Saturday work & the outlook for next week.
Saturday, July 23
- There will be work on the Saint construction site tomorrow, Saturday.
The Week of July 25
- The work crews will be decking and forming the level 3 slab next week, setting the stage for pouring the Level 3 slab.
- There will be steady concrete and rebar deliveries throughout the week.
- Site traffic staff and Paid Duty Police Officers, as needed, will be on hand to assist with vehicle and pedestrian traffic flows.
- Engineers are still reviewing the pedestrian/vehicle study for the proposed protected Lombard Street crosswalk, as input is being sought from City of Toronto staff, including the Workzone Coordinator for the area. We hope to have a more detailed update soon.
Given that we still do not have an interim report on the Lombard Street pedestrian study, we are still holding off on setting a date for the next Construction Liaison Meeting, as we discussed with the Construction Liaison Committee at our last meeting on July 7.
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Views of the South Elevation of the Saint.
Pictured below left, the view of the Saint from Front Street East. And pictured below right, the full view of the South Elevation.
Construction Liaison Meeting July 7, 2022
We had a good turnout at the July 7th meeting.
The renderings for the South Elevation (above right) of the building, and in particular a rendering of what the view will look like from Front Street East (above left), were reviewed and discussed. The South Elevation was designed, per City of Toronto guidelines, to essentially fade into the sky when viewed from Front Street, allowing the heritage view of the St. James Cathedral spire to be highlighted.
An update on the pedestrian study for Lombard Street was provided. Traffic Consultants are reviewing the data they have gathered from cameras and direct observation. This study is examining the feasibility of closing pedestrian access along the north side of Lombard Street, along the construction site, and instead installing an official City of Toronto crosswalk farther east on Lombard. The idea has been discussed at two Construction Liaison Meetings, with representatives of The Bentley and Muriel Collins Co-op, and will be reviewed by City of Toronto staff, including the Work Zone Coordinator, and by the Councillor’s office.
It was noted that there have been supply issues with concrete aggregate which has affected the pace of construction, as we also mentioned above in today’s update.
It was decided to leave the date and time of the next Construction Liaison Meeting to be determined, when there is feedback from the City staff, the Councillor, and Traffic Consultants, on the pedestrian study and crosswalk proposal.