Burlington is a bustling city that retains small-town charm amidst the west end of the GTA. Whether you are new to this area, or just looking to expand your social circle, we’ve put together a quick list of some of the most popular groups and locations to help you meet new people in Burlington and expand your network in the community.
“Live & Play” Community Programs
The City of Burlington offers a number of recreational, drop-in, and virtual programs aimed at the 19+ and the 55+ age groups. With hundreds of seasonal and reoccurring activities to choose from and that you can enjoy in the great outdoors or behind your laptop screen, you’ll be connecting with new people in no time. Enjoy activities like:
- art studio classes
- language lessons
- guitar lessons
- knitting classes
You can sign yourself up for a full program or browse through drop-in options during your free time. Check out the City of Burlington website and start getting active in the community!
Burlington Social Dance Club
Anyone who loves to dance will want to try out the Burlington Social Dance Club. They offer a number of dance classes, from ballroom to Latin, as well as cardio and fitness options for those who just want to move their bodies. It’s a great way to have fun and meet other like-minded people while staying active. Schedules for classes are posted quarterly and you can choose to dance at any time of day depending on when works for you. They also offer a number of free classes, so be sure to visit their website for upcoming events.
Art Gallery of Burlington
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is another fantastic place to meet locals who enjoy art and culture. Located in downtown Burlington just steps away from Spencer Smith Park and the waterfront, AGB is free and open to the general public. Explore different exhibitions featuring different kinds of mediums. Always wanted to finesse your artistic skills? There are plenty of classes available to help you do just that. Stay up to date on any upcoming events and plan your next trip to the gallery by discovering their website.
If you’re a woman who’s new to Burlington and would like to make new friends, the Burlington Newcomers Club is meant for you!. A non-profit run by women for women, they offer a range of social activities that bring together ladies of all ages who have recently moved to the area. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in monthly socials that include a dinner, 50/50 draw, and other exciting activities. With their motto “There are no strangers at Newcomers – only friends you haven’t met yet,” you’ll be connecting in no time. Learn more about membership and upcoming events here.
Burlington Runners Club
Running might be a solitary event for many, but there’s something special about making it a group activity. So if you live in Burlington and love to tie the laces on your favourite pair of runners,you can easily meet new people at the Burlington Runners Club. This group hosts a handful of races throughout the year and has scheduled weekly runs for members. Membership even includes running club clothing and access to their acclaimed newsletter. Check out their website to learn more! .
Events and Entertainment at theRoyal Canadian Branch 60
Catering to the 45+ crowd, you can enjoy connecting with like-minded individuals with activities meant to keep things fun and exciting. Enjoy popping by the lounge weekly for karaoke Thursdays, Friday night fish and chip dinners, and DJ-ed weekend dances. If you’re tired of the same old bar scene, this group is the perfect place to meet new friends while dancing away to songs that you’ll love. Check out their website here.
The Port House Social Bar & Kitchen
A new location for the popular Mississauga spot, The Port House is situated along the waterfront for stunning views and an unmatched nightlife atmosphere. A hot spot for younger people, tthis trendy tap house always has a buzz during any time of the week, and the menu promises to have food for every mood with craft cocktails, classic favourites and a late-night menu. So head on down, grab a drink and hang out for a while – you never know who you’ll meet!
With CLV Group, we want you to feel at home in your new community. We aim to provide the perfect resident experience, and hope our pointers will help you get involved and meet new friends. Contact us to find out more about our residential communities and the thriving neighbourhoods they reside in.