Former Hospital Site Project

Former Hospital Site Project moves ahead

Demolition contractor on site

In July the town’s demolition contractor mobilized on site and started interior demolition. The overall demolition and remediation will take approximately 12 months to complete. Visit the Former Hospital Site Demolition and Remediation page for regular project updates.

Community Consultation: Thursday, September 28

Consultation sessions – Community Centre and Park
Town Hall, Bronte and Palermo rooms, 3:30–5:30 p.m. or 7–9 p.m.

The town continues to move forward with its plans to construct a new community centre in south east Oakville as part of the redevelopment of the former hospital site. The amenities for the centre were approved by Council in June and the architectural/general contractor team was selected in July.

We would like to hear from you about the conceptual designs for the centre and potential uses for the park.  Please join us at one of the two public consultation sessions at town hall on September 28 to learn more and share your thoughts.

The development of the community centre will begin in late 2018 with an opening scheduled for fall 2020.

Open House – overall Former Hospital Site project
Town Hall, South Atrium, 5–7 p.m.

Progress continues on the redevelopment plans for the overall site. In June, Town Council endorsed a master plan for the lands and in July the town’s demolition contractor mobilized on site and started interior demolition. The overall demolition and remediation will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Moving ahead, a number of Planning Act approvals are necessary in order for the redevelopment of the site to proceed including official plan and zoning amendments, and draft plan of subdivision/site plan approvals. The public meeting regarding amendments to the town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law is scheduled to go to Planning and Development Council in October.

Attend our open house to learn more.

Accessibility requirements

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact ServiceOakville before September 28 at:

For more information

For more information about the Former Hospital Site Project and to sign up for email updates from the town, please visit You can also email or contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

Past Meetings

June 27, 2017 – Council endorsed overall site master plan as well as base funding and amenities for the Southeast Oakville Community Centre that is planned for the site. View the news release for more details or check out the Special Council meeting agenda.

May 2, 2017 – Council received three staff reports on the former hospital site project including a financial overview, information on the new Southeast Oakville Community Centre, and proposed options for the overall site master plan. Check out the news release for more details or check out the Special Council Agenda for more information on the May 2 meeting, including staff reports.

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.

December  2016 – An open house held to share information about what’s been done so far, and next steps.

April 2016 – The town takes possession of the site. Many in-depth studies of the buildings and the land were completed to better understand the site. These are summarized on the Former Hospital Site Project Demolition and Remediation page.

December 1, 2015 – An open house held to share information about what will be happening to the former hospital site over the next five years after the OTMH (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital) moved to its new location.


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 five years (2015 to 2020). The development of the community centre and neighbourhood park opening is scheduled for September 2020.

Visit the Former Hospital Site Project Timeline page for more information

Review the latest Frequently Asked Questions about the site.

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