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Operations Centre

Operations Centre Artistic Rendering Collage


The Town of East Gwillimbury is building a new Operations Centre facility. Construction of this facility will begin this summer, starting with the foundation and structure. The interior work will begin in late 2019 or early 2020 with substantial completion anticipate for late 2020.

The new location will support important operational services for the Town including: 

  • Waste and infrastructure management
  • Roads
  • Winter maintenance 
  • Wastewater and water operations 
  • Parks operations and facility maintenance
  • Fleet Management 
  • Emergency Operations Centre
  • Fire and Emergency Services training space 

Council and Town staff are working to put in place responsible cost control measures by ensuring that this facility is primarily funded through development related charges as opposed to tax funding.

Virtual Walk Through


Time Lapse Video  


The new Operations Centre will re-locate all work out of the current site located in Sharon to a more appropriate location on Woodbine Ave. north of Doane Rd. with quick access to Highway 404. The current site and facilities are insufficiently sized to provide the appropriate support for staff. The new facility will look to provide sufficient space for storage of vehicles, equipment and materials, meeting rooms, lunch rooms, washrooms and change room facilities. The Operations Centre will also provide a centralized environment that supports cooperation between Town departments and external agencies.

Over the past 36 months various work has taken place on site including but not limited to: 

Phase 1 of construction

  • Demolition, clearing, access to road and gate install 
  • On-site storage for materials 
  • New municipal address 
  • Tree inventory, preservation and planting 
  • Environmental assessment 
  • Hydrology and groundwater study 
  • Storm water management plan
  • Site plan approval
  • Tender ready drawings & specifications
  • Earthworks, grading & storm water management

Phase 2 of construction

  • Facility Construction Procurement
  • Award of Facility Construction Contract
  • Construction Manufacturing 
  • Below grade construction 
  • Trench and pour concrete - Building Foundation
  • Forming and pouring of foundation walls
  • Structural Steel
  • Construction of Masonry Walls
  • Roofing Installation
  • Framing of Interior Walls
  • Electrical, Mechanical & Sprinkler Rough-In

Ops Centre - Administrative area

Ops Centre - Field Entrance and Roads Bays

Ops Centre - Greenhouse and Mechanical Room


Next Steps:

  • Facility Construction

Ops Centre - south elevation looking north

Ops Centre - east elevation looking south