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The holidays are fast approaching and skating is a great way to relax with friends and family. Burlington has many skating locations to offer for all ages and skill groups, and a selection of scheduled events open to the public.
The city of Burlington is offering a special “Play and Save” promotion, offering 40% off the rental price this holiday season starting December 1st 2017 to January 7th 2018 on all indoor ice rinks. If you don’t find a listed event to attend, you can rent it yourself at a special holiday rate.

Best Burlington Indoor Skating Rinks

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Appleby Ice Centre

Location: 1201 Appleby Line

Contact: 905-335-7738

Aldershot Arena

Location: 494 Townsend Ave

Contact: 905-335-7738

December Events:
Tim Hortons Free Skate Dec. 27, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The skates will run back to back with floods after each hour throughout the given time slot. Waitlists will be managed by staff during the skates, all ages welcome.

Central Recreation Centre

Location: 519 Drury Lane

Contact: 905-634-5571

December Events:
Sticks & Pucks
Children’s: Dec. 28, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Youth: Dec. 28, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Bring your hockey stick, hockey gloves, a puck or two, and some friends out to shoot the puck around. Central Recreational Centre is a great place to build hockey skills with classes dedicated to children and youths!

Mountainside Recreation Centre

Location: 2205 Mount Forest Drive

Contact: 905-332-6060

December Events:
Tim Hortons Free Skate Dec. 27, 2017 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Free admission, but space is limited! Attendance is first come, first served.

Best Burlington Outdoor Skating Rinks

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Rotary Centennial Pond

This 10,000 square-foot pond overlooks Lake Ontario and sees 7,000 skaters each season. Nearby restaurants include Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour and the Sunshine Donut Co.

Location: 1340 Lakeshore Road

Contact: 905-335-7738 ext. 8587

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Spencer Smith Park – Skating Pond

Spencer Smith Park features a wide promenade and is home to many of the City of Burlington’s signature festival and events. Nearby landmarks include the Naval War Memorial, the Brant Street Pier, the Terry Fox Monument, and the Lady of the Lake Bronze Sculpture. Some nearby restaurants include Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour and the Sunshine Donut Co.

Location: 1400 Lakeshore Road

Contact: 905-335-7738

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Palladium Park

This neighbourhood park features a baseball diamond, basketball court, and playground. Some nearby restaurants include Black Swan Pub & Grill and Kwality Fine Indian Cuisine.

Location: 4130 Palladium Way

Contact: 905-335-7738

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Burlington continues to offer exciting events year-round and we encourage Paradigm residents to celebrate winter at any of the listed rinks and outdoor locations listed above. We look forward to seeing you in 2018 as the remaining tower units rapidly fill up.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Paradigm and Molinaro Group!

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Burlington is a city that offers great experiences for residents and visitors alike, and winter is no exception. Despite snow and cooler temperatures, Burlington is a community that enjoys bundling up and enjoying the great outdoors. Here are three of the unique events Burlington has to offer this winter season!

City of Burlington’s 52nd Annual Santa Claus Parade
Sunday Dec. 3, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Burlington City Hall

Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy the fun and festivities of this special 52nd presentation of Burlington’s Santa Claus Parade.

This year’s festivities will feature an outstanding lineup of bands, colourful characters and floats representing local community organizations and businesses. The guest of honour, Santa will be on hand to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Santa 5K Run
Saturday
Dec. 9, 2017, 10:05 AM @ Burlington City Hall.

Canada’s original all-Santa race! Join the Santa 5k and run the streets of Burlington along with hundreds of other runners dressed like Santa Claus! This fun and unique run is a holiday favourite for many.

You must wear a Santa suit to participate in the race! Santa suits come with the price of registration, or you can bring your own. The race is held to benefit the Easter Seals, a local non-profit organization that supports children with disabilities.

Lakeside Festival of Lights
Friday
Dec. 1, 2017 to Monday, Jan. 8th, 2018 @ Spencer Smith Park.

