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I doubt the average person in the city knows what's going on at 1 Yonge Street let alone in the fringe of downtown.
 

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I know what's going on....

The average person walking passed a massive construction site has no clue other than "probably more condos".

We take this site for granted when the vast amount of people in this city either don't know or don't want to know.

I would love to see the details on an annual unique visitors. Even more so, how many of then are in the GTA.
 

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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE #10: Port Lands Flood Protection

PROGRESS UPDATE



Excavation continues on the first section of the new river valley. The new river valley will be part of a new parks and natural green spaces – when construction is complete in 2024, we will have created 41 hectares of parks and habitats for wildlife of all kinds, including about 6,000 new trees.

This week, we begin installing cut-off walls that will keep the excavated area stable and dry as work progresses. Watertight retaining structures (called secant piles) will be installed along the edges of the new river valley. In total, we’ll install 3,000 secant piles over the course of the next several months. A small facility will be set up on site to produce concrete for the secant piles, allowing us to avoid additional truck traffic for material deliveries. This facility will operate under Provincial Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks approvals.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • The bulk of this work is scheduled on weekdays between 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Secant piles will be installed by drill rigs. This drilling is expected to create some noise. For details about how we’ll monitor and manage noise during construction, read this summary of the Air Quality and Noise Monitoring Plan.
  • The impact of this work on traffic will be minimal.
  • During excavation and stockpiling, we anticipate some odours. For details about how we’ll monitor and manage odours during construction, read this summary of the Odour Monitoring Plan. Some soil will also be transported off site for treatment

The shape of the new river valley has been established at Cherry and Commissioners Streets. The southern shoreline of the new river valley is visible

Lakefilling is almost complete – around 230,000 cubic metres of locally sourced clean material has been placed around Essroc Quay to form the northwest corner of the future Villers Island.
 

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Looking west across Cherry Street, you can see the shape of the new river.

Port Lands Flood Protection Construction Update

Excavation is well underway on the new river and the northwest corner of the future Villiers Island is taking shape. You can also see the trees planted in the new habitat coves around Essroc Quay.

Construction crews have started installing cut-off walls to keep the excavated area at Cherry and Commissioners Streets dry and stable as work progresses. You may see some tree clearing east of Don Roadway and north of Commissioners Street as we prepare that site for excavation. Demolition is now complete on the Martine Terminal 35 building on Cousins Quay. Find the latest construction notice here.

To sign up to receive construction notices for this project, please email info@waterfrontoronto.ca. To learn more about how we’ll transform the Port Lands by 2024, visit the project website.

Save-the-Date: Port Lands Flood Protection Public Information Centre (June 19-20)
Join us on June 19 and 20 at Toronto City Hall to learn more about the Port Lands Flood Protection Project. During City Hall opening hours on both days, displays will be available showing up-to-date designs for the parks, river, roads and bridges we’re building in the Port Lands.

Come chat with project team members on June 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

More details about this meeting will be confirmed soon. Visit the Port Lands website for updates or follow us on Facebook to get event invites.
 

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Looking west across Cherry Street, you can see the shape of the new river.

Port Lands Flood Protection Construction Update

Excavation is well underway on the new river and the northwest corner of the future Villiers Island is taking shape. You can also see the trees planted in the new habitat coves around Essroc Quay.

Construction crews have started installing cut-off walls to keep the excavated area at Cherry and Commissioners Streets dry and stable as work progresses. You may see some tree clearing east of Don Roadway and north of Commissioners Street as we prepare that site for excavation. Demolition is now complete on the Martine Terminal 35 building on Cousins Quay. Find the latest construction notice here.

To sign up to receive construction notices for this project, please email info@waterfrontoronto.ca. To learn more about how we’ll transform the Port Lands by 2024, visit the project website.

Save-the-Date: Port Lands Flood Protection Public Information Centre (June 19-20)
Join us on June 19 and 20 at Toronto City Hall to learn more about the Port Lands Flood Protection Project. During City Hall opening hours on both days, displays will be available showing up-to-date designs for the parks, river, roads and bridges we’re building in the Port Lands.

Come chat with project team members on June 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

More details about this meeting will be confirmed soon. Visit the Port Lands website for updates or follow us on Facebook to get event invites.
Maybe do something similar with the flooding on the islands?
 

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Maybe do something similar with the flooding on the islands?
As the islands are already "too low' it would make little sense to excavate more of them! If Lake water levels are going to keep on rising there are three possibilities for the islands:

Increase water flow FROM Lake Ontario by opening the dam near Cornwall and/or creating additional exits downstream so that the water is lower (and thus create more flooding further downstream).
Raise the level of the islands with rocks and berms etc
Accept that the water is rising and do not allow people to live there. They can remain a park but one which may flood from time to time.
 

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