Revamped Burlington civic square should be ready by 2026

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Published June 23, 2023 at 3:26 pm

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The revitalization of Burlington’s civic square will come with a few additional upgrades.

Still several years away from when work will begin, the project calls for a redesigned square, a new entrance to City Hall and revamped streetscapes for both Brant St. and Elgin St.

“This is a significant investment for the city and a crucial improvement to a location that is central to the downtown core and an integral part of the City’s network of public spaces,” reads a City report. “The main objectives of this project are to improve accessibility, functionality,
and the character of the spaces, thus contributing to a more vibrant and complete community.”

The report states that all the work will be carried out at the same time to save money.

Before any shovels start digging into the ground, the project will go through many steps, particularly consultations with Indigenous groups to gather input on the design and process.

Actual work is expected to begin in the summer of 2025 and take a year to complete.

The report goes on to say the renewal project is expected to add to the health and vibrancy of the downtown core.

“Through a combination of functional servicing, landscape and architectural improvements, the success of the project will be measured on its ability to bring people together in an environment that is welcoming to people of all abilities and backgrounds, while better supporting the community and local downtown businesses,” the report continues.

The total cost of the project is close to $5 million with financial assistance coming by way of Ottawa and Queen’s Park.

 

 

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