Oakville Arena Redevelopment

Trafalgar Park Community Centre is now open

The redevelopment of Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park is now complete!

Redevelopment plans

The final redevelopment plans approved by Council (pdf) on September 19, 2016 include:

  • retaining the distinctive wooden roof truss system designed and patented by Norman Otto Hipel in 1928.
  • an NHL-size ice surface
  • indoor running track
  • new seniors’ centre
  • administrative offices
  • full-size gymnasium
  • fitness centre
  • new Kinsmen Pine Room for public meetings and events
  • double tennis court that will be converted into an artificial ice rink in the winter
  • fully accessible playground
  • exterior washroom facilities

The new Fire Station #3 on the corner of Kerr Street and Rebecca Street is open and operational.  It will soon include a Fire Education and Heritage Room with interactive displays, public education materials, historical artifacts along with a 1948 vintage pumper truck on display.

Integrated Project Delivery – a collaborative approach

This project marks the first time the town is using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach to design and construction.

The traditional approach is to first enter into a contract with the architect followed by a separate contract with the general contractor after the design is complete. For this project, the town hired Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. and Graham Construction and Engineering as a team at the beginning of the project. Together, they will work collaboratively with the town through the design and construction phase to deliver the project on time and on budget.

Additional information

News release – Council approves budget and redevelopment plans for Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park, September 23, 2016
Staff report – Trafalgar Park Revitalization Project – Validation Phase, June 20, 2016
Proposed design presentation, April 13, 2016 (pdf)
Staff report Oakville Arena Redevelopment – IPD Contract – January 25, 2016
Staff report – Oakville Arena Redevelopment May 26, 2014 (pdf)
Option #2 – Revitalization (pdf)
Oakville Arena redevelopment presentation – March 6, 2014 (pdf)
Existing Oakville Arena site (pdf)


Michael Brennan
Senior Manager, Recreation Services
Recreation and Culture
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
905-845-6601, ext. 3039