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Western works final

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Open House from October 10, 2019

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Western works final

  1. 1. 1 MISSION: WE CONNECT COMMUNITIES VISION: GETTING YOU THERE BETTER, FASTER, EASIER
  2. 2. 2 • In operation since 1967. • Serves a population of more than seven million. • 70 million customer journeys a year. • Smart card fare payment system. • Seamlessly connecting 11 transit agencies across the GTHA and Ottawa. • Replaces the need for tickets, tokens, passes or cash. • Connects Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station • 25-minute journey from end to end • Trains departing every 15 minutes
  3. 3. Approved in March 2018 by Metrolinx Board 3
  4. 4. Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (EMSF) Aerial View Rendering 6 Radio communication antenna Vehicle maintenance buildings Operations buildingTrack yard
  5. 5. EMSF Progress Photos CROSSTOWN VEHICLE FIRST LRV DELIVERY MAIN BUILDING LRV CLEANING BUILDING
  6. 6. EMSF Activities Year Activity 2019 • Radio Communication Antenna installation • Finishing touches at the EMSF yard and buildings • Testing and commissioning works Rendering of antenna mast at EMSF looking northeast. Radio Communications Antenna Installation The ECLRT requires a radio system to allow communication among Operator and Maintenance personnel, including dispatchers, mobile staff, and Revenue Vehicle drivers. The antenna mast (pictured right) at EMSF will have two flashing red lights at the top. All antennas and antenna masts will be painted in gray colour.
  7. 7. EMSF Activities: Hauling Route • Beginning October 2019, EMSF will operate as a 24/7 temporary soil storage facility to support extended construction hours at other Crosstown stations. • Loads of soil will be received between 3:00pm – 6:00am. Loads will be loaded onto trucks and hauled to permanent disposal sites between 6:00am – 3:00pm. • Operating as a 24/7 soil facility will enable other sites to accelerate construction and increase certainty of delivery. STORAGE TENTS
  8. 8. Mount Dennis and Rail Corridor Aerial View Rendering Connections to UPX, GO, and TTC Buses Underground pedestrian and LRT tunnels New GO Transit Platforms Main Entrance at Weston and Eglinton Secondary Entrance Bus Terminal
  9. 9. Rail Corridor Renderings and Progress Photos COMPLETED TRACK CUT OVER TIEBACK DRILLING CENTRE SHORING WALL GO PLATFORM UPX PLATFORM
  10. 10. Rail Corridor Activities Ongoing Work in 2019 • LRT Tunnel construction continues with excavation, cast-in-place concrete, backfill, and grading. • GO Bridge expansion works continue with shoring, excavation, CIP concrete, and structural steel installation. • GO Platform construction continues with excavation, cast-in-place concrete, backfill, and grading. • Barr Avenue and Locust Street will continue to be access points for Rail Corridor activities until mid-2020.
  11. 11. Rail Corridor Construction Staging
  12. 12. Mount Dennis Station Renderings MAIN ENTRANCE SECONDARY ENTRANCE BUS TERMINAL STATION LOBBY
  13. 13. Mount Dennis Activities Ongoing Work in 2019 • At the platform level, ceiling grid installation is ongoing. • Skylight installation continues. • Paint & sealer at the mechanical electrical back of house spaces is ongoing. • At the east end of the bus terminal, mechanical rough-in for the washroom continues, as well as tile installation. • Escalator installation is ongoing throughout the station. • At the concourse level of the former Kodak Building, ¾ of the glass installation is complete for the escalator. On the second floor, tile installation is ongoing. • Within the building, drywall and taping are nearing completion. The heritage staircase structural remediation is also ongoing! • Backfill of the new Photography Drive is complete, and streetscaping works have begun.
