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The sales office is closed, as expected given the pandemic. Taken this morning:

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Optimistically, there is a new sign posted looking to lease retail space:

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2442-2454 Bloor St West

The Zoning By-law amendment application for this site has been finalized. In April 2019, the developer, the City, and all other parties to the appeal reached a settlement for a 12-storey building on site, which the LPAT approved. A Site Plan application, including streetscaping at the northeast corner of Bloor St W and Riverview Gardens, remains under review. A demolition application for the buildings onsite has been approved.

 
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Construction Staging Area - 2442-2454 Bloor Street West and 1-9 Riverview Gardens (Phase 1 and 2)

Major construction activities and associated timelines for the development are described below:

• Demolition: January 2021 to September 2021
• Excavation and shoring: September 2021 to December 2022;
• Below grade formwork: January 2023 to January 2024;
• Above grade formwork: February 2024 to September 2025;
• Building envelope phase: September 2025 to March 2026; and
• Interior finishes stage: September 2025 to September 2026.

The construction staging area for Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be set up within the first public laneway north of Bloor Street West, east of Riverview Gardens, for a period of 24 months. Additional requirements for Phase 3 will be discussed in a future report.
 

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Seems like a pretty relaxed schedule. Demolition seems long, as do excavation and shoring given that they're not going all that deep here. Then a whole other year to get back to grade.

I guess the upside is that this schedule is probably realistic.
 

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Seems like a pretty relaxed schedule. Demolition seems long, as do excavation and shoring given that they're not going all that deep here. Then a whole other year to get back to grade.

I guess the upside is that this schedule is probably realistic.
I suspect there will be lots of careful, difficult work to be done below grade around — and near — the TTC subway tunnels. Must butt right up against them?
 

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I suspect there will be lots of careful, difficult work to be done below grade around — and near — the TTC subway tunnels. Must butt right up against them?
At its closest point in the northeast corner, the walls will still be over 7 metres from the subway tunnel.

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Hopefully they get some good soundproofing installed here. This section of subway has been one of the most notorious spots for wheel squeel and vibration issues.
 

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A very poor quality shot taken through the glass yesterday, but this is the sales centre, with demolition clearly underway:

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I assume they reached a decent level of sales and are about to start the project in earnest to be taking out the sales centre.
 

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Couldn't resist going by to check it out myself. They started working early this morning, still on the same section:

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Some additional hoarding has been added at the corner. Were it not for this, you wouldn't suspect anything had changed from the front of the site.

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