WTRP Access Temporary Closure
June 6, 2022
Consistent with the schedule update we provided to the community earlier this year, please note that as of today (June 6, 2022), the temporary WTRP access provided south of the new townhomes on Perth Avenue will be closed until the end of the summer to facilitate the completion of the new permanent WTRP access and the new Perth Avenue realignment. We’ve made every effort to keep the temporary access open for as long as possible, but in order to ensure safe construction the access now needs to be closed.
We will endeavour to complete the work as soon as possible so we can reopen the new access point. We understand how important this access is to the community and are excited to deliver the new and improved permanent connection later this summer.
Thanks and have a great week,
May 24th Construction Update
May 24, 2022
Please note that as of today (May 24, 2022), work has begun to install a new sidewalk on the north side of Sterling Road east of the Sterling Road/Perth Avenue intersection. The work will create a brand new, safe sidewalk and is part of the improved Sterling Road/Perth Avenue intersection that will be delivered later this summer.
In addition, due to a number of work stoppages by various unionized trades, you may have noticed there has been limited construction activity onsite since May 1st. Each trade continues to work through their negotiations and there is no exact timeline on when certain types of work will recommence. That said, not all trades are on strike and therefore work will still continue, albeit more slowly until the work stoppages end.
Thanks and have a great week,
April 14th Construction Update
April 14, 2022
We hope you are enjoying the change in weather and are looking forward to a restful and relaxing long weekend.
We have been hearing concerns about the disruptions caused by the work being completed at the Perth/Sterling intersection and wanted to provide some additional information to the community. The disruptions you’re experiencing are a result of Enbridge installing a new gas line that will service the community and replace the existing line underneath Perth Avenue. We understand that Enbridge has been taking up a lot of the intersection and causing disruption, and we have shared those concerns with Enbridge, but we (Hines and Marlin Spring) have no control over the means and methods of how they complete their work. Thankfully, Enbridge’s installation of the gas line should be completed by the end of next week, and thus their occupation of the area (and valued street parking spots) will go away. Thanks for your patience as this important work is being done, and if you have any further specific concerns about the work please reach out to Enbridge’s Ombudsman (416-495-6155).
Secondly, given it is a long weekend we wanted to let you know that a very limited number of workers, if any, will be on site this weekend working on our buildings. We’ve also been told by Enbridge that they don’t plan to do any work on their gas line over the weekend as well.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
March 28th Construction Update
March 28, 2022
Please note that on Thursday, March 31 the project will be completing the pouring of concrete for the basement of the new parking garage. Given the significant size of this pour, the requirement for it to be continuously poured, and to complete the work by a reasonable time on Thursday evening, the work is commencing at 6 am on Thursday.
This work will result in higher than usual truck traffic on site. To manage the traffic, the safety of the Sterling/Perth intersection, and to ensure that the trucks exit to Dundas Street and not north to Bloor Street, there will be dedicated flag people stationed around the site entrance managing traffic.
BELOW UPDATE SENT ON BEHALF OF ENBRIDGE
Enbridge is currently onsite installing new services that will extend under the new section of Perth Avenue. After completing a portion of their work, Enbridge discovered some damage caused to Perth Avenue. To repair the damage and ensure no further impact, Enbridge will be closing a portion of Perth Avenue (south of 13 Perth to Sterling/Perth intersection) from 7 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, March 29th. This closure will not affect vehicular or pedestrian access to any homes along Perth more than it currently is today. Appropriate signage will be installed to direct traffic during this time.
March 10th Construction Update
March 10, 2022
Please see below a few updates on the Subdivision Improvement works:
- The West Toronto Railpath connection has reopened in a narrower, gravel path condition. As mentioned in the previous update, the connection will remain in its current condition until service connections are installed over the next month and it can be widened.
- Residents living between Perth Avenue and Bloor will have their water shutoff from 8am to 5pm on March 15th to allow a new watermain connection to be installed. Those residents who are affected will receive an additional printed notice from our contractor, EllisDon.
- There will be some construction activity onsite this weekend. Trucks will be delivering gravel that will be dumped over most of the construction site to cover the significant amount of mud. This work will reduce the amount of dirt that our vehicles transfer to the streets in the neighbourhood.
- Lastly, as discussed in the community meeting we are brainstorming names for the new Private Road that will connect Sterling Road (between 128 and 152 Sterling Road) and the new Sterling Road/Perth Avenue intersection. If you have any recommendations, please share them directly with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 24th Community Update Meeting: Recording and Q&A
March 9, 2022
On behalf of Hines and Marlin Spring, we’d like to thank everyone in the community, city staff, and Councilor Bailao for attending our community update meeting on February 24th to discuss the public realm improvements on Perth Avenue and Sterling Road.
As promised, please see links below to the recording of the meeting and a PDF that summarizes the questions asked and our responses. We look forward to keeping the community updated throughout construction and encourage you to reach out if you have any further questions.
Recording of meeting (redirects to vimeo.com)
WTRP Access Temporary Closure – Week of March 7th
March 7, 2022
Please note that the West Toronto Railpath access immediately south of the townhomes on Perth Avenue will be temporarily closed for a few days early this week. The closure is to allow for the removal of a portion of the existing sidewalk on the west side of Perth Avenue and the eventual installation of a new gas line by Enbridge later this month. Temporary signage will be installed indicating the sidewalk is closed and access is unavailable.
Following the closure, access will be reopened with a narrower gravel pathway until Enbridge completes their installations later this month. Once their work is completed, the access will be widened to the existing width of the sidewalk and will be in a gravel condition until the final paving is completed for the new Perth Avenue.
For those of you who live in the townhomes whose front door exits onto this sidewalk, our contractor EllisDon will be personally in touch with you with more details about how this impacts you and how access to your homes will be maintained. If you haven’t heard from them by the end of today please reach out to me and I will connect you directly.
We will work to complete the work as fast as possible and limit the access closure and impact to the community.
February 24th Community Update Meeting
January 31, 2022
Hines and Marlin Spring are hosting a virtual community meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 24th to provide an update on the ongoing Public Works Construction – the new West Toronto Rail Path connection, the realignment of Perth Avenue, the creation of the new park and the widening of Sterling Avenue.
More details around how to attend the meeting will be sent closer to February 24th.
For those who cannot attend this date/time, a recording of the session, materials presented and Q&A will be posted on this page. To be kept informed about updates about this work please sign up for this newsletter.
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