The leaves are starting to change and the temperature is beginning to drop. Autumn is fast upon us at the corner of Lillian and Soudan. A perfect time to settle into the second major phase of our development project. This month will see some major changes to the site itself as well as our daily flow of operations as we move away from excavation and begin the building phases of the project.
You will first see the forming and pouring of the raft slab. This contains the base elements of the project which is inclusive of us starting our daily deliveries of steel reinforcement bar and concrete to site. These concrete and steel deliveries will be replacing the regular flow of dump trucks that have been, up to this date, servicing the site.
The raft slab is the base structural element of the building. It is akin to one giant site-wide footing that is the base element of the site. Once the raft slab is in place we are able to mobilize and erect the tower crane that will operate on site for the duration of the major construction phase of the development. You will see this crane mobilized and erected this month.
Once it is up we are able to freely move material and concrete throughout the site greatly improving day to day productivity.
With the raft slab is in place, the crane is erected, and concrete is being formed and poured daily, you will begin to see the interior and exterior elements of the building take shape. Waterproofing will be applied to the exterior site walls before wall forms are put in place to pour the exterior walls of the underground parking. Internally you will see walls and columns being formed in wood and poured in concrete creating the interior supports necessary as we move upwards towards completion.
Walls and columns become the daily routine until we are ready to form and pour our first suspended slab which will be the next level of the underground parking levels. Once the next slab is in place we start to form and pour the walls and columns for the next level. This repeats over and over again until we have formed and poured the entirety of the underground parking levels.
As previously mentioned dump trucks will no longer be the normal at Lillian and Soudan but you will see more and more steel and concrete deliveries. As always, we have worked closely with city staff, the Councillors office, and local resident groups to try and avoid any unnecessary disturbances or hassles to the neighbourhood.
If you have any questions or concerns about the project or have a generally inquiry please feel free to contact us via the community phone number provided below. If not immediately answered, this phone is connected to an e-mail system that automatically sends a detailed message to our on-site team headed by our Site Superintendent. Please leave a detailed message of your concern and someone will immediately address any concerns on site and get back to you about your inquiry.
Distinction Project Site contact number: 416 630 9393 ext. 470