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Burlington OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE 2015-2016 tourismburlington.com

1.877.499.9989

Walkable Waterfront Fantastic Festivals & Live Music “Why I Love Burlington” by “Beard Guy”

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Burlington Is Simply The Best! WHAT’S INSIDE Welcome to Burlington.......................................... 3 See & Do......................................................... 8 Events.......................................................... 22 Maps.......................................................... 31 Meet........................................................36 Services & Associations...............................38 Shop....................................................41 Dine..................................................47 Stay................................................53

Visitor Information Centre 414 Locust Street, Burlington Ontario L7S 1T7 Open Year Round (including weekends) Mid June–Labour Day: Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. September–Mid June: Daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Burlington and Canadian souvenirs, maps and postcards are sold at the Centre. Ontario by Bike cycle friendly location. Phone...................... 905.634.5594 Fax......................... 905.634.7220

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GREETINGS FROM MAYOR GOLDRING On behalf of city council, welcome to the beautiful city of Burlington. Our waterfront offers a picturesque setting for many popular events. There’s the Sound of Music Festival on Father’s Day weekend, Canada Day celebrations on July 1, the Children’s Festival in August and Canada’s Largest Ribfest on Labour Day weekend. Our vibrant downtown core, filled with shopping and dining opportunities, offers the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. There are examples of our city’s rich history across Burlington at Joseph Brant Museum, LaSalle Park and Ireland House. Those looking to connect with nature can visit the Bruce Trail within the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System. The Tourism Burlington Visitor’s Centre is located at 414 Locust Street. They can connect you to all the exciting experiences our city offers. Please drop by in person or visit their website at www.tourismburlington.com. Enjoy your visit to Burlington.

Rick Goldring, Mayor City of Burlington

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

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by Al Pettman, justaclick Photography

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Fall Colours

by Tourism Burlington

EXPERIENCE BURLINGTON LIKE A LOCAL! Burlington residents are very proud to be living in the best mid-sized city in Canada and are happy to share their favorite experiences with visitors. Here are just a few to get you inspired, check out our blog for many more! • Float away on a pedal boat or stand up paddleboard along beautiful white sand Beachway Park. • Hike the escarpment trails at Mount Nemo and see magnificent views of the lake and countryside. • Listen to fabulous live music and entertainment at our fantastic top 100 festivals: Sound of Music, Canada Day and Children’s festival. • Enjoy hand dipped chocolates, home-made gelato and artisan oils at downtown specialty shops. • Stroll hand in hand on the Brant St. Pier and watch the sunset from the lookout. • Marvel as Canada’s Musical Ambassadors, the Burlington Teen Tour Band play in local parades. • Enjoy the best ribs, lake breezes and entertainment at Canada’s Largest Ribfest. • Cycle along the scenic Waterfront Trail and stop for a waterside lunch or picnic. • Be awed by the fall colours and watch the salmon run at Lowville Park. • On a cold winter’s day visit the RBG’s Mediterranean Garden, a tropical oasis. • Take in music, theatre and comedy at the spectacular Burlington Performing Arts Centre. • Satisfy those sweet cravings by taking our self-guided Chocolate Trail. • Bundle up and enjoy a winter wonderland at the Festival of Lights at Spencer Smith Park. 5 16


ABOUT BURLINGTON The population of Burlington is approximately 176,000 Average high temperatures: July 27o C, January 0o C

CONTACTS

Internet Access Points

City of Burlington – City Hall 426 Brant Street L7R 3Z6..................905.335.7600 Toll Free:............................. 1.877.213.3609 Information Burlington............905.639.3611 #1222 Economic Development....................905.332.9415

All library branches: bpl.on.ca

LCBO - Liquor Stores

Upper Middle/Guelph Line

Free WiFi Sevice

Selected City facilities: burlington.ca

Walk In Clinics Burlington Walk In Clinic...................905.681.7755

Downtown: ........................ 413 Elizabeth Street Central: ............................ 1235 Fairview Street ....................................... 3365 Fairview Street North: ................................... 2025 Guelph Line .................... 2000 Appleby Line (Millcroft Centre) .......................................... 3041 Walkers Line East:...................................... 501 Appleby Line

North Burlington.............................905.319.2000

Beer Stores

Doctor’s Office Walk-In Clinic.............905.633.7686

Downtown: ........................ 396 Elizabeth Street Central: ............................ 1235 Fairview Street North: ................................... 2025 Guelph Line ................................... 2055 Mount Forest Drive .................... 2020 Appleby Line (Millcroft Centre) East:...................................... 5051 New Street

Post Offices (selected locations) Downtown: .... 688 Brant Street & 561 Brant Street Inside Shoppers Drug Marts: West:................................. 503 Plains Road East Central:.....................................Burlington Mall ............................................... Roseland Plaza North:......................................Millcroft Centre .......................................... 1450 Headon Road ............................................2211 Brant Street East:...................................... 4524 New Street ............................................ Lakeside Village

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Upper Middle/Appleby Line

Halton Family Health Centre..............905.336.3437 Walkers Line/Dundas Street

Plains Medical Centre.......................905.218.6000 Plains Road, West/Waterdown Road

Walkers Medical Clinic......................905.335.5959 Walkers Line/Upper Middle Road Fairview Street (inside Walmart)

Churches Call Information Burlington.... 905.639.3611 #1222 or visit: tourismburlington.com

Emergency Services 911 emergency—fire, ambulance and police. Non-emergencies Halton Regional Police (Burlington)......905.878.5511 Ontario Provincial Police (Burlington)...905.681.2511 Accident Reporting Centre........905.878.5511 #5164

Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital......................905.632.3730 1230 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington (see map page 32-33)

Produced by: Tourism Burlington Contributing photography by: Al Pettman-justaclick Photography, Burlington Beach Rentals, Vince Magro, Conservation Halton, Royal Botanical Gardens, VR Pro, Jamie Buisman, Janet Campbell, Samantha Payne, Laura Gammon, Spencer’s at the Waterfront, Comfort Inn Cover photos: (clockwise from top) Paddleboarding by Burlington Beach Rentals Golf by Al Pettman, justaclick Photography Sound of Music Festival by Al Pettman, justaclick Photography BurBear by Jamie Buisman Designed by:

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Notices of Promotional Material The notices of listings and advertisements within this guide are paid promotional material. Tourism Burlington does not verify the claims expressed within these ads and accepts no responsibility or liability for damages of any nature incurred due to inaccurate information or claims. Tourism Burlington in no way guarantees services or products offered, nor does it endorse these advertisers.

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GETTING HERE

Transportation Contacts Burlington Transit............................................................................ 905.639.0550 GO Transit (to Toronto & Niagara)........................................................ 1.888.438.6646 VIA Rail Reservations (Ontario).......................................................... 1.888.842.7245 Burlington Taxi................................................................................ 905.333.3333 Airways Transit................................................................................ 905.689.4460 Burlington Executive Airport (Charters)................................................ 905.331.0075

WELCOME

Less than an hour’s drive from Toronto and the US border, Burlington offers easy accessibility for day-tripping to area attractions and events while enjoying the local charm of our lakeside community. Burlington is conveniently located next to major highways, connecting to the greater Toronto Area, the Niagara Region and Kitchener/Waterloo and within 45 minutes of three major international airports. Go Transit and Via Rail also provide regular service to Burlington and beyond. Refer to maps on pages 31-34.

Distances to Burlington City

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Buffalo Airport

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Buffalo, NY

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John C. Munro Airport, Hamilton

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Hamilton, ON

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Kitchener/Waterloo, ON

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London, ON

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Montreal, QC

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Niagara Falls, NY Airport

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Niagara Falls, ON

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Ottawa, ON

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Syracuse, NY

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Pearson Airport, Toronto Toronto, ON

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Windsor, ON

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Call us toll free for more information at 1.877.499.9989 or visit our website at tourismburlington.com

LaSalle Park by Vince Magro

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SEE & DO

Sculpture Garden at Royal Botanical Gardens by Tourism Burlington

Nestled between the cliffs of the escarpment and the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, Burlington is close to the urban buzz of Toronto, yet surrounded by the tranquil beauty of parks and gardens. Our city offers visitors a full spectrum of activities, from scaling the heights of the Niagara escarpment to catching trophy sized salmon in a great lake. There’s culture, history, fantastic festivals and fun all year round in this safe and friendly community.

CRAVE NATURE OR ADVENTURE? A World Famous Royal Garden: Named one of the top ten gardens in the world, the Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s only royal and its largest botanical garden. Visitors come from around the world to see the world’s largest collection of spectacular lilacs, the magnificent rose gardens and the masses of tulips, peonies and irises in the spring. In summer months, there is an international sculpture collection in the gardens along with special events, plant sales, nature walks, gardening and painting workshops. The popular Holiday Traditions exhibit with its unique model trains is a must do seasonal activity- a great multi-generational outing which will create new family memories. In the winter an interactive exhibit features fun learning activities for all ages focused on fascinating creatures and nature. The shop in the garden’s centre is the ideal place to find special one-of-a-kind gifts. New this year is the redesigned Rock Garden and visitor centre.

Adventure at Our Doorstep: Kelso/Glen Eden, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake, Hilton

Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Robert Edmondson and Mount Nemo Conservation areas offer exciting adventure experiences, such as hiking, rock-climbing, swimming, skiing and fishing, and each reflects a distinct character through its special attractions. Explore an authentically reconstructed native village at Crawford Lake, or sleep under the stars at Kelso. Do an Owl Prowl or Wolf Howl, learn about raptors and birds of prey or just enjoy the quiet serenity of the rural countryside. For a truly unique adventure, head to the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, to hike the pathways created hundreds of years ago along the Iroquoia portion of the Bruce Trail. See our Pinterest board on outdoor adventure.

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SEE & DO Hiking at Mountsberg Park by Tourism Burlington

Play in Our Parks:

Explore the Downtown Waterfront where the Rotary Centennial Pond serves as a reflecting pool and miniature sailboat space in summer and a skating rink in winter. The Dofasco Waterjet Park is the ideal place for children to splash on hot summer days, and the elegant Spencer’s at the Waterfront provides fine dining with a spectacular view of the pier. Walk Paletta Lakefront Park to experience a 14-acre heritage estate on the lake. At LaSalle Park, take photos of the ducks and trumpeter swans that come into the bay and share with your friends on Instagram. There are excellent picnicking opportunities at LaSalle, Hidden Valley or Lowville Parks and many offer hiking trails, fishing, playgrounds, and winter activities. At Bronte Creek Provincial Park, children can enjoy the play barn as well as watch the farm animals up close. There’s a historically preserved farmhouse where you can experience life in the late 1800’s. Swimming, hiking and learning about wildlife are all activities that visitors can enjoy. For a more contemplative experience, walk the Central Park Labyrinth, one of the first in Canada in a public space that is wheelchair accessible.