The Burlington Festival of Lights is Burlington’s longest running festival, lighting up the waterfront from dusk to dawn over the holiday season. 2017 marks the festival’s 22nd year.

Over 60 festive displays will light up Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Wander through the park or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road at the city’s waterfront. The Festival of Lights is a magical sight for the whole family!

Burlington is the place to be to experience the magic of the winter season with both friends and family. There’s always something happening in one of Canada’s fastest growing mid-sized city.

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As the opening date of the West Tower fast approaches, excitement levels are at an all-time high. We will soon be welcoming the first residents to start their new lives at Paradigm.

The move-in dates are as follows:

West Tower: Fall 2017
Centre Tower: Summer 2018
East Tower: Fall 2018

For those moving into the West Tower, a new life awaits on October 30th.
For anyone who has not yet experienced the luxury of the Paradigm trilogy, suites are still available in the East Tower.

Paradigm is designed to welcome your arrival and departure with elegance and style. The mix of classic and modern materials, furniture, and lighting create an energized environment that complements Paradigm’s fresh look and feel. The buildings include a dramatic and invigorating Pool and adjoining Hot Water Spa that offers you four seasons of opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim with a stimulating, unobstructed view to the sky beyond. There’s no better place to call home in Burlington.

Paradigm provides close access to arts and entertainment experiences including, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the Sound of Music Festival, Canada’s Largest Ribfest, and more. Stroll the lakefront, cycle local pathways, hike nearby trails, or shop on the main street, at the Farmer’s Market or in the fashion forward malls just minutes from Paradigm.

With easy access to both the brand-new Burlington GO station and the Queen Elizabeth Way, downtown Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake are always under an hour away for work or for play.

Opportunities for buyers are still available in the East Tower, perfect for living in Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City. Don’t miss your chance to stay up to date with Paradigm Condos. Visit us at the Presentation Centre at 2089 Fairview Street, Burlington, or learn more at paradigmcondos.ca.

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Burlington is full of sweet treats and freshly baked goods. Take a look at this top 10 list of Coffee and Bake Shops in Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City and leave a comment with your recommendations!

 1). Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

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Kelly’s Bake Shoppe has been heaped with well-deserved praise since they first opened their doors in 2012. In fact, they were named to Buzzfeed’s Top 25 Cupcake Shops Around The World To Eat At Before You Die. It may sound impossible, but Kelly’s has created a full, delicious menu of cupcakes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, butter-free, vegan, and peanut-free, while using natural ingredients and flavours.

“I’ve never had anything but an amazing experience here. From the cupcakes and cookies, to the root-beer floats – and now a delicious birthday cake!”

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Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 9pm

Address
401 Brant St., Burlington
https://www.kellysxo.com/


2). MollyCake

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MollyCake puts a special focus on creating custom special occasion and celebration cakes, made with the best ingredients including real butter, fresh eggs, top quality chocolate, and Madagascar vanilla bean paste.

Stop in to choose from their selection of French Macarons, Whoopie Pies, PushPop Cake Pops, ‘The’ Cookie, Salted Caramels, and Gourmet Marshmallows.

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 10am to 6:30pm
Friday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Address
361 Brant St., Burlington
http://mollycakeonline.com


3). Cakes Sweets & Treats

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Cakes Sweets & Treats has a reputation and commitment to making each gourmet dessert memorable by combining high quality, fresh ingredients to ensure that every product looks and tastes delicious.

“Was driving around Burlington today and happen to come across cakes sweets & treats, so glad we did! Muffins are super moist and the pastries as delicious ;) will definitely be making a drive up to Burlington very soon!”

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm

Address
1600 Kerns Rd., Unit 3, Burlington
http://www.cakessweetstreats.com/


 

4). The Sunshine Doughnut Co.

The Sunshine Doughnut Bakery

The Sunshine Doughnut Company offers Burlington a tasty selection of handcrafted doughnuts and coffee, that are always full of love.

“My boyfriend and I came here for the first time yesterday. Doughnuts were gigantic! They were also the best doughnuts I’ve ever had, no lie. I find that for the size and taste of the doughnuts, they are well worth the price. Will definitely be coming again.”

