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  • 2 Nov 2019 11:30 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
    Nov 1, 2019

     

    Mining operations are underway at both the Secondary Entrance and the Main Entrance sites. Mining occurs on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week. Read the construction notice for more detail.
     

    What work is taking place? 

    • The mining excavation sequence continues between the Main and Secondary Entrances and east of the Secondary Entrance between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shotcrete. Excavation east of the Secondary Entrance is expected to be completed in July 2020.
    • Periodic removal of temporary concrete walls is underway for the next 2-3 weeks in the cavern between the Main and Secondary Entrances. This involves continuous breaking of concrete for short periods of time and may be more noticeable to those closest to the construction location.

     What work is coming up? 

    • Southbound lane closures on Avenue Road will be required for concrete pours in November 2019 – please review the Construction Activity Schedule for more information.

    Mining Information 
     

    General mining activities occur in a continuous sequence, including drilling roof supports, excavation under the roof supports and spraying of concrete to finalize exposed areas underground. Within the excavation portion of the sequence, periodic removal of concrete sections of the existing tunnels is required as well as periodic chipping of temporary concrete linings. When possible, crews complete higher impact works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work and the engineering requirements related to ground stability and cavern integrity, sometimes noticeable activity occurs overnight.

    Noise and Vibration Mitigation

    Noise and vibration impacts to your building depend on your proximity to the source and how the vibrations travel through the soil and interact with the foundation and structure of your building. Crosslinx Transit Solutions has implemented several noise reductions measures on site to mitigate the impact felt by the community during mining activities. Enclosures are used to cover equipment like generators and pumps, silencers are used to reduce noise from fans, and delivery routes and times are selected to minimize disruption – just to name a few.

     

    If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118.
     

    Construction Activities

    ACTIVITY & AREA

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    DURATION

    TENTATIVE DATE

    Concrete Pours

    • Concrete pours will occur approximately once per week over the next year.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in the existing laydown area on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and exit the site at the gate on the west end of the site.
    • Some of the trucks will be required to back into the west gate of the secondary entrance due to coordination with other construction activities that will be underway during the concrete pour. 
    • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Weekly
    • November 4, 6 and 7, 2019

    Connection Bore Holes
    West of Main Entrance
    *more details in CLC deck from September 4

    • Additional connection holes to the tunnels are required to facilitate final lining activities and deliver concrete to the cavern level
    • Drilling of the bore holes will occur just west f the Main Entrance.

     

    • Drilling will take approximately one (1) week.
    • Mid-November 2019

    Dewatering Well Maintenance
    Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells as required.

    • Periodic maintenance will be ongoing and require a short duration (1 day) enclosure around the well in the right of way
    • A compressor and occasional hydrovac truck will be used to complete the maintenance
    • Ongoing
    • 9am to 4pm

     

    Monitoring Work

    • Equipment is installed in various locations around the station are to monitor ground movement during construction.

    Read the construction notice for more detail.

    • To install the monitoring equipment in the ground, crews move from location to location around the station area. Typically, a drilling machine is used to drill the hole where the monitor will be installed.
    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may need to be routed around the work zone (sidewalks stay open). If on the roadway, a short-term lane closure may be required.
    • Readings will be taken regularly for the duration of the project.
    • Installations planned to be complete in the next few months.

     

    • Ongoing monitoring

    Currently installations are focused east of Secondary entrance


    Stay Informed
     

    Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.
     

    Disponible en français
     

    Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.
    Please support your local businesses during construction.


     


  • 31 Oct 2019 11:28 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)


    A special invitation to the Grand Unveiling!

     

    MIDTOWN YONGE BIA
    HONOURING THE PAST,
    ANIMATING THE PRESENT AND
    GALLOPING INTO THE FUTURE


     

    Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA), in partnership with the City of Toronto, is bringing back the much-loved Iron Horse sculpture to the Kay Gardner Beltline Park Bridge as a permanent public art installation.

     

    Saturday, November 30, 2019
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Kay Gardner Beltline Park Bridge
    (Yonge Street, just south of Davisville Avenue)

     

    Keynote speeches by
    Councillor Josh Matlow,
    Artist Robert Sprachman
    and Manufacturer Rick Baker

     

    Light refreshments will be provided

    RSVP

    Follow Us On Social To See Updates and Use #IronHorseMidtown for any photos you take during the event! Tag us @MidtownYongeBIA


  • 30 Oct 2019 5:54 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    We have received the following request for support from the The Deer Park Residence Group (includes tenant members), which is launching a campaign to get all Toronto sidewalks cleared of snow and ice.