WALKABLE WATERFRONT Visitors often comment that our waterfront is so beautiful, open and easy to explore. Located in the heart of downtown and just steps from the Visitor Centre Spencer Smith Park connects via a 4 km path with our lovely beach and the Burlington lift bridge. This is an easy 45 minute walk (one way) most of which is along the shore where you can see waterfowl, watch freighters come through the canal and enjoy views of the Burlington skyline. Plan to dine at one of the lakeside restaurants or downtown patios. Check out our website blog for more stories on our walkable waterfront.

Spencer Smith Park Boardwalk by Tourism Burlington

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FANTASTIC FESTIVALS & LIVE MUSIC: “Why I Love Burlington”

Mike Taylor

by T.J Champagne

When we are on the road and someone asks where Walk Off The Earth is from, like most Burlingtonians, I’m tempted to say Toronto. But I don’t. I’m too proud of where I’m from and always answer ‘Burlington’ instead. But it’s not as though I am hanging on a distinction without a difference. I remember noticing back in high school, playing in bands, that Burlington was at the center its own music scene—we had our own musicians, our own venues, our own haunts, and most coolly, our own sound. Bands like The Spoons and Finger Eleven were at the leading edge of this, and perhaps WOTE holds that candle now—I am not the one to say. This town is packed with great musicians and artists of all stripes, both aspiring and accomplished. And then there is Sound of Music Festival—what a phenomenal, completely made-in-Burlington, world-class event. So while there is a lot to like about Burlington—just look around—what I love about Burlington is this slightly submerged, but always burbling creative vitality that I am alluding to. It’s this verve, this mojo, that besides making Burlington a great place to enjoy the arts, I think, earns Burlington its own star on the musical map. Mike Taylor (Beard Guy), Walk Off The Earth

An eclectic mix of folk-pop, sketch group and quirky musical experimenter, Burlington’s Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Their debut album, R.E.V.O., is certified gold in Canada and includes the two-time platinum single Red Hands.

To see other Famous Burlingtonians refer to the tourismburlington.com website.

EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE

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A visit to the Art Gallery of Burlington will introduce you to local, national and international artists and to an acclaimed collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics. There are frequent exhibits, and exceptional finds in Art Etc. gallery shop where you can acquire juried art created by well known artists. Burlington’s talented local theatrical groups are on-stage with entertaining productions throughout the year. The state of the art Burlington Performing Arts Centre brings big name shows to the city plus showcases local talent. In the summer, the city comes alive hosting several major outdoor festivals. During the Sound of Music, streets are closed to traffic and every corner becomes a venue for bands. There are also outdoor concerts to enjoy throughout the summer, Music in the Park features musicians at one of the beautiful outdoor parks or take in Garden Music Nights at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Check out the events calendar at burlington.ca for performance details. Refer to our blogs and social media for more details on our arts and culture activities and events. 16


WATCH HISTORY COME ALIVE

SEE & DO

One of the earliest areas of Ontario to be settled, Burlington has a vibrant history and preserves it in both its museums and historic streets. Joseph Brant Museum is a replica of the home of one of Canada’s most colourful heroes, Captain Joseph Brant who was an aboriginal leader and United Empire Loyalist who helped the British fight in the American Revolutionary War. He built his home on land he was granted by King George III, just a few hundred yards south-west of the present day museum. The museum boasts many exhibits and houses more than 10,000 artifacts. Stroll the historic streets of downtown Burlington to discover some of its first homes, and churches dating back to the late 1800s using A Walking Tour of Burlington Downtown brochure that is available from the Visitor Information Centre or download from our website. The Burlington Historical Society has published a number of interesting books on the area available for purchase at our Visitor Centre. Travel through three distinct time periods with a visit to Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, (circa 1835-1837), a living history museum and 3.68 acres of woodland, gardens and picnic areas. Tours of the property, living historical demonstrations, special events and educational programs are offered. North of the city visit the Streetcar & Electric Railway Museum where you can take a ride and explore the 1912 Grand Trunk railway station or Country Heritage Park with its 80 acres of farm heritage.

Easter at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm by Tourism Burlington

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DAY TRIP DESTINATIONS Burlington is a great place to use as your base for day-trips, with drive-to destinations offering a full day of entertainment, or leisurely scenic drives along the waterfront or countryside. Here are a few suggestions or you can contact the Visitor Centre for other ideas and more detailed directions.

• Gardens & More! Head out to the Royal Botanical Gardens,which has Canada’s longest

footpath, the Bruce Trail, running through it. Plan a hike or just wander through the beautiful gardens, stop for lunch and take in events and other amenities offered.

• Burlington’s Downtown & Waterfront Spend the day exploring the waterfront with its

pier, children’s play area and water jet plaza at Spencer Smith and Beachway Park. Cross the street to tour the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Joseph Brant Museum and dine downtown. In winter pack your skates and enjoy the lakeside rink and Festival of Lights.

• Bronte Creek Provincial Park Features trails, camping, a play barn with farm animals, skating rink and the largest outdoor pool in Canada. It is a perfect stop in any season.

• Rural Retreat Follow quiet rural roads north into the Niagara Escarpment for panoramic views and great outdoor adventure at the various conservation areas. Stop at local farm markets for fabulous fresh produce and home baked deliciousness.

See tourismburlington.com for other day trips and scenic drives.

Teahouse and Reflecting Pool at Royal Botanical Gardens

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ATTRACTIONS Current admission prices have been listed where possible, but may be subject to change. We cannot be responsible for individual operator’s service or policies.

Art Gallery of Burlington

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek is the perfect destination for your family. Visit the much loved Children’s Farm and Playbarn, experience history at our Spruce Lane Farm, swim in our outdoor pool or relax at one of our campsites. Visit farm animals, or picnic with friends! During the winter visit for the outdoor skating or annual Christmas festival. Campground access via Bronte Road only. Day use area access off Burloak Drive. ontarioparks.com 905.827.6911

SEE & DO

The Art Gallery of Burlington is an award winning Art Gallery, staging as many as 15 exhibitions a year and host to an acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics. Home of creativity and artistic exploration, and seven guilds and studios. Open seven days a week. 1333 Lakeshore Rd. 905.632.7796 ArtGalleryofBurlington.com info@artgalleryofburlington.com See ad page 15

Burlington Teen Tour Band

The Burlington Teen Tour Band is Canada’s largest and best-known marching band. The band has represented Burlington across Canada, the U.S. and around the world with pride and pageantry since 1947. Over 200 Burlington youth radiate enthusiasm wherever they go, be it in Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival or at international events. teentourband.org 905.335.7808

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located in Burlington’s downtown core. The Centre offers music to feed the soul, theatre to challenge your mind and dance to lift your spirits. Call Box Office for tickets. 440 Locust St. 905.681.6000 (Box Office) burlingtonpac.ca See ad page 15

Canadian Christian Tours Inc.

The goal of Canadian Christian Tours is to serve you with an enjoyable, Christ-centered, relaxing group experience. You will enjoy quality transportation, accommodations and meals, all affordably priced and to your satisfaction. We are a full service travel agency. 1295 North Service Rd. 905.319.8687 cctours.ca info@cctours.ca

Conservation Halton Parks

“Find Your Place Here” Your gateway to the escarpment and destination for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, boating, rock climbing, camping and picnicking, skiing and snowboarding, plus special events including Fall Into Nature and Maple Syrup season. Discover our parks: Kelso/Glen Eden, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Robert Edmondson! 2596 Britannia Rd. West (office) 905.336.1158 haltonparks.ca See ad page 15 16

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Crossroads Centre

The Crossroads Centre houses state-of-the-art broadcast facilities that are home to Canada’s longest running daily television program, 100 Huntley Street, and Canadian TV channel, YES TV. Crossroads’ modern facilities are perfectly suited to your next corporate event, conference, or celebration. 1295 North Service Rd. 905.332.6400 crossroads.ca

Funtrek Tours

“Isn’t it time you had fun?” A Canadian owned and operated company registered with TICO, established since 1993 and has been nominated and voted #1 several times, best senior tour and travel company. Funtrek is known for their excellent tour packages and their contribution to several charitable organizations. Be sure to call for a brochure or check out the website and take advantage of their monthly Specials and “Early Bird Bookings”. Call for more information on exciting day tours and extended overnight getaways. funtrektours.com 905.662.5888 or 800.263.1317

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Enchanted wilderness, incredible trails, year round camping, picnicking and swimming. Step back in time to Westfield Heritage Village…enjoy the great outdoors at any one of our conservation areas…or do the Works at Confederation Park. Hamilton Conservation just minutes away. 838 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster (office) 905.525.2181 conservationhamilton.ca nature@conservationhamilton.ca

Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

Through guided tours, educational programming, historical demonstrations and special events, Ireland House interprets the lives of the Ireland family, the historic farmstead, buildings, gardens and contents as they were acquired and used by the Ireland family c1830 to the 1900s. Open: Tues – Fri: 10 am - 4:30 pm/Sun: 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4 pm. Admission: Adults $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST. 2168 Guelph Line 905.332.9888 museumsofburlingon.com marrianne.paley@burlington.ca See ad page 15

Joseph Brant Museum

Through guided tours, permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery gallery, visible storage, educational programming and special events, Burlington’s Joseph Brant Museum, tells the important story of the historical founding settlement and development of the Burlington area. Open: Tues – Fri: 10 am - 4:30 pm/Sat: 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4 pm. 1240 North Shore Blvd. 905.634.3556 museumsofburlingon.com marrianne.paley@burlington.ca See ad page 15

Mohawk Racetrack

Showcasing the very best in live standardbred racing and offering casual-to-formal dining. Mohawk has over 800 slot machines,operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. 9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville 888.675.7223 hostyourevent.com eventsales@woodbineentertainment.com

