Virtual session will look at future of greenspace at old Burlington school site 


Published April 24, 2024 at 10:23 pm

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An aerial view of the Robert Bateman Community Centre reconversion site. The track pictured at the top will be removed.

On the inside, Robert Bateman High School is being transformed into a community centre, but the future of the greenspace at the site still has to be decided.

The redesign of the site on New Streets means the old track and field will be eliminated and the public now has the chance to provide input into what will follow in the space that will also incorporate adjacent Frontenac Park into the project.

An online survey has been launched where members of the public can provide input on the future use of the area. The survey can be found at until the end of April.

As well, residents can also join an online visioning session on April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for the session, visit

The primary question participants will be asked is, “How would you like to use the greenspace at the new Robert Bateman Community Centre?”

Participants will be able to provide feedback on the redevelopment of this outdoor greenspace including essential paved pathway connections throughout the site to the adjacent school and new community centre entrance.

The information collected will be reviewed by the City to help determine what can and cannot be done in the space and create different concepts. Factors that will also determine concepts will be popularity, cost, noise/disruption to neighbours, regulations and technical feasibility.

Park features that cannot go into the greenspace include full-sized sport fields, sport field lighting, pickleball courts, basketball courts, a splash pad and an outdoor pool.

The cost for the City to buy the Bateman site and convert it into a community has been estimated at $100 million.

A City report shows that work on the site is on schedule and on budget with phase one of the project expected to open in the fall of 2025.



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