Former Hospital Site Residential Development

On June 27 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 are planned for the site. Following extensive public consultation, 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.

Supporting Information:

Draft Official Plan Amendment (pdf)

Staff Report

Item No. 1 on December 4, 2017 Planning and Development Council Agenda

Next Steps:

October 11 - Public Meeting

Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments

A number of Planning Act approvals are 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

The public meeting regarding amendments to the town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law is scheduled to go to Planning and Development Council on October 11, 2017. Review the staff report for more information as well as copies of the proposed official plan amendment and the proposed zoning by-law amendment. For information about preserving your appeal rights go to the Making Submissions and Preserving Appeal Rights page.

Redevelopment of the lands is being rolled out in phases with the building of the community centre and park as a first priority. These new facilities are scheduled to open in fall 2020.

Other phases for the redevelopment of the lands include:
  • A residential area that complements the existing neighbourhood and maintains the character of the community as intended in the official plan.
  • A seniors-oriented housing area that could range from independent seniors-living to assisted-care. Further discussions with members of the community and stakeholders will be needed to help define these opportunities. The town is also exploring the potential of integrating the former high school into the senior oriented housing area, including a publicly accessible space in front of the high school.

June 27, 2017  — Council endorses site master plan

The redevelopment project of the former Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital lands took a significant step forward at a Special Meeting on June 27 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.

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

  • placing the new 4,180 square metre community centre with a direct connection to an adjacent park and within close proximity to the existing parking garage
  • incorporating a “green connection” for pedestrian access through the site
  • conserving heritage aspects of the former Oakville-Trafalgar High School (OTHS). While there may be opportunities for the re-use of the building, the OTHS is static in all of the options given its heritage significance
  • protecting the Chimney Swift colony in the former high school as per the Endangered Species Act, 2007
  • ensuring new development is compatible with the neighbouring community and consistent with the Livable Oakville Plan policies, which provides direction to limit density to a maximum of 29 units per hectare
  • potential opportunity for seniors housing to be explored through public consultation