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Central (Downtown Burlington)

Most people love the idea of being able to walk from their home to their favourite restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. But being able to do this often comes at a great cost. You either have to pay a fortune or concede living space and buy a condo apartment. In Central you will find there are options in-between.

Time to Toronto: 40 min 53 min

Top 5 things we love about Central (Downtown Burlington)

  • 1

    Spencer Smith Park

    The Sound of Music Festival, Ribfest, The Festival of Lights, strolls down the beach, winter skating, and spectacular views of the sunrise over Lake Ontario. This is THE destination spot in Burlington, year-round.

  • 2

    The Burlington Public Library

    Free wifi, a little coffee shop, a large space for the kids to play and lots of books. That’s it. Your morning: figured out!

  • 3

    “Real Coffee” at Tamp

    You know those professionally made cappuccinos that are like a work of art? Almost too pretty to drink? The coffee is so good at Tamp that you will take a photo, post it on Instagram, and sip.

  • 4

    A bike path

    You know how you love the idea of going on a family bike ride? But then you remember that you’re not supposed to use the sidewalk, and you don’t love the idea of riding right next to traffic? Well, Burlington has a better option, a safe bike path that spans the width of the city.

  • 5


    Central is one of the most walkable neighbourhoods in Burlington. Leave your car at home and walk downtown. Grab a gluten-free cupcake at Kelly’s, try on a pair of jeans you can’t really afford at Joelle’s, check out a movie for $6 at Cinestarz, or just stroll up and down the beautiful streets, stealing landscaping ideas

How much does it cost to live in Central (Downtown Burlington)?

Average Detached
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*All statistical information has been derived from OMDREB for the period of January 1st 2021 to November 1st 2021.
“Average Price Change” is calculated by comparing the value of homes at the end of the above mentioned period to the average for the same area in the previous year.

Your typical neighbours are families of varying stages or retired empty-nesters.

Family-friendly rating: 👪 👪 👪 👪 👪 5/5

Tom Thomson Public Elementary

Central Public Elementary

Lakeshore Public Elementary

St. John Catholic Elementary

Central Public High School

Assumption Catholic Secondary

For more detailed information on these Central schools, visit our schools page

Driving to Toronto from Central takes approximately 40 minutes. However, during rush hour the time you spend in the car could increase to approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Using the Burlington GO Station is a huge benefit to local residents and gives commuters a consistent travel time to Union Station of 53 minutes. Central is also situated close to the QEW.

Commutability score: 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 4/5


Is Central Burlington Perfect For You?


Most people love the idea of being able to walk from their home to their favourite restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. But being able to do this often comes at a great cost. You either have to pay a fortune or concede living space and buy a condo apartment. In Central you will find there are options in-between. Bungalows, and charming 1 and a half storey properties (with those cool sloped ceiling bedrooms) abound. These homes can often be purchased beneath the city average for a detached home. You will probably have to do some work, or live with a green bathtub, but you will be in your own home, and you will still be cool.

If you are considering giving up your Toronto life, you are probably worrying that life in suburbia means minivans and Walmart. Well you may end up buying a minivan, if it makes sense, and sometimes not having to take the kids out of the car six times is worth subjecting yourself to the fluorescent glow of the big box store, but if you live in Central (downtown Burlington), you don’t have to do any of this. You can walk home from the Burlington GO Station, grab a hot meal from Goodness Me on the way, and then take a stroll down to the waterfront for some evening exercise and relaxation.


You can walk home from the Burlington GO Station, grab a hot meal from Goodness Me on the way, and then take a stroll down to the waterfront for some evening exercise and relaxation.


Speaking of the waterfront, Lake Ontario is the shining centerpiece of Central (downtown) Burlington. Spencer Smith Park sits at the base of Brant street and occupies 6.37 acres of prime waterfront space. This is the hub of the city and where you will find families and couples flocking every weekend and evening throughout the year. As you walk along the wide promenade, or have a seat on the break wall overlooking the lake you will discover how special this area is, and how lucky residents of Burlington are to have such a feature.

Kids love this park in the summer for its unique and varied playground equipment and splashpad, and in the winter they come to use the rink outside Spencer’s Restaurant and look at the spectacular Festival of Lights put on by the city every year. Adults also enjoy events hosted in this park such as “The Sound of Music Festival” and “Ribfest”, just to name a couple.



