It's Here! The Brant Street Pier

The Brant Street Pier

Settlement reached in Brant Street Pier legal matter

June 23, 2014 — Burlington City Council today approved a settlement related to the Brant Street Pier that totals $2 million for the City of Burlington and more than pays for the city’s legal costs. [more]

City discloses legal costs so far for the Brant Street Pier

Jan. 30, 2014 — The City of Burlington today disclosed the amount of external legal costs since 2008 for the Brant Street Pier. Please see the presentation that follows. [PDF]

The Brant Street Pier officially opened during the Sound of Music Festival in Spencer Smith Park on Father’s Day weekend, 2013. Thousands of people from Burlington and beyond flocked to the pier to enjoy sunshine and breathtaking views.

The Brant Street Pier is the last part of the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington project, which also includes the parking garage at 414 Locust St., Discovery Landing, Rotary Centennial Pond and the Dofasco Water Jet Plaza.

Here are some images from the thank you event for our government and community partners on June 14 and from the official community opening on June 15.

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Friday, June 14, 2013
The honour guard of the Royal Canadia Sea Cadet Corps, Iron Duke, Burlington, marched onto the Brant Street Pier to welcome guests to the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

Mayor Rick Goldring, MP Mike Wallace and Karen Drake from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport welcomed the completion of the pier and spoke about the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington.

The seven children chosen in October 2012 to leave their hand prints on the pier helped unveil a commemorative plaque.

Crowd cheers

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Burlington’s musical ambassadors, the Burlington Teen Tour Band, marched onto the Brant Street Pier to officially signal that the pier is now open.

Once the march was done, thousands of visitors enjoyed the pier including live music, cupcakes, chalk drawings and handprint banners. The Sound of Music evening was capped off with spectacular fireworks above the pier.

pier fireworks

About the Pier

finished pier

The Brant Street Pier is a signature destination and attraction in Spencer Smith Park at The Waterfront at Downtown Burlington. The pier extends 137 metres over Lake Ontario and provides breathtaking views of the lake and Burlington’s shoreline.

A concrete walkway connects the pier to the existing promenade in the east end of the park. The pier with its distinctive S-shape and lookout level above the deck provides a unique design.

The pier design is accessible for pedestrians and maintenance equipment. The pier represents the final phase of the Downtown Waterfront Project that includes the now-completed:

  • Expansion of the Burlington Art Centre
  • Construction of the 380-vehicle Locust Street parking facility (with retail and office space at street level)

Addition of Discovery Landing at the foot of Maple Avenue (including an observatory, restaurant, water-jet feature and pond for skating and model boats).

Read more about features of the pier here »


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