October 13, 2017 10:48 am
Updated: October 13, 2017 10:50 am

Burlington’s ‘vital signs’ good, but areas of concern identified: report

People enjoy a beautiful morning at Spencer Smith Park on the shores of Lake Ontario, in Burlington in a file photo.

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The city of Burlington is in pretty good shape according to the latest report from the Burlington Foundation, called Vital Signs 2017.

It’s the fourth snapshot in the series and highlights how the city is doing in certain areas like opportunities for youth, mental health and wellness, housing, the environment and seniors.

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It says among the areas of concern would be a 73 per cent jump in housing prices $454,627 in 2012 to $785,851 as of June 2017.

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Burlington Foundation CEO Colleen Mulholland says pointing out the areas of challenge helps create change.

She says “Burlington has been listed by MoneySense Magazine as the best mid-sized city in all of Canada and it’s been that way for the last five years. Our opportunity is to find the challenges and work on the needs in the community.”

“When we focus in a very fine-tipped point perspective, the needs in the community, people really do rise to the challenge,” she adds.

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Mulholland also says “the next step in the process is an event being organized for this winter at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. It will bring in people from multiple sectors to find ways to really help our youth and young adults transition. If we do it together, we get there faster.”

The full report is available at BurlingtonFoundation.org

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