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Have your say about city's Civic Square refresh concepts

Online survey will be open until June 9
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The City of Burlington has worked with consultants and used feedback from residents, businesses, community partners and Indigenous and First Nations groups to create three concepts of Civic Square, City Hall front entrance, façade and streetscapes. Residents, community partners and businesses are asked to view the concepts and answer a short survey either online at or in-person. The online survey will be open until June 9.

An in-person drop-in session is scheduled at City Hall (426 Brant St.) on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Staff will be in the City Hall lobby with concepts on display to take feedback and answer questions. Parking downtown after 6 p.m. is free on weekdays.

Residents can not only pick the concept they prefer, but also select aspects of the other concepts to combine into a design that uses the best features of all three concepts.

Providing your feedback will allow staff to create the best design that will help us turn the area into a vibrant, exciting and accessible space where people can connect in the downtown core.

Some of the intended final design objectives for the refresh are:

  • Enhancing community connections - Focus on walkability and amenities for pedestrians
  • Versatility
  • Developing community identity - Bring together arts and culture through festivals, events and ceremonies
  • Creating a welcoming, accessible and comfortable public space – A public space that is vibrant, safe and comfortable for all

Construction on the space will begin in the summer of 2025. The project will be complete in 2026.

For more information about the project and opportunities to provide feedback, visit

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Marion Rabeau, Manager, Parks Design and Construction

“The renewal of Civic Square along with enhancements to the building and surrounding streetscape brings us one step closer to contributing to a healthier and more vibrant downtown core. This project exemplifies a public participation process in the development of a preferred concept. We are just over a year away from having shovels in the ground and reinvigorating one of our prime outdoor public spaces, so I encourage everyone to look at the online concepts and take part in the final survey.”


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