Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC)
2302 Bridge Road
Hours of operation
Victoria Day weekend hours:
Sunday, May 19, 2013, Customer Service Desk open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Victoria Day Monday, May 20, 2013, Closed
Operating hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please call the facility.
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Customer service desk hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility. Open the facility floor plan (pdf, 1.7 MB).
It is also home to a youth centre, seniors centre, and the Oakville Arts Council. QEPCCC provides much needed space for the town's many cultural groups and arts guilds. There is also a cafe on site for refreshments and some catering needs.
Please open the latest information update to Oakville’s Arts and Cultural groups, November 15, 2012, (pdf, 358 kB) on QEPCCC.
Volunteer on a QEPCCC committee
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre continues to implement the Council-approved operating plan. The operating plan ensures stakeholders have input into the services of the centre and have opportunities to volunteer.
The key areas of influence, as recommended by the working committee, were captured in the recommendation for the development of five committees: the official opening committee plus the special events, environment, programming, volunteerism, and interior design/exhibitions committees.
The official opening committee had a successful inaugural event and continues to work on special events such as Culture Days. The Interior Design committee is well underway and working on procedures for displaying artwork at QEPCCC. We are now ready to start developing the programming, environment and volunteerism committees.
QEPCCC Environment Committee
The Town of Oakville holds the protection and stewardship of the environment as a high priority within its strategic direction. The role of the environment committee will be to research how the environment is respected in other like operations and to set some environmentally friendly standard operating procedures. If you are interested in helping on this committee, please contact Susan Fanelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-815-5979, ext. 4607.
QEPCCC Programming Committee
With over 50 rooms and spaces to program, the opportunity for the town and groups to work together to provide the Oakville community a wide variety of cultural activities is paramount to the success of the facility. This committee will allow conversations and encourage collaboration between groups and the town to assist with programming at QEPCCC. If you are interested in helping on this committee, please contact Susan Fanelli at email@example.com or call 905-815-5979, ext. 4607.
QEPCCC Volunteerism Committee
Volunteers play a key role in the delivery of services at QEPCCC and present opportunities for unique partnerships. This committee will play a strong role in the articulation of volunteer opportunities and the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and retention of volunteers. If you are interested in helping on this committee, please contact Lori Coletta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-815-5979, ext. 4683.
Committees have limited spaces and only one representative per community group will be accepted to allow for a variety of participants.
Healing Waters is a non-instructional time for those who require space and time in the water to work through prescribed exercises in our 88 degree water. Bring a personal therapist (both therapist and client are required to pay admission) or work independently. A qualified lifeguard is on duty and specialty equipment is available for your use. This swim is offered at QEPCCC Fridays 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and at Glen Abbey Community Centre Tuesdays 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Now offering new exciting Hydroriding classes at the QEP Pool
This class is like a spin class in water. Participants are equipped with one of our Hydrorider Aquabikes and are lead through a class by one of our certified instructors. Fall session starts October 16. Visit iris, the online registration system, for more information and to register online. Ages 16+
About QEPCCC pool
The Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Culture Centre pool is available to rent. CORE members submit their pool requests to facility booking as part of the regular allocation process. Casual bookings (such as birthday party rentals) are to be submitted directly to the Special Events/Membership/Scheduling Coordinator at QEPCCC. Call 905-845-6601, ext. 4683 for more information.
Pool features include:
- A 25-metre, six-lane pool
- Wheel chair accessible lift into the pool
- Stair access to the pool
- Capacity of 190 people
Community centre rooms and gymnasia
QEPCCC has community rooms, gymnasia, meeting rooms, music rooms and the following studios available for rent:
- Dirty, clean, fibre arts, and rehearsal rooms (small studios)
- Digital, pottery, woodworking, music recording, and dance (medium studios)
- Rehearsal Hall and Black Box (large studios)
See below for more information regarding QEPCCC rentals and facility bookings.
Studio membership and drop-in programs
Looking for studio time? Need space to work on your project? Want access to specialized studio equipment? Whether you’re a practicing artist or just curious about a new art form, there’s a wide range of activities offered throughout the year.
Now, QEPCCC is offering drop-in studio access for individuals and families. Visit the studio membership and drop-in programs information page for details.
QEPCCC cultural memberships
QEPCCC Cultural Group memberships are available through the CORE affiliation program and open to volunteer-based non-profit Oakville cultural organizations. Benefits include preferred cultural room rental and storage rates.
For details, please email email@example.com or call Lori Coletta at 905-845-6601, ext. 4683.
Rentals and facility bookings
Rentals and facility bookings for community rooms and gymnasia at QEPCCC are managed by the Special Events/Membership/Scheduling Coordinator. Visit the QEPCCC rentals page for more information regarding rental opportunities and requirements at QEPCCC.
CORE member pool rental requests are submitted to facility booking as part of the regular allocation process. Casual bookings (such as birthday party rentals) are to be submitted directly to the Special Events/Membership/Scheduling Coordinator at QEPCCC. Call 905-845-6601, ext. 4683 for more information.
In April 2009 Council approved the renovation of the former Queen Elizabeth Park high school into a community centre that would meet recreation needs as well as the space needs of Oakville’s many not-for-profit arts and culture groups.
In a 2009 staff report (pdf, 100 kB), staff provided some operating scenarios as well as a preliminary operating budget and reported that a more detailed operating plan was necessary in order to develop the best operating model. The facilities size and scope, the mix of recreation and culture amenities and the fact that that town did not have any experience operating this type of facility coupled with the diverse needs and financial capacity of the groups presented challenges that required review and analysis. In August 2011 the Operating Model (pdf, 637 kB) and accompanying August 2011 staff report (pdf, 174 kB) was presented to Council.