Brock University to move its facility from Hamilton to Burlington - location yet to be determined.

Newsflash 100By Staff

October 20th. 2020



Brock University has announced it will relocate its current Hamilton campus to a more accessible location in Burlington, to better serve students and the broader community.

Brock logoBrock and the City are signing a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to find a site and to realize the intention for the relocated campus. Burlington City Council passed a motion on Monday, Oct. 19 approving the MOU, which was also recently approved by the University’s Board of Trustees.

Besides agreeing to search for a new campus site, the MOU also calls for Brock and the City to seek opportunities to use the University’s assets and resources in other collaborative efforts that will benefit the Burlington community.

Brock has for 20 years operated a satellite campus on King Street East in Hamilton, serving mainly as a site for teacher education. In November 2019 the University determined that the converted 1960s high school would be too costly to update. Brock opted to sell the property and seek a replacement site in the Hamilton-Burlington-Oakville corridor that is more adaptable for university purposes, and better meets students’ needs such as being closer to public transit and main road networks.

Brock President Gervan Fearon praised Burlington officials for helping the University identify suitable candidate sites that are located close to the GO commuter rail system and QEW highway access.

“Over the decades, Brock has developed a relationship with the Hamilton-Burlington-Oakville communities, and we have seen strong growth in student enrolment from across these communities,” said Fearon.

“It is important for us to be able to more effectively serve our students, faculty, staff and community partners across the region that includes Niagara and the Burlington corridor. We are focused on contributing to community growth and vitality. We appreciate the City of Burlington’s partnership, as achieving this will be a win for all parties.”

Return to the Front page
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

3 comments to Brock University to move its facility from Hamilton to Burlington – location yet to be determined.

  • Eve St Clair

    Remember IKEA when they wanted to relocate to Walkers and QEW but council stalled and turned them down due to traffic etc . Why is Brock any different ? Council will screw this deal up to fighting over locations

  • Carie DeMunck

    This is terrific news. Brock University has developed collaborative working relationships between its student programs and the local business community of Niagara. I expect the University will seek to do the same with Halton once they are established here. An economic boon for our city and increased learning opportunities for Halton students and residents. I see this as a win-win overall.

  • JIvan

    Surgite! Way to go Burlington! Satellite Campuses are the way to go!