This thread is absolutely brutal guys. Like is this really worth having such a contentious debate over?
Covid and related developments are obviously relevant to any and all construction sites and threads here. It should not be hard to find the answer as to whether or not above ground permits have been issued for this site yet, that's not hidden information.
Instead of bashing eachother over what ifs just examine the facts. I believe there is substantial evidence that there is not an above ground permit for this site and therefore, mizrahi is violating the emergency measures put in place by Ontario. If this is true there should be no debate, regardless of how much someone wants to see this building built. It is never appropriate to flout the law, but it especially inappropriate to do such in the middle of a global crisis like this one.
The workers are outdoors, in fresh air, young, non-diabetic. Im not concerned if they want to earn a living.
This is extremely negligent and unacceptable thinking. I myself am young and appear healthy (junior level ice hockey player) but I have underlying conditions that most people would not know just from looking at me that make me far more susceptible covid. Many young and apparently healthy workers could be immunocompromised or have some form of autoimmune disease, that they might not even know of themselves. They could be diabetic as well. It's also not just them, many of them have families, some may life with parents, they are out and about in the community near this intersection. It is for more than just the "young and healthly" workers at construction sites that are at risk by places like this staying open.
By that logic schools should stay open cuz most students are young and healthy, as should most businesses.
Personally I am excited for this project and want to see it completed, but at this very moment I'd rather see construction halted out of respect for not just potentially the law but the community at large as we battle the height of this pandemic