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Civic Centre Opening Set Despite Criticism And Delays
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Oakville Daily Journal Record, Dec 7/67
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Description:
A newspaper clipping from the Daily Journal-Record of a column detailing the issues that were faced while constructing the Oakville Centennial Centre.
Date of Original:
Dec 7/67
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Personal Name(s):
Rowe, William E. ; Cudmore, William
Language of Item:
English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Civic Centre Opening Set Despite Criticism And Delays

OAKVILLE - Hon. Earl Rowe, Ontario's lieutenant-governor, will be in Oakville Saturday to open the towns million dollar centennial project, the civic centre.

Built on the old Central School common on Navy Street, the project includes a new central library building, a three-storey structure including a Centennial Gallery, and a connected Centennial Swimming Pool building.

The library building and exhibition wing cost $712,500 and the pool $471,000. Senior levels of government paid two-thirds of the cost.

THIRD BUILDING

Included in the original concept was a third building to house a civic auditorium and restaurant. It would be built at the north end of the complex. The project has been plagued by dissention, criticism and delays since its inception. A large, vocal faction of citizens argued the money could better be spent on several recreation centres for youth.

Latest setback was a province wide lockout of construction workers this summer, followed by a brief period in which members of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers refused to work.

POOL STOPPED

The delay forced a construction halt on the pool to allow completion of the centennial wing in time for the many activities scheduled for September.

Councillor William Cudmore, a council representative on the Recreation Committee, told a group of Ward 2 ratepayers Tuesday he expects the pool to be completed by February.

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Civic Centre Opening Set Despite Criticism And Delays


A newspaper clipping from the Daily Journal-Record of a column detailing the issues that were faced while constructing the Oakville Centennial Centre.