Current Projects


ROBERT STREET FIELD

Posted: May 8th, 2020

Following the recent provincial announcement, construction activities have once again resumed at Robert Street Field.

Demolition work has resumed for the WB MacMurray Field House Building.  The removal of the building foundations, hard courts and skating rink area are to follow over the next two weeks.  Following this, 5 weeks remain for demolition work at Robert Street Field.

Geoexchange drilling activities are scheduled to resume the week of May 25th, with full operations to commence by June 1st, 2020.  Following this, 8 weeks remain for the geoexchange drilling work at Robert Street Field.

During the demolition process, noise will be generated by construction vehicles as well as noise associated with the breaking down of the building foundation.  The building foundation removal will involve jackhammering to break up the concrete slabs.

During demolition, vibration monitoring equipment will be set up at the property boundary and monitored by an engineer, to ensure vibration levels follow city by-law criteria. 

Dust control and dust suppression will also be undertaken by the contractor during demolition operations and monitored by an engineer.

All construction activity will adhere to the City of Toronto Noise By-law regulations.

Posted:  March 27th, 2020

The demolition of the WB MacMurray Field House building is scheduled to begin on Monday March 30th and will last for 6 days completing on Monday April 6th.

During the demolition process, there will be noise generated by construction vehicles as well as noise associated with the breaking down of the roof and wall structures.  The building foundation removal will involve jackhammering to break up the concrete slabs.

Following the demolition of the WB MacMurray Field House Building, the outdoor rink surface and hard courts will be broken apart by backhoe equipment.  Once the outdoor rink surface and hard court surfaces are removed, further site preparation work will be undertaken at the south portion of the site.  This sequence of work will extend until Thursday April 23rd.               

During demolition, vibration monitoring equipment will be set up at the property boundary and monitored by an engineer, to ensure vibration levels follow city by-law criteria. 

Dust control and dust suppression will also be undertaken by the contractor during demolition operations and monitored by an engineer.

All construction activity will adhere to the City of Toronto Noise By-law regulations.

Posted:  March 16th, 2020

The demolition of the WB MacMurray Field House building is scheduled to begin on Wednesday March 18th and will last for 6 days completing on Wednesday March 25th.

During the demolition process, there will be noise generated by construction vehicles as well as noise associated with the breaking down of the roof and wall structures.  The building foundation removal will involve jackhammering to break up the concrete slabs.

Following the demolition of the WB MacMurrary Field House Building, the outdoor rink surface and hard courts will be broken apart by backhoe equipment.  Once the outdoor rink surface and hard court surfaces are removed, further site preparation work will be undertaken at the south portion of the site.  This sequence of work will extend until Thursday April 16th.               

During demolition, vibration monitoring equipment will be set up at the property boundary and monitored by an engineer, to ensure vibration levels follow city by-law criteria.

Dust control and dust suppression will also be undertaken by the contractor during demolition operations and monitored by an engineer.

 

Posted:  March 4th 2020

As a follow up to the recent Community Information Session on the Robert Street Field/Community Area, please find below the links to the plans and an image of the project.

Upcoming Community Meeting:

*PLEASE NOTE: The community information session has been extended from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!*

Spring 2020 updates

Posted: February 26th 2020

  • The University of Toronto will commence shortly with a key revitalization project at Robert Street Field.  The goal of this revitalization project is provide a new Playing Field and Community Area within the Harbord Village Community.
  • The project will also involve:
    • The demolition of the existing field house building, outdoor rink and hard courts
    • The installation of a 153 borehole geoexchange system, which will be buried five feet underneath the playing field
    • The installation of a cistern and irrigation system for the Playing Field and Community Area
  • The first stage of the revitalization project will begin with the installation of the geoexchange system and building demolition, which is expected to start at the beginning of March 2020.
  • Installation of the civil works for irrigation and landscape improvements will follow in May 2020.
  • The expected end date for the landscaping elements is the end of July 2020.
  • Beginning March 2nd, two drilling rigs will commence the installation of the geoexchange system at Robert Street Field.  There will be three more rigs, for a total of five drill rigs, shortly mobilizing to continue with drilling following the initial start date. The borehole drilling program is scheduled to run until the end of April 2020.  The trenching construction for the geoexchange system will run until middle of May 2020.
  • Beginning March 4th, building abatement and service disconnections will be undertaken for the field house building.  This will be followed by the demolition of the building, outdoor rink and hard court areas.  The expected end for the demolition program will be the end of April 2020.  Further details regarding the demolition sequence will be provided in the coming weeks.
  • Landscape construction updates will follow in a subsequent website posting and are anticipating to commence at the beginning of May 2020.

 

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Additional Contact:  Sonia Groh, Project Manager, Project Management, University of Toronto, sonia.groh@utoronto.ca