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Mrs. B’s Gifthouse

Mrs. B’s Gifthouse creates unique gift giving presentations. Our gift and gourmet shop bakes artisan biscotti on site, one batch at a time from natural ingredients. Watch our chocolatier create many decadent treats too! There is always something happening. Join us for samples. Say “We love Burlington” and receive 10% off! Closed Sundays. 3350 Fairview St. 905.634.6334 mrsbsgifthouse.com contactus@mrsbsgifthouse.com Burlington natives John and Peter Romano invite you to join them at their Micro-Brewery for a tour and tasting to learn what goes into making Nickel Brook beer. The brewery also has a wine making and beer store onsite open 7 days a week. Mon & Tues 11-6pm, Wed-Fri 11-9pm, Sat 9-5pm, Sun 12-4pm. 864 Drury Lane 905.681.2739 nickelbrook.com better.bitters@bellnet.ca

SEE & DO

Nickel Brook Beer/Better Bitters

The Parish Church of St. Luke

The Church, built in 1834 on Joseph Brant’s land grant, surrounded by an historic cemetery including his daughter’s grave, continues as an active Anglican Parish. The church is open for worship Wednesday and Sunday mornings. Hall and room rentals available. 1371 Elgin St. (Church) 905.634.1826 1382 Ontario St. (Hall) stlukesburlington.ca office@stlukesburlington.ca

Royal Botanical Gardens

Ontario’s botanical garden and National Historic Site of Canada conveniently located mid-way between Toronto and Niagara Falls, featuring over 2,700 acres of breathtaking gardens and spectacular nature sanctuaries. Visitors may enjoy three outdoor display gardens, the Mediterranean Garden under glass, two on-site restaurants, the Gardens’ Gift Shop, festivals, events and much more. 680 Plains Rd., W. 905.527.1158 rbg.ca info@rbg.ca See ad page 16

Springridge Farm

Springridge Farm is a vibrant, local destination for visitors of all ages to experience seasonal festivals, strawberries, the Fun Farm Yard, school tours, birthday parties and the barn market featuring gourmet products, café/bakery and gift boutique. Open daily 9am-5pm, April 2-Christmas. 7256 Bell School Line, Milton 905.878.4908 springridgefarm.com info@springridgefarm.com

The Stonehouse of Campbellville

Come see the magic and the beauty of over 2000 antique stained glass windows imported from Britain. Ranging in age from 1860 to 1940 our windows reflect the historical spirit and artistry of a bygone era. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. 8565 Guelph Line, Campbellville 905.854.2152 thestonehouse.ca the_stonehouse@yahoo.com

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Streetcar & Electric Railway Museum

Ride on a variety of restored streetcars, radial (interurban) cars and work equipment from the 1890’s to the 1990’s. 1912 Grand Trunk railway station and two display buildings. Bring a picnic lunch; visit our snack bar or the ice cream shop. Museum admission includes rides. Group bookings available. See our website for special events and more info. 13629 Guelph Line, Milton 519.856.9802 hcry.org streetcar@hcry.org

Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery

Fine art stained glass, commissions accepted. Teresa’s gallery features a large selection of her latest works and now exhibits the work of established and emerging Canadian artists on a rotating basis. Thurs - Sun 11 am - 5 pm Mon - Wed by chance or appointment 654 Spring Gardens Rd. 905.510.5030 teresaseaton.ca tmseaton@cogeco.ca

Theatre Burlington

Burlington’s premier award winning theatre group (9 time winner of the Western Ontario Festival and 3 time Theatre Ontario Festival winner) entertaining audiences since 1953 with comedy, drama and the odd mystery. Join us in the intimate Drama Centre. Reserved seating. We love it when you come to the theatre! 2311 New St. 905.637.1728 theatreburlington.on.ca See ad this page.

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SEE & DO

Chilly Half Marathon by VR PRO

HEALTH, RECREATION & SPORT Whether you are a walker, runner, hiker, biker, cyclist, boater or cross country skier, there are over 35km of recreation trails to enjoy along the escarpment and waterfront, many linked to parks, picnic areas and attractions. Burlington hosts many signature sporting events including running, hockey, gymnastics, bowling and soccer. We are committed to supporting and hosting events at all levels of play. See our blogs on golfing and cycling plus our Pinterest board on sport. For further information call Tourism Burlington at 905.634.5594, toll free 1.877.499.9989, or visit tourismburlington.com

Burlington Bowl

Landmark entertainment centre, favourite gathering place and party destination. Features 40 brand new bowling lanes, awesome cosmic glow and Lightworx, games room and full-service licensed restaurant with food and drinks conveniently served to your lanes. Kids have a blast with bumper rails, ball ramps and super lightweight balls. Open at 9 am, close at midnight or later, 365 days per year. Voted Best Bowling Centre. ALWAYS FUN, visit today! 4065 Harvester Rd. 905.681.2727 burlingtonbowl.com guestservices@burlingtonbowl.com

Burlington Beach Rentals

Your ultimate STAYCATION destination on the beach! Bringing that fabulous tropical feeling within easy reach. paddleboats; stand up paddleboards; beachspots incl Wi-Fi; learn to S.U.P. classes; beach and S.U.P. yoga programmes; massage; gear and gift shop; lockers & full moon events & more!! 1094 Lakeshore Rd. 289.337.0808 burlingtonbbeachrentals.com burlingtonbeachrentals@gmail.com

B.L.O.M.H.A.

Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association BLOMHA Since 1951 - offers a Rep, House League, House League Select program for players ages 6-18. We also offer a Development Program for 4-5 year olds. Season starts October 1st. For further information visit our website or call. 3455 Fairview St. 905.637.0731 blomha.com

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Cedar Springs Health, Racquet, & Sportsclub

Bigger than you think? Programmes for all ages in tennis, squash, racquetball, badminton, basketball, indoor and outdoor water parks, fitness equipment and fitness classes. A private setting for members and their guests including a licensed restaurant. Ontario by Bike cycle friendly location. 960 Cumberland Ave. 905.632.4800 cedarspringsclub.com membership@cedarspringsclub.com

Crosswinds Golf and Country Club

18 Hole championship public course. Par 72, 7240 yards. Framed by the majestic Niagara Escarpment, Crosswinds offers challenging golf, meticulous course conditions and breathtaking views from the stately Grand Hall, Pebblestone Pub and outdoor patios. Voted ‘Burlington’s Best Golf Course’ by Reader’s Choice. 6621 Guelph Line 905.319.5991 crosswindsgolf.com info@crosswindsgolf.com See ad page 18

LaSalle Park Marina

Canada’s First Top 5 Anchor Environmental Award Winner On the scenic north shore of Burlington Bay at LaSalle Park, along the waterfront trail is Burlington’s only marina: 219 deep-water weed-free slips; accessible by boaters 24/7. Steer 292 degrees magnetic from the Canal Bridge; VHF 68; reciprocals honoured. LaSalle Park Marina is fully wheelchair accessible. Like us on Facebook. burlbay.com 905.633.9483 lasalleparkmarina@cogeco.net

Lowville Golf Club

Nestled in the Niagara Escarpment, minutes from downtown, Lowville Golf Club blends natural beauty with challenging golf. Our clubhouse can host tournaments, banquets, weddings and meetings of up to 150. Course received Toronto Star “most scenic” and “most improved club”. lowvillegolf.com 905.335.6181

Splitsville Entertainment

Splitsville Entertainment is Canada’s premier Family Entertainment Center. Our new Burlington location features 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, laser tag, Playdium Lite, restaurant/bar, private party rooms and more. Open 365 days, we specialize in corporate events, birthdays, and private parties. Splitsville is the place to be! 830 Laurentian Dr. 905.333.6570 splitsville.ca burlington@splitsville.ca

Tyandaga Municipal Golf Course

Challenging and picturesque 18-hole public golf course located within the city and nestled in the escarpment. Memberships, tournaments, lessons, and clinics. Men’s and women’s league play, junior program, and off-season room rentals available. Clubhouse and patio offer a complete food and beverage service. 1265 Tyandaga Park Dr. 905.336.0005 or 905.336.0006 tyandagagolf.com tyandaga@burlington.ca

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Urkai European Bikes & Rentals

Rent an elegant and comfortable European bike or cargo bike for the kids and explore Burlington’s stunning Waterfront Trail, downtown, parks, beaches and restaurants. Come and feel the perfect blend of “old world style with new world technology”. Reserve today! 678 Guelph Line 800.220.0150 urkai.com hello@urkai.com VR PRO has many great events from the Chilly Half Marathon and Frosty 5k with over 5000 runners from all over Ontario to the Santa 5k, Canada’s first and largest Santa race with 3000 Santa’s running in downtown Burlington with complimentary Santa suit, Downtown Dash and others. For more information, please visit our website. Downtown Burlington 905.512.2488 vrpro.ca vrpro@sympatico.ca

SEE & DO

VR PRO

Fall Golfing

by Al Pettman, justaclick Photography

GOLFER’S PARADISE!

Book a tee time at one of 9 golf courses within the city, or scattered throughout our rural area. All ages can enjoy the numerous mini-putt courses and driving ranges.

Burlington Golf Index

Phone

Website

Type

Holes

Par/Yards

Burlington Golf & Country Club 422 North Shore Boulevard East

905.634.7726

burlingtongolfclub.com

Private

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71/6479

Burlington Springs Golf & Country Club 5235 Cedar Springs Road

905.335.2922

burlingtonsprings.com

SemiPrivate

18

72/6582

Camisle Golf 2090 No. 2 Sideroad

905.335.6028

camislegolf.com

Public

18 9

69/5053 34/3000

Crosswinds Golf & Country Club 6621 Guelph Line

905.319.5991

crosswindsgolf.com

Public

18

72/7240

Hidden Lake Golf Club 1137 No. 1 Sideroad

905.336.3660

hiddenlakegolf.com

SemiPrivate

36

71/6743

Indian Wells Golf Club 5377 Walkers Line

905.335.2955

indianwellsgolfclub.ca

Public

18

71/6402

Lowville Golf Club 2662 Britannia Road

905.335.6181

lowvillegolf.com

Public

18

71/6323

Millcroft Golf Club 2155 Country Club Drive

905.332.5111

millcroftgolfclub.com

SemiPrivate

18

70/5735

Tyandaga Municipal Golf Course 1265 Tyandaga Park Drive

905.336.0006

burlington.ca

Public

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EVENTS

Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival Aerial View by Al Pettman, justaclick Photography

FANTASTIC FESTIVALS Visit Burlington to participate in fun activities held all year round, many in picturesque park settings. From road races to sports tournaments to major community festivals, Burlington is alive with activity. Visitors or residents who are staycationing will find many events taking place throughout the year. As dates and events are subject to change, we suggest you call to confirm. Pre-registration may be required for some events. For more information, check the Burlington Events Calendar at burlington.ca. See our Pinterest board and blogs on events.

