Burlington, Ontario, with its population of 183,000, is ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. Burlington is close to major transportation, to the cities of Hamilton and Toronto and to the U.S. border. A glistening city with the UNESCO world biosphere reserve Niagara Escarpment in it’s backyard and Lake Ontario in the front yard. Burlington boasts great employment opportunities, low crime rates and a community feel. More than half of the city is protected rural space. The city offers world-class urban amenities, including shopping and dining and is home to some of Ontario’s top festivals and events. Attractions include the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.