Quick Facts About Canada’s #1 Community

In Burlington, you’ll find all the advantages of big city living, without any of the compromises. Here you’ll find a powerful economic and technological infrastructure, set against the natural backdrop of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.

183,315 Residents
(2016 StatsCan Census)

42yrs Average Age of Population

95% Residents rate their quality of life as “Good” or “Excellent”

73% of residents have a diploma or degree (higher than the province’s average)

Large Scale
Transportation Network:

  • 3 Major Highways
  • 5 Airports
  • 1 Seaport
  • 2 Cargo Rail Networks
  • 5 U.S. Land Border Crossings
  • 3 GO Transit Commuter Stations
Women sitting on the Burlington escarpment overlooking the city

45 minutes to Toronto
Canada’s Business and Financial Capital and North America’s Fourth Largest City

Key Industries:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Clean Technologies
  • IT Communications
  • Food & Beverage

$10.6 Billion Burlington’s annual GDP

4.3% Average Annual Growth Rate
(2011 – 2016)

185.6km2 Total Land Area

987.3km2 Population Density

$93,588 Median Total Income

68% Labour Force
Participation Rate

Various people enjoying the Burlington Waterfront
Two young women hiking in the Burlington Escarpment


  • Niagara Escarpment
  • Bruce Trail
  • Waterfront Trail
  • Lake Ontario
Various people enjoying the Burlington Waterfront

200/yr community organized public festivals and events

68% Labour Force Participation Rate

19 Post-Secondary institutions within a 1 hour drive of Halton Region1

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