Construction Update #6 Title Correction

Title Correction: College St Construction Blog:

* please note that construction is from Havelock to Shaw 


College Street Streetscape Improvements

From Havelock to Shaw   

Contract #:17ECS-TI-17SP

Expected Start Date:  June 19, 2017
Original End Date:  October 13, 2017

The City of Toronto will be re-starting the streetscaping improvements on College Street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street.  This year the City has retained CRCE Construction Limited to complete the streetscape improvements. The remaining work includes the installation of new sidewalks, parkettes, bike rings, tree plantings and light fixtures. Work is expected to begin on the south side of College Street at Rusholme Road moving east towards Dovercourt Road.

The work area limits and the use of fencing may restrict access in those areas causing inconveniences. The 2017 work zones will be staged in smaller, staged sections as outlined on the map below.

College-Map-Phase 1_v2

Refer to Construction Update for construction staging


What to Expect

Work Hours: Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.


Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. These efforts include adding Local Access signs, revising traffic signal times. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • Traffic on College Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone.

Due to construction work on the sidewalk and the curb lane being used for machinery. A special walking lane with access to businesses will be made available for pedestrians.


Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Access: The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your business access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Laneways: Laneways and driveways that serve businesses in the area will remain accessible for deliveries or service.


On-street parking on College Street will resume on the north side during Phase 1 and on the south side during Phase 2. With the exception of parking across from the active work zone.


TTC Service Changes
506/306 Carlton route:  From June 18 to October 14, 2017, a shuttle bus service will replace streetcars on College Street between Bathurst Street to Dundas Street West.

For TTC route information visit www.ttc.ca or call 416-393-4636.


Cyclists
Within the work zone, cyclists will be accommodated within narrower curb lanes than existing. Cyclists are expected to ride in single file with cars and motorists are expected to yield cyclists. Proper signage within the work zone will be placed to reinforce the above.


Garbage & Recycling:
Please abide by your regular garbage schedule. Residents and business owners should leave bins out per your regular practice. The Contractor will move bins as necessary to ensure they are picked up by Solid Waste Manangement


NEW Trees:
As part of the 2016 work, new trees were planted on the north side of the street. The temporary restoration, does not include the final tree protection guards. Please refrain from locking bikes or other items to these new trees in order to help them take root.


Deliveries: Businesses can continue to receive store deliveries; however, delivery vehicles will not be permitted to stop within the areas where work is occurring. The City will work to provide a work delivery plan and schedule so affected businesses can adjust their delivery schedule for the time that work is scheduled in front of their location. During those times it is recommended that deliveries occur before or after construction hours before 7:00 A.M or after 11:00 P.M. When deliveries are scheduled, the business owner should contact the inspector.


College Promenade BIA Businesses will be open throughout construction. All from the community are welcome to dine, shop and play!


For more information www.toronto.ca/collegest

 

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Construction Update #6

College Street Streetscape Improvements

From Havelock to Shaw   

Contract #:17ECS-TI-17SP

Expected Start Date:  June 19, 2017
Original End Date:  October 13, 2017

The City of Toronto will be re-starting the streetscaping improvements on College Street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street.  This year the City has retained CRCE Construction Limited to complete the streetscape improvements. The remaining work includes the installation of new sidewalks, parkettes, bike rings, tree plantings and light fixtures. Work is expected to begin on the south side of College Street at Rusholme Road moving east towards Dovercourt Road.

The work area limits and the use of fencing may restrict access in those areas causing inconveniences. The 2017 work zones will be staged in smaller, staged sections as outlined on the map below.

College-Map-Phase 1_v2

Refer to Construction Update for construction staging


What to Expect

Work Hours: Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.


Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. These efforts include adding Local Access signs, revising traffic signal times. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • Traffic on College Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone.

Due to construction work on the sidewalk and the curb lane being used for machinery. A special walking lane with access to businesses will be made available for pedestrians.


Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Access: The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your business access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Laneways: Laneways and driveways that serve businesses in the area will remain accessible for deliveries or service.


On-street parking on College Street will resume on the north side during Phase 1 and on the south side during Phase 2. With the exception of parking across from the active work zone.


TTC Service Changes
506/306 Carlton route:  From June 18 to October 14, 2017, a shuttle bus service will replace streetcars on College Street between Bathurst Street to Dundas Street West.

For TTC route information visit www.ttc.ca or call 416-393-4636.


Cyclists
Within the work zone, cyclists will be accommodated within narrower curb lanes than existing. Cyclists are expected to ride in single file with cars and motorists are expected to yield cyclists. Proper signage within the work zone will be placed to reinforce the above.


Garbage & Recycling:
Please abide by your regular garbage schedule. Residents and business owners should leave bins out per your regular practice. The Contractor will move bins as necessary to ensure they are picked up by Solid Waste Manangement


NEW Trees:
As part of the 2016 work, new trees were planted on the north side of the street. The temporary restoration, does not include the final tree protection guards. Please refrain from locking bikes or other items to these new trees in order to help them take root.


Deliveries: Businesses can continue to receive store deliveries; however, delivery vehicles will not be permitted to stop within the areas where work is occurring. The City will work to provide a work delivery plan and schedule so affected businesses can adjust their delivery schedule for the time that work is scheduled in front of their location. During those times it is recommended that deliveries occur before or after construction hours before 7:00 A.M or after 11:00 P.M. When deliveries are scheduled, the business owner should contact the inspector.


College Promenade BIA Businesses will be open throughout construction. All from the community are welcome to dine, shop and play!


For more information www.toronto.ca/collegest

 

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Feb 28th Meeting Materials Revised Links

College St Public Meeting -Feb 28th
College /Shaw Public Library

Thank-you to all who replied informing me of links not working.
Please see revised links to meeting materials  for Tuesday, Feb 28th
Meeting Presentation
Frequently Asked Questions

If links are not working please email: paul.martin@toronto.ca

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Feb 28th College St Public Meeting Materials

On  Tuesday, February 28th, the City of Toronto’s Engineering and Construction Division hosted a public meeting at the College/Shaw Public Library. At this meeting, City Staff presented a project overview and answered questions from attendees related to the upcoming work scheduled for this year along College St. Please see links below to the meeting presentation and frequently asked questions document.
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Meeting Materials
Meeting Presentation
Frequently Asked Questions 


For more information about this project please email :paul.martin@toronto.ca

 

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Public Meeting Notice for College Street Construction 2017

Public Meeting Notice 
Tuesday, February 28th

In October 2016, the City terminated its contract with the contractor delivering streetscaping work on College Street between Havelock Street and Shaw Street.
City staff and your local City Councillors will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the remaining work and the next steps for this contract.

For more information about this meeting please email:paul.martin@toronto.ca

 meeting Meeting Details:
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  College/Shaw Public Library, 766 College Street.
Please let us know if you may require any accessibility considerations for this meeting. 
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Watermain Replacement & Road Reconstruction Lansdowne Avenue from south of Dundas Street West to Rideau Avenue

This project has been completed !

The City of Toronto Would like to thank you for your patience during this construction project.

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Intersection of Rideau Avenue at Lansdowne Avenue will be closed from October 26, 2016 to October 29, 2016

This notice provides an update on construction activities to be carried out this weekend.

The intersection of Rideau Avenue at Lansdowne Avenue will be closed from
Wednesday October 26, to Saturday October 29 to facilitate road reconstruction.

During this time, residents are asked to use Macdonell Avenue and Sorauren Avenue to Seaforth in order to gain access to Lansdowne Avenue.