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Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Address
439 Brock Ave., Burlington
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 5). L.A. Cupcake Boutique & Cakes

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Since 2012, L.A. Cupcake Boutique and Cakes has been baking from scratch using only the finest ingredients. And while their specialty is cupcakes, full-sized cakes are available on request, and you can find treats including cookies, cake pops and assorted fresh baked bars daily. Stop in to choose from the 16 varieties of cupcakes available at L.A. Cupcake Boutique and Cakes daily!

“We recently ordered cupcakes for my daughter’s sweet 16. My daughter and I were very happy with the look of the cakes and the party goers were raving about how great the cupcakes tasted.”

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday to Friday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Address
2500 Appleby Line, Burlington
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 6). Nothing Bundt Cake

Nothing Bundt Cake

Made fresh daily using real eggs, real butter, and real cream cheese, Nothing Bundt Cakes are top quality for any occasion.

Visit the Burlington shop to choose from 10 delicious bundt cake flavours and forty unique cake designs. And while you shop, pick from a unique selection of gifts, cards, and inspired decorator items.

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Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm

Address
3350 Fairview St., Unit 15, Burlington
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7). Sinful Desserts

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Since 1996, Sinful Desserts has been serving Custom Wedding Cakes, Novelty Cakes, Birthday Cakes, Anniversary Cakes, Special Occasion Cakes, European Pastries, Pies, Flans, Individual Desserts, Cupcakes, Petit Fours, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and more.

“You will understand the name once you taste the pastries. Everything is made from scratch. It is sinfully delicious.”

Sinful Desserts BurlingtonHours
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Address
3504 Mainway, Burlington
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Marco’s Bakery bakes daily, offering fresh artisan breads, pastries, burek, sandwiches, meals, and sweets to Burlington. Open seven days a week, Marco’s Bakery is ready and waiting for you to stop in.

“A great find, that makes delicious homemade Burek and Baklava. Wonderful staff that are very courteous and helpful. Highly recommend Marco’s Bakery!”

Marcos Bakery BurlingtonHours
Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Address
3500 Fairview St., Unit 4, Burlington
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9). The Brick Oven Bakery

The Brick Oven Bakery & Eatery

Opened in 1982, The Brick Oven Bakery has been serving Burlington for 35 years. With freshly baked daily offerings of breads, pastries, pizza, and deli options, their motto of “You’re only as good as your last batch” is lived up to every day.

“The pizza is the best in Burlington, the breads are phenomenal, the chicken parmesan is the best lunch anywhere planetwide and the eggplant parmesan is perfection!”

The Brick Oven Bakery BurlingtonHours
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 6pm

Address
2501 Guelph Line, Burlington
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10). Lakeshore Coffee House

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Lakeshore Coffee House is dedicated to serving the best fair trade organic coffees from around the world to coffee lovers in Burlington.

With unique beverage options to go with a food menu that includes sandwiches, soups, salads, quiche, pastries and ice cream, Lakeshore Coffee House is the perfect stop for lunch, dinner, or dessert.

lakeshore coffee house burlingtonHours
Sunday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 10pm

Address
2007 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
http://lakeshorecoffeehouse.com/

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Paradigm_Exterior_20_Stories (002)This year, Molinaro Group’s Paradigm building was selected as a finalist for 4 Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction. We are proud to announce that Paradigm won for Most Outstanding High-Rise Building.

The other nominations for the Paradigm development were as follows:

  • Most Outstanding High-Rise Building in Architectural Design category
  • Best Video High or Mid-Rise Project
  • Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign in the Project Image and Advertising Category
  • Best Design/Decor Centre in the On-Site Sales Presentation category.

The Most Outstanding High-Rise Building category was weighted with a number of considerations taking into account every aspect of the building.

Paradigm was judged by the overall description of the project, the overall exterior appeal, the interior appeal, the creative use of common area/lobby & amenity space, functionality and efficiency of floor plate, innovative design, and overall design.

