Burlington Builder: Keith Strong

The expanded Joseph Brant Museum will cement Burlington’s waterfront area as a major attraction for local residents and tourists, says retired entrepreneur and serial philanthropist Keith Strong, who has been giving back to the community since selling two successful businesses 30 years ago.

He says the museum expansion will be a great catalyst for the city of Burlington. “This is a valuable addition to a waterfront that already offers exciting attractions including events like the world’s largest RibFest and the Sound of Music Festival,” says Keith.

“I see the museum project as a great plus to rounding out a visit for people coming from Southwest Ontario or even New York state. It makes the picture complete.”

Museums, he adds, are important because they create a linkage to our heritage. That’s why he is encouraging others in Burlington and area to “open up their wallets” to help organizers reach the community’s $2.5-million commitment towards the $11.4-million expansion.