Saturday work set for July 30 & the outlook for August 2 – 5.
This past week work has already begun on pouring sections of the Level 3 concrete slab floor. We note that the design of Level 3 requires a great deal of rebar (reinforcing steel), along with somewhat intricate forming and decking. As a result, Level 3 will take a longer time to complete, with concrete pours happening in sections, as the forming and rebar installation is completed.
Saturday, July 30
- There will be work on the Saint construction site tomorrow, Saturday, aimed at preparing for next week’s 3rd Floor Concrete work.
The site will be closed Monday, August 1, for the Holiday.
August 2 – 5:
- The work crews will be continuing to deck and form the Level 3 slab floor area next week, setting the stage for ongoing sectional concrete pours on Level 3.
- There will be a significant number of rebar deliveries throughout the week; as well as concrete deliveries.
- Site traffic staff and Paid Duty Police Officers, will be on hand, as needed, 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 present an update on this process at the next Construction Liaison Meeting on the 11th of August.
NEXT Construction Liaison Meeting:
The next Construction Liaison Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 3 pm via ZOOM.
If you would like a link to the next meeting please email us at:email@example.com. The link will be sent out prior to the meeting.
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.