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First meeting of York Quay construction committee answers questions about 302-spot underground lot

Construction is to begin in the next couple of weeks on the underground parking lot between York and Queens quays.

The much-delayed schedule was confirmed at the first meeting of the Construction Liaison Committee for what's being called the York Quay "revitalization" at the beginning of January. The committee was struck to deal with community questions regarding the project, scheduled to be finished by the summer of 2012.

The first step in construction, according to builder Ellis Don's project manager Anthony Bisanti, will be the concrete caissons being dug in to provide a structural framework for the lot. The work will go on weekdays from 7am to 7pm until Victoria Day, and will stop an hour earlier from Victoria Day to next Thanksgiving. When Saturday work is necessary, it will run between 9am and 6pm.

The especially noisy caisson phase of the work is expected to be finished before the spring.

The project is replacing 212 surface parking spots on a 1.4-hectare site with 302 underground spots.

The next meeting of the liaison committee has been scheduled for two weeks after construction commences.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Samantha Gileno

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