The town is working with our community partners to create a vibrant new community centre, park, and future residential areas to meet the needs of Oakville residents on the former site of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).
The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has also brought forward the concept of a community health hub on the site. LHIN is conducting a health assessment of the area in partnership with the Region, Chief Medical Officer and the town. The results of the study will inform their strategic directions with respect to health and wellness programming locally.
The town is committed to engaging with residents and other stakeholders throughout the process.
Special Council Meeting – May 2, 2017
A Special Council Meeting will be held where Council will hear about the results of the Parks Recreation and Library Master Plan update, the proposed amenities and program requirements for the community centre, and the next steps in the project regarding the overall site planning options.
View the Special Council Agenda for more information on the May 2 meeting, including staff reports.
Further public engagement about the community centre, park and future residential will take place this spring before coming back to Council in June.
April 3, 2017 – the Former Hospital Deconstruction Strategy is approved by Council.
March 27, 2017 – The Former Hospital Deconstruction Strategy went to Administrative Services Committee.
March 8, 2017 – A public consultation session took place to determine what amenities will be included in the community centre.
March 1, 2017 – An open house was held to present the demolition strategy for the former hospital and Helen Lawson buildings.
The former site of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) was part of the town’s overall South Central Public Lands Study (SCPLS) which reviewed a number of key sites owned by the town in south central Oakville (e.g. surplus school sites, Oakville Arena) and made recommendations about their future use, including recreation uses.
The former site consists of lands on the south side of Macdonald Road between Reynolds Street and Allan Street. The property includes the existing hospital building and the Wyndham Manor Long Term Care Centre.
An overall concept for the redevelopment of the hospital lands including a new community centre, park, potential housing and medical uses was endorsed in principle by Council on April 8, 2013. This concept recognized that a final plan could not be completed until the town took ownership of the site and completed all the required environmental, heritage, building condition and detailed land use studies.
The Former Hospital Site Project is about completing this work over the next five years (2015 to 2020).
Progress and next steps
Since taking possession of the site in April, 2016, the town has worked to understand the site. Many in-depth studies of the buildings and the land have been completed. These are summarized on the Demolition and Remediation page.
The town hosted an open house on December 1, 2016 to share information about what’s been done so far, and next steps. The town also received feedback and questions from residents about the proposed redevelopment, park, and community centre amenities. Feedback from the open house and public consultation session has been recorded and will be incorporated into future planning by town staff.
Over the winter of 2016-2017, the town continued to study the site, and will re-engage with the community about the demolition plan on March 1 before going to Administrative Services Committee on March 27, 2017. Demolition is anticipated to start in summer 2017 and will take eight to 12 months to complete. Council will receive reports on the proposed community centre and park in early 2017.
The development of the community centre and neighbourhood park will take three years to complete with an opening scheduled for September 2020.