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A few tips to get around construction, while the concrete hardens

Work on the Market Lane transformation is substantially complete! On Friday afternoon, crews were finishing up concrete work so it can harden for a few days before we start laying bricks. And while we wait for more concrete to harden on Dundas, the crew resumed work on trench drain installations towards Clarence Street. We were also able to re-open the mid-block crossing on the newly poured concrete roadway between Richmond Street and Clarence Street. And in the Dundas Place construction zone towards Wellington Street, crews are installing last of the new hydro duct work. Getting Around After Labour Day Crews have been working hard to accelerate construction downtown, recognizing the impact

A Change of Scenery in the Construction Zone

We have concrete! After working over the weekend for the last little while, crews were able to start placing concrete late this week. Concrete going down indicates that all under ground pipe work is complete and means less dust! There's lots of surface work ahead, but this is definitely a milestone worth celebrating. Over at Market Lane, crews started pouring concrete for the curbs and crews will continue grading the area to make way for more concrete next week. Plan Ahead Starting next week, the contractor may begin removing sections of sidewalk between Richmond Street and Clarence Street. All access to businesses will be maintained, but navigating through the site might be a little confusi

Crews getting ready for concrete and a few new finds

If one were to describe the sidewalk through the Dundas Place construction zone this past week, they may have referred to it as a maze. There's still more sidewalk disruptions to come, but luckily the majority of underground pipe work is now complete. We appreciate everyone who took the time to either check the pedestrian navigation maps, call ahead or share information with their customers over the last month with so many of these temporary sidewalk closures in place. The good news: crews have shifted their operations to begin preparing for the next stage of construction which includes concrete work! The crews have been making progress with trench drain installations and forming the concret

Lining drains and the #ArtOfAugust

Market Lane construction is fully underway! The excavations in this area that required the closure of Dundas Place, between Ridout Street and Richmond Street, were complete as of Friday, August 9 and the road is now back open. Plus, the process of installing lining for the new trench drains has started this week, as shown in the images below: Crews were onsite once again over the weekend in order to maintain the momentum of our construction schedule. Work included some more road grading, among other construction activities. The Art of August Construction zones can get messy but that doesn’t mean our street lacks beauty! This month, we want to see photos of all things "art" that you come acro

Market Lane closure & patios popping up

The biggest news we have this week is the closure of Market Lane. The Market Lane retrofit will remove some of its current fixed (non-movable) elements and reconfigure and/or rebuild others. Crews aim to have the reconstruction work substantially complete and bring back pedestrian access by September 3. In the meantime, pedestrians are reminded that they should access the Covent Garden Market from the west via Talbot Street or from the east via Richmond Street, which will add approximately one minute to their typical trip. And starting next week, from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9, Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Richmond Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to do some e

5 Great Patios to Visit on Dundas Place

1. The Squire Pub & Grill This brand new downtown patio boats a beautiful view of the completed portion of Dundas Place. The Squire Pub & Grill is right in the middle of all of the action, just steps from Budweiser Gardens, the Thames River and downtown events…what could be better? 2. FitzRay’s Restaurant and Lounge FitzRay’s is certainly a hidden gem. Their patio in on the corner of Dundas and Talbot Street – a great place to people watch as Londoners head towards Budweiser Gardens, Covent Garden Market and to local businesses. It's a longstanding street-side spot to enjoy a meal or beverage! 3. Gnosh Dining & Cocktails The beautiful patio at Gnosh Dining & Cocktails offers a great view

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