Downtown Parking Garage closes this April for essential repairs

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Check out the town’s real-time parking map to find nearby parking easily

The parking garage at 300 Church Street in Downtown Oakville will be closing on Monday, April 8 for at least 12 months to undergo essential repairs that will extend the life of the garage by an additional 15 years and keep the facility in good working condition.  

The repairs will address structural issues and deterioration identified during routine maintenance inspections and testing. Based on the expert advice of external engineering consultants, the nature and extent of the repairs require the complete closure of the garage. 

The work includes concrete repairs throughout the garage to reinforce structural integrity of each level, including the basement; installation of a traffic deck waterproofing system protecting all traffic and pedestrian surfaces; and repainting of all parking lines, directional arrows, and barrier-free symbols once surface repairs are completed.  Elevator upgrades are also part of this project including replacing the elevator door mechanisms to extend its service life. There will also be an update to the access and payment system.

Find parking easily

During the construction period, there remains several parking options in Downtown Oakville. The town’s real-time parking map is a handy tool to help members of the public find nearby places to park more easily. Parking lots can also be found by visiting the Parking Lots and Garages page. 

To learn more about time limits, cost and locations, visit the Paid Street Parking page. 

The Downtown Parking Garage Rehabilitation plans will include best management practices to address community concerns over site maintenance, dust, noise, and traffic during the project. To keep up to date on this project, visit the town’s Downtown Parking Garage Rehabilitation project page. 


“Keeping our public facilities and infrastructure up to date is a priority for the town. The rehabilitation of the Downtown Parking Garage will extend its life by many years to serve both our residents and visitors and ensure the vibrancy of downtown.”

- Mayor Burton


  • The downtown parking garage was built in 1985 and has been continuously monitored and maintained over the years. 
  • In late spring/early summer 2023, an engineering design consultant retained by the town completed its investigation of the parking garage. They recommended a rehabilitation plan that will extend the life of the garage by an additional 15 years. 
  • A Request for Tender (RFT) to hire a contractor to complete the repairs outlined in the plan was issued at the end of 2023. That contractor is anticipated to mobilize on site on Monday, April 8, 2024, with construction beginning on Monday, April 15, 2024. 
  • As of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2024, the public parking garage will be closed to do these repairs for at least 12 months. 
  • The current rehabilitation project is an important initiative that will keep the garage in safe and good working condition.