Central Administration Project


In February 2016, Haldimand County Council approved recommendations to proceed with the development of a centralized, consolidated municipal service delivery model, involving the construction of a new administration building & development of community hubs (based out of libraries) as municipal service access points. The centralized service model was selected after thorough evaluation and community consultation, which determined it as the best option for a growing, thriving Haldimand.

The building and service delivery model was designed to focus on enhancing customer service, maximizing administrative and operational efficiencies and ensuring long-term cost effectiveness.

Have a question about the new building? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The new Haldimand County Administration Building at 53 Thorburn St. S (Cayuga) opened on February 25, 2020! For more information on the new building, online service options & other key details, click here.

The new Haldimand County Administration Building opened to the public on February 25, 2020. 

There will be some outstanding construction work, finishing touches and fine-tuning ongoing for the next few weeks, including: work on ground floor windows, signage installation & Council Chamber millwork installation. Additional sodding & landscaping work will take place in the spring, as will final paving of the parking lot and Chippewa St. Installation of the Haldimand County Administration Building sign and flag poles will also occur in spring.

All municipal services will be available in the new building as of February 25; service delivery will not be impacted by outstanding construction or installation work.

  • February 25, 2020
    New administration building opens to the public
  • May 2018
    Construction contract awarded; crews mobilize and construction commences
  • March – April 2018
    Construction tender period
  • November 2017
    RFPQ results announced
  • October 2017
    RFPQ issued
  • August 2017
    Report to Council for design and scope approval
  • January – July 2017
    Internal consultations completed (staff survey, divisional & Senior Management Team consultations)
    Development of site plans, floor plans, elevations and cost estimates
  • September 2016 – December 2016
    RFP of architectural consultants and selection of Thier + Curran Architects Inc.
    Development of design principles and office space standards
    Facility tours
    Internal consultation begins
  • August 2016
    Report recommending Cayuga Arena site approved by Council
  • February 2016 – June/July 2016
    Site options and feasibility review (26 Cayuga locations)
  • August 2015 – February 2016
    Comprehensive review of accommodation and service delivery options
    Significant engagement process (community consultations)
    Consolidated administrative office service delivery model receives Council approval (February 2016)
  • June 2015
    Council identifies Administration Accommodation Review as top Corporate Priority

For more information on the Administration Accommodation Review / Central Administration Project, contact:

  • Cathy Case, General Manager, Corporate & Social Services
  • Philip Mete, General Manager, Public Works Operations