Former Hospital Site Project

Former Hospital Site

Former Hospital Site

Demolition and Remediation

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Former Hospital Site Project takes big step forward

Council endorses site master plan as well as base funding and amenities for community centre

The redevelopment project of the former Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital lands took a significant step forward at a Special Meeting on June 28 when Town Council endorsed an overall master plan for the lands as well as the some programming and features for the Southeast Oakville Community Centre that is planned for the site.

Recently, residents from across Oakville were invited to share their thoughts on three proposed land use concepts for the overall site at a community workshop and through an online discussion forum. All land use concepts include a community centre, a park and residential development but the arrangement was slightly different in each option.

The town wants to thank everyone who took the time to participate and provide your valuable input. While the feedback received was extensive there was no clear consensus on one particular option. However, certain themes and a common concept of establishing distinct districts did emerge with a residential district in the north, a civic district with a community centre and park in the middle, and a seniors-oriented housing district in the south.

To view an image of the Council-endorsed former Oakville-Trafalgar Hospital Site Master Plan, visit our Former Hospital Site Maps page.

Moving ahead

The demolition contractors will begin site preparation this summer. The overall demolition and site remediation will take approximately 12 months to complete.

The architectural/general contractor team responsible for the community centre will be selected in early July. The process of design will begin shortly afterwards.

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

A number of Planning Act approvals will also be 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. Amendments to the town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law will be subject to the statutory planning process and a public meeting is expected in the fall with proposed Official Plan updates by the end of 2017.

Community Consultation

The town plans on engaging with the public later this fall on the project including progress on the demolition work and next steps regarding the design of the community centre design and potential uses of the park.

Past Meetings

May 2, 2017 - Special Council Meeting. View 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.

Background

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.

Visit the Former Hospital Site project timeline page for more information.

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Background

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.

Visit the Former Hospital Site project timeline page for more information.

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