Paradigm_Lobby (002)Some factors unique to Paradigm helped push it to victory, such as the dramatic Porte Cochère lobby as well as the 25,000 sq. ft amenity space on the 4th floor combining our gym, indoor pool and spa, theatre, party rooms, and extension to the 30,000 sq. ft outdoor oasis of lounge terraces and dining stations.
Additionally, the development is LEED Accredited and the selection of low-emitting materials, green building practices, and controllability of lighting and thermal systems were essential in the design and construction process.

This award and the recognition of the OHBA stand as a testament to the vision of the Paradigm development, and Molinaro Group’s commitment to building upon our success to provide premier living in Mid-Town Burlington.

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Celebrate Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City on September 30, 2017 when Doors Open Burlington provides an inside look at some of the most historic properties in the area.

With close to 20 participating featured locations in 2017, Doors Open Burlington offers a wide range of historical buildings and sites to discover. As a bonus, all sites are free, and many will host special activities throughout the day.

Doors Open Burlington runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, September 30, and includes the opportunity to visit and learn about sites including:

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Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum

The architecturally stunning Bayview Cemetery, Crematory, and Mausoleum sits on peaceful and lush grounds on the Aldershot waterfront. With a wide selection of hand-crafted stained glass, bronze statues, marble, and granite, the history and beauty of the building and the grounds should be on your must-see list.
Address: 740 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington

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Burlington Masonic Centre

Originally constructed as the home of James Allen’s carriage-making business, this 1853 building was purchased by the Masons in 1909. Expansion on the historic building took place on its 100th anniversary in 1953. The 154 year old building is still home to the Masons lodge room and banquet room on the second floor.
Address:459 Brant Street, Burlington

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Canadian Red Cross

Originally built in 1862 as the Wesleyan Methodist Church and School, this century and a half old building has been home to the Canadian Red Cross since 1969. The exterior of the one-storey, front-gabled frame building has remained untouched, preserving Burlington’s past.
Address: 262 Guelph Line, Burlington

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Freeman Station

This historic train station was built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway and was used as a combination of passenger and baggage depot. The unique architectural and stylistic features are common of many of the Grand Trunk Railway stations built in the early 1900s.
Address: 1255 Fairview Street, Burlington

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Lowville Schoolhouse

Originally built in 1889 using local field stones, the Lowville School House served the students of SS. No 9 until 1953. At nearly 120 years old, the school house has retained its six over six panel windows, and some of the original 1889 shutters.
Address: 6207 Lowville Park Road, Burlington

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Roseland Park Country Club

Open since 1929, and laid out in 1922, the Roseland Park Country Club is proud to be offering tennis and social activities to promote health and well being as they approach their 90th anniversary. The large lots and beautiful tree canopy help to create a visually stunning and private feel in the city.
Address: 3079 Princess Boulevard, Burlington

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St. John’s Anglican Church

This unique church is the second-oldest Anglican church in Burlington, and features two gorgeous stained glass windows as well as a restored cemetery with grave markers dating back to the building of the church in 1839.

Tours, handouts, snacks, and refreshments will be available at Doors Open Burlington.
Address: 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington

Download the full 2017 Doors Open Burlington Guidebook by clicking here.

Bring the family, bring your camera, and be ready to learn some amazing facts about the history of Burlington!

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As summer fades into fall, Burlington remains the hot place to be for September events. Mark Canada’s Largest RibFest and Appleby Line Street Festival on your calendars, and enjoy!

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Canada’s Largest RibFest

Canada’s Largest RibFest returns to Burlington this Labour Day weekend, with tons of BBQ to choose from, and entertainment for the whole family.

Since 1996, this Burlington tradition has been bringing residents of Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City, and BBQ loving visitors to Spencer Smith Park, where the food, fun, and beauty of Burlington meet for a fantastic long weekend.

This year, come and taste your choice of BBQ from award winning, high quality food vendors, watch live music Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and enjoy all that Canada’s Largest RibFest has to offer all weekend long.

