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Installation of Two Tower Cranes Begins December 5, 2013, York University Station Box

December 4, 2013

Work begins Thursday, December 5, 2013 on the assembly and installation of two tower cranes in the subway construction site at the locations identified by the red dots on the map below. The site is located between the Kaneff Tower/Archives Building (to the north) and the Seymour Schulich and Accolades East buildings (to the south), to the west of James Gillies Street. Delivery of the tower cranes will take place over four days; December 5, 6, 11 and 12, 2013. Work will take place in the Contractor Work Zones and Station Construction Areas on the map below. Tower cranes support the transfer of building materials into the excavation in order to build the station and portions of the tunnel.

Short traffic delays may be experienced on York and Ian Macdonald Boulevards during the delivery of the tower cranes. The routes for the delivery of the two cranes are also shown on the map. Flag personnel will be on York and Ian Macdonald Boulevards to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrian and vehicle traffic during these deliveries. This work is weather permitting.

Tower Crane deliveries and work includes:

Map of York University site

Construction Vehicles and Deliveries

Construction vehicles delivering the east crane will travel along York Boulevard to access the construction site (green line on map). Construction vehicles delivering the west crane will use the route; York Boulevard, James Gillies Street, The Pond Road and Ian Macdonald Boulevard to access the construction site (blue line on map).

Pedestrian Access

Pedestrians are reminded to be alert and use designated walkways and crosswalks.

Work Hours

The City of Toronto normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. However, the City of Toronto has approved a noise by-law amendment for major transit projects which allows contractors to perform overnight and weekend work for the duration of the project, when required. Extended work hours are expected to occur within the hoarded construction site at York University. When extended hours are scheduled at the York University Station Site, construction related notices will be issued.

As construction continues at the York University Station Site, construction related notices will be issued.

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