The City of Burlington is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario with the Niagara Escarpment providing a picturesque backdrop to the north. The city is located right in the middle of the “Golden Horseshoe,” between Oshawa and St. Catherine's.
Burlington has everything you can expect from a big city including plenty of shopping, terrific opportunities for housing, great recreational facilities, golf courses, its own transit system, and direct access to highways 407 and 403, as well as the Queen Elizabeth Way.
Burlington's mix of homes includes a variety of 1910s and 20s, Edwardian, Tudor, and Craftsman style homes, mixed in with Cape Cod two-storey homes and post World War II bungalows. There are also a great number of condominium and rental apartment buildings in the downtown core.
Burlington's downtown is filled with boutique shops, businesses, farmers markets, restaurants, and bars. Burlington has an extensive waterfront lined with Spencer Smith Park; the location of Burlington's annual Sound of Music Festival and Rib Fest as well as the recently built Brant Street Pier which stretches 137m over Lake Ontario.
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Downtown Burlington is centred at Lakeshore Road and Brant Street and overlooks Lake Ontario. As one of the Greater Toronto Area's largest shopping districts, the area features over 350 retailers, more than 40 restaurants, and a large number of professional offices.
For those seeking recreation, the Mount Nemo conservation area is located at the north-end of Burlington offers five kilometers of hiking trails that connect to the Bruce Trail.
Burlington’s sports amenities include: eight ice arenas, eight pools, nine golf courses and nine community centers.