Today is an ask:

Today is a please-help-us-out sort of post.

readers choice 2018 nomineeBurlington Sports & Spine Clinic has been nominated for EIGHT prestigious awards in the Burlington Post’s annual Reader’s Choice awards.

We’ve been voted the BEST in Burlington for three consecutive years, and would appreciate your votes to make it a four-peat:

*BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
*BEST PHYSIOTHERAPY OFFICE
*BEST MASSAGE THERAPY CLINIC
*BEST CHIROPRACTOR, Dr. Dave Dorion
*BEST CHIROPRACTOR, Dr. Ashley Worobec
*BEST ACUPUNCTURIST, Dr. Dave Dorion
*BEST ACUPUNCTURIST, Dr. Ashley Worobec
*BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST, Kristy Wiltshire

You have until Sunday, February 11th, to vote on the Reader’s Choice Awards website.  (psssst, click HERE)

If we’ve helped you or someone you love this past year, we truly appreciate your votes of support.

THANK YOU BURLINGTON!

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Our Reader’s Choice awards are proudly displayed in our reception area.

 


Happy Holidays!

‘Tis the season!  For family and friends, sleep-ins and Christmas lights, outdoor skates and snow-shovelling.  Some of my favourite parts of the holiday break include crisp Winter runs, sledding with my children, afternoon movie naps, and Baileys in my coffee.  In fact, yesterday was one of the most perfect Boxing Days I could’ve asked for: I played Lego and rod hockey with my kids in the morning, ran in the Boxing Day 10-miler in Hamilton at noon, watched Team Canada win their first hockey game at the World Juniors, and got Mexican takeout.  Simple things that bring me joy.

My work hours are limited this week and next, but you can find me at Burlington Sports & Spine Clinic on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 27th
  • Friday, December 29th
  • Wednesday, January 3rd
  • Friday, January 5th
  • Saturday, January 6th

My regular clinic hours will resume on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

Happy holidays!


I love Burlington.

I love Burlington.

And I’m feeling really unsettled lately with all of the changes I’m seeing coming towards our little city. Specifically, I’m referring to the downtown core and the monstrous condo towers that are being approved, and subsequently pushing out our retailers and restauranteurs, taking away the quaint, distinct, cozy vibe of the core. (You’ve heard that Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is looking for a new home, right?)

Recently, a 23-storey condo tower that was proposed to be built across the street from City Hall was approved. Despite height restrictions, bylaws, and a whole bunch of OMB red tape, developers were able to make this happen, and City Council voted in favour, with only Mayor Rick Goldring and Councillor Marianne Meed Ward opposed (Marianne is the Ward 2 councillor, and the only councillor to actually live downtown). You can read the summary of the situation here. This is happening, and this is a game changer. This opens the valve, sets a precedent, and changes Brant Street forever; in fact, more developments are planned, more towers are proposed, more small businesses will be pushed out (you can read that info here). And all of this has been done with a certain shroud of secrecy, a seemingly-pre-decided agenda, and a hurry-up-and-approve-it undercurrent; the word sneaky comes to mind. It kind of feels like we let our guards down and all of this snuck up on us, doesn’t it?

I moved to Burlington in 2005, after living in Toronto for three years, and being born raised in rural Alberta. My husband, meanwhile, is born and raised in Burlington, and remembers when Upper Middle Road was the far edge of the city and ‘The Orchard’ was actually an orchard. We chose to stay here and buy a home, start my business, and have our children. Burlington had the small-town feel that I needed with the perfect mix of city-living and community spirit within which we wanted our children to grow up. MoneySense magazine soon caught on, and has ranked Burlington as Canada’s best mid-sized city for the last five consecutive years.

After living in North Burlington for a decade, my family moved downtown in 2015, realizing a long-term dream of ours (or perhaps more accurately, mine). Downtown and the waterfront called to me constantly, it was the gem I fell in love with when I first laid eyes upon this beautiful city in 2004, and it’s been tugging at my heartstrings ever since. How lucky I am that I live within a 15-minute walk of the Pier, a 2km run to the most gorgeous lakefront, and a quick stroll down to the many festivals and events that downtown Burlington proudly hosts.

We’ve built our lives around this treasure of our downtown core, constructed our dreams around it, and taught our kids to enjoy it, appreciate it, and contribute positively to it. And now we’re on the brink of change, and we need to stand up and make our voices heard. I know that Burlington is growing and I’m not opposed to development, but I think there are better places for condo towers than at Brant and James. Our beloved city needs to be developed responsibly, and if you agree with me, I encourage you to write to your local councillor and have your voice heard. Together, we are strong.

Mayor Rick Goldring: mayor@burlington.ca

Ward 1, Rick Craven: rick.craven@burlington.ca

Ward 2, Marianne Meed Ward: marianne.meedward@burlington.ca

Ward 3, John Taylor: john.taylor@burlington.ca

Ward 4, Jack Dennison: Jack.Dennison@burlington.ca

Ward 5, Paul Sharman: paul.sharman@burlington.ca

Ward 6, Blair Lancaster: blair.lancaster@burlington.ca

Image courtesy of www.burlington.ca