Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently located between Toronto & Niagara Falls, the beautiful city of Burlington awaits. Burlington was recognized in 2014 by MoneySense magazine as the best mid-sized city in Canada.
In 1792, John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, named the western end of Lake Ontario “Burlington Bay” after the town of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. By the time land beside the bay was deeded to Captain Joseph Brant at the turn of the 19th century, the name “Burlington” was already in common use. With the completion of the local survey after the War of 1812, the land was opened for settlement.
Burlington is a unique city within the Greater Toronto Area that is defined by both significant urban and rural areas. Home to more than 175,000 people, 95 per cent of Burlington residents rate their quality of life as excellent or good.
With a plethora of local activities, residents and visitors of Burlington can take part in virtually anything they desire. Enjoy over 31km of trails, a vibrant downtown core, world-class dining, performing arts and entertainment, and let’s not forget Canada’s largest Rib Fest.
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