Calling all Burlington goblins and ghouls to Downtown on Saturday, October 31st to enjoy the fourth annual Treats in Our Streets event. Families are welcome by businesses to trick or treat throughout the downtown, and take part in activities from 10 am to 1 pm.

 Treats in Our Streets kicks off at 10 am at both Civic Square and Emma’s Back Porch, where trick or treaters will receive a complimentary treat bag, and route map. Look for the “Treat Stop” pumpkin window decal in more than 60 businesses along the route.

 New this year, presented by the businesses of Village Square, is a petting zoo and pony rides! All activities are complimentary, however, a donation is optional benefitting the United Way 2015 campaign.  Kids can also participate in Halloween activities while mom and dad enjoy a treat courtesy of Lake of Bays Brewery.

 The Burlington Downtown Business Association is offering activities for families at each launch location:

City Hall

   Complimentary Treat Bag and Route Map pick-up

   Complimentary Hot Chocolate and Coffee from Starbucks from 10am-Noon

   Complimentary Kids’ Face Painting

   Halton Police Safety on-site

   CineStarz Candy Station

Emma’s Back Porch

   Complimentary Treat Bag & Route Map pick-up

   K-Lite FM Cruiser

   Kid Zone in the Lodge 11am – 2pm

   Crafts and Colouring for kids

   Skate and Swim pass from City of Burlington for each child (in costume)

“Treats in Our Streets is a fun, family friendly event that we are very proud to bring to the community,” said Brian Dean, general manager of the Burlington Downtown Business Association.  “We could not do this without the generous support of our Proud Sponsor, Burlington Taxi, who supports many of our community programs, and our other contributors to this event.”

For a list of participating businesses and more information, please visit

John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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