  14. 14. Mount Dennis Activities: Hollis Street Utility Installation • As early as mid-October 2019, Hollis St will be closed for approx. six weeks while crews install a new sanitary and storm system. • The work will be performed in three phases over approx. nine weeks. • Phase 1: West half of Hollis St (Weston Road to CTS work zone) – approx. 4 weeks • Phase 2: Connection work on Weston Rd – approx. 3 weeks • Phase 3: East half of Hollis St (CTS work zone to Rail Corridor) – approx. 2 weeks • Hollis St will be closed to all vehicular traffic, including resident vehicles, during phases one and three. • Sidewalk closures and turn prohibitions will be in effect. • Access for Emergency Service vehicles and garbage collection will be maintained.
  15. 15. Mount Dennis Activities: Hollis Street Utility Installation PHASE ONE PHASE TWO PHASE THREE
  16. 16. Mount Dennis Progress Photos BUS TERMINAL KODAK BUILDING AUDITORIUM BUS TERMINAL INTERIOR KODAK BUILDING EXTERIOR
  17. 17. West Portal Elevated Guideway Rendering Elevated Guideway over Black Creek Drive to Mount Dennis Station West Portal connects the underground tunnels to the guideway
  18. 18. Elevated Guideway Renderings GUIDEWAY LOOKING EAST UNDER GUIDEWAY (DAY) UNDER GUIDEWAY (NIGHT)GUIDEWAY LOOKING WEST
  19. 19. West Portal Elevated Guideway Activities Ongoing Work in 2019 • Grading and backfill for sidewalks realignment continues. • Grading and backfill of the “Pedestrian Plaza” continues (Northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive). • Black Creek Drive remains open to 4 lanes. • Eglinton Ave W will open to 4 lanes after Toronto Hydro enhancements are completed. Targeted date is end of November 2019.
  20. 20. West Portal Elevated Guideway Activities: Toronto Hydro Enhancements Until as early as December 2019, Toronto Hydro will be performing utility upgrade works along Eglinton Avenue West, from Photography Drive to Municipal Drive. • Although not part of the Crosstown project, occasional lane reductions may be required around and within Crosstown work zones. • Information about the work will be circulated from Toronto Hydro.
  21. 21. West Portal Elevated Guideway Progress Photos GRADING AND BACKFILL OF SIDEWALKS PEDESTRIAN PLAZA GRADING AND BACKFILL ONGOING
  22. 22. Track Team Activities TrackTeam Milestones • Rail installation is complete from Mount Dennis to Caledonia (not including station boxes), inclusive of the Overhead Catenary System poles! • This work was completed 3 weeks ahead of schedule, which puts a firm footing to complete the test track early next year. • Crews continue with welding of rail and fine-tuning of track along the west portal and elevated guideway. Ongoing Work in 2019 • Alignment Construction and Track teams are working together to pull track into the station boxes. • Track installation continues in the east.
  23. 23. Track Team Progress Photos
  24. 24. Keelesdale Station Renderings AERIAL VIEW MAIN ENTRANCE SECONDARY ENTRANCE PLATFORM LEVEL
  25. 25. Keelesdale Station Activities Completed Work in Summer 2019 • The Main Entrance has now reached street level! • At the platform level, formwork stripping is completed and interior fit-outs commenced. • Structural steel at the TPSS building is completed, and the second level and roof decks were poured. • Precast panels at the TPSS are completed. Roofing at the TPSS began. Ongoing Work in 2019 • Formwork and rebar will continue at the main, secondary and third entrances. • Main Entrance concrete works will be nearing completion. • Structural steel at the main and secondary entrances will begin. • Bus loop civil works will begin. • Backfill will continue on the north side (reusing material from Eglinton, Rail Corridor, and EMSF ravine). • Streetscape works will begin!
  26. 26. Keelesdale Construction Staging APRIL – OCTOBER 2019 OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2019 DECEMBER 2019 – MARCH 2020 MARCH – MAY 2020
  27. 27. Keelesdale Progress Photos MAIN ENTRANCE PLATFORM LEVEL BACKFILLTPSS PRECAST PANELS
  28. 28. Caledonia Station Renderings MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY PLATFORMEXERIOR PLAZA
  29. 29. Caledonia Station Activities Completed Work in Summer 2019 • Concrete Pours – Pour box 7 exterior walls to lower concourse completed. – Pour box 3 exterior walls to service level completed. – Pour slab 1 and 2 service level completed. – Second pour for box 6 & 7 platform slab completed. Ongoing Work in 2019 • Rebar installation is ongoing. • Concrete pours continue on the west and east ends of the station. 60% of concrete pours complete! – Interior & exterior walls to upper concourse. – South wall to upper concourse. – North wall to service level. – Exterior walls to service level. – Lower concourse slab.
