Has wishful thinking replaced solid, reliable planning as the city converts Bateman High School into a university and a community hub ?

By Pepper Parr

February 17th, 2023



No matter how you look at it – it is going to be tight.

While the public hasn’t been told all that much about the work that has to be done to get the asbestos out of the Bateman High School site – the information we have is that this is not an easy job.

In a statement from Brock University they said:

The name of the University is on the rendering of the building – when students attend classes in the building is about as certain as the picture. 

“Brock University is excited about its future presence in Burlington. This is a multi-year project that will begin with a relocation to the former Lester B. Pearson High School beginning this fall. The University is working closely with the City of Burlington on requirements for the new campus located at the former Bateman High School as they redevelop the site.”

So students will attend classes at the Lester B. Pearson High School for a year, starting this fall, September of 2023, expecting to be in their new home for September of 2024.

That will be a stretch that will be closely watched by an anxious and disturbed public that thinks the city has been too tight lipped during the process of buying the property and financially irresponsible with the funds tax payers have entrusted them with.

Related news story:

Just what do we know about the asbestos problem at Bateman

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