     As you might know our streets in "Old Toronto and parts of East York" are not cleared of snow and ice.  If you are in agreement please help The Deer Park Residence Group spread the word and sign the petition on the link below.  

    If you wish more information on this initiative please visit the website 

    www.clearoursidewalks.ca  

    REMEMBER: If you are over 65 years of age or cannot clear your sidewalk for medical reasons you may qualify for the City of Toronto to clear your sidewalk. Keep in mind that the City does not clear walkways or driveways on private property.


  • 24 Oct 2019 10:08 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    In the past week  there have been 2  reported coyote sightings in the neighbourhood west of Avenue Road.

    The sightings were on different days and different times.

    1. In the intersection of College View and Braemar at 7:00 AM

    2. On Braemar Avenue between College View and Chaplin at 9:00 PM.

    Please be careful and vigilant on your early morning / evening walks and be mindful of your children and small pets.

  • 18 Oct 2019 4:37 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION MINING UPDATE

    Mining operations are underway at both the Secondary Entrance and the Main Entrance sites. Mining occurs on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week. Read the construction notice for more detail.
     

    What Work is Taking Place?

    • The mining excavation sequence continues between the Main and Secondary Entrances and east of the Secondary Entrance. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shotcrete. Crews are currently excavating eastward between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue.
    • Periodic removal of temporary concrete walls is underway for the next 2-3 weeks in the cavern between the Main and Secondary Entrances.  This involves continuous breaking of concrete for short periods of time, and may be more noticeable to those closest to the construction location.

    What Work is Coming Up?

    • Mining work between the Main and Secondary Entrances is expected to be complete in late October. Once complete, activities in the cavern, between the Main and Secondary Entrances, will include waterproofing and concrete work to build the permanent station structure underground, also known as “permanent works”. 

    Mining Information
    General mining activities occur in a continuous sequence, including drilling roof supports, excavation under the roof supports and spraying of concrete to finalize exposed areas underground. Within the excavation portion of the sequence, periodic removal of concrete sections of the existing tunnels is required as well as periodic chipping of temporary concrete linings. When possible, crews complete higher impact works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work and the engineering requirements related to ground stability and cavern integrity, sometimes noticeable activity occurs overnight.

    Noise and Vibration Mitigation


    Noise and vibration impacts to your building depend on your proximity to the source and how the vibrations travel through the soil and interact with the foundation and structure of your building. Crosslinx Transit Solutions has implemented several noise reduction measures on site to mitigate the impact felt by the community during mining activities. Enclosures are used to cover equipment like generators and pumps, silencers are used to reduce noise from fans, and delivery routes and times are selected to minimize disruption – just to name a few.
     

    If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

    ACTIVITY & AREA

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    DURATION

    TENTATIVE DATE

    Concrete Pours

    • Concrete pours will occur approximately once per week over the next year.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in the existing laydown area on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and exit the site at the gate on the west end of the site.
    • Some of the trucks will be required to back into the west gate of the secondary entrance due to coordination with other construction activities that will be underway during the concrete pour. 
    • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Weekly
    • October 22 and 24, 2019

    Connection Bore Holes

    West of Main Entrance
    *more details in CLC deck from September 4

    • Additional connection holes to the tunnels are required to facilitate final lining activities and deliver concrete to the cavern level
    • Drilling of the bore holes will occur just west of the Main Entrance.
    • Drilling will take approximately one (1) week.
    • Mid-November 2019

    Dewatering Well Maintenance

    Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells as required.

    • Periodic maintenance will be ongoing and require a short duration (1 day) enclosure around the well in the right of way
    • A compressor and occasional hydrovac truck will be used to complete the maintenance
    • Ongoing
    • 9am to 4pm

     

    Monitoring Work

    • Equipment is installed in various locations around the station are to monitor ground movement during construction.

    Read the construction notice for more detail.

    • To install the monitoring equipment in the ground, crews move from location to location around the station area. Typically, a drilling machine is used to drill the hole where the monitor will be installed.
    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may need to be routed around the work zone (sidewalks stay open). If on the roadway, a short term lane closure may be required.
    • Readings will be taken regularly for the duration of the project.
    • Installations planned to be complete in the next few months.

     

    • Ongoing monitoring

    Currently, installations are focused east of Secondary entrance


  • 10 Oct 2019 4:08 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Upcoming Traffic Configuration Change at Yonge and Eglinton Intersection to Support Tunnel Ventilation Shaft Construction

    What Work is Taking Place?

