The next chapter in the story of T3.

November 2nd Update

November 2, 2021

Good afternoon,

Construction activities continue to progress on schedule for the two mass timber office buildings and the public realm improvements. We’d like to provide a couple updates and notices for the community:

  • The sidewalk on the west side of Sterling Road, immediately south of the Automotive Building and north of 128 Sterling will be redirected for up to 1 month to accommodate the installation of services for the new office buildings. We understand there is no secondary sidewalk on the east side of Sterling, so a temporary pedestrian sidewalk will be provided on the west side of Sterling for the duration of the work to ensure a safe pedestrian experience.
  • We have been hearing from the community regarding concerns about the amount of dust and mud on Sterling Road. Since the beginning of construction, we have been sweeping and rinsing the street daily to clean up any mess we make. These last few weeks have been particularly muddy due to the amount of rain we’ve had, so we’ve asked our contractor to increase the amount of sweeping to keep up. This phase of construction (excavation, earth works) can be particularly muddy, but we expect conditions to improve once we’re “out of the ground” and the weather gets colder.

Thanks and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Brett


October 14th Update: Reopening of WTRP Connection

October 14, 2021

Good afternoon,

Our general contractor has fast-tracked the work on the West Toronto Railpath connection immediately south of the new townhomes on Perth Avenue, and we are happy to announce that the connection has now been reopened. The connection is in a temporary, graded condition and will need to be temporarily closed again in the spring to allow for final landscaping and paving to be completed. The connection is accessible by walking southbound on the sidewalk on the west side of Perth Avenue.

We continue to hear from the community regarding concerns about dirt and trucks exiting the site north to Bloor Street via Sterling Road. We hear your concerns and are working very closely with our general contractor and trades to ensure these concerns are addressed. We appreciate anyone who reaches out and encourage you to email us directly if there are any concerns.

Lastly, Hines and MOCA have collaborated with Planta Muisca to install artwork on the construction hoarding surrounding the Automotive Building (adjacent to Forna Cultura). We encourage everyone to explore the new installation which showcases the progression/life cycle of the cacao plant, which has been central to Latin indigenous communities for centuries.  The design begins with the early stages of plant development (seedlings, and goes through the entirety of the life cycle, including harvest). The figures reference iconography that holds great symbolic weight in Mesoamerican cultures — the jaguar, serpent, frog. They are also creatures that highlight the importance of balance and responsive engagement between humans and the natural world.

Thanks,

Brett


September 2nd Community Update

September 2, 2021

Good afternoon,

Construction of ground improvements continues to progress for our two timber office buildings, most notably the completion of the safety barrier required along the West Toronto Railpath given the building’s proximity to the rail line.  In addition, excavation of the future parking garage is progressing and will continue into September.

On the realignment of Perth Avenue, the team expects to receive approval imminently from the city to begin excavation and remediation of the future Perth Avenue and West Toronto Railpath connection (immediately south of the current Perth Avenue). This work is expected to proceed well into the fall as the site is prepped for construction of the new Perth Avenue.

Lastly, we just wanted to confirm that there will be no significant construction activities onsite this upcoming Monday, September the 6th due to the Labour Day holiday.

Thanks and have a great long weekend,

Brett


August 9th Community Update

August 9, 2021

Good morning,

Late last week, the City completed its repairs of the sinkhole located on Sterling Road that was preventing our construction vehicles from accessing the site via Dundas Street. Now that these repairs have been completed, trucks leaving the construction site have been directed to head south to Dundas St. and not head north on Sterling Road. We’d like to thank the Councillor’s office for their work expediting these repairs and to the community for being patient and understanding as we worked through this challenge.

Additionally, we continue to hear from the community regarding the amount of dust the site is creating. This current part of the construction process is the most dust-heavy due to the movement, excavation, and hauling off of dirt and the dry soil conditions created by the warm weather. On days when the site is dry, the best method for limiting dust is to apply water to the site on a regular basis which we are doing as much as we can. We anticipate that with the truck traffic heading south to Dundas Street, the transition into wetter weather in the fall, and the completion of the ground improvements onsite will all help reduce the amount of dust created.

Thank you for your understanding,

Brett


July 30th Construction Update

July 30, 2021

Good morning,

Construction activity is progressing well on both the office building construction and the road realignment/park works, despite the significant amounts of rain we’ve gotten in July. For the building construction, the focus is still on ground improvements. On the subdivision improvements, dewatering equipment has been installed and is being tested in advance of the soil remediation required on the lands immediately south of the E/W portion of Perth Avenue and the WTRP connection.

Regarding truck activity on Sterling Road, as mentioned in a previous update, there is a large sinkhole that has formed on Sterling Road in front of Ethica Coffee that is preventing us from directing truck traffic south to Dundas St. We are in regular communication with the city and the Councillor’s office to ensure this is repaired as soon as possible so trucks can once again be directed away from Sterling/Bloor.

Lastly, this is just a notice that there will be no major construction activities onsite this holiday Monday.    

Thanks and have a great long weekend,

Brett


Construction Traffic Update

July 6, 2021

Good afternoon,

A large sinkhole has formed on Sterling Road directly in front of Ethica Coffee Roasters, and for safety reasons and to avoid making the sinkhole worse, we are not directing any trucks through that area. In addition, in the short term we’re only able to use our north construction entrance (near the Perth/Sterling intersection) for construction access. This means that until the sinkhole is repaired, or our secondary entrance is opened, we unfortunately need to temporarily divert traffic north onto Sterling Road and Perth Avenue.

We are working very hard to make sure this situation is resolved as soon as possible. The city has been notified of the repair required to the sinkhole and the councillor’s office is trying to help expedite the repairs.

We will continue to keep you apprised as the situation is resolved.

Thank you for your understanding.

Brett


June 16th Update & WTRP Connection Temporary Closure

June 16, 2021

Please find below specific updates on the construction activities at Sterling Road:

  • Subdivision Improvements (Realignment of Perth, new WTRP connection, widening of Sterling Road and creation of new Park – by Hines and Marlin Spring)
  • Timber office buildings (by Hines)


Construction Start – T3 Sterling Buildings

May 13, 2021

Hines is excited to announce that construction of our two new office buildings, below-grade parking, new POPS (Privately Owned Public Space), and Private Road has now officially begun as of May 11th. This construction is expected to take two years to complete and do not include the Sterling Subdivision Improvements (Perth Ave realignment, new public park, widening of Sterling Road), which are expected to formally start construction in the next month or so.


Community Update Meeting: Recording and Q&A

April 20, 2021

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 April 15th 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.

Q&A PDF

Recording of meeting (redirects to vimeo.com)

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Notice: Community Update Meeting

April 14, 2021

A reminder that Hines and Marlin Spring are hosting a virtual community meeting at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 15th to provide an overview of the upcoming 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.

The link to attend the meeting is: https://bit.ly/3rKmkyI

***PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ZOOM BEFORE THE MEETING IN ORDER TO ENABLE THE Q&A FUNCTION***

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