Proposed design for Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park revealed

  • March 29, 2016
  • Stephanie Lai

On March 29, the Town of Oakville announced in a press release that there will be a public meeting to reveal proposed designs for Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park.

The Town is encouraging residents to attend the meeting on April 13 to provide feedback for the two projects.

“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,” Director of Recreation and Culture, Nina de Vaal, said in the release.

The Oakville Arena has served the community for more than 60 years and according to the release is only “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.”

According to the release, the proposed redesign 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.

The meeting will be held in the Kinsmen Pine Room at Oakville Arena from 3 to 5 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit the website.