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Our Vision

Live, work and play in historic Batawa Village set between Batawa Ski Hill and the Trent Canal, just ten minutes from Trenton and fifteen minutes from Prince Edward County. Our Master Plan takes what is great about Batawa today and creates a new vision for sustainable communities in Canada, and around the world. We have skiing, mountain biking, hiking, three hockey rinks, soccer fields, fishing, a superb school and a community centre. Just four minutes from the grocery store, drug store and local services. It’s the perfect place to reconnect to what’s important. 

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The Batawa Development Corporation was created in 2005 by Chairman Sonja Bata, to develop the 1600 acres of land formerly owned by the Bata Shoe Company. The General Manager oversees community development activities and welcomes development inquiries. Residential, commercial and light industrial development opportunities as well as live/work opportunities form a part of the master town plan now in development. 


If innovation and creativity were at the heart of Batawa’s past, so it is with the future. Our development will set a new standard for connecting a community with its natural environment and use that mission as a common purpose that brings people together as a community. We’ll do that by rejuvenating the factory, building new homes, and bringing commercial life back to Batawa, all with a focus on great design, sustainability and community. 



The mission of the BDC is to develop in Batawa a sustainable, well designed community in cooperation with the residents. 


By joining hands, our community has the unprecedented opportunity to design and build an exceptional rural community that is unique in Canada. The Batawa Development Corporation will build upon the rich history and strong community spirit of Batawa to achieve excellence in town planning, community development, and design.

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"My vision is to grow Batawa into an exemplary rural village that attracts and inspires those who are committed to creating a sustainable and safe community that engages people and helps to connect them.” 

- Sonja Bata

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