Explore the people and places that make downtown a great place to visit, live and work.

Dave's Perfect Day
Posted: Mar 3, 2014

I want to describe to you what my perfect Sunday looks like from the start of Spring right through until Thanksgiving. Lisa-Marie and I are extremely busy people managing two businesses at Investors Group and three children who are in every activity imaginable.

Sundays in Downtown Burlington can be as busy or as relaxing as we choose, which is why I think it’s such a great place to live and work. Lisa-Marie and I are Directors at the Burlington office of Investors Group and so we decided to become a sponsor of Fit in the Core and we are so happy that we did. Every Sunday, we would walk as a family down to City Hall and take part in the weekly workout that was being led by a local fitness instructor. I loved that lots of families were there taking part.

Following our workout, we would go to Centro for the weekly Farmers Market to buy all of our organic and local food for the week.

After a few hours of hanging out with their parents, the kids usually need a little incentive so we often go for a Gelato on Lakeshore or stop in at Starbucks for a treat.

dave kavanaughAfter the five of us strolled home lugging our groceries, it was a break for all of us from work, school, dance, hockey and lacrosse and we could just enjoy family time. After getting our food ready for the week, Lisa-Marie and I would head out for a run that would start in the streets near our house, continue along the path at Spencer Smith, down Lakeshore and back home.

Once the market closes after Thanksgiving and the days get colder we move to another tradition – NFL Football. As often as we can, we head over to Joe Dog’s for the absolute best nachos, wings and Caesars in town.

Even though I’ve live for most of my life in Burlington, the downtown core is an incredible place to be active, shop and have the best meals in the entire city.

~ Dave Kavanagh

We want to hear what your Perfect Day downtown sounds like.  Please send us your “itinerary” including 4 – 6 activities or stops along your way in 300 words or less.  You could have your itinerary featured on our website… and one random entry will win $500 to spend making their Perfect Day a reality.  Email your entry before March 31st to marketing@burlingtondowntown.ca      Get all the contest details.


Meet Stacey from Blo Blow Dry Bar
Get to know the people behind your favourite spaces! We'll be introducing you to a new owner & business each and every month.
Piccadilly Cafe Celebrates 23 years!
Piccadilly Café in downtown Burlington is celebrating 23 years in business!