From more than 20 years of experience, it’s easy to know that you won’t be disappointed!

Dates: Friday, September 1, 2017 to Monday, September 4, 2017
Where: Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
Website: www.canadaslargestribfest.com

 

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Appleby Line Street Festival

Park the car and walk the neighbourhood as the Appleby Line Street Festival returns for another year of community celebration.

Families, churches, businesses, schools and organizations come together for the street festival, creating an open street for the neighbourhood to gather and participate in activities, a marketplace, and more. This year there will be live musical entertainment, local vendors, and fun for everyone.

Everyone is welcome to come and walk the street together, support the community, and enjoy the neighbourhood feel that Burlington is proud to offer. Families and residents of all ages are invited and welcome to come, walk, embrace the community, and enjoy the afternoon.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Appleby Line between New Street and Fairview Street
Website: www.carfreeappleby.ca

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Starting in fall 2017, Ontario condo owners will have new rights and easier access to information.

Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services made the announcement in July of this year that they were moving forward with plans to better protect condo owners and residents by increasing consumer protections in Ontario’s condo communities.

The new law changes include:

- Regular mandatory updates about the condo corporation to help improve communication between condo boards and condo owners.

- Improving condo corporation governance and addressing conflicts of interest by introducing new disclosure requirements for directors, including whether they are not owners or occupiers of units in the condo or if they have interests in contracts involving the corporation.

- Mandatory training for condo directors to improve how condos are managed and operated.

- Clearer rules to make it easier for condo owners to access records of their condo corporation.

- New notices, quorum and voting rules to make it easier for owners to participate in owners’ meetings.

- Mandatory education requirements for condo managers applying for a general licence.

“Addressing the growing needs of condo communities across the province and supporting long-term sustainability of condo living is key to our government’s mandate. Creating new consumer protections will help to build more sustainable condo communities so residents moving into condos today and in the future will be able to look forward to healthy condo communities and peace of mind in the place they call home.” – Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services

With more Ontarians living in condominiums than ever before (1.6 million), and nearly three times as many condo units now than in 2001 (750,000 vs. 270,000), the importance of these updated regulations is clear.

By giving condo owners easier access to more information, and ensuring that condo corporations, boards, and managers are held to higher standards of operations, condo owners will be able to concentrate more on building communities and living happier lives, than worrying about what is going on behind closed doors.

To learn more about these changes and read them in full detail, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/condominium-law-changes

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Burlington, Ontario’s vitality and lifestyle is a wonderful mix of city living, and small town charm, all rolled into the Best Mid-Sized City in Canada.

Some of that small town charm comes from the many independent retailers in the city, providing excellent service, goods, and adding the local flavour that helps to keep the identity of individual cities and towns alive. In Burlington, we’re fortunate to have a great selection of book stores to shop in whenever we crave a new story.

To help you find the books you’re looking for, we have a list of five Burlington book stores that we recommend you visit the next time a book is on your shopping list.

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By The Lake Books

With a wide selection of books, and a great reputation, By The Lake Books is the perfect stop on your book buying adventure through Burlington.

Whether you already know what you’re looking for, or you need a suggestion, the staff are ready and willing to help you find what you need.

This is a great little book store. They have a huge selection of books in all genres to choose from. The staff is very attentive and go above and beyond to help you find the perfect book. Not to mention the prices are fantastic!
I would definitely recommend this store to anyone looking for a solid selection of books to choose from, and a knowledgeable staff that can help you find the perfect read. – Lynn G. (Yelp)

Address: 5295 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 639-4622

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The Book Nook

The Book Nook bills itself as “Your friendly neighbourhood book store with a large variety from romance to sci-fi”, which should give you great confidence in their ability to provide you with a great book to read on every visit!

My favourite used book store that I have ever visited! A HUGE selection of so many genres and authors and topics, and super affordable. The history and philosophy sections are my favourite and I always leave with at least 5 books. The store is organized well for the amount of books they have and is easy to navigate. The shopkeeper is also super kind and helpful when you need to find something! I could spend hours here. – Julia S. (Yelp)

Address: 501 Brant Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 637-0881

A Different Drummer Books Burlington Ontario

A Different Drummer Books

A proudly independent community bookstore, A Different Drummer Books is proudly part of the Burlington community. They’re also happy to help you find anything you need on your book shopping list.

