Construction Highlights as of May 31, 2022:
As much work as possible continued through May, with the strikes by LiUNA and the Carpenters Union interrupting progress on forming and concrete work.
We held our May Construction Liaison Meeting (CLM) on May 26th at 3 pm via Zoom. The possible revision of the hoarding and overhead protection plan for Lombard was discussed because the current plan does not permit safe truck access for concrete trucks and steel deliveries. An interim solution using rolling scaffolding and Paid Duty Officers, as required, as well as ideas for an alternative plan for the balance of the construction period were reviewed by stakeholders at the CLM. It was decided that an alternative plan will be explored with City of Toronto staff, the Councillor’s Office and the immediate site neighbours at The Bentley and Muriel Collins Housing Co-op.
June 2022 Construction Outlook:
Work will continue on the ground floor of The Saint with verticals and once completed, work till start on the mezzanine level concrete slab, which should be started before the end of the month. Deliveries of steel (rebar) and concrete will accompany this, largely within the perimeter of the site.
REVISED: we will hold our next Construction Liaison meeting on Thursday, July 7 at 3 pm. If you would like an invitation to the meeting please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Outlook for the week of June 13, 2022
We do not have confirmation on when the rolling scaffolding installation will be completed. As we noted last week, an interim rolling scaffolding system will be installed at the site along Lombard Street. This is being done to accommodate concrete trucks making deliveries and/or larger flatbed trucks delivering steel (rebar) to the site. The rolling scaffolding can be moved into a tighter fit to the site, along a line consistent with the current fencing, when there are no deliveries and/or when the site is closed for the night or on weekends.
As we also noted last week, Minto Communities staff is working with the immediate neighbours, and the City to come up with a more long-term hoarding strategy for the site. We will be reporting on that as plans develop.
Concrete Work + Steel & Concrete Deliveries set for next week:
Concrete work on the mezzanine level will continue through the week of June 13th.
Regular concrete deliveries and rebar (steel) deliveries are expected through the coming week.
Paid Duty Officers will be on site as needed, along with traffic control staff, to assist with the safe movement of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.