West Don LandsPan Am Athletes’Village ProjectMarch 3, 2011
Site Background and History•    Former    Industrial    Lands•    Subject to    Historical    Infilling•    Past    Enviro...
Redevelopment Partners•    Ontario Realty Corporation•    Waterfront Toronto•    Toronto & Region Conservation Authority• ...
Redevelopment Vision•    Waterfront    Toronto’s    Precinct Plan                                    4
Obstacles to Redevelopment•    The West    Don Lands    is Situated    on a Flood    Plain                                ...
Obstacles to Redevelopment•    Solution for    Redevelopment -    The Flood    Protection    Landform (FPL)               ...
Obstacles to Redevelopment•    Environmental Approvals to Convey    Lands, Change Land Use and Obtain    Building Permits ...
Let The Games Begin!•    Announcement of Toronto as the Winning    Bid for the 2015 Pan American/Parapan    American Games...
Proposed Pan Am Athletes’ Village•    Village•    Overlay                                     9
Delivery Schedule•    2015 Pan American Games    –        July 2015•    2015 Parapan American Games    –        August 201...
The Environmental Team•    Selection of ORC’s Environmental    Consultant for the Project                                 ...
The Environmental Team•    ORC Resources Dedicated to the Project    –        Tom Guoth & Warren Croft    –        Cecile ...
Complementary Due Diligence•    Geotechnical•    Hydrogeological•    Geophysics•    Geothermal•    Archaeological•    ORC ...
Geotechnical & Hydrogeological•    Geotechnical    Program•    Hydrogeology    Program                                   14
Hydrogeological Assessment•    Hydrogeology    Conditions                                  15
Geophysical Assessment•    Seismic    Profiling•    Ground    Penetrating    Radar                                   16
Geothermal Assessment•    Geothermal    Potential                                 17
Archaeological Component•    Archaeology    Results                                    18
Environmental Objective•    Obtain Regulatory Approvals Necessary to    Support the Redevelopment of the West    Don Lands...
Environmental Work Flow                                                  Risk               Certificate of Phase I/II     ...
Environmental Approach•    Risk Assessment vs. Generic Remediation    –        Accelerated Schedule    –        Cost Effec...
Obstacles Identified•    Accelerated Schedule•    Volume of Work•    Implications of Amendments to O.Reg.    153/04•    Ci...
Mitigation Strategies•    Expand the Team by Drawing on the    Resources Available Within CH2M Hill•    Engage the MOE and...
Mitigation Strategy Response•    CH2M Hill•    City of Toronto•    Ministry of Environment                                ...
Phase I ESA•    Four Phase I    ESA’s    Completed for    the West Don    Lands•    Three Cover    the PAAV               ...
Phase II ESA•    Nine Phase II    ESAs for the    West Don    Lands•    Five Cover the    PAAV                            ...
Site Characterization•    Over 1000 Historical    BH/MW/TP/Exc.•    Over 500 Additional    Completed    –        1400+ Soi...
Site Characterization                 28
Site Characterization•    Nature and Extent of Impacts    –        Soil         •   Impacts sporadically distributed acros...
Site Characterization•    Nature and Extent of Impacts    –        Groundwater        •   Impacts sporadically distributed...
Risk Assessment•    Subdivision of    The West Don    Lands into    Logical,    Manageable    Groupings    –        Nine R...
Risk Assessment•    Primary Exposure Pathways    –        Dermal Contact         •   Soil and Groundwater    –        Inha...
Risk Assessment•    Identify Contaminants of Concern•    Develop Conceptual Site Model•    Evaluate Exposure Scenarios•   ...
PSS Remediation Areas•    Limited PSS    Remediation    Necessary to    Support RSC    Filing                             ...
Slab on Grade Construction RMM                     35
Basement Construction RMM                  36
Road Construction RMM                37
Service &Utility Fill Zone RMM                      38
Hard Cap Barrier RMM                39
Soft Cap Barrier RMM                40
Environmental Requirements•    Actions for Future Developers    –        Manage Soil, GW, Sediment    –        Design & In...