Work Details
To date the City’s contractor has completed all watermain construction work
Now that the new watermain is in service, crews will:

  • Reconstruct the sidewalks and road at the intersection of Lansdowne and Rideau Avenue and south of the intersection of Lansdowne and Dundas Street West.
  • Complete final asphalt paving and line painting on Lansdowne Avenue,

What to Expect During Construction

  • You will experience dust, noise and other inconveniences.
  • Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard or front yard), such as landscaping and / or decorative objects.
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.
 clock Work Hours: Work will typically take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
 traffic-light Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

·         Rideau Avenue will be closed at Lansdowne Avenue, October 26-29.

·         Northbound traffic on Lansdowne Avenue will be maintained at all times.

·         Southbound traffic will only be maintained for local access to the supermarket plaza located at the south west corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street.

·         Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in the southbound direction from Dundas street West to Rideau Avenue for the entire project.

 

TTC [Converted]

 

47 Lansdowne Bus Route

·      Southbound buses on the  47 Lansdowne route will be diverted via, south on Lansdowne Avenue, east on Dundas Street West, south on Dufferin Street, west on Queen Street West, north on Macdonell Avenue, east on Seaforth Avenue and north on Lansdowne Avenue to regular route.

·      Northbound service will be maintained.

Visit: ttc.ca for accurate schedule information

 bike Alternate Cycle Routes: Cyclists travelling southbound on Lansdowne between Bloor and College Streets and will be diverted west to St. Helen’s Avenue via Lumbervale Avenue, then west on to Dundas Street West and south on Sorauren Avenue. Cyclists travelling northbound on Lansdowne Avenue between Rideau Avenue and Dundas Street West will be required to merge with traffic.
 pylon Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Laneways: Laneways and driveways that serve businesses in the area will remain accessible for deliveries or service

parking Parking: Parking in the active work zone is not permitted. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. Please contact parking control for the location of your vehicle at 416-808-2222.
 garbage-2 Garbage & Recycling: Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an appropriate location and return them.  Please ensure that you label your bins with your address.

 

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Meeting Notice for all BIA members of the College Promenade BIA

In October, the City terminated its contract with the contractor delivering streetscaping work on College Street between Havelock and Shaw.

Moving forward, City staff and your local councillors will be holding a meeting on Thursday, November 10,2016 to discuss the remaining work and the next steps for this contract with all members of the College Promenade BIA. Please let us know if you may require any accessibility or seating considerations for this meeting.

Please note, a meeting for the members of the public will be held in early 2017.

 meeting Meeting Details:
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 867 College Street
(west of Ossington Avenue) in the Church Hall. 
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College Street Streetscape Improvements From Havelock to Shaw

Contract #:16ECS-TI-11SP
Expected Start Date:  June 27, 2016
Original End Date:  November 30, 2016
NEW End Date: October 8, 2016

The streetscape improvement work on College Street has stopped as of October 6, 2016. Working with its legal department and local Councillors, the City of Toronto issued a Notice of Termination to the contractor this is following a notice of default that was issued to the contractor in late-September for failing to abide by the contract agreement with the City.

A different contractor for the City of Toronto is addressing the safety of College Street so that work will be completed in time to remove most of the fencing, resume on-street parking and TTC streetcar service.  The City of Toronto will work with the BIA to re-schedule and deliver the remaining work.

We know this project has affected the businesses and residents along College Street. We sympathize and appreciate your patience with the dust, noise, fencing, ramps and other inconveniences you’ve experienced during construction and we are committed to delivering future work in a manner that better reflects the needs of the community.

