News Release: Heritage Week 2021

Burlington, Ont.—July 19, 2021— Burlington’s Heritage Advisory Committee has put together an exciting lineup of activities in honour of Heritage Week, taking place from Aug. 2 to 8. A variety of events are planned, with a focus on sharing more about the happenings, issues, and sites that have shaped Burlington. 

About the schedule of events

The 2021 Heritage Week marks the first time the event has been held in August. The event was moved from February to the summer to allow for more participation and a larger variety of events conducive to the warmer weather, and to not conflict with Black History Month. A detailed schedule of all the events taking place during Heritage Week, including locations and how to register, is available at All in-person programs planned will follow public health guidance where required, including physical distancing, capacity limits, and wearing masks or face coverings.

See Full Schedule of Events Here

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“As a huge supporter of heritage in our city, I am delighted to see all of the great activities planned for Heritage Week. One of my top priorities as your mayor is to ensure we preserve and protect the character, heritage and history of our buildings, our people, our stories, our residential areas and our green spaces. I encourage you to take part in this event and discover all there is to know about our wonderful city through heritage.”


“Come join us to enjoy many aspects of Burlington’s diverse cultural heritage. Thank you to the civic partners, community groups, and volunteers whose time and efforts made this year’s event possible. Special thanks to Don Thorpe for his leadership, and to David Craig of HistoryPix for sharing his collection of historic material and for his superb video and artwork productions.”


Quick Facts

Heritage Week is organized by the members of Heritage Burlington, in collaboration with the Burlington Historical Society, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington Public Library, Burlington Museums, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada – Burlington, Freeman Station, Halton Black History Awareness Society, Heritage Services – Halton Region, and David Craig of History Pix.

Links and Resources

For more information about the events happening during Heritage Week, visit

Media contact:
Sharon Will
Communications Advisor
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7483
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