Preserving Heritage, Building Tomorrow
Nestled amidst the historic streets of downtown Oakville, Knox Presbyterian Church stands as a living testament to architectural splendor and profound historical significance. Since its establishment in 1833, this iconic place of worship has woven itself into the fabric of the community, embodying tradition and spirituality for well over a century.
The church, with its captivating facade and timeless design, has always been an architectural jewel in Oakville's crown. However, in recent times, an exciting development has been underway—the New Roads Project. This project signals a transformation aimed at preserving the church's essence while embracing the needs of a dynamic and evolving community.
The New Roads Project: Crafting a Vision for the Future
In embracing change, Knox Presbyterian Church is not just preserving its rich history but actively shaping a vibrant and inclusive future for Oakville.
"New Roads" represents an ambitious undertaking to renew Knox Presbyterian Church, solidifying its role as a cornerstone of the Oakville community for generations to come. This initiative is not merely about renovating bricks and mortar; it's about rejuvenating the spirit of inclusivity and service.
The project aims to create a facility that is not only practical but fully accessible to both the congregation and the broader community. By doing so, Knox Presbyterian Church seeks to extend its reach beyond its doors, becoming a beacon of mission and community service.
Navigating the Phases: A Journey of Transformation
The New Roads Project is a carefully planned venture executed in three distinct phases:
Phase 1: Lower Level (Completed) The lower level has already undergone a stunning transformation, featuring the addition of Beautiful Nicoll Hall, nine new gender-neutral bathrooms, a servery for prepared food, a complete elevator and the integration of air conditioning.
Phase 2: Main Level (Pre-construction) Currently in pre-construction, this phase focuses on expanding the existing hospitality space. Envisaged enhancements include the doubling of the kitchen size, the introduction of air conditioning, the optimization of usable space with new entrances, and aesthetic and acoustic improvements along with upgrades to meeting rooms.
Phase 3: Knox Common The final phase is a visionary addition—a new community garden and sitting area on the west lawn, along with a more accessible entrance visible from Dunn St. and Lakeshore. This marks a crucial connection point between the church and the broader Oakville community.
Contact and Connect
Located at 89 Dunn St., the church is not just a place of worship but a hub for community engagement. For further details on the New Roads Project and the church's ongoing initiatives, please visit their website.