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Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Sept. 11, 2023 – Are There Any More Engagement Opportunities for the Former Bateman Site?

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at or the Mayor’s social media platforms.

At the end of the month, we publish a roundup of those most pressing questions we’ve received in the weeks prior.

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Sept. 11, 2023


“Are there any more public engagement opportunities for the Robert Bateman H.S. Redevelopment Project coming up?”


The City of Burlington is continuing its public engagement with the community to hear feedback on various aspects of the Robert Bateman H.S. Redevelopment Project, including on the facility name and on the vision for the indoor community services offered at our newest community centre.

These opportunities for engagement and input are only for the use of the inside of the building, and not about greenspace or parking. Input on greenspace and parking will come at a later date.

All of these opportunities and any updates will be posted on

Upcoming Indoor Visioning Engagement Opportunities

  • Sept. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Food for Feedback. Central Park, 2299 New St. No registration needed.
  • Sept. 24, 1 to 5 p.m. Appleby Street Festival, Appleby Line between New Street and Fairview Street. No registration needed.
  • Oct. 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way. Registration required.
  • Oct. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Online engagement session. Link to join is at Registration required.

To register, email or call 905-335-7777, ext. 7965. Please include the date of the session you’d like to attend.

Name Our New Community Centre

Help us name our new community centre at the former Robert Bateman High School site.

Residents are invited to submit names and any supporting reasoning at

The names will be reviewed to ensure they meet the City of Burlington naming standards and a short-list will be created. Residents will have another opportunity to vote on their favourite name from the short-list later this year. Once residents have voted on the short-list of names, the top names will be brought to City Council for final decision in late 2023.

This opportunity is open now. Names will be collected until Sept. 18, 2023.

Reminder: Opportunity for Community Service Providers

We are also still looking for anyone interested in providing community programming with a long-term rental agreement for the exclusive use of space at the former Robert Bateman Highschool site. There is no commitment or expectation at this point. Tell us what services you can provide at by Sept. 30, 2023.

Background on the Redevelopment Project:

The City of Burlington has purchased the former Robert Bateman High School 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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