Upcomming Events

Community Report-Back Events

Over the course of the summer the Cultural Action Plan Team has been busy connecting with residents at events, interviewing members of Council and senior Staff, and reviewing the information gathered.

The Community Report-Back Events are a chance for everyone to see the information gathered and discuss where the Action Plan might go based on results.  There will be opportunities for feedback and a chance to connect with fellow residents, local artists, City staff and the consulting team.  Each Report-Back Event is focused on a key topic.  Feel free to attend multiple sessions if you're interested in shaping different elements of the plan.

All events start with a presentation by the lead consultant Jeremy Freiburger, followed by a community forum and engagement session.

Residents may attend at any time but are encouraged to arrive in time for the presentation to provide adequate context.

       SEPTEMBER 25th, 2012 - Tansley Woods Community Centre    7:00- 9:00pm

       Emerging Cultural Communities - Burlington is growing in population, diversity, and communities are coming into their own. 

       How can we support cultural growth in Burlington?


       SEPTEMBER 27th, 2012 - Seniors Centre    7:00 - 9:00pm

       Waterfront & Downtown Culture - Downtown has a mix of vibrant shops, major cultural destinations, and incredible parks. 

       How can these assets be leveraged to build momentum?


       OCTOBER 2nd, 2012 - Conservation Halton Office    7:00 - 9:00pm

       Rural Community Culture - Burlington has a rich rural history.  How is the culture of this community different, and how can it

       be a celebrated part of Burlington's landscape?


Involvement in all Report-Back events is completely free and all are welcome to participate.  To RSVP and let us know you're coming join the Facebook page by clicking here



Launch Event  June 6th - Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Free event to launch the project.  Hear from local officials, get a sneak preview of the CulturalBEAT website, and here from our guest speaker Eddie Friel.  Attendance is free but seating is limited. 

            Book your tickets online at:
            Or by calling: 905-548-0111

Ward Conversations

We’re coming to you  Ward Conversations are local discussion nights focused on culture.  All you need to do is join us and share your thoughts:

WARD 1 – June 11,     6-9 pm   Aldershot Arena (meeting room)

WARD 2 – June 5,       6-9 pm   Burlington Seniors’ Centre (Multipurpose Room)

WARD 3 – June 4,       6-9 pm   Ella Foote Hall (meeting room)

WARD 4 – June 7,       6-9 pm   Tansley Woods (Preschool Room)

WARD 5 – June 12,     6-9 pm   Centennial Pool (Community Room)

WARD 6 – June 13,     6-9 pm   Tansley Woods (Community Room 1)


To ensure we’re getting in front of a broad mix of residents we’re traveling to a few festivals this summer.  Join us at the following festivals to give some hands-on feedback.

            Sound of Music Festival (June 16 & 17)

            Burlington Children’s Festival (August 18 & 19)