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Heritage Workshop

As a result of discussion following the April 2010 heritage workshop, Burlington City Council directed city staff to hold a two-part heritage workshop.

Part I

Council Education Workshop

Aug. 29, 2011

Part II

Community Heritage Workshop

Nov. 19, 2011


The purpose of the community heritage workshop is to engage Burlington residents in a productive, two-way discussion that seeks to achieve:

  • An understanding of participants points of view
  • Identification of common ground
  • Input into policy options for council consideration 

The aim of the workshop is to inspire and cultivate open and meaningful conversation about heritage. This will lead to informed decision-making that positively influences future heritage policies and procedures in Burlington.

Based on the community input provided at the workshop, a report with a summary of results will be presented to the city’s Community Development Committee. 

Dialogue Partners, a neutral third-party facilitator conducted the community heritage workshop on Nov. 19, 2011. Dialogue Partners also conducted a series of interviews with community members and groups in advance of the workshop during the month of October.  An online survey was also made available for community input leading up to the workshop date. 


Held on:   Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., workshop starts 10 a.m. sharp)
Place: Mainway Arena –  4015 Mainway (Walker’s Line and Mainway), Auditorium

Participant Heritage Workshop Agenda (PDF)

If you have any questions relating the workshop or interview/survey processes, please contact Tannis Topolnisky from Dialogue Partners at 1-866-269-1276, ext. 111 or tannis@dialoguepartners.ca.

Questions and Answers

Documents and Reports

Information Package

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Contact Us

Jenna Langdale
Heritage and Development Planner
Planning & Building Department
City of Burlington
Tel: 905-335-7600, ext. 7555
E-mail: heritage@burlington.ca

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