If you are looking for fun this summer, look no farther than your own backyard.

Burlington has many events that will keep your calendar full this August. 

Burlington is a multi-cultural community and is very proud to spread the sense of belonging to all of its residents.  One Burlington: Celebrating Faith and Culture is taking place on the Civic Holiday, Monday, August 5th, from 12:00-4:00pm at the Central Park Bandshell.  Join your fellow Burlingtonians for an afternoon of celebrating including an indigenous drum circle, Acapella singers, and family-friendly games. 

This celebration is completely free.  There will be many cultures represented through music, activities, and food.  This will be the 3rd Annual One Burlington event, and a fantastic opportunity to get to know your neighbours! Visit the One Burlington website for more details.

Is that old house at Spruce Lake Farm really haunted? On Sunday, August 11th, join your fellow lovers of all thing supernatural at Bronte Creek Provincial Park to find out! Paranormal experts have explored the grounds and the staff are excited to share details of the investigation, permeated with stories of their own! Participants will also learn a little bit about how the residents of Spruce Lake Farm would have dealt with the alleged paranormal visits.

This Ghost Walk is suitable for school-aged children accompanied by an adult.  The spooky event takes place from 7:00-9:00pm and you can visit the Bronte Creek Provincial Park website for more details.

What’s summer without a few rounds of golf? 42 years ago, Fred Sgambati created a golf tournament to benefit the development of cancer related projects as well as Rotary charities.  Golf lovers are invited to participate in the Rotary’s 42nd Annual Sgambati Golf Tournament, held each year to honour Mr. Sgambati’s contributions to Canadian culture as a television sportscaster as well as Chairman of the Canadian Cancer Society.  This yearly Burlington tournament has raised over $1.5 million dollars during its lifetime.

This prestigious golf tournament will be held on Monday, August 19th.  Your registration fee will give you 18 holes at Burlington Golf & Country Club with golf cart included, a buffet lunch, 19th hole reception, golf skill contests, and an unforgettable experience.  Visit the tournament’s website for more details.

To see even more offerings in the city of Burlington, check the city’s website for a full listing of festivals and events.

Plan your July staycation in Burlington

Spencer Smith - Dofasco Water Jet Park
Spencer Smith – Dofasco Water Jet Park

When you live in Burlington, there is no need to travel for an unforgettable summer vacation: everything you could want is right at your fingertips.

Grab a pair of roller-skates and hit the popular Burlington boardwalk.  After that, you can stroll through the picturesque downtown checking out the many unique, local shops lining the streets.  Burlington in July is the perfect time to take a break from the rush of your day-to-day and enjoy all that this city has to offer.

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Burlington’s age-friendly community is fast becoming a haven for retirees

Elderly women sitting on a bench
Elderly women sitting on a bench

In recent years, Burlington has seen an increasing number of retirees settling in the lakeside city.  With affordable housing, amazing views, and a thriving seniors’ community, it only makes sense that Burlington has become one of the favourite spots in Ontario for retirees.

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Moving west of Toronto offers more bang for your buck

map of cities west of Toronto

The last five years have seen an incredible shift in real estate sales.  Affordable housing has pushed many buyers outside of Toronto, and the real estate market in communities such as Halton Hills and West Toronto has boomed.

Due to such high demand for housing in these areas, there are a record number of new communities rising up in and around cities such as Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills, and Milton.  As a result of this shift, sales are declining in many areas of GTA: namely the regions of York, Peel, and Durham. 

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Burlington continues to top lists of best cities to live in Canada.

It’s no secret that Burlington has always been a great place to live. Burlington has continuously taken the top spot in MoneySense’s annual rankings of the best mid-sized cities in Canada, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who lives here. From its magnificent weather and unique, vibrant culture to its sense of security and comfort for people of all ages, Burlington is the perfect place to call home.

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Launch of the redesigned dicarlo homes website

All of us here at DiCarlo Homes are very proud to unveil our newly redesigned website to the public. Freshening up our online presence was crucial in raising awareness and being able to continue to provide quality customer service to all our future homebuyers and current homeowners.

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