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Mount Dennis Station Open House


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Mount Dennis Station Open House

  1. 1. Mount Dennis & West Portal Open House May 26, 2016 EGLINTON CROSSTOWN LRT
  2. 2. Safety First – Our #1 Priority • Always have a site specific safety plan and site specific emergency plan. • Ensure pre-work hazard assessments are complete and understood. • Ensure job hazards analyses are complete and understood. • Identify and report unsafe behaviour and coach each other to make improvements. • Do everything possible to protect themselves, co-workers and members of the public • Stop work if the safety of themselves, co-workers and members of the public cannot be assured • Be prepared and equipped to work safely. We train and direct staff to:
  3. 3. Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Line Background • In September 2008, Metrolinx launched a regional transportation plan – a 25-year, $50 billion plan -- to coordinate and integrate transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto Area • In 2010, City of Toronto approved the project to build the Eglinton Crosstown from Weston Road in the west to Kennedy Station in the east. • Following a competitive process, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) was awarded a contract in July 2015 to design, build, finance, and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). Benefits of P3s: • The Crosstown is being delivered using a public private partnership model called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). • It was procured as one design-build-finance- maintain project to minimize integration risk – historically, a factor for project cost overruns under traditional models. • Under the AFP model, CTS assumes most project risks, including:  design, project management and sub- contractor coordination  increases in construction material prices and labour costs  schedule and project completion delays  maintenance and lifecycle replacement of materials within the stations and stops, rails, control systems, and vehicles
  4. 4. Project Players Roles
  5. 5. What are we building – a new modern LRT • 15 underground stations and 10 surface stops • A maintenance and storage facility • A 19-kilometre route separated from regular traffic • Communications system • Links to 54 bus routes, three subway stations, GO Transit, and a new UP Express station
  6. 6. 13 Design Excellence Principles & Objectives
  7. 7. Design Approach: Design from City to Object 14 S i m p l i c i t y I conog ra phy Transparency Ur b a n i t y Simplicity and elegance of the design solution at all scales, from the city to the object; Iconography of the architectural elements to create a unique and highly recognizable signature on Eglinton Avenue, from the slanted portal celebrating kinetic movement, to the profiled wing delineating shelters and waiting areas; Transparency of the entrances and through the station to magnify the presence of natural light, to enact as a way-finding strategy and to uplift the passenger’s experience; Urbanity of the signature layers from landscape to architecture, to underline the genius loci and contextualize the stations and stops within the civic scale of the avenue.
  8. 8. Design Concepts • Passenger First Passenger First Light-filled Stations Simplicity of Circulation
  9. 9. 16 Clarity and Simplicity of Architectural Expression Street Level – Contextual & Inviting An International Signature for Toronto Entrance – Bright & Secure Concourse – Simple & Pristine Concourse – Transparent & Open Platform – Spacious & Animated
  10. 10. Crosstown Design Approach Features • About half of the 19 km line is tunneled • Stations and stops are about 0.6 km apart • Features will include: • time arrival information • safe access for people walking and biking to the station • clear route maps, seating, bike parking • Available parking at the start and end of the LRT line. Design Approach Comply with nine design principles developed by City of Toronto and Metrolinx. • Provide a legacy for generations to come. • Have natural lighting during the day and well-lit entrances at night. • Have safe, clean, intuitive wayfinding at all the stations and stops. • Put passengers first. • Provide visible entrances, bicycle facilities and sustainable practices to ensure all stations comply with Toronto Green Standard Tier. • Landscaped entrances, including planters with trees and ornamental grasses. • Public plazas and retail components at some stations. • Clean and minimalist space at platform level. • Accessible to passengers with disabilities, strollers, and bicycles. 13
  11. 11. How we’re building – Three Types of Stations Cut & Cover Stations Chaplin Locations: Keelesdale (Keele), Caledonia, Fairbank (Dufferin), Forest Hill (Bathurst), Chaplin, Mount Pleasant, Leaside (Bayview), Science Centre
  12. 12. How we’re building – Three Types of Stations Mined Stations Avenue tLocations: Oakwood, Avenue, Leaside (part), Laird
  13. 13. How we’re building – Three Types of Stations Interchange Stations Eglinton
  14. 14. • There are three interchange stations. • Interchange stations will allow transit riders to connect to other transit modes, such as TTC, GO and the UP Express. • The three interchange stations will be built with the ‘Cut and Cover’ method. How we’re building – Interchange Stations Subway Station Longitudinal Section Locations: Cedarvale (Allen), Eglinton (Yonge), Kennedy
  15. 15. Construction Overview Distinct phases of construction: • Preparatory works • Utility relocations • Handover of tunnel sections • Support of excavation • Excavation for underground stations • Underground construction of the stations • Track work and systems installation • Traction power system • Signalling system • Testing and commissioning • Road and area restoration
  16. 16. Preparing for Stations Construction Since fall 2015, CTS has been preparing the line for underground stations and stops construction. Preparatory activities: • Survey and monitor properties for noise and vibrations • Assess soil condition and measure water levels along the corridor • Locate and mark underground utilities • Clearing/grubbing and removing shrubs/trees in the path of the Crosstown • Demolish buildings and other infrastructure (i.e. bridge) • Remove and store street furniture (i.e. benches, bus shelters, planters, garbage bins)
  17. 17. • The underground stations run between Weston Road in the west to Laird Street in the east. • Construction began at Keelesdale station, located at Keele Street / Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Avenue in March 2016. • Installing support of excavation is the first step in constructing an underground station. • All underground stations will be brand new, including the three LRT interchange stations connecting to other transit modes. • Most of the underground stations will be in construction by the end of 2016. What to expect in 2016 – Start of Stations Construction
  18. 18. How are we building – Mount Dennis Station Modified Cut & Building Relocation Terminus Station
  19. 19. How we’re building Mount Dennis Station Mount Dennis Station will be constructed using a modified cut and building relocation method. Open Cut • 3500 Eglinton Avenue West, the former Kodak Building, will be moved from its current foundation to permit foundation work. • This building relocation/abatement is expected to last four months • The space under the building will be excavated and formed for the new concourse level of the light rail transit. • Once completed 3500 Eglinton Avenue West, will be relocated on top of this new foundation and be the focal point of the Mount Dennis station.
