Nobleton Community Hall Consultation

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As part of the Nobleton Community Park Revitalization Strategy, changes are coming to the Nobleton Core. Part of those changes require a decision on the future of the aging Nobleton Community Hall/Nobleton Women’s Institute. At this time, we are inviting citizens to provide their input on whether to relocate or demolish and commemorate the facility.

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The survey deadline is Friday, Nov. 17.

Consideration for the next phase of the Nobleton Community Hall/Nobleton Women’s Institute is required due to the Nobleton Community Park Revitalization Strategy that is currently underway. At the October 16, 2023 meeting of Council, Council endorsed the final concept in the Nobleton Lions Community Park Re-development Strategy Report COM-2023-002. Council amended the report to direct staff to conduct a community consultation on the future of the hall.

As part of the Nobleton Community Park Revitalization Strategy, changes are coming to the Nobleton Core. Part of those changes require a decision on the future of the aging Nobleton Community Hall/Nobleton Women’s Institute. At this time, we are inviting citizens to provide their input on whether to relocate or demolish and commemorate the facility.

Click here to take the survey.
The survey deadline is Friday, Nov. 17.

Consideration for the next phase of the Nobleton Community Hall/Nobleton Women’s Institute is required due to the Nobleton Community Park Revitalization Strategy that is currently underway. At the October 16, 2023 meeting of Council, Council endorsed the final concept in the Nobleton Lions Community Park Re-development Strategy Report COM-2023-002. Council amended the report to direct staff to conduct a community consultation on the future of the hall.

  • Public input leads to King Township Council decision to preserve Nobleton Community Hall

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    After considering public input and community feedback, King Township Council voted to withdraw the intention to repeal By-law 2007-060, which designates the Nobleton Community Hall as a heritage building.

    History and significance

    Constructed in 1936, the Nobleton Community Hall replaced an earlier building dating back to 1885. It stands as an example of a Depression-era vernacular institutional building, characterized by its modest yet durable style and concrete block construction. The hall has been a hub for various community events, including jamborees, dances, fundraising activities and meetings for local organizations such as the Nobleton Women’s Institute and the Nobleton Lions Club.

    Community engagement and decision-making

    The decision to withdraw the intention to repeal the designation by-law comes after community feedback. The Township explored two options for the hall's future as part of the Nobleton Revitalization Strategy: relocation or demolition. Following input from residents and stakeholders, Council decided to preserve the Nobleton Community Hall.

    Future plans

    The Township will continue to explore possibilities for the community hall looking to the future in alignment with Council's sentiment to honoring the history and heritage of Nobleton while meeting the evolving needs of its residents.

    The Township is also moving forward with planning Phase II of the Nobleton Recreation and Cultural Campus Project.

    This ambitious project aims to transform the municipal properties at 5885 King Road and 19 Old King Road in Nobleton into a dynamic community hub, offering a range of amenities and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages.

  • Nobleton Community Hall consultation update

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    The report on the Nobleton Community Hall – Next Steps and the consideration of the heritage designation repealing by-law has been deferred to early 2024. Township staff are analyzing all comments and correspondence received related to the matter and will take the time to ensure any supplemental information, studies, etc. are prepared and incorporated into the final report for Council’s consideration. Residents can look for the final report to be released in the new year.

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    History of the Hall:

    In 1935, at instigation of the Nobleton Women’s Institute, a board of trustees arranged for the design and construction of a community hall, located at 19 Old King Road, replacing a community building that had been built in 1885 on land conferred by local resident and early settler Martin Snider. Construction of the new Nobleton Community Hall was completed in 1936 at a material cost of $3,578 with labour donated by local farmers. The cultural heritage value of the Nobleton Community Hall is related to its design or physical value as a rare example of a Depression era vernacular institutional building typified by its modest and practical, yet durable, style and concrete block construction.

    As a volunteer and community initiated and built site designed and operated for the benefit of the immediate community, the hall also has historical and associative value. Since construction, it has served as the hub for the Nobleton Women’s Institute, the scene of community jamborees, dances, fundraising, church bazaars, wedding and funeral receptions, craft shows, youth groups, sever weather refuge, and since 1962, the meeting place of the Nobleton Lions Club. The Nobleton Community Hall Board of Management is made up of members from the Nobleton Women’s Institute and the Nobleton Lions Club. Replacing the community focused Music Hall dating from 1885, the building represents an important component in the early development of the Village of Nobleton.

    For more than 70 years, the hall has continuously served as a community and volunteer focal point. Its setting on Old King Road, the sole eastern route and link to the village core until the 1964 alignment of King Road to Bolton Sideroad, serves as an integral and visible anchor to the streetscape. For a span of almost one and a quarter century, the site itself has continuously represented the social and civic aspirations of a rural based community.

    The Choice:

    As part of the Nobleton Revitalization Strategy, a decision must be made on the future of the Nobleton Community Hall/Nobleton Women’s Institute. The Township is exploring two options with respect to the facility: relocation or demolition.

    Option 1:

    Relocate the facility within the Nobleton Lions Community Park for use as community group storage facility and overflow use space for summer camps.

    This project will include, but is not limited to: relocation, construction of a new foundation, installation of required mechanical services, installation of required electrical services, restoration of facility façade (doors, windows, etc).

    Estimated Cost: $500,000

    Option 2:

    Demolish the facility and explore opportunities for salvaging materials for other projects, commemorating the history of the facility in and around the site with plaques and interpretive panels.

    This option is being considered due to the deteriorating condition of the facility and the continuing declining use that has occurred over the past 5 years.

    This project may include: salvaging of windows and bricks to use in future construction projects such as a future library facility and gateway features.

    Estimated Cost: Up to $200,000

    Click here to take the survey.
    The survey deadline is Friday, Nov. 17.

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