Where Are We Now?•    Risk    Assessments    Accepted by    the MOE•    Remaining    Approvals are    On-going            ...
Where Are We Now?•    Procurement of PSS Remediation    Contractor Underway•    Reviewing Certificates of Property Use for...
Impacts of Pan Am Athletes’ Village•    Original Schedule for the Build Out of the    West Don Lands – 15-20 Years•    Pan...
Additional InformationOntario Realty Corporation    www.ontariorealty.ca  Infrastructure Ontariowww.infrastructureontario....
Thanks  Many Thanks to the Following for TheirAssistance in the Preparation of the Material         Used in the Presentati...
Questions?             47
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ONEIA Don Forbes Presentation

  1. 1. West Don LandsPan Am Athletes’Village ProjectMarch 3, 2011
  2. 2. Site Background and History• Former Industrial Lands• Subject to Historical Infilling• Past Environmental Work 2
  3. 3. Redevelopment Partners• Ontario Realty Corporation• Waterfront Toronto• Toronto & Region Conservation Authority• City of Toronto 3
  4. 4. Redevelopment Vision• Waterfront Toronto’s Precinct Plan 4
  5. 5. Obstacles to Redevelopment• The West Don Lands is Situated on a Flood Plain 5
  6. 6. Obstacles to Redevelopment• Solution for Redevelopment - The Flood Protection Landform (FPL) 6
  7. 7. Obstacles to Redevelopment• Environmental Approvals to Convey Lands, Change Land Use and Obtain Building Permits for Construction – Procurement of Environmental Consulting Services – Staged Approach for Approvals 7
  8. 8. Let The Games Begin!• Announcement of Toronto as the Winning Bid for the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games• New Partners in the Redevelopment – Ministry of Health Promotion – Toronto 2015 – Infrastructure Ontario 8
  9. 9. Proposed Pan Am Athletes’ Village• Village• Overlay 9
  10. 10. Delivery Schedule• 2015 Pan American Games – July 2015• 2015 Parapan American Games – August 2015• Handover to Toronto 2015 – March 2015• Handover to Project Co. – July 2011 10
  11. 11. The Environmental Team• Selection of ORC’s Environmental Consultant for the Project 11
  12. 12. The Environmental Team• ORC Resources Dedicated to the Project – Tom Guoth & Warren Croft – Cecile Willert – David Hutchinson 12
  13. 13. Complementary Due Diligence• Geotechnical• Hydrogeological• Geophysics• Geothermal• Archaeological• ORC Resources Dedicated to the Project – John Brisbois 13
  14. 14. Geotechnical & Hydrogeological• Geotechnical Program• Hydrogeology Program 14
  15. 15. Hydrogeological Assessment• Hydrogeology Conditions 15
  16. 16. Geophysical Assessment• Seismic Profiling• Ground Penetrating Radar 16
  17. 17. Geothermal Assessment• Geothermal Potential 17
  18. 18. Archaeological Component• Archaeology Results 18
  19. 19. Environmental Objective• Obtain Regulatory Approvals Necessary to Support the Redevelopment of the West Don Lands as the Pan Am Athletes’ Village Within the Accelerated Schedule 19
  20. 20. Environmental Work Flow Risk Certificate of Phase I/II Risk Assessment Property Use ESA Assessment Accepted by Issued for RA MOE PropertyRemoval of File Record Project Co Finalize RSC Soil of Site Implements Phase II AcknowledgedExceeding Condition Conditions of ESA report by MOE PSS (RSC) CPU 20
  21. 21. Environmental Approach• Risk Assessment vs. Generic Remediation – Accelerated Schedule – Cost Effectiveness – Treatment Options Ruled Out Early – Sustainability – Certainty 21
  22. 22. Obstacles Identified• Accelerated Schedule• Volume of Work• Implications of Amendments to O.Reg. 153/04• City of Toronto Review Process• MOE Review Periods and Resubmission of Risk Assessments 22
