Oakville Arena Redevelopment

Image of Oakville Arena.

What is this project all about?

The Town of Oakville is redeveloping Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park.

The Oakville Arena located at 133 Rebecca Street was originally built in 1950 and has served as a community hub for more than six decades. It’s also one of only four remaining arenas in Ontario with a distinctive wooden truss roof system designed by Norman Otto Hipel, an Ontario politician and builder who patented the roof system in 1928.

Following extensive public consultation in 2014, Council approved a resident-supported plan to revitalize and expand the facility while maintaining its historical features. The preliminary redevelopment design concept includes:

  • retaining the heritage wooden trusses
  • an NHL-size ice surface
  • a running track
  • a new seniors’ centre
  • administrative offices
  • a gymnasium
  • a new Kinsmen Pine Room for public meetings and events

A new fire hall will also be built on the corner of Kerr Street and Rebecca Street. The total project budget including the fire hall is $36.7 million and construction is expected to begin in early 2017.

Public consultation

Thank you to everyone who attended the public consultation meetings on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the proposed design presentation (pdf, 3.8 MB) until April 24, 2016 by emailing oakvillearena@oakville.ca.

Integrated Project Delivery – a collaborative approach

This project will mark the first time the town will use an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach to design and construction.

The traditional approach is to first enter into a contract with the architect followed by a separate contract with the general contractor after the design is complete. For this project, the town hired Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. and Graham Construction and Engineering as a team at the beginning of the project. Together, they will work collaboratively with the town through the design and construction phase to deliver the project on time and on budget.

Additional information

Staff report - Trafalgar Park Revitalizaton Project - Validation Phase, June 20, 2016
Staff report Oakville Arena Redevelopment - IPD Contract – January 25, 2016
Staff report — Oakville Arena Redevelopment May 26, 2014 (pdf, 381 kB)
Option #2 - Revitalization (pdf, 555 kB)
Oakville Arena redevelopment presentation — March 6, 2014 (pdf, 10.7 MB)
Existing Oakville Arena site (pdf, 281 kB)


Michael Brennan
Senior Manager, Recreation Services
Recreation and Culture
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
905-845-6601, ext. 3039