    In mid-October 2019, a new traffic configuration will be implemented at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue to facilitate construction of a tunnel ventilation shaft for TTC’s Line 1 subway.  

    In order to facilitate the work, a new work zone will be erected in the middle of the Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue East and Roehampton Avenue, with vehicle traffic travelling on either side of the work zone.  

    All four crosswalks will re-open at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East intersection. This configuration is expected to remain in place for approximately six (6) months.

     

    Hours of Work

    • Beginning in mid-October 2019 for approximately six (6) months.

    • Construction will take place between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.

    • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

     

    Upcoming Construction Configuration

     

    Traffic and Pedestrian Changes

    • All four (4) crosswalks at the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East intersection will be open.

    •  The north crosswalk will return to its original position at the intersection.

    • The west crosswalk will re-open to facilitate movements north to south.

    • Yonge Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Roehampton Avenue and Eglinton Avenue for the duration of the work.

    • Northbound traffic will travel on the east side of the work zone.

    • Southbound traffic will travel on the west side of the work zone.

    • Sidewalk and traffic lane widths will be reduced between Roehampton Avenue and Eglinton Avenue.

    • Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

    • Please watch for traffic and construction signage.

    • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

     

    What to Expect

    • Street furniture, including decorative poles, planters and a bus shelter, will be removed to provide adequate sidewalk and road width.  Final landscaping will be performed at the end of the project. 

    • For safety, use of concrete barriers, fencing, dust cloth and lighting can be expected.

    • A short stretch of the sidewalk on the east side of Yonge Street will be reduced to 1.5m.

    • Storefront and property access will be maintained.

    • Third party crossing guard services will continue.

    • Use of construction equipment, such as drills and excavators.

    • Expect delays when traveling near work zones.

     

    Transit Information

    Access to the TTC Eglinton Subway Station will be maintained. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information.


    Travelling Smart during Construction

    Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

     

    Disponible en Francais.


  • 4 Oct 2019 8:09 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

    MINING UPDATE


    Mining operations are underway at both the Secondary Entrance and the Main Entrance sites. Mining occurs on a 24 hour schedule. Read the construction notice for more detail.
     
    The mining excavation sequence continues between the Main and Secondary Entrances and east of the Secondary Entrance. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shot-crete.   
     
    Mining work between the Main and Secondary Entrances will be completed in late October. Once completed, activities in the cavern will shift to permanent works which include waterproofing and concrete works to build the permanent station structure underground.  
     
    Crews also continue to excavate to the east and are currently underground mid-block between Oriole Parkway South and Eastbourne Ave. These activities include removing earth and drilling horizontal roof supports underground. During the next 3-4 weeks regular excavation works will be underway.
     
    In mid to late October, crews will be required to complete some demolition activities within the cavern which may be more noticeable for those closest to the construction location.
     
    Based on the location of your property and the type of activity being completed some works may be more noticeable.
     
    The general mining activities occur in a continuous sequence – drilling roof supports, excavation under the roof supports and spraying of concrete to finalize exposed areas underground. Within the excavation portion of the sequence, periodic removal of concrete sections of the existing tunnels is required as well as periodic chipping of temporary concrete linings. When possible, crews complete higher impact works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work and the engineering requirements related to ground stability and cavern integrity, it’s possible some of this activity may occur during the overnight hours.

    Noise and Vibration Mitigation


    Noise and vibration impacts to your building depend on your proximity to the source and how the vibrations travel through the soil and interact with the foundation and structure of your building. Crosslinx Transit Solutions has implemented several noise reduction measures on site to mitigate the impact felt by the community during mining activities. Enclosures are used to cover equipment like generators and pumps, silencers are used to reduce noise from fans, and delivery routes and times are selected to minimize disruption – just to name a few.

    If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118.
     

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
    ONGOING & NEW NEXT WEEK

     

    ACTIVITY & AREA

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    DURATION

    TENTATIVE DATE

    Concrete Pours

    • Concrete pours will occur approximately once per week over the next year.
       
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in the existing laydown area on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and exit the site at the gate on the west end of the site.
       
    • Some of the trucks will be required to back into the west gate of the secondary entrance due to coordination with other construction activities that will be underway during the concrete pour. 

