Redevelopment of Historic Oakville Coach House
A 120-year-old coach house is being redeveloped into a multi-use space for cultural programs, exhibits and events – with support from the Canada Community-Building 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.