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Burlington Events: March 2019

Events for March 2019

March is fast approaching and that means a whole bunch of new events happening in Burlington and all over the Halton Region. From maple syrup festivals to comedy festivals, there’s always something for everyone. 

Collecting pure maple sap
Maple Syrup Festival 

When: Weekends in March and the week of March Break from 9:30am – 3:00pm

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville 

Admission: Park entrance is $17 and bring some money for food and the gift shop.

Attractions: Pancake House, fresh maple candy, fresh maple toffy, guided tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family friendly activities and so much more. 

About the Festival: This is a festival that celebrates the heritage and culture of maple syrup making. The Maple Syrup Festival takes place every weekend from March 2nd until March 31st.

Stand Up Comedy neon sign
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival 

When: Saturday March 16th at 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington 

Admission: Regular tickets are $59 + tax and members tickets are $54 + tax

About the show: TOskecthfest is Toronto’s longest running comedy festival and is in Burlington for one night only so get your tickets ASAP. Have a night of laughs with Gavin Crawford (from Kids in The Hall and This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Bruce McCulloch who delivers his one man show with a combination of storytelling and stand-up.

Luxury Table setting.
Taste of Burlington 

When: March 1st at 11:00am – 10pm, with other dates include March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th

Where: Burlington’s finest restaurants!

About the Event: The Taste of Burlington is a great event that happens at various restaurants across Burlington. The restaurant chooses a prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menu. These menus include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Start times and dates may vary at each individual restaurants due to operating times. It’s highly recommended to make reservations to make sure that you have a table since this is a very popular event.

Brant St. Pier
Burlington Events and Our Community

It’s always so wonderful to get out a celebrate the community, we’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. And there are many more events happening around Burlington and the Halton Region all month long. If you’re home for March Break there are so many options for you to get out and keep the kids entertained. And if you’re not from Burlington and looking to make the move here, I can help!

Contact Lori

You can contact me via email or by phone and I’d be happy to help you find the home you’ve been dreaming of. Burlington has so many wonderful neighbourhoods to choose from that are welcoming and full of life. I’m looking forward to working with you and I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Lasalle Park Burlington Spring

Downtown Burlington Parks

Downtown Burlington has some great parks that are worth checking out if you’re new to the city or if you just haven’t been in a while. Today we’re going to talk about 3 that are located in downtown Burlington, Spencer Smith Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and LaSalle Park.

Spencer Smith Park

Home to the Sound of Music festival held in downtown Burlington at Spencer Smith Park. The park is busy all year round with different events as well but the most notable is the Sound of Music, usually mid-June. The next well known festival is Canada’s Largest Ribfest. Bringing in thousands from all over southern Ontario and New York State. Ribfest takes place during Labour Day weekend and is a 4 day event. 

The park is open 24 hours a day and is located at 1400 Lakeshore Rd on the shore of Lake Ontario. The show stopper has to be the Burlington Pier that opened in June 2013. Now that you’ve seen Spencer Smith Park it’s time to head over to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Brant St. Pier
Brant St. Pier
Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada. The RBG is located a couple of kilometres away from Downtown Burlington at 680 Plains Rd. With it’s head office in Burlington and with the gardens extending into Hamilton. LaSalle Park is the final park on our list and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Stairs in the Rock Garden
Stairs in the Rock Garden
LaSalle Park 

A stunning little park located on the shore of Lake Ontario, LaSalle Park has great walking trails suitable for any age. The park is located at 50 North Shore Blvd in the heart of Burlingtons Aldershot nieghbourhood. LaSalle also has a great green space and a historic pavilion which is a popular wedding venue. 

Other features of the park include two baseball diamonds, boat launch, wadding pool, marina, bocci ball court and a playground. There are so many more than just these three. And if you want some advice or are looking to see your home Lori can help with that as well.

Lasalle Park Pavillion
Lasalle Park Pavillion
Contact Lori 

You can contact Lori via email or phone and she can help you find the home you’ve been looking for. And if you’ve been thinking about selling but aren’t sure where to start Lori can help.

Making coffee

Coffee Shops in Downtown Burlington

Downtown Burlington 

Downtown Burlington has a lot of really great spots get a good cup of coffee. If you’re thinking of spending an afternoon looking at the shops or just coming for a nice walk, you’ll want to take a break and warm up. I chose 4 of my favourite spots, you may have heard of them, let me know if you have. 

Tamp Coffee Co. 

There are two locations downtown, 480 Brant Street and 2049 Pine St Unit 65. Both locations aren’t far away from each other, so if one is too busy just walk a few blocks and try your luck at the next one. And both offer a wonderful menu of locally roasted coffee, tea, espresso, breakfast and baked goods. The atmosphere at both locations is lovely and welcoming for the whole family.

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe 

If you’re gluten free or vegan this is the coffee shop for you. Kelly’s is run by a mother and daughter team and they have written a best selling cookbook that includes over 100 recipes for vegan treats. The menu at Kelly’s includes cupcakes, browines, muffins, so much more. All baked goods are made fresh in small batches on site. And of course they have coffee, hot chocolate and more. This is a very popular place and people come from all over the GTA to indulge in the amazing gluten free vegan sweets.

Pane Fresco 

Located at 414 Locust Street, this is a wonderful little Italian coffee shop and restaurant. This is a world class bakery comparable to those found in Rome and New York City. In the summer Pane Fresco offers authentic gelato that you can enjoy on the patio. Their menu includes breakfast, baked goods, salads, soups and pizzas. If you’re downtown Burlington and need a place to grab a bite to eat and a caffeine fix, check out Pane Fresco, you won’t regret it.

Coffee Culture 

Tucked right near Spencer Smith Park, located at 390 Brant St you’ll find Coffee Culture. They have a small patio, where you can sit and watch the world go by on comfy chairs and couches. And they have a great menu with an all day breakfast, wraps, sandwiches, coffee, tea, espresso, baked goods and free wifi. They also have plasma TVs so you can enjoy your espresso and catch the game.

Contact Lori If You’re Thinking About Moving 

Now you know about 4 different locations in downtown Burlington to grab a coffee and maybe a tasty treat. If you’ve never been to Burlington or you’re thinking about moving here contact me and let me know. I’d love to tell you more about this beautiful little city by the lake. And maybe we can grab a coffee at one of these locations. And if you’re already a resident of Burlington and you haven’t been to one of these coffee shops, get out there and give one of them a try!