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February 6th, 2013Resourcesadmin 1 Comments
What defines the St. Luke’s Precinct?

The St. Luke’s Precinct is a distinct area as recognized by the City of Burlington.

It is bordered on four sides roughly between Brant Street and Maple Avenue at the sides and Central High School to Lakeshore Road top to bottom.

The City of Burlington defines the protected St. Luke’s Precinct in this fact sheet:

Download or Preview a map of the St. Luke’s Precinct here.

The City of Burlington Official Plan

The City of Burlington created an Official Plan in response to the Province of Ontario’s demands for intensification. Within the plan, the city looked at areas well suited for intensification, as well as unique culturally sensitive areas that were not suited to typical approaches — specifically neighbourhoods that would be negatively impacted historically and culturally by the changes brought on by intensification’s zoning and land use changes.

Among the downtown neighbourhoods that the city recognized as being critical to save from intensification was The St. Luke’s Precinct.

Read more about the downtown neighbourhoods or “precincts” that the city has asked the province, and people of Burlington to protect from intensification — here on page 73 of the Official Plan:

Why is the future of this protected neighbourhood in jeopardy? Find out here.

'One Response to “What defines the St. Luke’s Precinct?”'
  1. Alan & Kristi says:

    We are strongly opposed to the proposed rezoning as this development will forever change the fabric and character of this community. The negative impact to the residents of this community is significant.

    It is with great regret that the conversation regarding this proposed development has even come this far; it makes no sense and will only benefit the developer. We are prepared to offer unwavering support to ensure that the zoning for our community remains protected from developers who are inconsiderate to the very aspects that make our community a precious place to live.

    Deeply concerned,
    Kristi & Alan

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Update – Jan 25, 2016
Public Meeting: January 25 on proposed redevelopment of 546 Burlington at Caroline Street Date: January 25, 6:30pm Room 247 2nd Floor ------ Resident's of St. Luke's Precinct, please support your neighbourhood by attending this meeting and voice your opinion about this proposed project that threatens to shrink house side yards, back yards and setbacks in order to fit 3 houses on a current single home lot. This is a precedent setting set of amendments for the St. Luke's Precinct. Hang on to reasonable amendments and use of your by-laws and protect your hood.
Update – Oct 20, 2014

Public meeting Nov 13 on proposed redevelopment of Locust/Elgin
Date: Nov 13, 7pm, Rm 305, City Hall
Residents of St. Luke's Precinct, please attend this meeting and voice your opinion on this development that so far proposes to require zoning changes. Zone changes anywhere within the precinct will cause a precedent of further zone change as stated by planning. Hang on to your zoning and protect your hood.

Stay tuned for more info.

Update – Sept 26, 2014

A neighbour of the St. Luke's Precinct has informed us that surveyors have been measuring the Dalewood Apartments property at 1367 Elgin Street.

Part or all if this property is owned by Maurice Desrochers development group / Executive Furnished Rentals. Desrochers has previously indicated a desire to rezone this property for 8 story condominiums.

A site rezone of this nature would mean a precedent rezone for the whole precinct.

Stay tuned for more information.

Update – Sept 12, 2014
510 Hager Avenue / New Home Build — Late summer, the city received the site plan application/plans for the second Mattwood house on Hager Ave. This is the lot(s) originally proposed as townhomes/semis by Mattwood but the Neighbours of St. Luke's expressed discomfort for the zone change and appealed to the builder to do single detached builds.
Update – June 4, 2014

Confirmation from the city is that the developer is intending on building 2 detached single family homes. They have begun the first on the south most lot but have yet to propose a plan for the 2nd. This first house will conform to the current zoning and needs only minor variance approval.