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$2,500 Monthly
#815 -551 MAPLE AVE, burlington, Ontario

#815 -551 Maple Ave

Burlington, Ontario

Welcome To The Beautiful Strata Building. This Unit Features Hardwood Flooring Throughout, A Large Master Bedroom With Walk In Closet, And Stainless Steel Appliances. Conveniently Located Walking Distance To Restaurants, Shops, And The Lake. This Building Has Many Amenities That Include A Car Wash, 24 Hour Concierge And Security, Party Room, Games Room, Sauna And Gym, Indoor Salt Water Pool, Guest Suites And Plenty Of Visitor Parking. (id:46617)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
For sale
895 MAPLE Avenue Unit# 617, burlington, Ontario

895 Maple Avenue Unit# 617

Burlington, Ontario

Renovations galore throughout this perfectly-located town in The Brownstones. On the tucked-away outside road & overlooking trees and open space, close to plentiful parking, steps to shops, transit, Mapleview Mall, downtown and the lake. 2018 & 2021 renos include: entire kitchen, bathrooms, all flooring LVP, fully painted, added inside garage entry..too many upgrades to mention(see attached upgrade list). Also includes a 400 sq.ft finished family room on the lower level. Just move in & enjoy your new home! (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1213
For rent
$2,500 Monthly
#809 -1270 MAPLE CROSSING BLVD, burlington, Ontario

#809 -1270 Maple Crossing Blvd

Burlington, Ontario

Carefree Condo Living At ""The Palace"" In Burlington's Desirable ""Maple"" Neighborhood. Exceptional 1043 Sq Ft, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Corner Unit. Amenities Including Front Desk/Concierge, A Full Recreation Center With Cardio Equipment/Weights/Squash Court/Racquetball Court/Table Tennis/Tanning Bed, A Hobby Room, Card Room/ Library, Party Room, Guest Suites For Overnight Guests, Tennis Court, Bike Racks In The Parking Area, An Outdoor Pool, Gazebos & More.**** EXTRAS **** Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Electrical Light Fixtures, Window Coverings/Blinds/Draperies, (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For rent
$3,450 Monthly
677 GEORGE ST, burlington, Ontario

677 George St

Burlington, Ontario

Fabulous Bungalow With New Window Coverings, New Painting, New Insulation And Renovated Basement In One Of The Most Charming Neighbourhoods Of Central Burlington! 3+1 Br, 2 Bath, Kitchen W/White Cabinetry & W-O To Yard. L.R. With Floor To Ceiling Windows And Led Pot Lights. Three Bright, Spacious Bedrooms & Stylish 4 Piece Bath. Newly Renovated Large Rec Room W/Frpl. & 3-Piece Bath W/W-I Shower. Walking Distance To Go Stn., Mall, Parks, Ymca, Library & More.**** EXTRAS **** Inclusions: Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer & Dryer, Hot Water Tank. Exterior Doors Will Be Replaced In Jan 2022. (id:46617)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For sale
1164 BELLVIEW ST, burlington, Ontario

1164 Bellview St

Burlington, Ontario

Fabulous 3+1 Bdrm Home With Pool Minutes From The Lake. Main Flr Has Living, Dining & Family Rooms Open To Updated Kitchen With New Cabinets, Ss Appl & Quartz Counters Also W/O To Beautiful Backyard Oasis With Saltwater Pool. 2nd Flr Has 3 Spacious Bdrms Including Primary Bdrm With Ensuite & Walk-In Closet. Finished Lower Level Has 4th Bdrm, Full Bath & Large Rec Room. Walk To Lake, Parks & Downtown. Close To Shopping, Transit & Hi-Way (id:46617)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom
For rent
$3,100 Monthly
#603 -1201 NORTH SHORE BLVD, burlington, Ontario

#603 -1201 North Shore Blvd

Burlington, Ontario

Exceptional Location W/Amazing Escarpment Views, Across From The Spencer Smith Park, Shores Of Lake Ontario, The Joseph Brant Hospital, Walking Distance To Boutiques, Waterfront Trail, Close To Qew, 403, 407 & 3 Go Stns. Balcony Overlooks Outdoor Swimming Pool & Tennis Court. Fully Renovated Unit With Slate Flooring, Engineered Hickory Floors, Updated Kitchen W/Maple Cabinetry, Pantry, Granite Counter & Backsplash.**** EXTRAS **** S/S Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Elf's, Window Coverings, B/I Wardrobes. Active Social Environment & Amenities Include: Tennis Court, Heated Outdoor Salt Water Pool, Multiple Bbq Areas, Party Room, Sauna, Workshop & Car Wash. (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For rent
$3,450 Monthly
1225 NORTH SHORE BLVD, burlington, Ontario

1225 North Shore Blvd

Burlington, Ontario

Beautiful 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished Condo In The Heart Of Burlington! Steps To Lake, Spencer Smith, Short Stroll To Dwntwn Shops, Burlington Beach, Dining, Art Gallery Of Burlington, Performing Arts Centre, Hospital. 1100+ Sqft On 1 Lvl W New Flooring, Quartz Counters, Lighting, Cabinetry And More; This Spacious Home Is A Must See. Insuite Laundry, Underground Parking & Locker. High Speed Unlimited Internet, Heat, Hydro, Water & Cable Included In Rent!**** EXTRAS **** Access To Gym, Party Room, Billiards Room, Tanning Room, Outdoor Pool & Outdoor Bbq Area. (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For sale
551 MAPLE Avenue Unit# PH1802, burlington, Ontario

