Former Oakville Hospital Site’s Demolition Begins

The Former Oakville hospital site’s demolition is to start on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 . The Town of Oakville indicated that the deconstruction work will be done safely. The scope of the demolition not only includes the former hospital but also includes the Helen Lawson building, located at the corner of McDonald and Allan.

As such, a Demolition Strategy was developed to guide the process. The overall demolition and site remediation will take approximately 12 months to complete.

This will mean that there will be increased construction traffic on Reynolds, Allan, and MacDonald, which is something to be mindful of when driving, biking and walking around the former Oakville Hospital site.

Former Oakville Hospital Site’s Demolition Update – August 2017

The town has awarded the Former Hospital Site’s demolition contract to Delsan-AIM, a company highly skilled and experienced at demolitions of this size in urban settings.

  • Starting Tuesday, August 8,2017 the contractor will begin mobilizing on site and we wanted to give you an update what you can expect over the next two weeks.
  • Minimal noise and dust
  • Flatbed trucks delivering the site office trailer and materials, and other heavy equipment
  • Construction workers entering and leaving site
  • Set up of the site office trailer
  • Installation of a three metre (just under 10 feet) solid wood fence
  • Minimal demolition work

Please note: The site is now a demolition/construction zone and is strictly off limits. This is done for the safety and protection of the community.

The former Oakville hospital site’s demolition is planned to be completed by the end of 2018, with the construction of the new community centre starting shortly before the end of of 2018. The public park and the community centre are planned to be completed between the middle to end of 2020. The residential land is planned to be up for sale in 2019 after all town approved and controlled new zonings are in place. There will also be ongoing discussions with the LHIN, to see if some form of medical facility could be incorporated into the new site.

The Former Hospital Land Master Plan was presented to Town Council on June 27, 2017.

Nolan A Machan, Oakville News, August 7

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