How much greenspace is there going to be at the Bateman Centre has always been a contentious issue

By Staff

March 27th, 2024



After deciding that the sports field at the rear of the Robert Bateman Community Centre will be replaced with some parking space, the city announces that they have begun phase 1 of the outdoor engagement on the greenspace.

The outdoor engagement includes a redesign of Frontenac Park. An online survey is open now at until the end of April.

Residents can also join an in-person visioning session at Tansley Woods Community Centre (1996 Itabashi Way) on April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. or an online visioning session on April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for a session, visit

The primary question participants will be asked is, “How would you like to use the greenspace?”

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 rendering was provided on a For illustration purposes only.

The information collected will be reviewed by staff to help determine what can and cannot be done in the space and create 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, splash pad and an outdoor pool.

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