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Sidewalk switch overs and preparations for September

By the time you read this, you may have already seen the base for the new Dundas Place streetscape starting to come to life. At the end of last week, crews were starting to pour concrete by Ridout. By the end of this week, the north half of Dundas between Ridout and Talbot was fully concrete covered! As a result, crews have shifted the walkway from the south side of Dundas, in front of Budweiser Gardens, over to the north side, in front of Court House/Bell Building. Despite the rainy and wet week, crews were able to make a lot of progress on the concrete and complete the majority of the underground duct work between Talbot and Market Lane. As the surface work begins to ramp up, so will the d

Cash Mobs and careful coorindation

This week, the crew was making progress on setting the forms up for the future planters on Dundas Place. From the outside, you only see the wooden box (left), but on the inside (right), there is lots of metal work required, which all needs to be set up by hand. Since Dundas is one of the older streets in London, with utilities built decades ago, the records we have access to aren't always as comprehensive or as complete as we're used to nowadays. The crew continues to find utilities that are either in a different location or at a different depth. One good example is at the south east corner of Talbot and Dundas, where you've probably seen the contractor doing a lot of excavation. The contrac

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