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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  • Share This is a suggestion. I did also fill out the survey but we were walking on the Bateman property the other evening and observed that there are some beautiful, healthy trees between the old Bateman track and Frontenac PS field. It would be environmentally conscious and wise stewards of nature if at least some of these mature, healthy trees could be maintained when thinking about the new green space use at Bateman. I hope that an arborist will be advised when looking at the green space and tree canopy already present in the space. on Facebook Share This is a suggestion. I did also fill out the survey but we were walking on the Bateman property the other evening and observed that there are some beautiful, healthy trees between the old Bateman track and Frontenac PS field. It would be environmentally conscious and wise stewards of nature if at least some of these mature, healthy trees could be maintained when thinking about the new green space use at Bateman. I hope that an arborist will be advised when looking at the green space and tree canopy already present in the space. on Twitter Share This is a suggestion. I did also fill out the survey but we were walking on the Bateman property the other evening and observed that there are some beautiful, healthy trees between the old Bateman track and Frontenac PS field. It would be environmentally conscious and wise stewards of nature if at least some of these mature, healthy trees could be maintained when thinking about the new green space use at Bateman. I hope that an arborist will be advised when looking at the green space and tree canopy already present in the space. on Linkedin Email This is a suggestion. I did also fill out the survey but we were walking on the Bateman property the other evening and observed that there are some beautiful, healthy trees between the old Bateman track and Frontenac PS field. It would be environmentally conscious and wise stewards of nature if at least some of these mature, healthy trees could be maintained when thinking about the new green space use at Bateman. I hope that an arborist will be advised when looking at the green space and tree canopy already present in the space. link

    This is a suggestion. I did also fill out the survey but we were walking on the Bateman property the other evening and observed that there are some beautiful, healthy trees between the old Bateman track and Frontenac PS field. It would be environmentally conscious and wise stewards of nature if at least some of these mature, healthy trees could be maintained when thinking about the new green space use at Bateman. I hope that an arborist will be advised when looking at the green space and tree canopy already present in the space.

    ajkiers asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion and feedback, it will be shared with a parks and construction staff working on the project.  

  • Share We are interested to provide circus art & gymnastics recreational program in the future. Please let us know what kind of space will be available for rent. on Facebook Share We are interested to provide circus art & gymnastics recreational program in the future. Please let us know what kind of space will be available for rent. on Twitter Share We are interested to provide circus art & gymnastics recreational program in the future. Please let us know what kind of space will be available for rent. on Linkedin Email We are interested to provide circus art & gymnastics recreational program in the future. Please let us know what kind of space will be available for rent. link

    We are interested to provide circus art & gymnastics recreational program in the future. Please let us know what kind of space will be available for rent.

    Prestigecircusgym asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  We are still working on the layout of the space for the Centre.  We will know more as we enter into phase 2 of design in the fall of 2024.  Potential rentals will begin in the fall of 2027.

  • Share Not a question but a suggestion. Plant a fruit and vegetable garden in the “greenspace engagement”. We need food and not roses etc… Involve school children and teenagers in planting and selling the results of gardens for profit for feeding the homeless etc. HOPE SOMEONE WILL READ THIS. on Facebook Share Not a question but a suggestion. Plant a fruit and vegetable garden in the “greenspace engagement”. We need food and not roses etc… Involve school children and teenagers in planting and selling the results of gardens for profit for feeding the homeless etc. HOPE SOMEONE WILL READ THIS. on Twitter Share Not a question but a suggestion. Plant a fruit and vegetable garden in the “greenspace engagement”. We need food and not roses etc… Involve school children and teenagers in planting and selling the results of gardens for profit for feeding the homeless etc. HOPE SOMEONE WILL READ THIS. on Linkedin Email Not a question but a suggestion. Plant a fruit and vegetable garden in the “greenspace engagement”. We need food and not roses etc… Involve school children and teenagers in planting and selling the results of gardens for profit for feeding the homeless etc. HOPE SOMEONE WILL READ THIS. link

    Not a question but a suggestion. Plant a fruit and vegetable garden in the “greenspace engagement”. We need food and not roses etc… Involve school children and teenagers in planting and selling the results of gardens for profit for feeding the homeless etc. HOPE SOMEONE WILL READ THIS.

    Denise Brink asked 4 months ago

    Hi Denise,

    Thank you for your suggestion.  We currently have a survey out for the public to provide suggestions or feedback about the outdoor space that will be at the new Robert Bateman Community Centre.  Please feel free to complete the survey and add your suggestions.  We will also share your comments with our parks team.  Here is the link to the survey or you can visit the project page and find the survey.

  • Share Will outside local guilds, associations or craft groups have an opportunity to rent space for demonstrations, meetings or events? Our guild is looking for a new home and hoping the wood shop will remain intact to be used by the community similar to what the Queen Elizabeth Park community centre in Oakville has done. on Facebook Share Will outside local guilds, associations or craft groups have an opportunity to rent space for demonstrations, meetings or events? Our guild is looking for a new home and hoping the wood shop will remain intact to be used by the community similar to what the Queen Elizabeth Park community centre in Oakville has done. on Twitter Share Will outside local guilds, associations or craft groups have an opportunity to rent space for demonstrations, meetings or events? Our guild is looking for a new home and hoping the wood shop will remain intact to be used by the community similar to what the Queen Elizabeth Park community centre in Oakville has done. on Linkedin Email Will outside local guilds, associations or craft groups have an opportunity to rent space for demonstrations, meetings or events? Our guild is looking for a new home and hoping the wood shop will remain intact to be used by the community similar to what the Queen Elizabeth Park community centre in Oakville has done. link

    Will outside local guilds, associations or craft groups have an opportunity to rent space for demonstrations, meetings or events? Our guild is looking for a new home and hoping the wood shop will remain intact to be used by the community similar to what the Queen Elizabeth Park community centre in Oakville has done.

