Waterfront Toronto began work on York Street Park (Love Park) in July 2021, which will be a 2-acre park located at the southern foot of York Street and Queens Quay West in the southern Financial District and Harbourfront neighbourhood.
Starting August 2, our contractor for York Street Park, Somerville Construction, will begin extending the construction fence limits to allow for curb and berm installation. This will occur along Queens Quay West (north side) and the pedestrian pathway on the east side of the site running alongside 88 Queens Quay West - WaterPark Place (the southern and eastern sides of the future park).
All construction related work will take place between the hours of 7am-7pm Monday to Friday in compliance with the City’s noise By-law.
Construction fencing will be used to reduce the width of the sidewalk on the north side of Queens Quay West between York Street and 88 Queens Quay West -WaterPark Place. Pedestrians will have access to the full length of the sidewalk which will be reduced to 1.7 metres in width to safely accommodate pedestrians. There are no anticipated impacts to the bike lanes in this area.
The pedestrian pathway on the east side of the construction site located beside 88 Queens Quay West - WaterPark Place will remain open to pedestrians. However, construction fencing will be used to reduce the width of the pathway to 1.7 metres.
It is glass tile mosaic and they are grouting the joints.
Par for the course for public works in Toronto. And once it's 'done' (looks done), they're going to fence it off for at least 9 months before deigning to open it to the public (see Wellesley on the Park).Aug 13
Looking at the site today, going to miss being open this year with the amount of work to be done. Surprised it so far behind schedule considering I been away 2 months.
I see IBI group is now part of this project.
No photos due to battery issues for some unknown reason
Par for the course for public works in Toronto.
And once it's 'done' (looks done), they're going to fence it off for at least 9 months before deigning to open it to the public (see Wellesley on the Park).
Yes, if the work is only finished in October it would probably be best to allow the new plantings to get through their first winter without tourists (and UTers) walking all over them!Though if they are targeting an October opening it really isn't that awful delaying it till next spring.