Art In Action Burlington Studio Tour

November 7–8, 2015 10 am – 5 pm. Self guided tour/free admission. Artists and artisans around Burlington demonstrate their skills and offer original fine art for sale. From our hands… to your home. Various Locations 905.510.5030 artinaction.ca tmseaton@cogeco.ca

A Taste of Burlington - Summer

July 19 - August 2, 2015 A great way to experience Burlington’s best restaurants. A Taste of Burlington is a prix fixe dining program that offers a three course menu at a great value. Lunch and dinner menus include appetizer, entrée and dessert. Expand your culinary horizon. Various Burlington Restaurants 905.634.5594 tasteofburlington.ca info@tourismburlington.com

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Events

Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival

June 13–21, 2015 Every year in June, Burlington comes alive with Canada’s Largest Free Music Festival. Thousands come to enjoy the biggest annual gathering of music by the lake and enjoy concerts spanning all genres. Join us June 13-21, 2015. soundofmusic.ca 905.333.6364 See ad page 24

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

September 3-7, 2015 Presented by the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore. Join us for the 20th anniversary of Canada’s Largest Ribfest this Labour Day Weekend at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington. Enjoy great music, crafters, and some of the best, mouth-watering ribs in North America! canadaslargestribfest.com info@canadaslargestribfest.com See ad page 24

City of Burlington Festivals & Events

The City of Burlington Festivals & Events office offers support to community event organizers, committees and is proud to present New Year’s Day, Lowville Winter Games, Kite Festival, Canada Day, Movies Under the Stars, Sandcastles Festival and Children’s Festival for free. Follow us on twitter! https://twitter.com/BurlEvents sponsor |volunteer | participate | attend burlington.ca/events festivalsandevents@burlington.ca See ad page 35 23 16


6th Annual IRONDames’ Lace Up for LOVE

Mother’s Day 1 & 5 K Walk/Run May 10, 2015 Hosted by Neworld Cycle & Runners in support of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House’s cancer exercise program. There will be: buffs for every mother; prizes for top 3 fundraising teams/ fundraisers; finishing awards; face painting; refreshments; Mother’s Day market; draw prizes! irondames.ca 905.332.3651 irondames@gmail.com

Doors Open Burlington

September 26, 2015 During this FREE event, residents and visitors to the City will be given the opportunity to learn about sites that typically are not open to the general public for viewing or who usually charge an admission fee. doburlington.com 905.332.9888 See ad page doburlington@gmail.com

Lakeside à la Carte

August 9, 2015 Burlington’s ultimate summer garden party! For one afternoon, Spencer Smith Park is transformed into the best wine and dine venue in Burlington. More than three dozen restaurants, wineries and breweries, a silent auction, smooth jazz live entertainment, raffles for travel tickets, wine and more. Truly a delight for every taste! The Rotary Club of Burlington Central is host to this 16th annual summer event. Buy your tickets online at lakesidealacarte.com lakesidealacarte.com rotarycbc@gmail.com

Spring Cup Girls Artistic Gymnastics

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2015-2016 As dates and events are subject to change, we suggest you call to confirm. Pre-registration may be required for some events.

APRIL 2015 Aldershot High School Mountsberg Conservation Area Springridge Farm Royal Botanical Gardens Mountsberg Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Theatre Burlington Hilton Falls Conservation Area Downtown Burlington Mountsberg Conservation Area The Art Gallery of Burlington

905.637.1888 905.854.2276 905.878.4908 905.527.1158 905.854.2276 905.854.0234 905.637.1728 905.854.0262 289.259.1017 905.854.2276 905.632.7796

EVENTS

April 3 Good Friday Road Races April 3-4 Easter Egg Extravaganza April 3-5 Easter Festival April 5 Easter Brunch Weekends (Starts April 6) Spring Fever Days in the Country Weekends (Starts April 6) Season of Many Frogs Peeping April 17-18, 23-25, 30 “Barefoot in the Park” April 12 All Weather Challenge April 17-19 Spring-Pop Art + Maker Mart April 24-25 Frog Watcher’s Hike April 25-May 24 All Guild Show

MAY 2015 Yoga in the Park - Thursday Evenings: May 21 - August 27 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area Call 905.854.0262 Weekends Spring Fever Days in the Country Mountsberg Conservation Area 905.854.2276 Weekends Season of Many Frogs Peeping Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 Weekends Celebrate Lilacs Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 May 1-24 All Guild Show The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 May 1-3 Spring Cup Girls Artistic Gymnastics Mainway & Haber Recreation Centres 905.637.5774 May 1-2 “Barefoot in the Park” Theatre Burlington 905.637.1728 May 1-2 Frog Watcher’s Hike Mountsberg Conservation Area 905.854.2276 May 8-30 “Something’s Afoot” Drury Lane Theatre 905.637.3979 May 9 Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 May 10 Mother’s Day Tea & Springtime Celebration Ireland House at Oakridge Farm 905.332.9888 May 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 May 10 Wildflower Walk for Mom Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 May 10 Mother’s Day Special Streetcar Museum 519.856.9802 May 10 Lace up for LOVE 1K & 5K Walk/Run Neworld Cycle & Runners 905.639.5176 May 16 Endangered Species Day Mountsberg/Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.2276 May 16-18 Wildflower Weekend Streetcar Museum 519.856.9802 May 18 Spring Thyme on the Farm Bronte Creek Provincial Park 905.827.6911 May 23 Lively Dragon Boat Races Kelso Conservation Area 905.878.5011 May 24 Fit in the Core Civic Square 905.333.9868 May 30 Rotary Rib and Lobster Fest Burlington Central Arena 905.632.2115 May 30 Car Free Street Festival Palladium Way 905.335.7600 x7480 May 31 Car Free Street Festival Appleby Line (New St.-Fairview St.) 905.335.7600 x7512

Kite Festival

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JUNE 2015 Yoga in the Park - Thursday Evenings: May 21 - August 27 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area Call 905.854.0262 Concerts in the Park - Wednesday and Sunday Evenings: June 21 - August 16 at Central Park: Call 905.335.7600 x7947 Weekends Spring Fever Days in the Country Mountsberg Conservation Area 905.854.2276 Weekends Season of Many Frogs Peeping Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 Weekends Celebrate Lilacs Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Weekends Celebrate Iris and Peonies Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Weekends Celebrate Roses Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Sundays Fit in the Core Civic Square 905.333.9868 June 5 D-Day Parade and Service Spencer Smith Park 905.639.7255 June 6 Annual Live Auction The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 June 7 Kite Festival Brant Hills Community Centre 905.335.7766 June 7 Milton Triathalon Kelso Conservation Area 905.878.5011 June 13-14 Arts Burlington’s Kaleidoscope Art Sale The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 June 13-21 Sound of Music Festival Spencer Smith Park/Downtown 905.333.6364 June 17, 24 Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 June 19 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Spencer Smith Park 905.335.7600 June 20 5 Peaks Trail Running Race Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area 905.854.0262 June 20-21 Father’s Day Food Truck Festival Springridge Farm 905.878.4908 June 20-Sept 6 Naked Craft Exhibit The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 June 21 Aboriginal Awareness Day Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 June 21 Father’s Day Special Streetcar Museum 519.856.9802 June 23, 30 Country Tuesdays Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 June 27 Element Racing Off-Road Triathalon Kelso Quarry Park 905.878.5011

JULY 2015 Yoga in the Park - Thursday Evenings: May 21 - August 27 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area Call 905.854.0262 Concerts in the Park - Wednesday and Sunday Evenings: June 21 - August 16 at Central Park: Call 905.335.7600 x7947 Weekends Summer Days in the Country Mountsberg Conservation Area 905.854.2276 Weekends Celebrate Roses Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Saturdays Saturdays in the Street Elgin & Brant Street 905.333.9868 Sundays Fit in the Core Civic Square 905.333.9868 Tuesdays Country Tuesdays Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Wednesdays Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Daily Earth Art Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Daily Season of Three Sisters Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 Daily Naked Craft Exhibit The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 July 1 Canada Day Spencer Smith Park 905.335.7766 July 1 Strawberry Social by the Lake Joseph Brant Museum 905.634.3556 July 1 Green Germann Sakran Canada Day 5km Downtown Burlington 905.512.2488 July 1-26 Panorama Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 July 9 Movies under the Stars Nelson Park 905.335.7766 July 11 Burlington Downtown Car Show Downtown Burlington 416.451.4287 July 16 Movies under the Stars Aldershot Park 905.335.7766 July 17 Red Bag Sale Downtown Burlington 905.333.9868 July 17-19 Burlington Beer Festival Spencer Smith Park 905.634.1010 July 18 National Parks Day in Canada Bronte Creek Provincial Park 905.827.6911 July 18 Family Day Streetcar Museum 519.856.9802 July 19-Aug. 2 Taste of Burlington Various Restaurants in Burlington 905.634.5594 July 23 Movies under the Stars Civic Square 905.335.7766 July 30 Movies under the Stars Emerson Park 905.335.7766

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AUGUST 2015

EVENTS

Yoga in the Park - Thursday Evenings: May 21 - August 27 at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area Call 905.854.0262 Concerts in the Park - Wednesday and Sunday Evenings: June 21 - August 16 at Central Park: Call 905.335.7600 x7947 Weekends Summer Days in the Country Mountsberg Conservation Area 905.854.2276 Saturdays Saturdays in the Street Elgin & Brant Street 905.333.9868 Sundays Fit in the Core Civic Square 905.333.9868 Wednesdays Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Fridays Outdoor Family Movie Nights Kelso Conservation Area 905.878.5011 Daily Season of Three Sisters Crawford Lake Conservation Area 905.854.0234 Daily Naked Craft Exhibit The Art Gallery of Burlington 905.632.7796 Daily Earth Art Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Aug. 1-2 Taste of Burlington Various Restaurants in Burlington 905.634.5594 Aug. 1-3 Magic and Mischief Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 Aug. 3 Joseph Brant Day Festival LaSalle Park 905.634.3556 Aug. 4, 11 Country Tuesdays Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158 August Parapan Am Games Torch Relay Spencer Smith Park 905.335.7600 Aug. 6 Movies under the Stars Kilbride Park 905.335.7766 Aug. 8 Sandcastles Festival Beachway Park 905.335.7766 Aug. 9 Rotary Club Dragon Boats Kelso Conservation Area 905.878.5011 Aug. 9 Lakeside A La Carte Spencer Smith Park 905.407.2066 Aug. 9, 23 Ghost Walk at Spruce Lane Farm Bronte Creek Provincial Park 905.827.6911 Aug. 13 Movies under the Stars Mohawk Park 905.335.7766 Aug. 15 Community Heritage Day Streetcar Museum 519.856.9802 Aug. 16 Annual Children’s Festival Spencer Smith Park 905.335.7766 Aug. 20 V-J Day and Dieppe Ceremony Spencer Smith Park 905.639.7255 Aug. 20 Movies under the Stars Spencer Smith Park 905.335.7766 Aug. 21 Marques d’Elegance-An Evening of Luxury Brant Street Pier 905.592.4203 Aug. 22 Marques d’Elegance-Streetfest Downtown Burlington 905.592.4203 Aug. 22 Marques d’Elegance-Yacht Hop Spencer Smith Park/Waterfront 905.592.4203 Aug. 23 MEC Burlington Century Ride Hidden Valley Park 905.333.8559 Aug. 23 Marques d’Elegance Paletta Lakefront Park 905.592.4203 Aug. 29-30 Teddy Bear Picnic Royal Botanical Gardens 905.527.1158

