Redevelopment of Historic Oakville Coach House

March 04, 2021

A 120-year-old coach house is being redeveloped into a multi-use space for cultural programs, exhibits and events – with support from the federal Gas Tax Fund.

The Town of Oakville is carrying out the work on the building, which is in the grounds of Erchless Estate.

Built in 1899, it originally served as a horse stable and residence for the estate’s gardener. In the 1990s, the municipality transformed Erchless Estate into a museum and the coach house was used for storage.

Following a public consultation, the municipality put in place plans to breathe new life into the building.

The redevelopment includes converting the main space of the building into a multi-purpose space for museum-led exhibits, programming and cultural events as well as community uses such as meetings and weddings.

There will also be space for an artist-in-residence program, a small outdoor performance venue and space to accommodate food and beverage service for special events and performances.

This work will double the museum’s overall capacity.


A photo collage showing a historic picture, a work-in-progress picture, and an exterior photo of the Oakville Museum Coach House.

 

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