Civic Square Renewal

Image of Burlington Civic Square in the summer.

The City of Burlington is making some upgrades to the small gathering place in front of City Hall on Brant Street.

We know the downtown is important to everyone in the city. Many of the improvements planned for the space are required to improve things like accessibility, safety and and convenience, however there is an opportunity for you to tell us what features you would like to see outside of your City Hall.

This space is an important place for the people of Burlington. Visitors to City Hall and to the downtown, as well as city employees, regularly use the space for leisure, entertainment, interaction, connecting with others and exercise. Let’s make it even better together.

We invite you to help us decide how to use the space known as Civic Square.

The City of Burlington is making some upgrades to the small gathering place in front of City Hall on Brant Street.

We know the downtown is important to everyone in the city. Many of the improvements planned for the space are required to improve things like accessibility, safety and and convenience, however there is an opportunity for you to tell us what features you would like to see outside of your City Hall.

This space is an important place for the people of Burlington. Visitors to City Hall and to the downtown, as well as city employees, regularly use the space for leisure, entertainment, interaction, connecting with others and exercise. Let’s make it even better together.

We invite you to help us decide how to use the space known as Civic Square.

  • Public Art Shade Structure - Have your say!

    about 1 month ago

    As part of the Civic Square renewal project, the public art program will be commissioning a series of artist-designed shade structures.

    A community jury selected three finalists to develop preliminary artwork concepts. Now we want your feedback! Please review the three proposed designs and tell us what you think. Your comments, along with the technical and design proposals will inform the jury’s final selection.

    Click onto "learn more" to see the renderings and to provide your feedback.

    To learn more.




    As part of the Civic Square renewal project, the public art program will be commissioning a series of artist-designed shade structures.

    A community jury selected three finalists to develop preliminary artwork concepts. Now we want your feedback! Please review the three proposed designs and tell us what you think. Your comments, along with the technical and design proposals will inform the jury’s final selection.

    Click onto "learn more" to see the renderings and to provide your feedback.

    To learn more.




  • Design concepts are now available for review

    3 months ago
    Civic square draft photo 3

    We listened to feedback and have a design concept to share with the community. Below is one of the visuals, to see all of the renderings, visit the section of this page called "Photo Gallery".



    We listened to feedback and have a design concept to share with the community. Below is one of the visuals, to see all of the renderings, visit the section of this page called "Photo Gallery".



  • Design Concept - 2 Information Sessions are Planned

    4 months ago

    We listened to feedback and have a design concept to share with the community. Two information sessions are planned for March 26 and April 3. See the side panel called "Key Dates" for more information.

    We listened to feedback and have a design concept to share with the community. Two information sessions are planned for March 26 and April 3. See the side panel called "Key Dates" for more information.

  • Thanks for your input!

    5 months ago
    Dotmocracy

    Over 300 of you gave us input. Not only did you rate the options we gave you, but you gave us some great new ideas.

    These are the features you told us were most important to you:

    • Trees and shade
    • Accessibility
    • Seating
    • Public Art
    • WiFi

    You'd like to see Civic Square used for:

    • a space to sit and relax
    • Farmer's Market
    • family art night
    • fitness activities
    • ceremonies and festivals
    • photo opportunities

    Over the next few months, staff will be working on conceptual designs and adding the features...

    Over 300 of you gave us input. Not only did you rate the options we gave you, but you gave us some great new ideas.

    These are the features you told us were most important to you:

    • Trees and shade
    • Accessibility
    • Seating
    • Public Art
    • WiFi

    You'd like to see Civic Square used for:

    • a space to sit and relax
    • Farmer's Market
    • family art night
    • fitness activities
    • ceremonies and festivals
    • photo opportunities

    Over the next few months, staff will be working on conceptual designs and adding the features that you told us were important. We will be following these design principles as we work on the Civic Square renewal:

    • Green and Sustainable
    • Accessible
    • Long lasting
    • Welcoming
    • Connected
    If you'd like to read the report, you can find it on this page in the "Document Library".