Construction of the new Southeast Community Centre has officially begun. The Town of Oakville recently broke ground on construction work for the new facility which is expected to open in the fall of 2020. The old Oakville Trafalgar school, as a designated heritage building, will remain in place and be incorporated into the new facility.
When construction is finished, residents in southeast Oakville will have access to a state-of-the-art facility where they can work out and use the space for community events.
The Community Centre will have a 25 metre swimming pool, a warm water pool, a double gymnasium, and fitness centre with a running track. Multi-purpose rooms will also be available to be rented by residents or local community organizations.
The grounds will also include a seating area, playground, bicycle parking, lawn area, a water play area, and a pavilion structure.
Oakville is ensuring that the new community centre is built for a low-carbon future. The facility will be LEED certified for energy efficiency and have rooftop solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, charging stations for electric vehicles and a battery storage system.
Clearly, Oakville is making an investment in a facility that will be the envy of the GTA. The investment in community infrastructure is just one of the reasons that Oakville is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. And - homes located close to the new community centre may become valued higher as a result.