Holiday schedule - city hall

By Staff

December 21st, 2021



Those who are actually working within City Hall will limp out of the building on the 24th and return on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. – hoping that things will be much different and much better.

Given the Covid infection numbers we are seeing (more than 3000 plus on Friday) the year we are going into could turn out to be very hard for a lot of people.

Here is what’s open and closed at the City of Burlington

Over the upcoming holiday season, City of Burlington administrative services will be closed between Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 and Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, re-opening on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

For more information about which City services and facilities are available over the holidays, please see the summary below or visit

*Important information regarding COVID-19: The information provided below is accurate as of Dec. 15, 2021. In the event of any changes made by the Province of Ontario to current COVID-19 public health measures, please visit for potential impacts to City services and programs.

Residents can stay informed about City news at and our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter, @cityburlington on Instagram and

City Service Holiday Closure Information
Animal Services


While the Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, all animal services continue to be offered.

To report an animal control-related emergency, call 905-335-3030 or visit

Burlington Transit Burlington Transit will have the following schedules:

  • Friday, Dec. 24 – weekday schedule until approximately 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 25 – modified holiday schedule
  • Sunday, Dec. 26 – holiday (Sunday) schedule
  • Monday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 31 – regular schedules
  • Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 – modified holiday schedule.

Visit for full schedule information.

The Downtown Terminal at 430 John St., and Specialized Dispatch (Handi-Van) will be closed on Dec. 25, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022. The Downtown Terminal will be open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 28.

Schedules and specialized booking are available at For real-time schedule information visit Google/Apple Maps or

City Hall The Service Burlington counter at City Hall (426 Brant St.), will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

Many service payments are available online at

Halton Court Services – Provincial Offences Office Court administration counter services at 4085 Palladium Way will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, re-opening Wednesday, Dec. 29 and then closed on Monday, Jan. 3, re-opening Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

With the exception of the December holiday closures, telephone payments are available at 905-637-1274, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. All in-person services are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Many services are also available by email at or online at Halton Court Services.

 Parking Free parking is available downtown, on the street, in municipal lots and in the parking garage on weekends and holidays, including Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, 2022.

NOTE: The Waterfront parking lots (east and west) do not provide free parking on statutory holidays.

Recreation Programs and Facilities Winter Fest Camp for children aged four to 12 years old will run during the holiday season. This program is open to everyone and includes active time, games and crafts. Learn more and register at

Tim Hortons free winter break swimming and skating – swims start on Dec. 19, and skates start Dec. 20. Pre-registration is required. For more information on dates and times and to register online, visit

Drop-in programs – pre-registration is required for drop-in swims, skates and more during the break, visit

Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond – open daily, ice conditions permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closing at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and closed on Dec. 25). Visit

Holiday facility rentals are available for play and recreation for gyms, ice rinks and community rooms. Now accepting bookings for 60 or 90-minute rental slots until Jan. 2, 2022. Special holiday rates are in effect. For information and to book online visit

Roads, Parks and Forestry Administrative office closed Friday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 3, re-opening Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

Essential, winter control and reduced parks maintenance services will be provided. For more information and updates on snow removal, please visit

As we prepare to leave 2021 we look back to see what we lost – what we do now and what will carry us through – each other.

My life-long friend Patti Stren, author of several children’s books, is handing out hugs.  Something you might want to consider.


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