Our natural beauty, attractions, and balance between urban and rural areas means more people who work here in Burlington live here too.
95% of residents Rate their quality of life here as “Good” or “Excellent”1
Every Resident Lives within a 20 minute walk to a park or green space
Safe and Affordable Neighbourhoods
- A stronger real estate dollar means larger lots and quieter streets, compared to Toronto and surrounding communities.
- Awarded “Best Community In Canada for Families” by Maclean’s in 2019.
- Part of Halton Region, the safest of all large municipalities in Canada.
The Perfect Balance Between Rural and Urban
- More than half of Burlington is greenbelt used for agriculture, natural heritage and recreational purposes.
- Farm to table exists here.
- Just north of The Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
- Intersects Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, the Bruce Trail
A Healthy Lifestyle
- Pedestrian-friendly streets.
- On-road and off-road bike lanes.
- Multi-use paths and trails.
- Pools, splash parks and spray pads
- The Beachway, Burlington’s public beach
- Indoor and outdoor ice rinks
- Community Centres
- 125+ recreation programs for all ages and interests.
Top Rated Educational Institutions
- A variety of Private, Catholic, French and Public schools.
- 10 Universities within 100 kilometres, including the University of Toronto.
- Home to McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business.
A Dynamic Downtown Waterfront
- Stroll Spencer Smith Park with its Japanese Sakura Trees and 10,000 square foot pond Rotary Centennial Pond.
- Entertain the kids at the Dofasco Waterjet playground or The Beachway.
- Take in the majestic views of Lake Ontario from the Waterfront trail or the Brant Street pier.
Attractions Unlike Any Other In Canada
Unique Festivals & Events
We’re home to many city-operated and community planned festivals and events, including 4 of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals, as awarded by Festivals and Events Ontario: