As previously announced, Brock University and the City of Burlington continue to work on plans to relocate Brock’s current Hamilton campus to a new site in Burlington.
The City has expressed an interest in the former Robert Bateman High School and Brock has been identified as one potential user of the facility. At this time, the University is in planning discussions with the City on its space requirements.
Pending the outcome of the transaction between the City of Burlington and the Halton District School Board, Brock is changing its expected relocation date to September 2023 to allow ample time for due diligence and site preparations.
The University will continue operating at its Hamilton campus through the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
“Relocating to Burlington is a strategic priority for Brock University and an important step to reach out to new student populations in the GTA,” said Interim President Lynn Wells. “We have a committed partner in the City of Burlington and are eager to move there given its connectivity to public transit, its proximity to our students, and the many opportunities to partner with the City and others.”
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said the City is “thrilled at the prospect of welcoming Brock University to our city.”
“Our city council and leadership team, businesses and local residents support this new post-secondary opportunity for our community and we look forward to working closely together to make this a reality,” she said.
The University and the City signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the fall of 2020. Since that time, both Brock and the City have worked closely on planning. Brock currently has students from the Faculty of Education at the Hamilton location, as well as graduate students in Applied Disability Studies.