Burlington’s 150th birthday logo explained


Published January 27, 2023 at 1:02 pm

Burlington has adopted a new logo to coincide with the City’s 150th birthday celebrations.

Although official plans have not yet been announced, many events are planned for the sesquicentennial that celebrates the coming together of the villages of Wellington Square and Port Nelson to become the Village of Burlington in 1873.

To easily mark 150th events and locations, the City of Burlington has adopted a new logo — or identifier as they call it — to highlight activities that will be announced throughout the year.

According to the City, the logo was “designed to capture the complexity and beauty of the land and the people” and incorporates many aspects of Burlington life and history.

Here is a breakdown of the design.

  • The identifier uses four shapes and colours to represent Burlington:
    • Green represents nature and the land.
    • Yellow symbolizes unity and our multicultural community.
    • Light blue symbolizes freedom as we continue to live in peace and harmony
    • Orange represents commitment to Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation.
  • The plus symbol is in recognition of the Indigenous history of the land that goes beyond 150 years. It honours the diverse Indigenous peoples that have lived in this area and we acknowledge that Burlington is on Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

“Throughout the year, some of our events and programming will have added features or be boosted to make them extra special for Burlington’s 150,” said Emilie Cote, Acting Director of Recreation, Community and Culture. “As we get closer to each event, we will share those details and how everyone can get involved. We recognize this is an opportunity to acknowledge the Indigenous history of the land, people and culture, which extends well beyond 150 years. As a City, this is another intentional action for Truth and Reconciliation.”

Burlington is located on Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. After becoming the Village of Burlington in 1873, the Town of Burlington was created in 1914 and in 1974 Burlington became a city.



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