  20. 20. Estimated Construction Schedule
  21. 21. Mount Dennis Station Concept Map Third Entrance Main Entrance Secondary Entrance Bus Loop
  22. 22. Mount Dennis Station Aerial View 1 2 3 4 1. Bus Loop 2. Main Entrance 3. Third Entrance 4. Second Entrance
  23. 23. Mount Dennis Station Main Entrance Design
  24. 24. Mount Dennis Station Main Entrance Design
  25. 25. Mount Dennis Station Secondary Entrance Design
  26. 26. Mount Dennis Station Third Entrance Design
  27. 27. Mount Dennis Station Plaza
  28. 28. Mount Dennis Station Bus Facility
  29. 29. Mount Dennis Station Platform Level
  30. 30. Mount Dennis Station Completed Works Construction crews are preparing the project corridor for further work. A number of activities have been completed or are currently underway. • Photography Road Bridge demolition • Geotechnical testing completed • Survey, topographic and Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) in CP Rail corridor completed • Pad for site trailers, parking and temporary road way installed • Site trailers installed • Survey work & utility locates complete on Metrolinx lands • Clearing and Grubbing completed on non-TRCA lands
  31. 31. Mount Dennis Upcoming Works • Former Kodak Building No. 9 (3500 Eglinton Avenue West) abatement underway • Water Main Relocation on Weston Road to Keelesdale Drive – Commencing late May – Some overnight work required – Pending permits • Former Kodak Building No. 9 (3500 Eglinton Avenue West) relocation • Working with all rail companies to authorize access from the east side of rail tracks, cannot rule out access from the west of the rail corridor • All rail corridor work to occur in 2017 to 2018
  32. 32. Mount Dennis Station Construction 2016 Look Ahead Geotechnical Investigation and Testing Utilities Relocations Bridge Demolition Rail corridor shoring work Kodak Building Works Demolition of Retaining Wall Work Completed
  33. 33. What else are we building? - Guideways and West Portal
  34. 34. Elevated Guideway - Eglinton & Black Creek Looking West
  35. 35. West Portal
  36. 36. West Portal and Guideways Guideways • Crosstown has at-grade, underground, and an elevated guideway (rail). • The elevated guideway is located at the west end of the line. • It consists of a viaduct structure with bridge spans. • Its columns, portals, and retaining walls will be designed to be aesthetically pleasing. Portals • Tunnel entrances where the guideway and light rail vehicles will go from above-ground to underground. • There are two portals: the West Portal, located at Mount Dennis Station and the East Portal, located west of Sunnybrook Park Station. • The West portal will surface at Black Creek and continues on to the elevated guideways for 0.5 km.
  37. 37. West Portal and Guideway Updates • Utilities Work – Fall 2016 • Portal Work – Summer 2016 • Eglinton Avenue Realignment – Spring 2017 – Toronto Traffic Management Plan will be prepared • Shoring work – Summer 2017
  38. 38. Experience Eglinton Advertising and marketing initiatives, ranging from subway and local newspapers advertisements, to postcards, coupon booklets and flyers all focused on encouraging residents in the neighbourhood to shop locally. Community Benefits
  39. 39. Community Benefits – Employment Commit to Social Procurement and Local Investment to maximize business opportunities along the project corridor. Visit CTS’ website for updated postings. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is the first time a Community Benefits Framework has been included as part of a major infrastructure project in Ontario. Partner with Local Workforce Agencies to recruit candidates from the project corridor and from historically disadvantaged communities. Work with Subcontractors to maximize opportunities for apprentices.
  40. 40. Stay in touch 416-782-8118 Crosstown West Office 1848 Eglinton Ave W (at Dufferin) Crosstown East Office 660 Eglinton Ave E (at Bayview)