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Guide for Moving to Burlington, Ontario

aerial view of Burlington, Ontario

Several studies in recent years have ranked Burlington as a top Canadian city to live in. Factors in its favour include affordability, healthcare and a low crime rate. If you're planning a move to this vibrant waterfront city, you'll want to get to know your new home before you arrive. Here's a brief guide to help you prepare for your move to Burlington.


Setting Up City Services

As you settle into your new home, waste management will be at the top of your priority list. Garbage collection services for Burlington are handled by Halton Region. Their waste management page has information to help you get set up, and the online waste sorting tool takes the guesswork out of trash disposal.

Here are some more useful links to help you get off on the right foot in Burlington:

  • Planning a new build or renovation? Find information about permits and zoning bylaws on the city’s Home Construction and Renovation page.

  • Does your new residence have sufficient driveway space? The city requires residents to park cars in their driveways overnight, but you can apply for a parking exemption.

  • Does your family include furry friends? The City of Burlington requires you to have a dog license under the Animal Control Bylaw.


Public Services

Burlington has an extensive transit system that connects with the Greater Toronto Area. The Burlington Transit site contains info on transit routes, fares and special transportation services within the city.

The Halton Healthcare site is your primary resource for medical services within Burlington, and the city’s website provides information on fire and emergency services.


Recreation and Education

If you have school-aged children, you'll want to know about educational facilities. Schools in Burlington are administered by Halton District School Board. The city is also rich in public libraries and recreational programs. For extensive information on programs for Burlington residents, visit Service Burlington.


Things to Do in Burlington

Boasting 581 hectares of parkland, Burlington is a paradise for urban outdoor lovers. There’s no better way to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings than with this outdoor adventure guide. When the weather is less cooperative, you can explore Burlington's museums. The city also hosts many festivals and events throughout the year.


Tips to Prepare for Your Move

Stay up to date on the news, events and emergency notifications in your new city by subscribing to Burlington’s information service; you can filter for the types of information you want.

For help preparing for your move, check out this move planner and checklist.


Local Movers to and From Burlington

When you're ready to book a moving company for your relocation to Burlington, Appleby Moving & Storage Ltd. has the supplies, equipment and expert staff you need. We've been providing professional moving services with a personal touch since 1983. Contact us today to schedule your move.



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