City of Burlington
… is situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, within an hours drive of both Toronto and Niagara Falls. This beautiful city has over 155,000 residents and covers 73 square miles.
From a recreation point of view, residents have access to 4 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, 3 splash pads, 8 ice pads, 6 community centres, and 9 golf courses.Spencer Smith Park is a favourite spot for both residents and tourists, with it’s waterfront promenade, outdoor patios up-scale restaurants and the Rotary Centennial Pond. The pond is a 10,000 square-foot year-round water feature, up-scale restaurants and the Rotary Centennial Pond. The pond is a 10,000 square-foot year-round water feature. The park also features a waterjet plaza, children’s playground and climbing wall.
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The area, now known as Burlington (the name is apparently a corruption of Bridlington, a town in Yorkshire, England) was awarded in 1798 to Joseph Brant, a Mohawk Chief, as a reward for his services to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War. In 1914, the Village of Burlington became a town and in 1974 Burlington was incorporated as a city.
Points of interest in Burlington include the numerous natural waterfalls and 2 naturally occurring magnetic hills.
Special attractions and activities for the whole family include The Sound of Music Festival, Burlington Jazz n' Blues Festival, Art in the Park, Lakeside Festival of Lights and the Rotary Ribfest. Burlington is also the home of The Royal Botanical Gardens which has the world’s largest lilac collection.