SEPTEMBER 2015 Daily Sept. 1-6 Sept. 1-6 Sept. 1-6 Weekends (Starts Sept. 7) Weekends (Starts Sept. 7) Sept. 3-7 Sept. 2, 9 Sept. 5 Sept. 13 Sept. 13 Sept. 18 Sept. 18-19 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 19-20, 26-27 Sept. 19-20, 26-27 Sept. 20 Sept. 24-26 Sept. 25-27 Sept. 26 Sept. 27

Earth Art Season of Three Sisters Summer Days in the Country Naked Craft Exhibit Season of Falling Leaves Autumn Days in the Country Canada’s Largest Ribfest Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Vulture Day Epic Tour Halton Turtle Island Festival Supernova Art Event Play TBD Storm the ‘Scarpment Downtown Dash 5km and 10km Harvest Festival Autumn Colour Weekend British Car Day Play TBD Culture Days Doors Open Burlington Applefest Fall Fair

Royal Botanical Gardens Crawford Lake Conservation Area Mountsberg Conservation Area The Art Gallery of Burlington Crawford Lake Conservation Area Mountsberg Conservation Area Spencer Smith Park Royal Botanical Gardens Mountsberg Conservation Area Kelso Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Downtown Burlington Theatre Burlington Kelso Conservation Area Downtown Burlington Springridge Farm Streetcar Museum Bronte Creek Provincial Park Theatre Burlington Various Locations Various Locations Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

905.527.1158 905.854.0234 905.854.2276 905.632.7796 905.854.0234 905.854.2276 905.332.3513 905.527.1158 905.854.2276 905.878.5011 905.854.0234 289.259.1017 905.637.1728 905.878.5011 905.512.2488 905.878.4908 519.856.9802 905.827.6911 905.637.1728 905.335.7600 905.332.9888 905.332.9888

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OCTOBER 2015 Weekends (To Oct. 12) Weekends Weekends & Thanksgiving Monday Daily Oct. 1-12 Oct. 1-3 Oct. 3-4, 10-12 Oct. 16-18, 23-25 Oct. 17, 24 Oct. 17-18, & 24-25, 31-Nov. 1 Oct. 22-23 Oct. 31

Autumn Days in the Country Season of Falling Leaves Harvest Festival Pumpkin Trail Earth Art Play TBD Fall into Nature Camper Halloween Halloween Spooktacular Spooktacular Halloween The Great Pumpkin Trail Treats in Our Streets

Mountsberg Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Springridge Farm Halton Region Royal Botanical Gardens Theatre Burlington Conservation Halton Parks Bronte Creek Provincial Park Streetcar Museum Mountsberg Conservation Area Royal Botanical Gardens Downtown Burlington

905.854.2276 905.854.0234 905.878.4908 905.825.6000 905.527.1158 905.637.1728 905.878.5011 905.827.6911 519.856.9802 905.854.2276 905.527.1158 905.333.9868

NOVEMBER 2015 Weekends Nov. 7-8 Nov. 11 Nov. 13-15 Nov. 14-Dec. 24 Nov. 14-Jan. 3 Nov. 15 Nov. 19-22 Nov. 19-22 Nov. 20-22, 26-29 Nov. 27 Nov. 28-29 Nov. 28-Jan. 31

Season of the Snow Snake Art in Action Studio Tour Remembrance Day Parade & Service Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes Christmas Town Holiday Traditions with RBG Train Show An Ireland Family Christmas Event Soup Bowl Event Arts Burlington’s Christmas Sale “Hansel and Gretel” Candlelit Stroll Christmas Activities Landscapes/Still Life Exhibit

Weekends Daily Daily Dec. 3-6 Dec. 5-6, 12-13 Dec. 5, 12 Dec. 6 Dec. 12 Dec. 12 Dec. 26-Jan. 1 Dec. 27-30 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31

Homestead Christmas Holiday Traditions with RBG Train Show Landscapes/Still Life Exhibit Burly Calling Christmas Activities Christmas on the Rails Santa Claus Parade Winter on the Trails Santa 5k Run & Walk Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides Golden Horseshoe Hockey Tournament New Year’s Eve Family Skate Coyote Howl Hikes New Year’s Eve Hoopla

Crawford Lake Conservation Area Various Locations Spencer Smith Park & City Hall Cenotaph Burlington/Hamilton/GTA Mountsberg Conservation Area Royal Botanical Gardens Ireland House at Oakridge Farm The Art Gallery of Burlington The Art Gallery of Burlington Theatre Burlington Downtown Burlington Springridge Farm The Art Gallery of Burlington

905.854.0234 289.337.2621 905.639.7255 289.337.9526 905.854.2276 905.527.1158 905.332.9888 905.632.7796 905.632.7796 905.637.1728 905.333.9868 905.878.4908 905.632.7796

DECEMBER 2015 Bronte Creek Provincial Park Royal Botanical Gardens The Art Gallery of Burlington Various Locations Springridge Farm Streetcar Museum Burlington Mall to Downtown Hilton Falls Conservation Area Downtown Burlington Mountsberg Conservation Area Central Arena Bronte Creek Provincial Park Bronte Creek Provincial Park Mountsberg Conservation Area

905.827.6911 905.527.1158 905.632.7796 905.630.7245 905.878.4908 519.856.9802 905.335.7766 905.854.0262 905.512.2488 905.854.2276 905.336.3321 905.827.6911 905.827.6911 905.854.2276

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YEAR 2016 JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Weekends Saturdays Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 18-20 Feb. 13-April 10 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 27-28 Feb. 27-28

MARCH

Daily Weekends & March Break Weekends & March Break Weekends & March Break March 6 March 18

Landscapes/Still Life Exhibit Season of the Snowsnake Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes New Year’s Day Holiday Traditions with RBG Train Show Moonlight Ski and Hike Robbie Burns Road Race Lowville Winter Games

The Art Gallery of Burlington Crawford Lake Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Tansley Woods Community Ctr. Royal Botanical Gardens Hilton Falls Conservation Area Central High School Lowville Park

905.632.7796 905.854.0234 905.854.0234 905.335.7766 905.527.1158 905.854.0262 905.335.2211 905.335.7766

Season of the Snowsnake Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes Death by Design Paul Mathieu Exhibit Family Day – Winter Fun Moonlight Ski and Hike Sweet Water Season Maple Town

Crawford Lake Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Theatre Burlington The Art Gallery of Burlington Bronte Creek Provincial Park Hilton Falls Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Mountsberg Conservation Area

905.854.0234 905.854.0234 905.637.1728 905.632.7796 905.827.6911 905.854.0262 905.854.0234 905.854.2276

Paul Mathieu Exhibit Maple Syrup Festival Maple Town Sweet Water Season Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5k Moonlight Ski and Hike

The Art Gallery of Burlington Bronte Creek Provincial Park Mountsberg Conservation Area Crawford Lake Conservation Area Downtown Burlington Hilton Falls Conservation Area

905.632.7796 905.827.6911 905.854.2276 905.854.0234 905.512.2488 905.854.0262

EVENTS

Daily Weekends Saturdays Jan. 1 Jan. 1-3 Jan. 22 Jan. 24 Jan. 31

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Dofasco Waterjet Plaza at night by Janet Campbell

Burlington Chocolate Trail by Samantha Payne

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Paletta Mansion by City of Burlington

MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES An array of outstanding facilities including intimate lakeside venues, an elaborate convention centre and full service brand name hotels, make Burlington the ideal setting for your meeting, conference or special event. Offering a full complement of support services we look forward to welcoming your guests to our backyard. See our Pinterest board on meetings, weddings and our blogs. For further information call Tourism Burlington at 905.634.5594, toll free 1.877.499.9989, or visit tourismburlington.com

Allegra

Marketing • Print • Mail (formerly Zippy Print) For your convention or meeting, Allegra is your source for reliable, convenient, accurate, on-time materials. Experience ease of ordering from our highly qualified team. From meeting pads and training materials to event posters. We’re here to make you look good! 4087 Harvester Rd. 905.681.3155 allegrahalton.com service@allegrahalton.com

Burlington Convention Centre

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Meeting Your Needs. Halton Region’s Largest Conference Facility, 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for 10 to 1,500 people. 3 event halls and 2 executive boardrooms, on-site catering and executive chef. Facilities outfitted with wireless internet, free parking. Centrally located between Toronto and Niagara Falls. 1120 Burloak Dr. 905.319.0319 burlingtonconventioncentre.ca bcc@burlingtonconventioncentre.ca 16


Burlington Public Library

Visit Burlington Public Library online or at six branches citywide for a wide selection of resources. Attend informative and entertaining programs. Use computers with popular software. Free Internet and Wi-Fi access. Download books. Rent meeting space. bpl.on.ca 905.639.3611 info@bpl.on.ca

Home of the DeGroote School of Business’ MBA and Executive Education programs. This facility and its programs form a hub for academic and economic collaboration in Burlington and the Halton Region. It plays an important role in building a knowledge economy, strengthening the local business environment and attracting new investment to the community. The campus is a four storey, 90,000 square foot building housing state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces and lecture facilities. 4350 South Service Rd. 905.525.9140 ext. 20536 rjc.degroote.mcmaster.ca rjc@mcmaster.ca

MEET

Ron Joyce Centre: DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University

Tansley Woods

A Centre for Learning Leisure. With a double gym, leisure pools with slide, warming pool, meeting rooms, a full branch library and a picturesque licensed outdoor patio, this facility is perfect for business meetings, receptions, weddings or family activities. 1996 Itabashi Way 905.332.1996 burlington.ca

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SERVICES & ASSOCIATIONS

Historic Downtown Home by Tourism Burlington

MOVING TO BURLINGTON?

