Note that Ontario is currently in the process of re-opening and there are rules and restrictions on capacity and some places require advance reservations. It’s best to call ahead or check websites before visiting to confirm. For more information on health recommendations for the Burlington area visit Halton Region Public Health and/or view and subscribe to the Health and Safety Notices page on the City website.

Famous Burlingtonians

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Burlington is proud to recognize Famous Burlingtonians for their contributions.  #HometownProud

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Burlington’s famous personalities have assisted in putting our community on the map. Their contributions to subjects like entertainment, sports, arts, science, and philanthropy have helped to shape their respective landscapes.

Famous Burlingtonians Criteria

  • Has lived for a period of time in Burlington (1 year minimum)
  • Has received national or international recognition in their field and have career longevity (see below)
    • Received Order of Canada or Ontario
    • Professional athlete, coach, trainer or amateur athlete who has won medals in international competitions
    • Radio/TV personalities, actors, musicians, artists, writers, business people, humanitarians who have received national acclaim and awards
    • Historic figures recognized in Canadian history
  • Has been recognized by another local organization for national or international acclaim

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