Stop in soon!

Address: 513 Locust Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 639-0925

Appleby Book Ranch Burlington Ontario

Appleby Book Ranch

Offering gently used books and issuing credits, Appleby Book Ranch is an excellent option for book shoppers looking to save a few dollars, or trade in some of their own gently used books from home.

Stop in today to see their selection, and leave with a new story to read at home!

Address: 3300 Fairview St, Unit 6E, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 637-5751

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Conspiracy Comics

This may not be a traditional book store, but if you or someone you love is a comic book fan, Conspiracy Comics should be on your list of must visit stores.

With a wide selection of comic books, and comic related items like t-shirts and collectibles, fans of the genre are sure to find something they love when they walk in the door.

I’ve been to both Conspiracy comics in Oakville and Burlington now, and both times, I was so impressed with them. All their employees are so nice! I love their t-shirts and toy collections, and it’s so easy to find what I want. Agapae was so kind when I asked her for the comics I was looking for and I felt like I was treated like a friend coming to visit. It made me want to come back again. Love this shop. :) – Abigail M. (Yelp)

Address: 2388 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 333-1552

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When it comes to interior finishes, the Paradigm Design Team has carefully selected a collection of great quality materials that are stylish and durable. When it comes to the longevity and integrity of those interior finishes, DIY cleaning solutions are often the best as most store bought products contain chemicals that could compromise materials over time. Check out our list of DIY cleaning solutions that are eco-friendly, cost effective and super easy to make!

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1) Polished Quartz Countertops

The beauty of natural stone with the durability of a man-made product – it doesn’t get much better than quartz!

Benefits:
• Non-porous (no resealing required & won’t collect bacteria)
• Stain resistant
• Heat resistant
• Easy to clean

DIY Cleaner
• 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
• 3/4 cup water
• 3 squirts of dish soap
• 10 drops of essential oils, if you please
Shake, spray, wait and wipe – disinfects, doesn’t harm the stone, and smells good too!

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2) Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

The visual effect and warmth of hardwood but much easier to maintain – vinyl plank flooring is the new go-to flooring material!

Benefits:
• Withstands heavy foot traffic
• Comfortable and warm on the feet
• Reduces noise
• Scratch resistant & ultra durable
• Easy to clean (most spills can be cleaned up with water!)

DIY Cleaner
Once a week:
Vacuum & Mop with cleaning solution:
• 1 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 gallon hot water
• For extra cleaning power add a few drops of dish soap to the solution

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Centura Campo Strand – Espresso II Package

 

 

 

3) Sleek Porcelain Tile

Large format textural porcelain tile creates a beautiful spa-like feeling in bathroom applications!

Benefits:
• Durable & tough
• Water resistant
• Stain & scratch resistant
• Low maintenance & easy to clean
• No polishing, waxing or sealing required

DIY Cleaner
• ¼ White Vinegar
• 2 gallons of water
Grout Cleaning Solution:
• ½ cup baking soda
• ¼ cup vinegar
Mix and apply with toothbrush. Leave for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

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KitchenCraft Thermofoil Textured Shale – Paradigm Package

 

 

 

4) Trendsetting Thermofoil Cabinets

Versatile, textural, sleek & trend-setting, thermofoil cabinetry is a stylish alternative to real wood!

Benefits:
• Ultra smooth finish
• Chip resistant
• Stain resistant
• Low maintenance (no protective coatings required)
• Easily wiped down

DIY Cleaner
• Water
• Non-detergent soap

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5) All-Purpose Recipe

For all other surfaces, a simple all-purpose cleaner will do the trick!

DIY Cleaner
All-purpose recipe (safe for any surface):
• 100 parts water
• 1 part white vinegar
• 10 drops of essential oil (i.e. tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint)