Former Hospital Site Demolition and Remediation


The demolition of the former hospital is now complete and construction of the new community centre is ongoing.  For updates on construction, visit the Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre and Neighbourhood Park page.


Witness almost a year of deconstruction in just two minutes! Check out our official time-lapse video of the Former Hospital Demolition project.

Stay up-to-date on the overall project

Return to this site for regular project updates. You can also sign up for the town’s weekly e-newsletter to have town information emailed directly to your inbox.

To provide feedback or file a complaint, contact ServiceOakville:

Phone: 905-845-6601
TTY: 905-338-4200

Overall project timeline

A timeline for the entire project is available on the Former Hospital Site Project timeline page.


A map of the demolition site is available on the Former Hospital Site map page.

Demolition Strategy

On April 3, 2017 Council approved the Former Hospital Deconstruction Strategy — a comprehensive plan to safely demolish the former hospital and Helen Lawson buildings.

The town awarded the Former Hospital Site demolition contract to Delsan-AIM, a company highly skilled and experienced at demolitions of this size in urban settings.

The overall demolition and remediation plan includes an abatement strategy for designated substances found in the buildings and on site, as well as best management practices the town will use to address community concerns over site maintenance, dust, noise, vibration and truck traffic during the demolition process.

In response to public feedback at the Administrative Services Committee (ASC) meeting on March 27, 2017, Council approved recommendations by ASC for additional mitigation measures including using broadband (quieter) backup alarms on trucks instead of backup beepers, and avoiding crushing or other noisy work on Saturdays.

Read the April 6, 2017 News Release – Redevelopment plans for Former Hospital site moving forward.

Past Meetings

March 1, 2017 – The town hosted an open house on March 1, 2017 to present demolition strategy for the former hospital and Helen Lawson buildings, which included abatement and demolition activities, performance guidelines and best management practices, results of various studies and mitigation measures to minimize dust, noise and truck traffic. Residents provided feedback on the demolition strategy, including question and concerns about the truck traffic plan and work schedule.

May 2, 2017 – A Special Council Meeting was held where Council heard about the results of the Parks Recreation and Library Master Plan update, the proposed amenities and program requirements for the community centre, and the next steps in the project regarding the overall site planning options.

April 3, 2017 – the Former Hospital Deconstruction Strategy is approved by Council.

March 27, 2017 – A staff report, including the feedback from residents, on the demolition strategy went to Administrative Services Committee.

December 1, 2016 – The town held an open house about the overall Former Hospital Site Project, and answered residents' questions and concerns about the future demolition, including dust, noise, and traffic control and a desire to have a well-kept site.

Former Hospital Site