Parks and Recreation

Tourism Burlington

Burlington Parks and Recreation

Tourism Hamilton

Hamilton Parks and Recreation


Burlington Public Library

Hamilton Public Library


Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences (Chedoke, McMaster, Henderson, General, Children's)

St. Joseph's Healthcare

Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Local - Regional Transit Systems

GO Transit

Burlington Transit

Oakville Transit

Hamilton Transit (Hamilton Street Railway)


Burlington Weather from Environment Canada

Real-Estate Related


Multiple Listing Service (Realtor.ca)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals

Verico Mortgage Brokers Network

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