    Jim Wright asked 5 months ago

    Specific use hasn't yet been decided. We are still looking at the possibility of incorporating various themes that were identified during phase 1 of the indoor space public engagement. Phase 2 of the indoor use public engagement is happening this fall and will help shape what happens with the space.

  • Share When will this City ever get ‘with the times’ and have an indoor walking track like Oakville, Hamilton and most cities. on Facebook Share When will this City ever get ‘with the times’ and have an indoor walking track like Oakville, Hamilton and most cities. on Twitter Share When will this City ever get ‘with the times’ and have an indoor walking track like Oakville, Hamilton and most cities. on Linkedin Email When will this City ever get ‘with the times’ and have an indoor walking track like Oakville, Hamilton and most cities. link

    When will this City ever get ‘with the times’ and have an indoor walking track like Oakville, Hamilton and most cities.

    Carole asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for the feedback and you’ll be pleased to know that our newly renovated Skyway Community Centre, slated to open later this year will have an indoor walking track.

  • Share So the public engagement on the green space will be limited to the walking path flow and connectivity, benches and the placement of trees. How is this consistent with the Community Engagement Charter? I on Facebook Share So the public engagement on the green space will be limited to the walking path flow and connectivity, benches and the placement of trees. How is this consistent with the Community Engagement Charter? I on Twitter Share So the public engagement on the green space will be limited to the walking path flow and connectivity, benches and the placement of trees. How is this consistent with the Community Engagement Charter? I on Linkedin Email So the public engagement on the green space will be limited to the walking path flow and connectivity, benches and the placement of trees. How is this consistent with the Community Engagement Charter? I link

    So the public engagement on the green space will be limited to the walking path flow and connectivity, benches and the placement of trees. How is this consistent with the Community Engagement Charter? I

    Jim Thomson asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for the question.

    The public engagement on the greenspace will be on the flow, connectivity and future use of the space. The Engagement Charter does not mean engagement is unlimited. There are still limitations of what is in-scope and out-of-scope based on budget, physical site constraints and regulations.

    Although we must remove the track, staff heard the importance of the track from the community. Staff agreed and felt a paved walking component was important and a necessary key feature. It can be used for walking, biking, running, or cutting through the greenspace or accessing to the new Bateman Community Centre. The exact layout of the pathway is still to be determined.

  • Share How long has the City known that the borefield would limit the uses that the greenspace could be put to? Why is the public only finding out about it now? on Facebook Share How long has the City known that the borefield would limit the uses that the greenspace could be put to? Why is the public only finding out about it now? on Twitter Share How long has the City known that the borefield would limit the uses that the greenspace could be put to? Why is the public only finding out about it now? on Linkedin Email How long has the City known that the borefield would limit the uses that the greenspace could be put to? Why is the public only finding out about it now? link

    How long has the City known that the borefield would limit the uses that the greenspace could be put to? Why is the public only finding out about it now?

    Jim Thomson asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for the question.

    The borefield area will remain a greenspace and will support a variety of park uses. Consider it an extension of Frontenac park. There will be some limitations with underground piping in some areas but that simply means the larger recreational amenities will be located in a more central location.

  • Share Why can't the city use the word asbestos in their reports on Bateman? on Facebook Share Why can't the city use the word asbestos in their reports on Bateman? on Twitter Share Why can't the city use the word asbestos in their reports on Bateman? on Linkedin Email Why can't the city use the word asbestos in their reports on Bateman? link

    Why can't the city use the word asbestos in their reports on Bateman?

    Jim Thomson asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for the question.

    In the construction report, the wording of abatement refers to the removal of the asbestos. The City has been working to clear the presence of asbestos and are 95% complete in this task with the anticipated remaining asbestos to be removed by mid-February.

  • Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Facebook Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Twitter Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Linkedin Email When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. link

    When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community.

    Anonymous2 asked 10 months ago

    A report was brought to Council on Sept.26  outlining parking options that staff are investigating. Public engagement on the use of the greenspace will come this Winter, 2024. 

    The use of the park and the fate of the track will be determined by the mandated and legislated parking needs.

  • Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Facebook Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Twitter Share When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. on Linkedin Email When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community. link

    When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue? Many longstanding members of our community have been avid users of the running track and field for over a decade. They are growing increasingly frustrated and somewhat horrified with their inability to express their concerns about preserving the existing Running Track and Field as it is. Their primary focus is on incorporating parking solutions that either involve adding parking as a structure adjacent to the building or implementing an underground parking option. Additionally, exploring the possibility of providing incoming students with a bus pass as part of their tuition package at Brock is also worth considering. Again, When will the public be engaged on the Parking issue and what is being done to preserve the Running Track and Field? We were devastated when the School Board decided to close our school, tearing apart our cherished school community. The trauma we endured during that painful process still lingers, as decisions were seemingly made before we even had a chance to voice our concerns. Let us ensure we don't have to go through such heartache and trauma again, and, at the very least, preserve our beloved Running Track and Field, a vital cornerstone of our community.

    Anonymous2 asked 10 months ago

    A report was brought to Council on Sept.26  outlining parking options that staff are investigating. Public engagement on the use of the greenspace will come this Winter, 2024. 

    The use of the park and the fate of the track will be determined by the mandated and legislated parking needs.

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