An update from Michael Garron Hospital about work happening Wednesday and Thursday that might affect your commute to school:
This notice is to inform you about upcoming work at Michael Garron Hospital.
On Wednesday May 16 – Thursday May 18, hospital contractors will be onsite working to prepare the site for future construction. Preparation activities include:
- Installing protective safety fencing around the trees on Sammon Avenue east of the Admitting entrance, to ensure they remain protected throughout the upcoming construction project.
- Removing trees and landscaping that surround the current public parking lot on Sammon Avenue.
- Removing several hospital benches
As the trees and landscaping are being removed, there will be noise and temporary inconveniences to sidewalks, parking & taxi stands. The contractor will have a flag person in place to safety direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic. All appropriate permits and site plan approvals have been obtained from the City of Toronto for this work.
Once MGH’s redevelopment is complete, each and every tree previously removed will be reinstated along Sammon Avenue (2021) as well as within an expansive, redesigned landscaping area off of Coxwell Avenue (2024).
Foundation Investigations – Vacuum Truck
On Wednesday May 16, 2018 & Thursday May 17, 2018, hospital contractors will be onsite at the south-east end of B-Wing, near the Sammon Avenue public parking lot, conducting investigative work of the hospital’s building foundation. Work will occur within City of Toronto Bylaw hours.
For the duration of this work there will be two trucks onsite: a vacuum excavation vehicle which will insert a long hose into the ground on hospital property, and a restoration vehicle which will repair the holes once the excavation and examination is complete.
Neighbours can expect to hear noise from the idling trucks and loud intermittent noises (15-30 minutes each) as the contractors conduct the excavation (by vacuuming earth and water into a tank). Permits have been obtained by our contractors for this work from the City of Toronto.
During this work, a total of five public parking spots will also be blocked off within the Sammon Avenue lot. Pedestrian pathways at the south end of B Wing will be temporarily diverted during this work by construction personnel.
We apologize in advance for any inconveniences this work may cause.