Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:15 am ·  0 Comments
By Gisele Shaw
Oakville residents are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to provide feedback on the proposed design for the redevelopment of Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park.
“During previous consultations, the community made it very clear that Oakville Arena should be revitalized in a way that maintains its historical features and we’re very excited to share a design proposal that respects the site’s rich heritage while addressing the future needs of the community it serves,” said Nina de Vaal, director of the town’s Recreation and Culture department.
The Oakville Arena located at 133 Rebecca Street was originally built in 1950 and has served as a community hub for more than six decades. It’s also one of only four remaining arenas in Ontario with a distinctive wooden truss roof system designed by Norman Otto Hipel, an Ontario politician and builder who patented the roof system in 1928.
Along with an expanded arena facility with an NHL-size ice surface, the proposed design includes a running track, a new seniors’ centre, administrative offices, a gymnasium and a new Kinsmen Pine Room for public meetings and events. The redevelopment project also includes relocating the fire hall and all associated parking and outdoor amenities.
Residents are encouraged to attend one of two public information sessions on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oakville Arena’s Kinsmen Pine Room, 133 Rebecca Street, Oakville which is just west of Kerr Street. Please note that the presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Presentation materials will be available on the town’s website from April 14 to 24, 2016. Residents who cannot attend a meeting in person are invited to share their comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit oakville.ca.