2016-07-12 Tue

Construction Sites - 9-21 Grenville Street

A week ago I attended an information session regarding a New Development near where I live.

That prompted me to start a diary of current and proposed construction sites in my part of the city.

I will photograph and mark on the map those sites I regularly walk past on my daily ramblings.

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Here is a map taken from a ward map for the City of Toronto.

The thick blue line marks part of the Ward Boundary.

The small red star marks my apartment building.

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Our first construction site, marked with a purple blob, is at 9-21 Grenville Street . I began documenting this site on Sunday, July 22, 2012, not quite two months after I moved in here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012. Less than two months later excavation started, and with it the chains of dump trucks that are a feature of downtown Toronto.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Within nine months the crew were ready to slide the old building about fifty yards to the east.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 After almost 12 months, excavation began in earnest.

Thursday, November 06, 2013 Work had begun with tons of reinforcing bar and concrete, building upwards from the basements through the ground level.

Monday, December 02, 2013. The tower crane was installed, signaling the start of serious floor-assembly.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Over two years since activity began, and almost a year since concrete was first poured, the ground floor is visible at street-level.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 The building on the SW corner of Yonge and Grenville has been demolished to make way for more condominiums. More about that tomorrow. (Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Four months list my latest entry. Its not as if nothing has been happening (terrible double-negative, I know), indeed we have had Sunday work this winter. Its just that with the main construction activity so high in the sky, it always looks like just-another-day-of-street-blockage down on the ground.

Compounded now that excavation has been underway on the adjacent site.)

Monday, February 29, 2016 The concrete-pouring is finished now (except for the occasional cry of You missed a bit!) and we have been in the fitting-out phase for a year or so.

Tomorrow : 1 Grenville Street.

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