Conant Park & Pereyma Outdoor Facility Upgrades

Consultation has concluded

The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to share their feedback on two proposed outdoor facility projects:

  1. The development of a shared, multi-use sports field facility, including a running track, lighting and off-street parking at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School. This project has been proposed as a partnership between the City of Oshawa and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), and if approved, the organizations would work together to complete the outlined work.
  2. The construction of a new baseball diamond as part of an upgrade to Conant Park (adjacent to the new multi-use sports field facility including lighting identified in project 1). If approved, this project would be undertaken by the City of Oshawa independently.

A Public Open House will be held Wednesday, March 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School (316 Conant St., Oshawa). Staff from both the City of Oshawa and DCDSB will present proposed project details and plans from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., following which an informal Question & Answer period will begin.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on both projects directly with staff, as well as document their opinions in a survey.

Feedback will also be accepted here, on Connect Oshawa, until Monday, March 20.

Feedback received will be presented to Community Services Committee on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and will be considered in the decision as to whether or not this project is approved and will move forward.

The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to share their feedback on two proposed outdoor facility projects:

  1. The development of a shared, multi-use sports field facility, including a running track, lighting and off-street parking at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School. This project has been proposed as a partnership between the City of Oshawa and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), and if approved, the organizations would work together to complete the outlined work.
  2. The construction of a new baseball diamond as part of an upgrade to Conant Park (adjacent to the new multi-use sports field facility including lighting identified in project 1). If approved, this project would be undertaken by the City of Oshawa independently.

A Public Open House will be held Wednesday, March 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School (316 Conant St., Oshawa). Staff from both the City of Oshawa and DCDSB will present proposed project details and plans from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., following which an informal Question & Answer period will begin.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on both projects directly with staff, as well as document their opinions in a survey.

Feedback will also be accepted here, on Connect Oshawa, until Monday, March 20.

Feedback received will be presented to Community Services Committee on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and will be considered in the decision as to whether or not this project is approved and will move forward.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • A running track is in the proposal will it be a rubber track surface or asphalt? How will the track impact the Civic Complex track meets and the City's income from them events? Being a joint venture between the City and the Catholic School Board who will be the permitting agent?

    Terry Lloyd asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The track would be constructed with a rubberized surface. It is intended that the track and field would be permitted by the Durham Catholic District School Board a during school hours; this will provide space for the secondary school as well as neighbouring elementary schools for track and field events.

    In the evening and weekends it is intended that the track and field would be permitted by the City, subject to an agreement between the Board and the City. This facility will augment the track and field capacity of the City of Oshawa and allow the City to program events at both sites according to the size and scope of the track and field requirements.

  • Why natural turf vs artificial?

    asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Funding for this project must follow funding guidelines as set out by the Ministry of Education. The construction of this field is considered a renewal project and the artificial option is cost prohibitive.


  • Will the surface of the field be artificial? Will the sports field be fenced in? Will there be adequate seating (bleachers)? Will there be a parking lot established?

    Terry Lloyd asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your questions.

    The shared-use sports field will be a natural turf field, and will not be fenced in.

    Yes, there will be parking. The proposal outlines a vehicular drive-through with parking and a bus layby.

    Regarding seating, the Board plans to use a combination of earth berms around the outside of the track area and some temporary portable metal benches.

  • Will there be deflectors on the lights?

    almost 2 years ago

    The lights will be designed with full cutoff at the property line and there will be deflectors on the lights to ensure that the light is directed at the field rather than the adjacent land owners. Maintaining existing tree lines will also aid in any light reaching the property line from the sports field.

  • How will this project and construction impact the houses that back onto the school property?

    almost 2 years ago

    The development of the joint facilities will mean increased security on site from the user groups throughout the sports seasons, and the heightened use will reduce vandalism on site.

  • When will the parking lot lights be turned off?

    almost 2 years ago

    The parking lights will be on during the outdoor sports season and will turn off at 11 p.m. which is the practice for all school parking lots. This lighting provides safety and security for all staff on site as well as the park users.

  • How will you control and monitor the noise generated by the sport games?

    almost 2 years ago

    There is a curfew in place at 11 p.m. for soccer and baseball games. Games will be scheduled to take place between the end of May and the beginning of October.

  • How are you going to manage the increased traffic of school buses and vehicles on the street due to the construction of the new driveway and bus loop?

    almost 2 years ago

    There will not be an increase to the number of buses and vehicles using the school. Existing school buses for Monsignor John Pereyma CSS come onto the site and will continue to do so throughout construction of a new bus loop. Buses have stopped along Ritson Rd. and will continue to do so throughout construction of a new bus loop. At the end of the construction project, traffic will enter the school site from Conant St. and all school buses and cars will be able to queue on Board property during daily drop-off and pick-up times daily.

  • Will there be garbage cans for dog walkers who want to dispose of their waste?

    almost 2 years ago

    There will be waste cans placed at the park which will be maintained once a week.


  • How will you handle the runoff from the new parking lot into Harmony Creek?

    almost 2 years ago

    The City and Durham Catholic District School Board will undertake storm water management measures on site to limit runoff from the new parking areas, and will use plantings and naturalized areas to allow for more infiltration of water on the site.