The town is providing a community centre and neighbourhood park on the site of the former hospital. The development of the new community centre will begin in late 2018 with an opening scheduled for fall 2020.
On June 27, Town Council endorsed an overall master plan for the lands. Council also approved the following enhancements for the new South East Community Centre (SECC) on the site: expansion of the single gym to a double gym ($470,000); therapeutic warm-water pool ($2,740,000); fitness centre ($2,550,000) and; an indoor walking track ($1,800,000). These features are in addition to the amenities already planned for the community centre: indoor pool (to replace Centennial Pool), multi-purpose rooms and space for intergenerational programming. Review the news release for more details or check out the June 27 Special Council Agenda for more information, including staff reports.
The creation of a community centre was recommended in the 2012 Parks, Recreation and Library Master Plan. A timeline for the overall project is available on the Former Hospital Site project timeline page.
The demolition contractor has mobilized on site. The overall demolition and site remediation will take approximately 12 months to complete. The IPD team selected for the design and construction of the South East Community Centre is a multi-disciplinary team led by Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. and Diamond Schmitt Architects.
Park design options and community centre update
February 8, 2018
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
The town held an open house on November 28, 2017 and had an online survey for residents to provide input on design options for the neighbourhood park. We have reviewed all the feedback and would like to follow up with an open house on February 8, where staff will be presenting:
- design options for this park
- design options for the open space parcel of land on the southeast corner of the former hospital site
- a high level concept for the proposed Civic Space in front of the preserved former Oakville Trafalgar High School, as well as
- options for a rejuvenated Wallace Park
Recreation and Culture staff will also provide an update on the progress of the design of the South East Community Centre.
Please join us and share your thoughts.