Burlington's History

Burlington is a community that is rich with history and tradition, stemming from its celebrated ties to Joseph Brant. Burlington began as a series of smaller historic communities, each unique in their day. Burlington has a rich history of agriculture, shipping and tourism, made possible because of its desirable climate and association with the waterfront. Burlington’s history is entrenched in our communities, not only in the built form, but in the names of our roads and communities as well as in our traditions and culture.

Articles Related to Burlington’s Heritage

The Burlington Public Library has a History Room which holds the archives for Burlington's History, which includes things such as a comprehensive collection of local historic documents, photos and other materials.

Burlington’s Archaeological Resources

Burlington is rich in archaeological resources as a result of its heritage.

Burlington’s Official Plan recognizes “…the role of the Region of Halton in maintaining and implementing the Archaeological Master Plan and that it shall be used as an important planning tool and implemented within the boundaries of the City of Burlington” (Part II, Section 8.3.1(d))

Sustainable Halton – Archaeological Resources

Halton Region Archaeolgical Services
(905) 825-6000 x 7087 (Region of Halton)

Heritage Conservation

Contact Information

E-mail: heritage@burlington.ca 
: (905) 335-7642 (General Line)
Fax: (905) 335-7880  

Mailing Address:

City of Burlington
Planning and Building Department
Planning Division (Second Floor) 
426 Brant Street
P.O. Box 5013
Burlington, ON  L7R 3Z6

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(except statutory and other holidays)

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