551 Maple Avenue Unit# Ph1802

Burlington, Ontario

Custom high-end renovation from top to bottom! Primary and 2nd Bedrooms both with ensuites & walk-in closet. Spectacular kitchen w/ new appliances, quartz counters & island, everything NEW! Extensive Custom Cabinetry by William Allen throughout this stunning Penthouse with panoramic views of the lake, escarpment and greenery, very private and unobstructed views in every direction from the condo itself and the 500 sq ft wrap-around deck & primary bedroom balcony. Flooring redone in wide-plank European White Oak flowing seamlessly from room to room. Living room features a new natural stone wall with 74 Dimplex fireplace. Added powder room combined with custom laundry enclave for a 3rd bath in the suite. Two side-by-side parking spots and two storage lockers. The Strata condo is ahead of its time with clean geothermal heating, the most amazing amenities including: guest suite, indoor swimming pool, high-end gym, modern party rooms, Zen garden, yoga room, plenty of visitor parking and concierge. Nothing left to do just move into this luxurious Penthouse w/ almost 10 ft ceilings and enjoy indoor & outdoor living at its very best! (full list of renovations & improvements attached to the listing) (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1982
For sale
#403 -2121 LAKESHORE RD, burlington, Ontario

#403 -2121 Lakeshore Rd

Burlington, Ontario

Downtown Burlington! This Corner Unit Features 1450Sqft. The Idyllic Location Is A Short Walk To The Restaurants, Shops, Waterfront, Parks, Cafes And Most Amenities. Open Concept Living Room, Dining Room, Floor To Ceiling Windows. The Sunroom (South West Facing) Can Easily Be Used As An Office/Den/3rd Bedroom. The Primary Bedroom Has Plenty Of Closets, Updated Ensuite Bath With Large Glass Shower. The Second Bedroom Is Adjacent To A Full Bath.**** EXTRAS **** The In Suite Laundry Room Provides For Extra Storage. Includes One Locker And One Underground Parking Space. Inclusions: Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For sale
2312 NEW ST, burlington, Ontario

2312 New St

Burlington, Ontario

Truly One Of A Kind Custom Built Home. No Expense Spared! Almost 3600 Sq.Ft. Of Living Space! A Short Walk To Lake Ontario. Open Concept Floorplan. A Dream Kitchen Comes With High End Built-In Appliances, Pot-Filler, Massive Island And Lots Of Storage. Large Windows And A Skylight Bring In Abundance Of Natural Light With Views Of Mature Trees And Spacious Backyard. A Covered Patio That Is Made To Impress With A Natural Gas Bbq.**** EXTRAS **** Built-In Fridge, Built-In Wall Oven/Microwave, Gas Cooktop With Six Burners, Panel Ready Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Dryer, Beverage Cooler. Equipped With2 Furnaces, 2 A/Cs, And 2 Hrv Units. Elct. Car Charger Rough In. Rental Water Heater. (id:46617)

5 Bedroom 6 Bathroom
For rent
$2,800 Monthly
#8 -1275 MAPLE CROSSING BLVD, burlington, Ontario

#8 -1275 Maple Crossing Blvd

Burlington, Ontario

Stylish Loft -Style Townhome With 2 Full Bathrooms Located Within Minutes To Downtown Burlington. Updated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertop And Lots Of Storage. Open Concept Living/Dining With Walk-Out To Patio/Backyard.**** EXTRAS **** Use Of Fridge, Stove, B/I Dishwasher, B/I Microwave, Washer & Dryer. Tenant Pays Heat, Hydro, Water, Cable/Internet. No Pets / Smokers. (id:46617)

1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
For rent
$2,800 Monthly
#511 -2060 LAKESHORE RD, burlington, Ontario

#511 -2060 Lakeshore Rd

Burlington, Ontario

775 Sq Ft Unit With Large Open Concept Kitchen And Living Room Leading To Balcony Overlooking The Courtyard & Lake Ontario. Large Den, In-Suite Laundry And Powder Room. Master Bedroom With 5 Piece Ensuite And Large Closet. Close To Highways, Transit, Shopping And Much More. Employment Letter, Rental App, Paystubs, Credit Check And Attach New Ontario Lease Form With Offers. Tenant To Pay Hydro, Heat, Phone, Cable & Internet. 1 Parking Spot & 1 Storage Locker. (id:46617)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

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