Robert Bateman Community Centre

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The City of Burlington has purchased the former Robert Bateman Highschool building and greenspace.

With sustainability and community-building in mind, the City of Burlington is repurposing the existing Robert Bateman High School into a City-owned multi-purpose community-focused asset that will align with the City’s objective of being net-zero carbon by 2040. The reuse and conversion of the former secondary school will have interior renovations, exterior building changes and minor site plan modifications as part of Phase 1.

When the renovation is complete, tenants such as Brock University, Burlington Public Library, Halton District School Board, Tech Place and City of Burlington will move into the building and begin offering services.

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The City of Burlington has purchased the former Robert Bateman Highschool building and greenspace.

With sustainability and community-building in mind, the City of Burlington is repurposing the existing Robert Bateman High School into a City-owned multi-purpose community-focused asset that will align with the City’s objective of being net-zero carbon by 2040. The reuse and conversion of the former secondary school will have interior renovations, exterior building changes and minor site plan modifications as part of Phase 1.

When the renovation is complete, tenants such as Brock University, Burlington Public Library, Halton District School Board, Tech Place and City of Burlington will move into the building and begin offering services.

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  • City of Burlington to host public meeting on Robert Bateman High School proposals

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    The City of Burlington will host a public meeting to provide information and to seek feedback on a proposed land transaction with the Halton District School Board (HDSB) and leasing arrangements with the HDSB and Brock University for the City’s planned acquisition of the Robert Bateman High School building and property. The meeting will include senior staff from the HDSB.

    The meeting details are:

    The public meeting will involve a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

    Following the public meeting additional feedback will be sought through the City’s online engagement portal.

    The City of Burlington’s intention to purchase Robert Bateman is a significant and long-term strategic matter that requires the City and the HDSB continue to share as much information as we can, and to make certain that the public is informed enough to provide feedback.

    A survey had been made available to seek input into the proposed land transaction and lease arrangements, however, we believe more background information should be shared with residents on the City’s interest in purchasing Robert Bateman before we seek the public’s input, so the survey was paused.

    The results of the survey are publicly available.

    The proposed transaction with the HDSB would see the City transfer ownership of approximately five acres of City owned land to the HDSB as a component of a land exchange for the Robert Bateman site. The City owned land in question is located near Burlington Central High School and includes the high school football field and running track.

    Securing the lands near Burlington Central High School in HDSB ownership has been consistent with the HDSB’s long term intention to continue operating Burlington Central as a school. This land exchange component will advance the City’s efforts to secure the Robert Bateman site in continued public ownership, ensuring that the Robert Bateman site is available for continued educational and community-oriented uses.

  • Survey Paused

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    The City of Burlington’s intention to purchase Robert Bateman is a significant and long-term strategic matter that requires the City continue to share as much information as we can, and to make certain that the public is informed enough to provide feedback. A survey had been made available to seek input into the proposed land transaction and lease arrangements, however, we believe more background information should be shared with residents on the City’s interest in purchasing Robert Bateman.

    We will therefore pause the survey while a public meeting can be arranged where City and the Halton District School Board staff will share information about the proposed land transaction. Meeting details will be shared on this page and communicated to the public once confirmed.

    Once the public meeting has been held, we will seek additional feedback from the public.

    Thank you to those that have already completed the survey. The survey results to date.

    New on this page are 1) a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and 2) the opportunity for the public to ask questions called "Ask a Question".


  • Resident feedback wanted on Robert Bateman High School proposals

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    The City of Burlington is looking for residents’ feedback on a proposed land transaction with the Halton District School Board (HDSB) and leasing arrangements with the HDSB and Brock University for the City’s planned acquisition of the Robert Bateman High School building and property.

    The proposed transaction with the HDSB would see the City transfer ownership of approximately five acres of City owned land to the HDSB as a component of a land exchange for the Robert Bateman site. The City owned land in question is located near Burlington Central High School and includes the high school football field and running track.

    Securing the lands near Burlington Central High School in HDSB ownership has been consistent with the HDSB’s long term intention to continue operating Burlington Central as a school. This land exchange component will advance the City’s efforts to secure the Robert Bateman site in continued public ownership, ensuring that the Robert Bateman site is available for continued educational and community-oriented uses.

    Feedback will also be sought on securing leases with the HDSB and Brock University for portions of the Bateman Site. The HDSB intends on leasing space back at Bateman for educational purposes. Brock University also seeks to lease space at Bateman for their long-term educational needs.

    Both leases at Bateman are expected to be long term leases not to exceed 25 years.

    Burlington City Council directed staff to gather feedback from the public on these proposals. Public feedback can be provided at the City’s online engagement portal, Get Involved Burlington.

    This engagement opportunity will be open to Burlington residents until June 13, 2022.

    Following public input, staff will report back to Burlington Council with a final report and recommendations at the June 21, 2022 Council meeting.


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