Update Backstage Crane Removal May 26 – 28, 2015

Mobile crane equipment on The Esplanade preparing to set up for the Backstage tower crane removal, May 26.

Mobile crane equipment on The Esplanade preparing to set up for the Backstage tower crane removal, May 26.

During the crane removal work period May 26 – 28 the following impacts will occur:

  • Large tractor trailers may arrive as early 5:00 am due per Toronto Police Service restrictions on large loads travelling downtown during rush hour traffic.  
  • Work may start early and continue late as may be required to ensure the safe take down of the Backstage tower crane. Large crane work is exempt from City of Toronto Construction Noise Hours. ** (see below). 
  • When safety permits, every effort will be made to permit pedestrian access to Yonge Street. However it is prudent to plan on having to use Front Street East during some periods of the crane removal work. 
  • Paid Duty Officers will be on-site during the work. 
The Esplanade Road Closure at Church Street May 26 - 28

The Esplanade Road Closure at Church Street May 26 – 28

  • VEHICULAR ROAD CLOSURE: May 26, 27 & 28 the tower crane will be taken down from Backstage, The Esplanade will be closed to traffic from Yonge to the Novotel (east of Scott) from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. 
  • Access to the St. Lawrence Garage west of Scott Street will be closed. 
  • There will be no vehicle access to The Esplanade from Scott Street (from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm). 
Mobile Crane setting up on The Esplanade May 26

Mobile Crane setting up on The Esplanade May 26

** TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE  NOISE § 591-2.1 [Excerpt]

Construction. [Added 2007-12-13 by By-law No. 1400-2007]

(1) No person shall emit or cause or permit the emission of sound resulting from any operation of construction equipment or any construction, if it is clearly audible at a point of reception:

(a) In a quiet zone or residential area within the prohibited period of 7:00 p.m. one day to 7:00 a.m. the next day, 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and all day Sunday and statutory holidays; or

(b) In any other area within the prohibited period of all day Sunday and statutory holidays.

(2) Subsection B(1 a, b) does not apply to the continuous pouring of concrete, large crane work, necessary municipal work and emergency work that cannot be performed during regular business hours.

To read the full by-law please click on this link: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_591.pdf

Preliminary map of the May 26 - 28, Road Closure on The Esplanade

Preliminary map of the May 26 – 28, Road Closure on The Esplanade

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

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