Canary District Construction Update
Construction work on the Pan Am Athletes’ Village/Canary District is well underway with the mild conditions of last winter and a terrific summer enabling considerable construction progress. The Canary District and surrounding neighborhood is comprised of a new YMCA, George Brown College’s first ever student residence, 805 units of market housing including the Canary District Condominiums and 257 units of affordable rental housing. In addition to the development and construction of the new buildings, we are also constructing Cherry Street, Old Eastern Avenue, new interior roads, public spaces and municipal services to support the new community.
The YMCA and GBC (Block 1/14) are the furthest along in their construction program and are on track for a topping off in Spring 2013. Waterproofing, vapour barrier installation and the underground mechanical and electrical are complete. Current activity includes the forming and pouring of the second floor slab.
Construction on Canary District Condominiums (Block 11) has ongoing excavation and the installation of underground supports. The north tower supports are almost complete with the north crane erected by early December. The centre podium underground supports are scheduled to be complete by mid-November, with work on the basement foundation walls scheduled for the month of December. The south tower excavation and underground supports have begun and are scheduled to continue until the end of December.
Road infrastructure work includes the redevelopment of Cherry Street and Old Eastern Avenue. This complex infrastructure renewal program has been designed to accommodate the eventual build out of the entire Canary District and West Don Lands neighbourhood. The subdivision roadwork continues with the mobilization for permanent power with the installation of the underground hydro duct bank and gas mains. Cherry Street’s deep storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain work is complete except for the crossing at Front St.
Beginning at the end of September we began installing the TTC light posts and footings which will take a couple of months to complete. We have also just begun installing the silva cells to support the tree infrastructure at the south end of Cherry Street. Time permitting; we will begin preparations for surface installations such as the road sub-base, and curbs.
Stayed tuned for more construction updates in the future!