This very popular area is bounded by Fairview Street to the north, the QEW to the west, Guelph Line to the east and the lake on the south. Burlington has unparalleled public access to the waterfront and much of that is found in the downtown.

ART AND THEATRE

WATERFRONT BIKEPATH & RECREATION

SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS

MUNICIPAL OFFICES

Spencer Smith Park, on the shores of Lake Ontario, right in the downtown, features a wide promenade that offers a magnificent view of the lake, beach and Skyway Bridge while sitting on the breakwall, walking, cycling or rollerblading. Some features in the park are:

  • Expansive lawns for leisure activities
  • Children’s playground and park
  • Rotary Centennial Pond offering skating in the winter months and model sail boating in the spring and summer months
  • Naval War Memorial
  • Brant Street Pier
  • Terry Fox Monument
  • Lady of the Lake Bronze Sculpture
  • Japanese Garden

The downtown is about walking; walking to trendy stores, parks, coffee shops and elegant restaurants. Burlington is also well known for its festivals, all taking place in our waterfront park. The Sound of Music, Ribfest, Movies Under The Stars, The Children’s Festival and more. Any night is a good night to be out on the town! Whether you are catching a theatre performance at the Burlington Performing Art Centre or admiring an art piece at The Burlington Art Gallery, you are never far from entertainment.

For outdoor activities you can take a cycle down our 23 km Waterfront Trail, a walk on The Elgin Promenade or The Downtown Pier. Be sure to take time out on a winter’s day and head to the waterfront for a skate and a cup of hot chocolate. Come summer, spend the afternoon having a picnic in Spencer Smith Park with its 7 acre waterfront greenspace, playground and splash pad.

You can enjoy all that downtown Burlington has to offer and have the benefit of living close to Go Transit where Toronto is a quick train ride away. The Downtown also offers proximity to major transit routes; such as, the QEW Toronto, QEW Niagara, 403 Hamilton, and Hwy 407.

Some of the most exquisite condos in Burlington are located in the downtown. On average, prices in this area are higher. Choose from one of the well-established buildings or a new trendy condo development.

LINKS

Burlington City Events

Elgin Street Promenade

Burlington Performing Art Centre

The Art Gallery of Burlington

LINKS TO SCHOOLS

Halton District School Board

Halton Catholic District School Board