Road Closure and L Tower Hoist Removal – August 9 & 10

Please note that The Esplanade will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday August 9 and Sunday August 10 (if required), between Yonge Street and Scott Street, to permit the removal of the remaining sections of the Hoist (external elevator) using the Large Tower Crane.

Key Points:

  • The work is scheduled for the weekend to minimize traffic impact and permit the safe removal of the remaining sections of the hoist. 
  • The Large Tower Crane will be used in this operation.
  • Work will need to commence as early as 9:00 am on Saturday.
  • If necessary work will continue on Sunday from 9:00 am until it is complete. 
  • Large Crane work is exempted from the standard construction hours as set out in the City of Toronto’s Construction Noise By-Law.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible in respect to public safety.
  • Pedestrians may be temporarily asked to stop when large hoist elements are being lifted down by the crane. 
  • The road will be re-opened on Sunday as early as possible once the work is completed. 
  • A copy of the road closure permit is provided here — please click on the link to right to view: Permit 64359303

 

L Tower Hoist and Crane August 7, 2014

L Tower Hoist and Crane August 7, 2014

Update on this past weekend’s L Tower work & apology

Please note that we were advised by the Construction Managers, as we posted and circulated, that the full hoist (external) removal and accompanying road closure was to be rescheduled (again) to early August. This information remains accurate. 

However, we are aware that on Saturday, July 26, unexpected complications in a critical upper floor window installation unexpectedly required the removal of the upper two sections of the hoist (external elevator). 
We apologize that we were not advised of this last minute alteration to the work schedule. So we were not able to provide the usual advance notice of this work.
As this constituted “Large Crane Work” it is exempted from the City of Toronto’s Construction Noise By-Law standard work hours. 
We are working with our clients and the Construction Management Team to ensure such an inadvertent communication failure does not occur again and we apologize for any inadvertent confusion, inconvenience or disturbance this work may have caused. 
L Tower and tower crane as seen from Commerce Court

L Tower and tower crane as seen from Commerce Court

 

 

L Tower Hoist Removal Rescheduled to August

L Tower Hoist Removal Rescheduled to August 9 & 10, 2014

The L Tower Hoist (external elevator) was to be removed this month, July, 2014, over a full weekend. Due to complications with some elements of construction staging, the hoist removal has been postponed to early August. Most likely the weekend of August 9 and 10. Updates will be provided to confirm the dates and timing of this work. 
L Tower from Toronto Harbour

The Lower (including the hoist and crane) as seen from Toronto Harbour

What is going to happen?

The hoist (external elevator) will be taken down in stages using the Large Tower Crane to street level. 

The Road Closure of The Esplanade between Yonge Street and Scott Street will be in effect from 12:01 am Saturday through Midnight on Sunday, to permit the safe lowering of each hoist section. 

Pedestrian access will be maintained except when sections of the hoist are being lowered by the crane.

Traffic control staff will be on hand as well as two (2) Paid Duty Officers of the Toronto Police Service

The road closure permit will be posted on site. Reminder notices will be delivered to the two neighbouring condominiums. Reminder email and social media notices will be posted prior to the weekend and any updates will also posted on this website. 

 

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