Former Robert Bateman High School

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

    Carole asked 10 days 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.

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    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 26 days 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.

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    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 26 days 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.

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

    Jim Thomson asked 26 days 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.

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    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 5 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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    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 5 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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    Is there any thought of putting an indoor walking track so seniors would have an place to walk during the winter weather.

    william woo asked 6 months ago

    Thanks for your email.  We will forward your email to the recreation team who is currently hosting programming workshops to gather information from the community on what they want to see in the new recreation centre.  You can also add program ideas under the ideas tab on the page.

    Feel free to attend the upcoming workshops in Oct to provide your input.  You can visit the page to see the engagement dates listed under key dates.  

     

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    What is going to happen with the commercial cooking space that was inside of the school? Is that equipment going to remain? And does anyone have any plans to use it?

    Cody Goodale asked 6 months ago

    The commercial kitchen and cafeteria space within the former Robert Bateman high school site is where the new library facility will be located. All movable kitchen assets have been moved off site and will be used by the Halton District School Board. Any non-moveable items have been recycled during the current demolition and construction phase.

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    Why were the first visioning sessions scheduled in conflict with the AMO?

    Jim Thomson asked 6 months ago

    There are six planned opportunities for resident engagement. The dates were chosen based on key staff and venue availability. There are still four more opportunities for engagement.

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    Burlington should offer free coworking space to residents.

    Mr. Burlington asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. TechPlace will be located in the new community centre and will have dedicated space to offer free co-working space.  TechPlace is a vibrant and collaborative innovation hub that are a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and program partners who share a common goal: drive innovation and grow successful companies.

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