What to Expect

  • The original contractor will have removed their items from the site.
  • A subcontractor of the City of Toronto will ensure deficiencies are temporarily restored safely (this may include installing different fencing and using asphalt or other materials to restore excavated areas until the final work can resume in 2017).
 parking On-street parking on College Street will resume.
 TTC [Converted] TTC Streetcar Service will resume on College Street on October 9, 2016

 

 garbage-2 Garbage & Recycling: Regular garbage collection on the north side of College Street will resume on Thursday, October 13. Please return to the regular bin / bag pick up process you used before construction.
 trees-2 NEW Trees: As part of this project, new trees were planted on the north side of the street. The temporary restoration, does not include the final tree protection guards. Please refrain from locking bikes or other items to these new trees in order to help them take root.
 truck-2 Deliveries: Businesses can resume their regular delivery schedule / activity.
 open-sign College Promenade BIA Businesses, have been open throughout construction, but welcome all from the community to dine, shop and play!
 meeting Meetings / Next Steps:

City of Toronto staff will meet with the College Promenade BIA executive in the coming weeks and the full membership in early November to finalize the work needed in 2017.The City of Toronto will host a Public Information Centre in early 2017 before work starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September Construction Update

Watermain Replacement & Road Reconstruction Lansdowne Avenue from south of Dundas Street West to Rideau Avenue

The City of Toronto has been working to replace the watermain on Lansdowne Avenue from south of Dundas Street to Rideau Avenue, and on the Lansdowne Avenue East Branch up to Shirley Street since June of 2016. The progress on this project was delayed by unfavourable water testing results (more details below). Thank you for your patience during this project.


Why Did Water testing take so long?

The City’s first priority is to ensure that all of pipes and the water flowing through the pipes meet the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) drinking water quality standards. Before a new watermain can be put into service, the City tests the water at an accredited lab to ensure it is safe to drink.

This involves taking two samples, 24 hours apart, and having them tested to ensure they meet stringent drinking water quality standards — these standards are set by MOECC. If a test result fails to meet the standard, crews work as quickly as possible to rectify the situation and the action taken depends on the situation.

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Water Testing on Lansdowne Ave

 There are a number of reasons why water quality samples taken from new pipes can fail and this can include contamination during sampling or insufficient disinfection of the pipe and sometimes hot weather can make sampling more difficult as it affects the chemistry of disinfection, but it’s not always the case.  Once corrective action has been taken, the City will return to take more samples for testing.  When two consecutive samples are found to meet the MOECC’s drinking water quality standards, the watermain can be put into service. We apologize, but the water quality testing process can take time.


WORK DETAILS
To date the City’s contractor has installed the new watermain.
Now that the new watermain is in service, crews will:

  • Replace City-owned service pipes that do not meet City standards (from the watermain to the private property line).
  • Reconstruct the sidewalks and road to complete the project.

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    Lansdowne Ave north of Rideau Ave


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • You will experience dust, noise and other inconveniences.
  • Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard or front yard), such as landscaping and / or decorative objects.
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.

Work Hours: Work will typically take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.


Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users, and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • Southbound traffic will only be maintained details below for local access to the supermarket plaza located at the south-west corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street.
  • Lansdowne Avenue will be closed in the southbound direction from Dundas street West to Rideau Avenue for the entire project.

Northbound traffic on Lansdowne Avenue will be maintained at all times.


TTC [Converted]
47 Lansdowne Bus Route

  • Southbound buses on the 47 Lansdowne route will be diverted via, south on Lansdowne Avenue, east on Dundas Street West, south on Dufferin Street, west on Queen Street West, north on Macdonell Avenue, east on Seaforth Avenue and north on Lansdowne Avenue to regular route.
  • Northbound service will be maintained.

Visit: www.ttc.ca for accurate schedule information


Alternate Cycle Routes: Cyclists travelling southbound on Lansdowne between Bloor and College Streets and will be diverted west to St. Helen’s Avenue via Lumbervale Avenue, then west on to Dundas Street West and south on Sorauren Avenue. Cyclists travelling northbound on Lansdowne Avenue between Rideau Avenue and Dundas Street West will be required to merge with traffic.


Additional Information

For more information about Toronto Construction projects:
www.toronto.ca/improvements

College Street Projects:
www.toronto.ca/collegest

Downtown Construction Projects:
www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects

 TTC Service Diversions information:
http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/index.jsp

 Toronto Road Restrictions:
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions

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