  30. 30. Caledonia Station Activities: Remaining 2019 Concrete Pours PROFILE VIEW OF THE STATION BOX Highlighted above, in the profile view of Caledonia station, are the remaining concrete pours for 2019.
  31. 31. Caledonia Construction Staging: Lane Reductions 33 In order to accommodate concrete pours and station activities, frequent lane reductions will continue to occur at Caledonia station until 2021. Station Box
  32. 32. Caledonia Progress Photos INTERNAL WALLS VIEW OF THE SITE LOOKING EAST VIEW OF THE SITE LOOKING WEST
  33. 33. Fairbank Station Renderings MAIN ENTRANCE SECONDARY ENTRANCE SERVICE BUILDINGEXTERIOR PLAZA
  34. 34. Fairbank Station Activities Completed Work in Summer 2019 • Bridge decking was installed in July 2019. • Crews completed all the roof pours for the station box! Backfill began. • Nightly lane reductions for pipe dewatering installation is complete. Ongoing Work in 2019 • Traffic flip in mid-November 2019 to support roof construction. • Shallow excavation is ongoing. • Roof construction and backfill will continue. • Occasional late-night deep excavation and hauling will begin. • Reinstatement of Bell Utilities Duct Bank and the Bell Chamber. • Final utilities work will continue.
  35. 35. Fairbank Construction Staging Until as early as November 2019
  36. 36. Fairbank Construction Staging: Upcoming Traffic Configuration As early as November 2019 for approximately 2-3 months *final map design to be confirmed
  37. 37. Fairbank Progress Photos DEEP EXCAVATION MAIN ENTRANCE ROOF UNDER TRAFFIC BRIDGE
  38. 38. Community Benefits The Community Benefits Program aims to ensure people from historically disadvantaged communities and equity-seeking groups are positively impacted by the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project. Program is divided into the following streams: 1. Employment, Training and Workforce Development 2. Social Enterprises and Social Procurement 3. Investment (Community Improvements) 40
  39. 39. Community Benefits: Employment CTS is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and we are building relationships with local workforce agencies who work with individuals facing barriers to employment. We also organize job fairs, offer resume review tips and provide pre-orientation details to help improve job matches and support applications to CTS.
  40. 40. Community Benefits: Business Spend CTS procurement policy includes a commitment to maximizing procurement and supplier opportunities for social enterprises and local businesses.  Social enterprises • Partnership with the Steps Initiative to produce community murals • Printing with Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop (employs homeless youth) • Partnership with Building Up to offer free window washing and street cleaning to local business along Eglinton  Local businesses • Maintain list of local businesses on Eglinton that produce materials required for Project • Support local businesses with increased access to CTS Procurement
  41. 41. Community Benefits: Investment CTS Builds Communities is a program where CTS demonstrates care and stewardship over the neighbourhoods of Eglinton Avenue. • Sorted food donations at North York Harvest Food Bank (near EMSF) after Thanksgiving with CTS staff in October 2018. Donated more than 500 lbs. of food and more than $3,000 in support of ending hunger in North York. • Worked with high school students to explore a career in construction. Partnered with charity, Raising the Roof, and social enterprise, Building Up to renovate a home that was used for affordable housing in the City in November 2018 • Community Clean-up. For the forth consecutive year we came together to clean a public park along Eglinton Avenue. In 2019 we cleaned Oriole Park in support of the City’s Let’s Clean Toronto Together Initiative. • Participated in Skills Ontario Conference for the third consecutive year. In 2019 we placed emphasis on increasing the number of girls entering the STEM and construction fields. Supported the Annual Young Women’s Conference at the Skills Competition in May 2019 and hosted a couple of weeks of Summer Camp in July and August 2019

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