    6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Weekly

     

    Connection Bore Holes

    West of Main Entrance
    *more details in CLC deck from September 4

    • Additional connection holes to the tunnels are required to facilitate final lining activities and deliver concrete to the cavern level
       
    • Drilling of the bore holes will occur just west of the Main Entrance.
    • Drilling will take approximately one (1) week.
       
    • Concrete pours will begin in late October

    Mid-October

    Dewatering Well Maintenance

    Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells as required.

    • Periodic maintenance will be ongoing and require a short duration (1 day) enclosure around the well in the right of way
       
    • A compressor and occasional hydrovac truck will be used to complete the maintenance

    Ongoing

    9am to 4pm

     

    Monitoring Work
     

    Equipment is installed in various locations around the station are to monitor ground movement during construction.
     

    Read the construction notice for more detail.

    • To install the monitoring equipment in the ground, crews move from location to location around the station area. Typically a drilling machine is used to drill the hole where the monitor will be installed.
       
    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may need to be routed around the work zone (sidewalks stay open). If on the roadway, a short term lane closure may be required.
    • Readings will be taken regularly for the duration of the project.
       
    • Installations planned to be complete in the next few months.

     

    Ongoing monitoring

    Currently installations are focused east of Secondary entrance

     


  • 2 Oct 2019 5:19 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    In October 2019, crews will conduct two closures of Berwick Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street to perform supporting construction activities for TTC’s Line 1 Subway Facility Services Building. Due to the location of the new building, the work can only be carried out safely while the subway is not in operation. Details to follow. Please check the construction notices on the website and visit TTC’s website under “Scheduled Subway Closures” for update-to-date TTC service information.

    As part of TTC’s system-wide upgrade, Crosslinx Transit Solutions is constructing a new tunnel ventilation shaft for TTC Line 1 subway. , A new work zone will be erected in the middle of the roadway on Yonge Street between Eglinton Avenue and Roehampton Avenue. This work is expected to start in October and will last for six months. More details will be posted on the Crosstown website.  

  • 2 Oct 2019 5:09 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city. You’re invited to our fall open houses! Come out to learn about the future Crosstown stations and stops in your neighbourhood and the progress on the new Eglinton line now under construction.

    The Open House for our area is as follows:

    Central (Chaplin, Avenue, Eglinton, Mount Pleasant, Leaside) October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Yonge-Eglinton Centre 2300 Yonge Street

  • 2 Oct 2019 5:01 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    The City of Toronto is undertaking consultation to help develop a strategy to reduce single-use and takeaway items. Please complete an online survey, join a telephone town hall, and share information with your networks. Comments will be accepted until November 4, 2019. Details: www.toronto.ca/single-use


    This City is seeking feedback on the proposed approaches, items that will be targeted, and timelines to reduce specific single-use and takeaway items in Toronto. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single-use after which it is disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse.

    --

    Waste Strategy

    www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy

    wastestrategy@toronto.ca

    416-392-3760


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY ISSUES

As we all know our neighbourhood is subject to serious development pressure, and development issues have occupied much of the board’s time. Among these issues are:

Community Development Committee of Adjustment – Single Family Homes

The OPA keeps a close eye on applications for home renovations and tear- downs in our neighbourhood.

We receive details about applications from the Committee including a description of the proposed changes and the deadline for submitting to the committee. We forward information about homes in our area to a special email list. You can subscribe here: Oriole Park Association - Committee of Adjustment notices.

Metrolinx – Eglinton LRT

The OPA is involved in the ongoing process of the development of the new Light Rail Transit line in our area.

One major concern for the community is that Eglinton Avenue is to have restricted lanes westbound between Oriole Parkway and Braemar Avenue for the construction of the Avenue Road Station.

The proposals as detailed below will last until 2021.

The businesses on the north side will have very restricted access and visibility.

The second concern is that Metrolinx in their initial proposal wished to ‘clear cut’ the area on the south side of the North Toronto Community Center between the eastern driveway and the western boundary beside the ‘Art Barn’ building. The area is to be used for storage and construction vehicles

The OPA community involvement is:

  • We attend meetings on behalf of the membership and community as well as sit on a ‘working group’ Chaired by Councillor Cristin Carmichael-Greb (Ward 16) and as supported by our Councillor Josh Matlow ( Ward 22).
  • The working group is comprised of elected officials; Senior City of Toronto Staff including Metrolinx and Crosslinx staff. The local residents associations are represented by the Eglinton Avenue Road Community Association: the Eglinton Park Ratepayers Association as well as the OPA.
  • We will provide updates via our Twitter and Facebook Accounts as well our email subscribers as they come available.


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