St George Street Construction

PDAD&C, 2006-07

to: PDAD&C
From: Catherine Riggall, Vice President, Business Affairs
Date: September 1, 2006
Re: St. George Street Construction

Many of you have no doubt encountered the disruption on St. George Street as a result of construction by the City of Toronto. I would like to provide you with an update on the status of this construction. Please distribute this memo as appropriate within your unit.

The three-phase City of Toronto construction project is scheduled to be completed by mid- to late November 2006.

St. George Street, from Harbord to Willcocks, will be partially paved this week. The students of University College residences -- Whitney and Morrison Halls, and Sir Daniel Wilson --will be able to move in on Sunday Sept. 3 with the help of two paid duty officers supplied by the City of Toronto. This phase of construction, which also affects Zoology, Lash Millar and Sidney Smith is about 50 per cent complete, with a 75 per cent completion rate expected by Friday, Sept.1. The City of Toronto will provide gravel pathways to buildings if concrete is not poured in time.

Between Russell and College Streets the water line is being excavated and attached from the existing six inch line to the 12 inch line. There will be limited traffic allowed in front of Physical Geography, Galbraith, the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, and Koffler Student Centre due to construction.

Meanwhile, St. George Street between Harbord and Bloor is being marked out for future water main work to begin next week. This area will have construction starting in the middle of September and it will affect Robarts Library, the Rotman School of Management, Innis College and residence, as well as Woodsworth College and residence.

All deliveries will be allowed during construction. Forepersons with white hard hats and red reflective vests will allow access to St. George for deliveries only.

The sidewalks will be open for use, but pedestrians will only be able to cross at intersections. Barriers are being used, but everyone should exercise caution when crossing the street and not cross in the construction zone in any circumstances.

Cyclists should avoid St. George Street and use Huron Street until work is completed.

We appreciate the patience and co-operation of the university community during this necessary construction work, and urge everyone to be careful crossing the street.

Regular updates will be posted on the University homepage.