Burlington

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Introduction

The city of Burlington is in Southern Ontario on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The city is inbetween two major cities, Toronto and Hamilton with it being part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. For a city it is not too large with the population reaching just over 164,000 in 2006.

Geographical

Burlington has a total land area of 187 sq. km (73 sq. miles). Most people live in the southof the Parkway Belt and Highway #407. North of this is agricultural, conservation and some rural housing.


Transportation

Burlington is served by the 403/QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and 407ETR express toll route. Dundas Street from Toronto also goes all the way to Burlington.

GO Transit provides commuter trains to Toronto from Burlington, Appleby, and Aldershot GO stations. VIA inter-city trains call at Aldershot and at neighbouring Oakville.

Local transit consists of buses operated by Burlington Transit; buses serve destinations within Burlington, with some routes into Oakville to the east and Hamilton to the west.

Weather

When moving obviously you should know what you are getting in for. Burlington has a variety of weather with summers being hot and humid reaching over 30C sometimes in the summer, it has even been known to reach over 40C in the summer. While winters are cold with a dry wind making it feel even colder and the temperatures can reach -30C.

Education

There are several schools within the city of Burlington. Halton District School Board

Public High Schools

Catholic Schools

Private Schools

Universities

Currently the nearest Universities are located in other cities however in 2004 the mayor of Burlington signed a deal with McMaster University in Hamilton to bring a new campus to the University which is to be located in Burlington. This campus is under construction.

Related information

Burlington, Ontario - Detailed City Profile - A good source of information for Burlington (weather, demographics, employments, etc.)