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I believe work has started on the site.
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I wish that meeting were online — I am not able to attend to tomorrow evening. If anyone goes to the meeting, please relay what happened, give us some images to pore over!

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Further to my post in the Park Lawn GO thread:
Construction equipment slowly appearing on site over the past couple of days. Can it be?

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Grading work has started this morning. Given what they're doing, this thread is more appropriate for the update.

They're removing soil from behind the BMO at Park Lawn and Lake Shore:

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They're then dumping and grading it near the site entrance along the Park Lawn further north, across the road from Key West:

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Couldn't get a hold of any workers to find out what's happening here. Couldn't find any building applications on this either... 🤷
 

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The tag team is back at it again today, joined by a compacting roller. Chipping away at the edge of the parking lot behind BMO.

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Fresh survey stakes and paint markup on the ground.

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Construction bollards stacked along Park Lawn near the rail crossing.

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Most interestingly, survey stakes on the north side of the rail corridor. Right where I imagine Road A alignment would be.

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Rough location of the stakes marked on the site plan with red dots:

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Now, I'm not saying anything, I'm just saying...
Coincidence?
 
The plot thickens... I saw this bad boy nonchalantly drive onto the site this morning:

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Not 100% sure what this baby is, but it looks somewhat similar to the hydro-vac trucks I've seen before (water tank on wheels with a boom arm and a hose coming out of it):

Looks like they are roughing in the outine of the ditch for the 16 York to Maple Leaf Swuare connection with some sort of a water jet?
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Looks like a hydro-vac truck; they use this method to excavate near pipes, conduits etc.

It's doing something near Christie's water tower. Digging up old pipe connections? Preparing it for relocation?

Just as a reminder: the water tower is directly in the way of Road A construction.

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While they haven't finalized the tower's final location (currently proposed to be in the station square), it is clear they need to remove it from its current location first. Is this what they are doing now? Time will tell.

The rest of the grading equipment is still hard at work, focusing on grading the same areas as in my previous posts. I will provide another photo on what they're doing in a few days. It looks like they are preparing a large rectangular level pad along Lake Shore Blvd right next to BMO. The pad dimensions are suspiciously water-tower-sized. Most likely another coincidence though.
 
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The plot thickens... I saw this bad boy nonchalantly drive onto the site this morning:

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Not 100% sure what this baby is, but it looks somewhat similar to the hydro-vac trucks I've seen before (water tank on wheels with a boom arm and a hose coming out of it):




It's doing something near Christie's water tower. Digging up old pipe connections? Preparing it for relocation?

Just as a reminder: the water tower is directly in the way of Road A construction.

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While they haven't finalized the tower's final location (currently proposed to be in the station square), it is clear they need to remove it from its current location first. Is this what they are doing now? Time will tell.

The rest of the grading equipment is still hard at work, focusing on grading the same areas as in my previous posts. I will provide another photo on what they're doing in a few days. It looks like they are preparing a large rectangular level pad along Lake Shore Blvd right next to BMO. The pad dimensions are suspiciously water-tower-sized. Most likely another coincidence though.
It’s prepping earthworks for the condo sales centre location East of BMO, sales centre to be complete by summer 2024 I believe
 
Another update on the grading work happening on the site.

Last week the work was limited to the site of the future condo sales showroom as suggested above (area A) and the soil dumping ground near the site entrance along Park Lawn (area B). Nov 13:

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Here's what the site looks like a week later, Nov 21:

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The pad east of BMO has been expanded and leveled:

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Most notable is that the work has expanded towards the water tower:

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Note the heavy equipment tracks frequently traveled towards the water tower and some grading work done around it:

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Same area a week ago (Nov 13), no tracks in the dirt, grass around the tower:

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