The Former Hospital Site Project is about working with community partners to create a vibrant new community centre, neighbourhood park, future residential area and seniors-oriented housing district to meet the needs of Oakville residents. Check out the Council-endorsed master plan (pdf).
Redevelopment of the former hospital lands is being rolled out in phases with the building of the South East Community Centre and neighbourhood park as a first priority. These new facilities are scheduled to open in fall 2020.
On July 25, 2018, the town issued a Request for Proposal for the sale of the residential subdivision lands that sees 19 single detached dwelling lots fronting onto Macdonald Road and Allan Street as well as 16 townhouse lots internal to the site. A public RFP will ensure the disposition process is open and transparent and consistent with the town’s vision for the site. The RFP closes September 5 with a sale of the property expected by the end of the year.
On July 11, 2018, the town issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to develop the seniors oriented housing block within the former hospital lands. An EOI is to solicit information only from interested respondents and does not constitute a solicitation for bids. With this EOI, the town is seeking creative ideas, solutions, designs and development models for seniors oriented housing. It closes at the end of August.
On July 9, 2018 Council approved the Draft Plan of Subdivision and gave staff the go-ahead to issue a Request for Proposal (an RFP) for the sale of these future residential subdivision lands. Review the staff report on the July 9 Planning and Development Council agenda, item 9 and the July 9 Council agenda addendum, item 10.
On May 14, 2018 at 7 p.m., a Statutory Public Meeting for the Draft Plan of Subdivision was held as part of the Planning and Development Council meeting. Review the public notice and the development application. You can also review the Staff Report on the May 14 Planning and Development Council agenda, item 2.
Concrete crushing has begun and is expected to be completed in August. Visit the Former Hospital Site Demolition and Remediation page for regular project updates.
Tree replacement: As we move forward with the redevelopment of the overall site, the town recognizes the importance of trees to our community. While our tree plan requires the removal of trees early in the process to accommodate demolition and construction, tree replacement plans on and around the site identify more trees being planted than are being removed — all in an effort to increase the overall canopy cover on these lands. The design of the park and community centre includes almost 100 trees being planted. More trees will be planted as part of the seniors’ development and residential projects.
On April 3, 2018, Council gave staff the go-ahead to take the next steps in the redevelopment of the former hospital site lands, including the design and construction phase of the South East Community Centre and neighbourhood park and the Allan Street open space. For more details, visit the Community Centre and Neighbourhood Park page.
In March 2018, the town started processing a site plan application for the new community centre on the former hospital lands. For more details review the site plan application page.
In February 2018, the town started processing a draft plan of subdivision that would create 19 single detached dwelling unit lots fronting onto Macdonald Road and two blocks of townhouse units (16 units in total) internal to the site. For more details about the draft plan read the Development Application. Visit the Former Hospital Site Future Residential page for additional information.
On February 8, 2018 an open house was held to provide residents with an update on the community centre and neighbourhood park planned for the site.
December 4, 2017 — Council approved the official plan and zoning amendments for the site allowing the town to implement the master plan. Visit the Former Hospital Site Future Residential page for more details.
November 28, 2017 — an open house was held about the preliminary conceptual designs for the community centre and potential uses for the park.
October 11, 2017 — Council received proposed official plan and zoning amendments for the two sites. The statutory public meeting to discuss the amendments was held as part of this Planning and Development Council meeting.
September 28, 2017 – An open house was held to share information about what’s been done so far, and next steps.
September 28, 2017 – public consultation sessions took place about the preliminary conceptual designs for the community centre and potential uses for the park.
June 27, 2017 – Council endorsed overall site master plan as well as base funding and amenities for the Southeast Oakville Community Centre that is planned for the site. View the news release for more details or check out the Special Council meeting agenda.
May 2, 2017 - Council received three staff reports on the former hospital site project including a financial overview, information on the new Southeast Oakville Community Centre, and proposed options for the overall site master plan. Check out 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.
December 2016 - An open house held to share information about what’s been done so far, and next steps.
April 2016 – The town takes possession of the site. Many in-depth studies of the buildings and the land were completed to better understand the site. These are summarized on the Former Hospital Site Project Demolition and Remediation page.
December 1, 2015 - An open house held to share information about what will be happening to the former hospital site over the next five years after the OTMH (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital) moved to its new location.
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 five years (2015 to 2020). The development of the community centre and neighbourhood park opening is scheduled for September 2020.
Visit the Former Hospital Site Project Timeline page for more information
Review previously asked Questions about the site.
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