Pop Quiz

burlington story and community report

How much do you really know about Burlington? Time to find out!

I doubt the above were on many reading lists over the holidays. City Hall produced these glossy and slick new reports in 2013.

Some may consider them “feel-good propaganda”. They’re more than that.

Both reports reveal much about the City, City Hall and our future.

Take a few moments to complete the following * POP QUIZ * based on the The Burlington Story and Burlington’s Community Report. It may even save you from reading them!

Answers will be provided here on New Year’s Eve.

No Googling, please. Fingers ready. Eyes on your own screen. And begin…

***** SPOILER ALERT *****
Answers are provided now immediately below each question. You may be surprised (especially #5 and the City’s limited growth potential).

Here’s to Burlington doing better in 2014 – and not just on the next Pop Quiz!


ANSWER = Half
See page 3 in both The Burlington Story and Burlington’s Community Report, plus the map on page 2 and a note on page 3 of the City’s 2013 “Rural Area Background Report”: http://cms.burlington.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=24042


ANSWER = 7%
See page 14 in Burlington’s Community Report


ANSWER= More than 40 years ago
See page 5 in The Burlington Story


ANSWER = 56%
See Figure 10 on page 19 in The Burlington Story


ANSWER = 12,000 more people
See page 7 in The Burlington Story


ANSWER = Transit
See pages 26 and 27 in Burlington’s Community Report


ANSWER = 12.5%
See page 24 in Burlington’s Community Report


ANSWER = 2 Councillors
Marianne Meed Ward and Blair Lancaster, the only female representatives on Council

The SPECIAL BONUS ANSWER will hopefully be disclosed by City Hall in 2014 (to some degree) – but it’s interesting to see what people anticipate. Will this Council’s decision to litigate actually matter to residents for the October 27 election? Time will tell.

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