Special relocation packages are available. Call one of these local Realtors for details.

Tamer Fahmi, Broker of Record Hearth & Home Realty Inc., Brokerage

Tamer is a Burlington institution! It takes a skilled negotiator to turn a house into a home. For over 35 years Tamer has been relocating people to Burlington & surrounding areas. Call Tamer to find your perfect neighbourhood or visit our downtown Burlington location. 205N-1455 Lakeshore Rd. 905.333.5000 ext. 222 TamerFahmi.com Tamer@TamerFahmi.com

Burlington’s Best Homes Team Keller Williams Edge Realty Brokerage

Moving to Burlington? Work with a local real estate specialist! Our team will provide you with complete relocation services. Visit BurlingtonsBestHomes.com and click on “Moving to Burlington” to register and receive property listings, community and neighbourhood information. burlingtonsbesthomes.com 289.288.2101 info@burlingtonsbesthomes.com

Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services, Brokerage

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As Burlington’s leading real estate company with over 170 sales professionals serving Burlington, Oakville, Waterdown, Hamilton & surrounding areas, we can offer you the relocation expertise you’re looking for. 2072 Lakeshore Rd. 905.634.7755 3060 Mainway Dr. 905.335.3042 royallepageburlington.ca See ad page 37 16


TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL Parking

Downtown parking is available at numerous lots and the multi-story garage adjacent to the Visitor Centre (refer to map on page 34). An additional 20-minutes of FREE parking is available with a minimum deposit of 25¢ at all pay parking machines. Contact Parking Services for general information or visit the City website. Business Hours: 905.335.7816 After Hours: 905.335.7844 burlington.ca Click: “Services For You”

Airways Transit

Door to door service since 1975 to and from Ontario airports. With a reservation, any flight will be met. 24-hour service, 365 days a year. Small charters anywhere in Ontario. For reservations and information. airwaystransit.com 905.689.4460 infohamilton@airwaystransit.com

Burlington Taxi

Our mission is to move people and their things around this city in the safest, fastest and most pleasant way possible. At your service with our Burlington Taxi app and online booking. Special airport rates; personal taxi service; group shuttle; rush delivery; wheelchair accessible burlingtontaxi.com 905.333.3333 customerservice@burlingtontaxi.com See ad page 40

SERVICES & ASSOCIATIONS

While in Burlington, Canadian road signs are in kilometres: 100 kmh = 60 mph; 50 kmh = 30 mph

GO Transit

Three locations to serve you. Waterdown Road south of North Service Road; Fairview Street east of Brant Street; Fairview Street east of Appleby Line. gotransit.com 888.438.6646

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1947, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional people who work to encourage and promote a strong Burlington business community. Burlington’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work done by the Chamber. 414 Locust St., Suite 201 905.639.0174 burlingtonchamber.com info@burlingtonchamber.com

Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) BEDC creates and promotes new development and growth opportunities within our community. BEDC works directly with you to find the right business location, guide your expansion plan and keep to your timelines. Thinking of your next investment, call us first. 414 Locust St., Suite 203 905.332.9415 bedc.ca bedc@burlington.ca

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A Different Drummer Books by Laura Gammon

SPECIALITY STORES, SHOPPING CENTRES AND BOUTIQUES If retail therapy is your pleasure, Burlington delivers. From small unique stores to plazas, malls and big box centres, shoppers can find whatever they are looking for here. Downtown Burlington has an upscale, sophisticated shopping environment. Discover this beautiful waterfront shopping district, featuring one of Canada’s best-known independent bookshops, A Different Drummer Books, as well as high end clothing boutiques, furniture and home accessory stores and many one-of-a-kind shops. Burlington shopping also includes familiar names such as IKEA, MEC, SAIL, Lee Valley, Marshalls and Costco and two large shopping malls. See our Pinterest board on Shop and our shopping blogs. For further information call Tourism Burlington at 905.634.5594 or toll free 1.877.499.9989, or visit tourismburlington.com

A Different Drummer Books

One of the best-known bookshops in Canada, A Different Drummer is a memorable stopping place for visitors from all over the world. With an exceptional selection of books and a refreshingly literate staff, it’s the ideal place for a leisurely browse. Free parking. 513 Locust St. 905.639.0925 differentdrummerbooks.ca diffdrum@mac.com

Antiques, Artisans & More Market Mizener’s Antiques & Flea Market Ltd.

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Fifteen minutes from Burlington. One of Ontario’s oldest, authentic flea markets, celebrating 50 years of year round Sunday shopping. Antiques, bargains, collectibles, two restaurants and ATM on site! 367 Hwy. #5 West, Dundas 905.690.FLEA (3532) mizenersmarket.com mizenersmarket@yahoo.ca 16


Brant Florist

Brant Florist delivers your personal message same day in Canada or the US. Send flowers, plants, fruit and gourmet baskets almost anywhere in the world. Accent with helium balloons, chocolates, teddy bear and a large full sized card. 461 Brant St. 905.639.7001 brantflorist.com gifts@brantflorist.com

Burlington Downtown Business Association

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Burlington Downtown situated on the most picturesque waterfront of Lake Ontario, features 400 businesses providing the best in shopping, world class dining and professional services. Burlington Downtown – it’s all here. For the latest info visit burlingtondowntown.ca, follow us on Facebook: Downtown Burlington, Twitter: @dtBurlingtonON, Instagram: DtBurlingtonOn burlingtondowntown.ca 905.333.9868 Brian@burlingtondowntown.ca See ad page 45

Burlington Mall

Burlington Mall is conveniently located on the corner of Guelph Line and Fairview Street and offers 110 stores and services including: HomeSense, Winners, Old Navy, SportChek, Canadian Tire, Kelsey’s, and Hudson’s Bay. Perfect for all your family’s needs! 777 Guelph Line 905.632.4777 burlingtonmall.com

Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale Burlington offers one-stop shopping with more than 4,000 top quality brand name products at low warehouse prices. Buy everything from chocolate chip cookies to personal computers under one roof. Membership is available to businesses and eligible individuals. 1225 Brant St. 905.336.6714 costco.ca

IKEA Burlington

IKEA Burlington offers thousands of inspirational ideas for every room in your home and affordable solutions for everyday living. Visit our restaurant for hot meals, a children’s menu and daily specials. 1065 Plains Rd., E. 866.866.IKEA ikea.ca/burlington See ad page 40

Joelle’s

The ultimate shopping experience in Southern Ontario. With a reputation for making premium denim shopping easy, Joelle’s has become a one stop shop for all your fashion needs – from casual to career to dressy! Joelle’s also offers a well edited selection of shoes, accessories and maternity wear to complete the package. With a great mix of price points, you are not likely to walk away empty handed. MICHAEL Michael Kors, Desigual, Bailey 44, Ted Baker, Fidelity, Line, Free People and more. 457 Brant St. 905.631.7918 joelles.com See ad page 45

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Jeff’s Guyshop

Jeff’s Guyshop offers moderately priced, high quality, well branded, sensible style in a comfortable environment. Premium denim mixes with casual, business and dressier items. You are guaranteed to have an enjoyable shopping experience! Seven for All Mankind, Lacoste, Ben Sherman, Alberto, Matinique, John Varvatos and more. 457 Brant St. 905.631.6833 jeffsguyshop.com See ad page 45

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

Award winning gluten-free, vegan bakery creating delicious cupcakes, brownies, cakes, muffins, donuts and more that are organic, dairyfree, egg-free, butter-free, lactose-free, peanut-free and made with real natural fruit and vegetables, fair trade cacao, homemade sauces and butter-creams. It’s the evolution of the Bakery. 401 Brant St. 905.333.1400 kellysxo.com cupcakes@kellysxo.com

Mapleview Centre

Burlington’s ultimate fashion destination, Mapleview Centre offers a dynamic mix of the most sought after brands, including Aritzia, Lululemon Athletica, Michael Kors, Forever 21, Kiehl’s, Sephora, White House | Black Market and Zara. Located at Maple Avenue and Fairview Street, the centre has direct access from Highways 403, 407 and the QEW. 900 Maple Ave. 905.681.2900 mapleviewcentre.com info@mapleviewcentre.com See ad page 41

Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel

Scrivener’s is truly one of the finest menswear stores in the area! For over 30 years in Downtown Burlington, Scrivener’s has offered the discerning customer luxury men’s clothing and sportswear from global brands including Canali, Boss, Sand, Agave, Coppley, Allen Edmonds, Robert Graham, Alberto, and more. Scrivener’s is committed in offering a sophisticated selection that will meet every social and business requirement. Friendly, knowledgeable service and tailoring onsite. 389 Brant St. 905.634.6955 scriveners.ca info@scriveners.ca See ad page 45

STONESOUPOLOGY

Stonesoupology is a curated collection of authentic vintage and hand crafted home furnishings and decor in the mid century modern style. Set amidst today’s landscape of mass market sameness, we’re a delightful oasis of unique, one-of-a-kind and must-haves. 466 Brant St. 905.631.9797 stonesoupology.com

Turtledoves Bakery

At Turtledoves Bakery, we pride ourselves on producing some of the tastiest gluten-free products around. We’ve converted skeptics and pleasantly surprised many people new to gluten-free foods. Our store is completely dedicated and everything we make tastes so good, “You won’t believe it’s gluten-free.” 175 Plains Rd., East Unit 5 289.337.6901 turtledovesbakery.ca orders@turtledovesbakery.ca

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DINE

Patio Dining Downtown by Laura Gammon

BISTROS, FINE DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT Tantalize your taste buds! Burlington’s over 300 restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences featuring ethnic and Canadian cuisine, many in picturesque settings. Burlington boasts several award winning establishments and is a dining destination in southern Ontario. With both casual and fine dining available, you are bound to find several favourites that will excite your palate. In fair weather many restaurants have decks, some overlooking the lake, rooftop patios and outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal alfresco. During the year a number of dining events are offered including A Taste of Burlington, a prix fixe program offered in winter and summer. If you like to combine learning with dining, a number of local restaurants encourage you to find your inner chef! Our experienced local chefs are more than happy to share their knowledge. Choose from cooking classes, demonstrations or just enjoy the award winning cuisine. See our Pinterest boards Dine and Cool Treats. For more entertainment information, please see the “See and Do” section on our website. For further information call Tourism Burlington at 905.634.5594, Toll Free 1.877.499.9989, or visit tourismburlington.com 47 16


Beaver & Bulldog

Stylish, comfortable dining with a beautiful lakeside view is the hallmark of the Beaver & Bulldog. Located in the Waterfront Hotel, our menu features the finest in steaks, chicken and pasta entrées and a tempting variety of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, generous salads and indulgent desserts. 2020 Lakeshore Rd. 289.337.9119 beaverandbulldog.com burlington@beaverandbulldog.com

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is an oasis of fine dining offering expertly prepared food in a luxurious environment. Select from our extensive wine list or bring your own. Wild game, seafood and the best of steaks await you. 2101 Old Lakeshore Rd. 905.634.7723 thecarriagehouse.ca

Club 54 Nightclub

There’s ‘Always A Party’ at Club 54. Burlington’s #1 Nightclub. Enjoy ‘Comedy at Club 54’ every Friday and Saturday followed by the ‘Club 54 Dance Party’ or the ‘Sunday Singles Dance Party’. Check our website for more info and free passes. 3345 Harvester Rd. 905.634.5454 or 800.7.CLUB54 club54.ca club54@cogeco.ca

Emma’s Backporch

Escape to Burlington’s best lakefront getaway, fashioned in a casual cottage theme and your neighborhood bar. Wheelchair accessible, Emma’s features great burgers, entrée salads, mussels, fajitas, wings and daily feature menus! The perfect venue for private group functions. Watch the game or take in some live entertainment. Enjoy our smoke-free summer patio. Open 7 days a week. Select take out menu available. 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd. 905.634.2084 emmasbackporch.ca

Lettuce Love Café

Healthy & delicious, 100% gluten-free and vegan, local, farm-to-table freshly hand-prepared food made daily at Burlington’s #1 restaurant, featuring the best organic fresh cold-pressed juice bar. #EatBetter 399 John St. 905.637.2700 lettucelovecafe.com ieat@lettucelovecafe.com

The Lowville Bistro

Enjoy an upscale casual dining experience in stunning Lowville Valley. Special features offered at lunch & dinner. Enjoy live jazz with your dinner every Sunday. Winter hours January to March – open Thursday to Sunday. Summer hours April to December – open Tuesday to Sunday. Book private functions indoors – or outdoors on the amazing seasonal patio. Catering services also available. Reservations recommended. Menus & jazz shows listed online. 6179 Guelph Line 905.335.0750 lowvillebistro.ca info@lowvillebistro.ca

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The Martini House

Located in the heart of Burlington’s downtown district, The Martini House Bistro is a place where creations of the finest cuisine and an inviting atmosphere harmonize, making it distinctly different. A premier destination for lunch, dinner and after work cocktails. The Martini House Bistro is also a natural choice for corporate functions and meetings. Our vast, diverse intimate space is divided to offer entertaining solutions. 437 Elizabeth St. 905.333.9553 martinihouse.ca martinihousebarry@bellnet.ca

Paradiso Restaurant offers a warm, intimate and friendly Mediterranean atmosphere in a casual and elegant setting. We offer a selection of private dining rooms for meetings, events or family occasions. Wine bar for after-work cocktails. Paradiso – Where dinner is the show! Open: 7 days a week at 11:30 am. 2041 Pine St. 905.639.1176 paradisorestaurant.com partyplanning@paradisorestaurant.com

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The Purple Heather

North Burlington’s finest upscale pub, serving unique pub fare, is an inviting place for everyone and every occasion where the food is as just as important as the spirits. An extensive wine and liquor listing, as well as an array of domestic, imported and craft beers. Daily Chef’s featured creations. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday including a little “Country in the Heather” on Sunday afternoons. All menu items are available for takeout. Open seven days a week. 3600 Dundas St., W. 905.315.8782 thepurpleheather.ca

The Queens Head

An authentic British Pub offering traditional and not so traditional fare & 20 different beers on tap and an extensive international wine list. A not just pub grub menu, award winning Chef, features prepared to perfection. A games lounge with pool tables, big screens and darts. The upscale Empire Room adjoins. Patio seating for over 120. Live entertainment every Friday, Saturday & Sundays on the patio in season. Private banquet facilities for all occasions, including weddings, up to 150. 400 Brant St. 905.632.1300 thequeenshead.ca info@thequeeenshead.ca

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Spencer’s at the Waterfront

Located on Lake Ontario’s shoreline, Spencer’s offers breathtaking, panoramic views. Enjoy a seasonally inspired menu that features local produce, sustainable seafood and succulent Craft Cut Steak. The Observatory is the perfect venue to celebrate all life’s special events. 1340 Lakeshore Rd., W. 905.633.7494 spencers.ca info@spencers.ca See ad page 46

Stone House Restaurant

Stone House Restaurant features spectacular steak and seafood with a European Mediterranean flair, including such specialties as gourmet, thin-crust pizzas and pasta dishes. Delicious entrees include rack of lamb, grilled New York striploin, filet, prime rib, as well as several seafood options and our catch of the day. 3106 South Service Rd. 905.632.1316 stonehouserestaurant.ca See ad page 51

Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet is all about real food made by real people. Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day slow roasted to perfection. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your food was made fresh by real people and made just for you. Swiss Chalet open at 11 am every day. 2422 Fairview Rd. 905.681.3336 swisschalet.com

Tucker’s Marketplace

You’ve never seen a restaurant quite like this! Tucker’s Marketplace features a lunch and dinner buffet which includes the Green Grocer Soup and Salad Table, the Carvery & Company with roasted meats and delicious hot side dishes and entrées as well as a daily offering from the grill. Also offered is the Cookstove with fresh pastas and stir-frys made to order, and the Corner Bakery for an array of tempting desserts. And remember, Tucker’s Marketplace serves a fabulous Sunday brunch. 3110 South Service Rd. 905.634.1815 tuckersmarketplace.ca

The Water St. Cooker

With a panoramic view of Lake Ontario, The Water St. Cooker provides one of the most sought-after and timeless atmospheres in Burlington. Executive Chef, Doran Abra, prepares rotating menus by sourcing and utilizing local organic products offering the finest in meats, fish, steak, pastas and vegetables. Open Tuesday through Saturday evenings, and Sunday brunch 10 am – 3 pm. 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd. 905.634.2084 waterstreetcooker.ca

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STAY Stay

Comfort Inn Burlington by Comfort Inn

HOTELS, MOTELS, BED & BREAKFAST, CAMPGROUNDS From hotel suites to charming B&Bs, the Burlington area has over 2,000 guestrooms with a lodging option to suit every taste and budget. Brand-name hotel rooms along the city’s beautiful waterfront put you within steps of the downtown or choose any one of the highway properties for quick access. For a personal touch, quaint B&B’s provide a welcoming experience and hearty breakfasts. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a great Ontario nature experience will appreciate the selection of regional campsites with amenities that range from cozy to solitude. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we can help you find the perfect pillow. For further information call Tourism Burlington at 905.634.5594, toll free 1.877.499.9989, or visit tourismburlington.com

Admiral Inn

Experience the difference at the newly renovated Admiral Inn Burlington where you’ll find quality guestrooms at affordable rates. Offering free hot breakfast, parking, internet and local calls. Travelling on business or pleasure, the Admiral Inn is everything you would expect and more. 3500 Billings Crt. 905.639.4780 or 866.236.4661 admiralinn.com burlington@admiralinn.com See ad page 52

Ascot Motel

Downtown on the waterfront, this Burlington motel offers ten comfortable air-conditioned rooms; some with kitchenettes, some adjoining rooms available. TV with cable. Internet access. Restaurants, shopping and park within walking distance. Easy access to major highways. Moderate rates. 2076 Old Lakeshore Rd. 905.634.3177 53 16


Best Western PLUS Burlington Inn & Suites

Our comfortable, ultra clean hotel offers 81 spacious guest rooms including 2-room suites, jacuzzi suites and executive rooms, all at affordable prices. Enjoy our indoor salt water pool, exercise room, free wifi internet, local calls, parking and complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Green ECO-Rating Program: 4 Keys. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 2412 Queensway Dr. 905.639.2700 or 866.280.7778 bwplusburlington.com 66090@hotel.bestwestern.com See ad page 62

Burlington Furnished Rentals

Short term, fully furnished, one, two or three bedroom suites/ houses. Includes utilities, wifi, TV, cable, DVD player, AC, on site laundry and parking. Located in downtown Burlington, walking distance to lake, festivals, restaurants, spas, shopping, fitness trails etc. Easy access to major highways. 454 Burlington Ave. 905.336.2776 burlingtonfurnishedrentals.com sales@burlingtonfurnishedrentals.com

Burlington Hotel Association

The Burlington Hotel Association (BHA) is a registered not for profit organization of 6 Burlington hotels: Comfort Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Burlington, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Best Western PLUS Burlington Inn & Suites, Waterfront Hotel-Downtown Burlington, and the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre. For more information visit: burlingtonhoteldeals.com

Burlington Towers Furnished Suites

Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom short-term, fully furnished suites. Includes local phone calls, high speed internet, cable, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, outdoor tennis courts and playground. Conveniently located in the midst of Burlington’s finest restaurants, shops and parks with easy access to the 403, 407, QEW and GO station. Unfurnished suites also available. 1285 Ontario St. 905.639.8583 corporatesuites.ca info@corporatesuites.ca

Canada’s Best Value Inn

Newly renovated, 45 rooms and suites, equipped with hi-speed internet, microwaves, mini fridges, cable TVs, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, complimentary local calls. Ice & vending machines, picnic and barbecue area, free parking, restaurants and attractions close by. Weekly, nightly and corporate rates. 2404 Queensway Dr. 905.637.1547 canadasbestvalueinn.com cbviburlington@hotmail.com

Caroline Suites

Luxury executive suites located in prime downtown and Lakeshore community residential area. A quality restoration creating a magnificent blend of classic elegance and modern convenience. Studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites, fully equipped and updated kitchens, short or long term stays. Visit our website. 2080 Caroline St. 905.634.7755 carolinesuites.com michaelo@michaelosullivan.ca

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Comfort Inn

Newly renovated in 2014. Comfort Inn is truly a hidden gem in the Burlington area. Offering free hot breakfast, parking, internet and local calls. Pet-friendly hotel. All guestrooms come with a mini fridge and microwave. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 3290 South Service Rd. 905.639.1700 or 877.376.5301 comfortinnburlington.ca reservations@comfortinnburlington.ca See ad page 62

