Overview for Burlington, Ontario

186,948 people live in Burlington, where the median age is 44.4 and the average individual income is $140,200. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Welcome to Burlington

A vibrant, thriving community on the shores of Lake Ontario

Nestled west of Oakville, Burlington is a bustling city that combines natural beauty with urban sophistication. This vibrant community offers a blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities, making it an attractive destination for residents and visitors alike. Burlington’s scenic waterfront, parks, and trails invite outdoor enthusiasts to explore its natural landscapes.

Burlington’s development dates back to the 19th century, with its roots in agriculture and the railway industry. Today, it is a hub of economic activity with diverse industries, including manufacturing, technology, and services. The city’s strategic location between Toronto and Hamilton enhances its appeal, offering residents access to the economic opportunities of these larger cities while maintaining a distinct community feel.

Burlington is rich in history and culture, with many heritage homes and buildings that reflect its past. Alongside these historic properties, new developments provide modern housing options, catering to a diverse population. Whether you're looking for a quaint Victorian home or a sleek, contemporary condo, Burlington offers a wide range of real estate options.

What to Love

  • Beautiful waterfront living, shopping, and dining
  • Historic homes and modern developments
  • A welcoming, community-oriented atmosphere
  • Exciting local events and festivals


Local Lifestyle

Burlington residents enjoy a balanced lifestyle with a robust job market and access to top-notch amenities. Professionals, families, and retirees alike are drawn to the city’s excellent schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational opportunities. With numerous parks, trails, and waterfront spaces, Burlington encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle. The city's vibrant arts scene, community events, and cultural festivals ensure there is always something happening.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Burlington is a lively area with a variety of dining and shopping options. From cozy cafes to fine dining establishments, the city’s culinary scene caters to all tastes. Spencer’s at the Waterfront offers an upscale dining experience with stunning lake views, while The Martini House provides a chic, contemporary atmosphere for socializing over cocktails and tapas.

For shopping, Mapleview Shopping Centre is a major retail hub with a wide array of stores, from high-end brands to popular retail chains. Burlington also boasts unique boutiques and specialty shops, particularly in the charming Village Square area.


Things to Do

Burlington’s natural beauty is a major draw, with numerous parks, beaches, and trails to explore. Spencer Smith Park, located along the waterfront, is a central gathering place for events and festivals. The park features walking trails, gardens, and a picturesque pier. Royal Botanical Gardens, one of the largest botanical gardens in Canada, offers stunning landscapes and educational programs.

Annual events in Burlington attract visitors from across the region. The Burlington Sound of Music Festival is a multi-day event featuring live performances from a variety of genres. The Burlington Ribfest, held over the Labour Day weekend, is a beloved event with delicious food, live music, and family-friendly activities. For a taste of local culture, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre hosts a range of performances, from theatre and dance to concerts and comedy shows.



Burlington is served by the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board, along with several private schools and post-secondary institutions.

- Burlington Central High School, 9-12, known for its strong academic and athletic programs
- Nelson High School, 9-12, offers a variety of advanced placement courses and extracurricular activities
- Aldershot School, K-12, provides a comprehensive education from kindergarten through high school
- Charles Sturt University, offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on practical, career-oriented education

Burlington is a dynamic community with a rich history and a promising future. Its blend of natural beauty, vibrant local culture, and strong economic foundations make it an ideal place to live, work, and play.

Around Burlington, Ontario

There's plenty to do around Burlington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cherry House Restaurant , Familia Fine Foods, and Laila’s Cheesecake.

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Dining 2.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.07 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
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Dining · $$ 4.23 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.49 miles 32 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.18 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Burlington, Ontario

Burlington has 73,180 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Burlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 186,948 people call Burlington home. The population density is 0.991 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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