The wooden trusses that criss-cross the Oakville Arena roof system will remain as an iconic feature of Oakville’s hockey history. The Oakville Arena was built in 1950 and has been a main feature of Oakville’s cultural history.
Last year, Oakville residents were consulted about what they thought the fate of the arena should be. Based on resident feedback, Oakville Arena will undergo a revitalization and renovation plan that will maintain the historical features of the building – namely the wooden roof truss system.
The plans for renovation will expand the facility to include a community centre. The community centre will have amenities such as:
- Indoor running track
- Full size gymnasium
- Administrative offices
- Double tennis courts that will convert into an outdoor skating rink in the winter
- A seniors centre
- A space for public meetings and events
A new fire station is also planned for the area and will feature educational resources and a vintage 1948 fire truck.
The Town of Oakville notes the total cost of the project including the firehall, is roughly $41 million and construction will be complete by fall 2018. It’s quite the cost but many Oakville residents are excited for the new amenities.
Photo Courtesy of Steve Singer