120 spacious guest rooms including 9 whirlpool king rooms and 10 suites all with refrigerator, microwave, Keurig® coffee maker, and complimentary high-speed internet. Indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness centre. Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Conference facilities from 10 to 200 persons for meetings, banquets and weddings. One block from Burloak Shopping Centre. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 985 Syscon Rd. 905.631.7000 torontoburlington.gardeninn.com yyzbu-salesadm@hilton.com See ad page 30

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Hilton Garden Inn Burlington

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre! With 237 well appointed guestrooms & over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space, is the place to meet! Enjoy our atrium area, with indoor heated pool, fitness centre, whirlpool & sauna. Alloro Restaurant & Lounge open daily. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 3063 South Service Rd. 905.639.4443 or 888.987.4888 hiburlington.ca unh2248res@whg.com See ad page 63

Homewood Suites by Hilton

“Make Yourself at Home®”at Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington. Choose from our spacious studio, king jacuzzi, 1 or 2 bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast daily, evening reception with a light meal Mon-Thurs, complimentary high-speed internet, 24hr business centre, indoor pool, 24hr fitness centre, patio courtyard with BBQ area and sports court. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 975 Syscon Rd. 905.631.8300 or 800.CALL HOME burlington.homewoodsuites.com ontbu_homewood@hilton.com See ad page 30

Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre

Centrally located in the hamlet of Campbellville, minutes from downtown Milton. This rustic property is set on 100 acres of natural woodland and offers 30 spacious & comfortable rooms, a Chop House restaurant, meeting space for 2-200 people, and guestobsessed service! 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville 905.854.2277 mohawkinn.com info@mohawkinn.com

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Motel 6 - Burlington

Motel 6 welcomes you to Burlington. We have the lowest price than any other national chain. Kids under 17 stay free and pets welcome. Free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee, guest laundry. Newly renovated rooms. 4345 North Service Rd. 905.331.1955 or 800.4.MOTEL.6 motel6.com m61900bo@motel6.com

Oakville Affordable Accommodations

2 bedroom furnished suites with kitchen and bathroom. Short term, monthly, group and nightly rates available. Included is cable, internet, air conditioning, parking and large conference space available. Blocks from the GO Station. GO Bus and local pick up out front. Open May 1 to end of August. 1410 Trafalgar Rd. 905.815.4150 or 877.225.8664 stayrcc.com/oakville dcarroll@stayrcc.com

Quality Hotel Burlington QEW

Definitely a must stay! Modern, boutique style guestrooms equipped with refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Enjoy our free hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet, long-distance calls within North America and free parking. Relax in our indoor salt water pool, fitness studio and sauna. Indulge in restful sleep on our pillow-top beds. On-site restaurant and bar. 950 Walkers Line 905.639.9290 or 800.361.6352 qualityhotelburlington.com reservations@qualityhotelburlington.com See ad page 51

Sandman Hotel Oakville

Reasons to stay: Conveniently located at QEW and Burloak, kitchenette and one bedroom suites available, Denny’s 24- hour restaurant, CHOP Steakhouse & Bar, complimentary internet and parking, restaurants, shopping and movie theatre within walking distance. 3451 South Service Rd., W. Oakville 289.881.7263 sandmanhotels.com res_oakville@sandman.ca

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington

Nestled in the heart of downtown, steps to boutique shopping and first class dining, on the shores of Lake Ontario, a full-service hotel featuring a saltwater heated indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as an exceptionally equipped fitness facility. We feature an on-site restaurant and lakeside patio. Free hot breakfast, free parking and free wireless internet for all guests including all 5000 square feet of conference area and outdoor patios. Member of the Burlington Hotel Association. 2020 Lakeshore Rd. 905.681.5400 or 877.681.0767 thewaterfrontdowntown.com guestservices@thewaterfrontdowntown.com See ad page 2

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Mount Nemo Lookout Bed & Breakfast Retreat Host: Evelyn Wilson 4409 No. 2 Side Rd, RR#1, Burlington, ON L7M 0S8 905.319.2408 • Email: evywilson@sympatico.ca nemo.byethost13.com

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Sunrise Bed & Breakfast Host: Enid Thomas 1211 Sable Dr, Burlington, ON L7S 2J7 905.634.3083 Email: ethomas1@cogeco.ca bbcanada.com/834.html

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Heart of Burlington Bed and Breakfast Hosts: Flora Dooley & Joe Stevens 532 Hurd Ave., Burlington, ON L7S 1S8 905.634.1621 • Email: heartbandb@hotmail.ca bbcanada.com/heartofburlingtonbandb

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Creekside Bed and Breakfast Hosts: Lin & Steve Leeson 3158 Pinemeadow Dr., Burlington, ON L7M 2Z6 905.336.5382 • Email: lin@holidayrentalscanada.ca stayburlington.com

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Cedarcroft Host: Arlene Glatz 3273 Myers Lane, Burlington, ON L7N 1K6 905.637.2491 • Email: cedarcroftag@cogeco.ca

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Stay at bicycle friendly places who have taken extra steps to offer cyclists services and amenities. Look for “Cycle Friendly”. ontariobybike.ca

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Ascot Motel 2076 Old Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7R 1A3 905.634.3177

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Bell Motel 318 Plains Rd. E., Burlington, ON L7T 2C8 905.637.5653

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Best Western PLUS Burlington Inn & Suites (BHA) 2412 Queensway Dr., Burlington, ON L7R 3T3 905.639.2700 • 1.866.280.7778 Email: 66090@hotel.bestwestern.com bestwesternontario.com

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Burlington Furnished Rentals* 905.336.2776 Email: sales@burlingtonfurnishedrentals.com burlingtonfurnishedrentals.com

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Burlington Towers* 1285 Ontario St., Burlington, ON L7S 1X9 905.639.8583 Email: info@corporatesuites.ca corporatesuites.ca

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Canada’s Best Value Inn 2404 Queensway Dr., Burlington, ON L7R 3T3 905.637.1547 Email: cbviburlington@hotmail.com canadasbestvalueinn.com

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Caroline Suites* 2080 Caroline St., Burlington, ON L7R 1L5 905.634.7755 ext.242 Email: michaelo@michaelosullivan.ca carolinesuites.com

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City View Motel 1400 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON L7T 1H6 905.522.2483

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Comfort Inn (BHA) 3290 South Service Rd., Burlington, ON L7N 3M6 905.639.1700 • 1.877.376.5301 Email: reservations@comfortinnburlington.ca comfortinnburlington.ca

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Admiral Inn 3500 Billings Ct., Burlington, ON L6N 3N6 905.639.4780 • 1.866.236.4661 Email: burlington@admiralinn.com admiralinn.com

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Crestwood Motel 527 Plains Rd. E, Burlington, ON L7T 2E2 905.634.6119

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Esquire Motel 1110 Plains Rd, W. Burlington, ON L7T 1H3 905.529.3915

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Hilton Garden Inn - Burlington (BHA) 985 Syscon Rd. E, Burlington, ON L7L 5S3 905.631.7000 Email: yyzbu-salesadm@hilton.com torontoburlington.gardeninn.com

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Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre (BHA) 3063 South Service Rd., Burlington, ON L7N 3E9 905.639.4443 • 1.888.987.4888 Email: unh2248res@whg.com hiburlington.ca

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Homewood Suites by Hilton* (BHA) 975 Syscon Rd., Burlington, ON L7L 5S3 905.631.8300 • 1.800.CALL HOME Email: ontbu_homewood@hilton.com burlington.homewoodsuites.com

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Knights Inn 517 Plains Rd. E., Burlington, ON L7T 2E2 905.634.2383

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Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 905.854.2277 Email: info@mohawkinn.com mohawkinn.com

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Motel 6 4345 North Service Rd., Burlington, ON L7L 4X7 905.331.1955 • 1.800.4.MOTEL.6 Email: m61900bo@motel6.com motel6.com

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Quality Hotel Burlington QEW 950 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON L7N 2G2 905.639.9290 • 1.800.361.6352 Email: reservations@qualityhotelburlington.com qualityhotelburlington.com

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Sandman Hotel Oakville 3451 South Service Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 0B6 289.881.7263 Email: res_oakville@sandman.ca sandmanhotels.com

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Waterfront Hotel - Downtown Burlington (BHA) 2020 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7R 4G8 905.681.5400 • 1.877.681.0767 Email: guestservices@thewaterfrontdowntown.com thewaterfrontdowntown.com

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Toronto West KOA

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Campground

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No tent? No RV? No problem! The Toronto West KOA offers fully furnished, brand new deluxe cabins complete with full kitchen and washroom facilities, free Wi-Fi, and patios with BBQs. Only 75 minutes from Niagara Falls and the US border. 9301 Second Line Nassagaweya, Campbellville 905.854.2495 koa.com/campgrounds/toronto-west/ info@torontowestkoa.on.ca See ad on back cover

144 electric serviced sites. $36 and up per night. Access via Bronte Rd.& Upper Middle Rd. ontarioparks.com 905.827.6911 or 888.668.7275

Conservation Halton Parks

Tent camping in a natural setting with spectacular views of the Niagara Escarpment is great for families and groups. Great hiking and picnicking is available. Kelso also offers swimming, fishing, and mountain biking and visitors can rent kayaks, paddleboats and canoes. For the adventurous, Rattlesnake Point has three designated sites where experienced rock climbers can scale challenging cliffs. haltonparks.ca Kelso 905.878.5011 Rattlesnake Point 905.854.0262

Fifty Point Conservation Area & Marina

Located on Lake Ontario at Fifty Road/QEW interchange. 71 serviced RV sites. May to October. $41 per night and up. conservationhamilton.ca 905.525.2187

Valens Conservation Area

Take Hwy 6 north from Waterdown or Hwy 6 south from 401, turn west on Regional Road 97 and follow signs. 220 campsites, 110 sites with hydro and water. 10 sites are available for group camping. Camping year round. $40.00 per night and up. conservationhamilton.ca 905.525.2183

Canoeing at Kelso Conservation Area by Conservation Halton

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2015 Official Burlington Visitor Guide  

This informative, full-colour booklet is filled with valuable information about our City, What to See & Do, Where to Stay, Where to Dine, Wh...

2015 Official Burlington Visitor Guide  

This informative, full-colour booklet is filled with valuable information about our City, What to See & Do, Where to Stay, Where to Dine, Wh...

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