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@DSC adding to that. The corner of Wellington and Scott is looking terrible. Seems hydro/ electricity work is outstanding?

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@DSC adding to that. The corner of Wellington and Scott is looking terrible. Seems hydro/ electricity work is outstanding?

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Yes, I saw it! I think the asphalt is temporary as pedestrians are having to walk there because they are now excavating the SOUTH side. Then I think they will fix the whole Wellington/Scott intersection at one time - of course 'winter' may arrive and all bets will be off!! Not sure if it's a particular Hydro problem, rather a general contractor and City incompetence one.....

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Wellington St Update:

As we have all been expecting .... this from our Councillor's office:

".....the contractor has continued to find undocumented conflicts that have dragged this project out further. Halting work to allow Elevate and JFL to run their festivals also delayed things. ... The overnight work this weekend was an attempt to try and bring this work further along to completion.

Barring further misery, work on the north side of Wellington should be complete before the end of the year, save for a light pole/fixture at Scott and Wellington. Work on the south side of Wellington is unlikely to finish this year. It is therefore likely that the light fixture at Scott and Wellington and the south side will unfortunately need to be completed next Spring.'
 

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Wellington St Update:

As we have all been expecting .... this from our Councillor's office:

".....the contractor has continued to find undocumented conflicts that have dragged this project out further. Halting work to allow Elevate and JFL to run their festivals also delayed things. ... The overnight work this weekend was an attempt to try and bring this work further along to completion.

Barring further misery, work on the north side of Wellington should be complete before the end of the year, save for a light pole/fixture at Scott and Wellington. Work on the south side of Wellington is unlikely to finish this year. It is therefore likely that the light fixture at Scott and Wellington and the south side will unfortunately need to be completed next Spring.'

Did they find Jimmy Hoffa, Mary Magdalene and Atlantis down there yet?

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Wellington St Update:

As we have all been expecting .... this from our Councillor's office:

".....the contractor has continued to find undocumented conflicts that have dragged this project out further. Halting work to allow Elevate and JFL to run their festivals also delayed things. ... The overnight work this weekend was an attempt to try and bring this work further along to completion.

Barring further misery, work on the north side of Wellington should be complete before the end of the year, save for a light pole/fixture at Scott and Wellington. Work on the south side of Wellington is unlikely to finish this year. It is therefore likely that the light fixture at Scott and Wellington and the south side will unfortunately need to be completed next Spring.'

I want any investigation of this boondoggle to itemize every last undocumented conflict. I'll let some really old stuff pass (companies no longer in existence, minor infra more than 100 years old); for everything else I want to know who didn't know where their own infra was, and I want them fined for not accurately documenting same, the fine should be no less that the incurred cost as a result of non-documentation, +10%.

The City has remarkable geo software showing everthing underground (in theory) almost everywhere. That it clearly has glaring holes is something that needs immediate attention.
 

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I want any investigation of this boondoggle to itemize every last undocumented conflict. I'll let some really old stuff pass (companies no longer in existence, minor infra more than 100 years old); for everything else I want to know who didn't know where their own infra was, and I want them fined for not accurately documenting same, the fine should be no less that the incurred cost as a result of non-documentation, +10%.

The City has remarkable geo software showing everthing underground (in theory) almost everywhere. That it clearly has glaring holes is something that needs immediate attention.
100% agree. I think the Auditor General's file on this is #2021-00489. "Please note that the audit is entitled “Street Construction and Utility Work. This project may also examine construction on Wellington Street East, and it is included in the Project Horizon section of the Work Plan."

You and others may want to encourage them!
 

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If we only we could gamble the over/under on these dates I’d be rich.
The spring, I mean the summer, which means September 21, 2023 will be the final celebration.

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Okay throw in the Scott St water/sewer project too. Spring completion. Say June 20th.
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And while we are at it CIBC Square Yonge St overpass: Are they using this street as storage now? No need to rush this section.
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I noticed this rather large tender out on the City's website, for what I consider to be the western boundary of this hood:

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@DSC will doubtless have more detail; that reminds me though, this exact same type of work was supposed to begin on downtown Yonge (ie, Queen to Gerrard) this year); if that's still the plan, and you have this as well, and John Street was supposed to be this year too, and the Ontario Line work........
 
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I noticed this rather large tender out on the City's website, for what I consider to be the western boundary of this hood:

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@DSC will doubtless have more detail; that reminds me though, this exact same type of work was supposed to begin on downtown Yonge (ie, Queen to Gerrard) this year); if that's still the plan, and you have this as well, and John Street was supposed to be this year too, and the Ontario Line work........
This project was originally scheduled to START in August 2022. In mid-2023 (presumably when Yonge is finished), they are starting a large sewer, watermain project on The Esplanade between Lower Jarvis and Parliament with 'sections' on George St South, Frederick, Jenoves, Wilton , Berkeley and Hahn. (After that is done (which means starting in 2024, I bet) they will start the David Crombie Park upgrades and making The Esplanade bike lanes raised.
 

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So they have tomorrow and 3 days next week to get this place cleaned up. Less snow days of course.
The are supposedly removing all the material west of Yonge to storage. I wonder what they do with the trees.
They poured a large portion of curbs on the south side of Wellington and north of the park yesterday.
How many work days were there this year to get last years’ work done? How many more days will they need next year?
Who is paying the bill on this demobilization?
So sad.
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So they have tomorrow and 3 days next week to get this place cleaned up. Less snow days of course.
The are supposedly removing all the material west of Yonge to storage. I wonder what they do with the trees.
They poured a large portion of curbs on the south side of Wellington and north of the park yesterday.
How many work days were there this year to get last years’ work done? How many more days will they need next year?
Who is paying the bill on this demobilization?
So sad.
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Yes, a HUGE waste of (our) money due to either poor planning, poor utility locates, slow Toronto Hydro or a contractor who bid low on the assumption he could make a profit from the 'change orders'. I sure hope the Auditor General is watching - I have certainly emailed her to encourage her to do so. VERY hard to see why they dug up the south sidewalk from Scott to Yonge when it MUST (or should) have been clear they were not going to finish things off. The City CAN do projects well, on time and under budget - not here!
 

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Will this be the last delay? Not taking bets!

Wellington Construction Update

December, 23 2022
RE: INCLEMENT WEATHER
Due to weather conditions ,our contractor will have to return to the site on Dec 28th to complete the road and sidewalk restoration. The contractor estimates that all road and sidewalk restoration will be completed by end of day January 6th ,weather permitting . Once this is completed all lanes and sidewalks will be reopened for the winter months.
 

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My dog has been waiting for the Firkin dog treat window to be accessible for a few months and she can’t wait for patio season next year.

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They lucked out with some nice weather. Maybe put in a little overtime to get-er done.
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I wonder how my barber is doing with this construction? Located beyond Tim’s.

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