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June 26, 2020

NEW: City of Burlington now accepting all development applications for digital review

This media release first appeared on burlington.ca 

Burlington, Ont. — June 25, 2020 — The City of Burlington is able to digitally review and finalize decisions for all types of development applications.

While City Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, our virtual services are open for business and we are ready for the future beyond the current State of Emergency.

For more information and guidance on development application processes, visit burlington.ca//developmentinfo for

*these applications must go through a pre-consultation with planning staff

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Burlington is ranked as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. It is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city, City services may look different as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City’s commitment to providing the community with essential services remains a priority. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and download the free City of Burlington app.


Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

“It’s great news that we’ll be able to provide this extra level of service and had been intending to go in this direction for a long time. One of the silver linings of the circumstances we find ourselves in with COVID-19 is that some of the digital plans we’ve had at the City that had previously been on a backburner are now front and centre as we look to new ways to adapt. We’re looking forward to offering this new level of service.”

Heather MacDonald, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility

“With the advancements that we have made since March, we are positioned with a new modern process that will continue beyond the current State of Emergency. This is a key milestone in the intention to create a City of Burlington online portal for development applications.”

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Suzanne Vukosavljevic
Manager of Communications
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7841


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