The Town of New Tecumseth continues to expand, placing pressure on the existing Town offices which were built in the 1960’s and no longer support staff and services to the Community.

In 2018, +VG was commissioned to design a new Municipal Administration facility on the site of a surplus elementary school in the centre of Alliston. The design repurposes the core structure of the school building while providing new state of the art, energy efficient mechanical and electrical IT systems. The existing gymnasium has been repurposed to accommodate the Council Chamber with a new glassy addition to create a public lobby and gathering space.

The project successfully creates a new Civic precinct in the Town connecting Alliston’s existing curling rink and cenotaph to the north, with the new Administration Centre site and recreational sports fields to the south. A key aspect to the overall design was to ensure the new facility was equally a space for public gathering and events as well as a centre for providing administrative services and governance to the community.


Alliston, Ontario




44,350 ft²


Retrofit of Alliston Public School