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When is construction going to start?

Demolition work is scheduled to start at the end of July. Construction activities will begin once demolition work is completed. Please check our updates and posts on this site for specific schedules. 

What are the standard construction hours?
The City of Toronto sets the standard hours as:

Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.

However, typically most work will occur Monday to Friday. When Saturday work does occur it is most likely that work will not go later than the early afternoon.

Are there exceptions to construction hours?
Yes. Project developers can apply for and receive permits for extended work hours from the City of Toronto. This is typically done for concrete work and late crane work.

Also, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Police Service Traffic Unit, may require very large equipment to be delivered before or after rush hour, e.g. very early in the morning or midday. This is done so the very large trucks delivering specialized equipment do not interfere with traffic flows. This may be done when the sections of the tower crane are delivered to the site.

How long will construction last?

It is not possible at the begining of the project to give a definite completion date. There are  many factors that can affect the speed of construction. One common factor is the weather conditions.

Generally, a project like this can be expected to take three (3) to four (4) years to complete. As the project progresses, we will provide updates on construction timelines.

What is the phasing of construction?
  1. Demolition of any existing structure.
  2. Site preparation.
  3. Excavation to the depth required for the project.
  4. Shoring installed to ensure the exterior ‘walls’ of the excavated site remain secure and stable.
  5. Concrete footings for the initial columns.
  6. Forming for concrete floors, walls and columns.
  7. Concrete pouring beginning with the first parking level floor to the final top floor.
  8. Interior work: electrical, water, HVAC, etc.
  9. Exterior cladding, e.g. brick, precast, etc.
  10. Window installation.
  11. Interior work: suite and common area layouts, installing studs, drywall, flooring, finishing, etc. for residential units and amenity spaces.
  12. Landscaping and public realm exterior work.
How do you manage noise?

General construction noise is permitted during standard construction work hours, Monday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. There are municipal standards that construction companies adhere to. These working times do not apply to the continuous pouring of concrete, large crane work, necessary municipal work and emergency work that cannot be performed during regular business hours. If there are specific questions or issues with noise from the site please get in touch with us.

Also, any work associated with site services is performed by city of Toronto contractors therefore working hours will be determined by the City.

How do I find the City Construction Noise By-Law

Please click here to be connected to the City of Toronto’s Construction Requirements webpage. 

Why does concrete work need to go late?
Concrete work can often be completed within the standard construction working hours. Sometimes, due to the difficulty of the particular concrete pour, weather conditions or supply challenges, concrete work may have to be scheduled later in a given day, which can, for example, make the final phase of work, concrete finishing, go later into the evening. Concrete finishing is not a loud activity, it creates some noise but it is much quieter than the combined noise of concrete trucks, crane work and other tasks associated with the initial pouring of concrete.

Please click here for more information in our section on Concrete Work.

How will you be keeping the community informed?
This website is our primary community information tool. We will be posting regular construction updates here. You can sign-up to receive notices of our updates and/or ask us questions about the construction process and activities by emailing us at contact@thesaintconstructuion.info.

We will also be holding periodic public meetings virtually for the time being and in-person when it is permitted.

We are also happy to assist in the facilitation of  a Construction Liaison Committee made up of representatives of adjacent buildings, the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, the construction team, and Councillor Wong-Tam’s office.

How tall is the building?
The building’s final height will be 488 feet or  / 149 metres. It will have 46 storeys when completed. 
What safety precautions are you taking?

All the work on the project will be done in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all relevant by-laws, building codes, professional and trades standards. 

Signage will be mounted to the hoarding around the perimeter of the site identifying the area as a “construction site” and stating that access is limited to authorized personnel wearing appropriate personal protective equipment only.

Visitors to the site will be directed to the site office to sign in and out. Unauthorized visitors are not permitted to enter or roam around the site unescorted.

All site employees and trade contractors will be required to complete an orientation session prior to entering the site and beginning their work.

An additional security guard will be assigned to monitoring the traffic on Lombard Street to monitor the truck movements, avoiding trucks from idling on Lombard street, and assist with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians.  

Emergency access for paramedics and the fire department vehicles will be through the clearly marked Gate number 1.

Security guards and/or closed circuit cameras will be posted on site at the various stages of the project during non-working times to ensure there is no unauthorized access. 

All staff and contractors on the site will strictly follow both the Province of Ontario’s and City of Toronto’s current Covid-19 regulations and safety protocols.

Will there be street closures?

Initially there will need to be a temporary street closure during the raising of the tower crane. This is necessary to ensure both public safety and the safety of the construction crews who will be installing the crane. Later, when the building is near completion and the crane work is finished, there will need to be another street closure to permit the safe dismantling and loading out of the crane’s component sections.  

These street closures will be performed in accordance with City of Toronto requirements. We will advise the community well advance of each street closure and work with our neighbours to ensure the minimum possible disruption. 

Will sidewalks be closed?
During construction the goal is to ensure pedestrian safety. At each stage of construction the appropriate safety measures will be in place,  including: the use of temporary sidewalks, lighting, protective barriers, overhead protection, redirecting of pedestrians when necessary, directional signals and paid duty police officers when they are required.

An additional security guard will also be in pace to assist pedestrians to safely move along the section of the site on Lombard Street.

How do you control construction dust?

Water is used on excavated soil and material to minimize dust. A safe and effective dust suppressant may also be used when and if required.

An aggregate mud-mat will be located at Gate 1. This acts on large scale door mat and reduces the amount of soil that might get tracked onto the street.

Before leaving the site, all trucks will be cleaned of all loose soil, including washing tires and sweeping of exteriors and tailgates.

Dump trucks filled with soil are required to have tarps or covers to contain the dust from their loads.

A fencer filter that absorbs the dust will be used on the site to provide additional dust containment. 

Crews will sweep the sidewalk and the street at the end of every workday when there is excavating, backfilling, or heavy cutting of masonry. Crews will also flush or sweep down any road that has a substantial dirt or mud build-up.

When cutting concrete and stone is necessary, crews use wet saws which reduces the amount of dust.

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