  23. 23. Mitigation Strategies• Expand the Team by Drawing on the Resources Available Within CH2M Hill• Engage the MOE and City Early• Integrate the Review Process with the Drafting Process• Complete Activities Concurrently 23
  24. 24. Mitigation Strategy Response• CH2M Hill• City of Toronto• Ministry of Environment 24
  25. 25. Phase I ESA• Four Phase I ESA’s Completed for the West Don Lands• Three Cover the PAAV 25
  26. 26. Phase II ESA• Nine Phase II ESAs for the West Don Lands• Five Cover the PAAV 26
  27. 27. Site Characterization• Over 1000 Historical BH/MW/TP/Exc.• Over 500 Additional Completed – 1400+ Soil Samples – 185 MW’s & 317 GW Samples 27
  28. 28. Site Characterization 28
  29. 29. Site Characterization• Nature and Extent of Impacts – Soil • Impacts sporadically distributed across Site • Typically limited to shallow soil (fill and upper native soil) • Categories of chemicals found above MOE Generic Standards: Metals/inorganics, VOCs, PHCs, PAHs, PCBs, Phenols, and Dioxins/Furans 29
  30. 30. Site Characterization• Nature and Extent of Impacts – Groundwater • Impacts sporadically distributed • No evidence of plumes identified • Categories of chemicals found above MOE Generic Standards: Metals/inorganics, VOCs, PHCs, PAHs, and PCBs 30
  31. 31. Risk Assessment• Subdivision of The West Don Lands into Logical, Manageable Groupings – Nine RA Groups, Five Cover PAAV 31
  32. 32. Risk Assessment• Primary Exposure Pathways – Dermal Contact • Soil and Groundwater – Inhalation • Vapour Intrusion• Managing Risk of Exposure – PSS Remediation – Risk Management Measures 32
  33. 33. Risk Assessment• Identify Contaminants of Concern• Develop Conceptual Site Model• Evaluate Exposure Scenarios• Create Property Specific Standards• Identify Necessary RMM’s to Support Redevelopment• Remove Soils Exceeding PSS• Implement RMM’s During Construction 33
  34. 34. PSS Remediation Areas• Limited PSS Remediation Necessary to Support RSC Filing 34
  35. 35. Slab on Grade Construction RMM 35
  36. 36. Basement Construction RMM 36
  37. 37. Road Construction RMM 37
  38. 38. Service &Utility Fill Zone RMM 38
  39. 39. Hard Cap Barrier RMM 39
  40. 40. Soft Cap Barrier RMM 40
  41. 41. Environmental Requirements• Actions for Future Developers – Manage Soil, GW, Sediment – Design & Install Necessary RMM’s – Implement O&M Requirements of RMM’s – Implement GW Monitoring 41
  42. 42. Where Are We Now?• Risk Assessments Accepted by the MOE• Remaining Approvals are On-going 42
  43. 43. Where Are We Now?• Procurement of PSS Remediation Contractor Underway• Reviewing Certificates of Property Use for Posting to the EBR• Finalizing Phase II ESA’s• Preparing to File RSC’s• Looking at the Next Areas of the WDL to Investigate 43
  44. 44. Impacts of Pan Am Athletes’ Village• Original Schedule for the Build Out of the West Don Lands – 15-20 Years• Pan Am Athletes’ Village Comprises Almost Half of the WDL – Complete for 2015• Public Initiative to Spur Private Investment 44
  45. 45. Additional InformationOntario Realty Corporation www.ontariorealty.ca Infrastructure Ontariowww.infrastructureontario.ca Waterfront Toronto www.waterfrontoronto.ca Toronto 2015 www.toronto2015.org 45
  46. 46. Thanks Many Thanks to the Following for TheirAssistance in the Preparation of the Material Used in the Presentation CH2M Hill – www.ch2mhill.com LVM – www.lvm.ca WESA – www.wesa.ca Waterfront Toronto – www.waterfrontoronto.ca 46
  47. 47. Questions? 47

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