Oakville Museum seeking public input on future use of Coach House

Wed, 15 Jun 2016

Share your ideas at public meeting on June 21, 2016

Oakville Museum is asking for the public’s help to determine a new use for the Coach House building on the grounds of Erchless Estate. Members of the community are invited to share their ideas at a public meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

The Coach House is a 117-year-old heritage building that has had many roles over the years. Built in 1899, it originally served as a horse stable and residence for the estate’s gardener. In the early 1990s the town opened Erchless Estate as a museum and retrofitted the Coach House to provide much needed collection storage space. Oakville Museum is now using storage facilities at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, freeing up the Coach House to play a new role.

“Investing in key cultural anchors like the Coach House is a critical aspect of the town’s Cultural Plan,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “This meeting is a great way for residents to help decide how this building should be repurposed to enrich Oakville’s cultural and historical landscape.”

The June 21, 2016, public meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakville Museum at 8 Navy Street. Those planning to attend are asked to register by emailing Lyne Mainville at lyne.mainville@oakville.ca.