Burlington Neighbourhood Guide: Downtown Burlington

Downtown Burlington is where all the magic happens in Burlington, Ontario. This waterfront community has much to offer. Everything from a vibrant mix of residential neighbourhoods, must-visit restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, to the most beautiful waterfront setting, and of course the new Brant Street Pier (a.k.a. Burlington Pier).

You can link to the BurlingtonDowntown.ca website to get more details about the Downtown area.

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Downtown Burlington History:

Back in the day, this city began as a cluster of smaller historic communities, each different in their day. The downtown core is Burlington's historic trade centre. It's an area rich with history. The downtown core stems back to its celebrated ties to Joseph Brant.

Downtown Burlington Real Estate & Home Prices:

People are attracted to downtown Burlington for many reasons. This historic area offers a wide variety of Real Estate and home options. Everything from apartment rentals to residential neighbourhoods. From waterfront town-homes to the luxury high rise condo lifestyle. This part of Burlington has it all.

The quaint and relaxed atmosphere is the best part of living there. Everything you need is a short walk away.

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There are many other schools just outside the downtown boundaries. The one school within the set boundaries is:

Please check the Halton Catholic School Board and the Halton Public School Board for up-to-date school boundaries.

Shopping & Restaurants:

This is arguably the best part of Downtown Burlington. Everything is within walking distance. All the shopping a food you can handle can be found in the downtown core. Here is just a sample of what downtown has to offer:

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  • Kindfoods
  • Tamp Coffee Co.
  • Pepperwood Bistro
  • Joelle's
  • The Dickens
  • Paradiso
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  • Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery
  • Mikado Japanese
  • Red Canoe Bistro


The Burlington Downtown core offers 3 parks:

  • Brock Park
  • Elgin PArk
  • Lions Park

Family Fun:

Living downtown Burlington means you'll never run out of things to do. This area of Burlington offers plenty of fun.

Some of the most popular places are: Spencer Smith park, Burlington Art Centre, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Brant Street Pier, The Waterfront Trail, Village Square, Emma's Back Porch. The list goes on and on.
Living in the core means one thing… Fun!

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Major Street Boundaries:

There are no official boundaries to the Burlington downtown area. Everyone has their own idea of what the Burlington downtown core is. Refer to the map below to see the general area of “The Core”.

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