As you may have already noticed, the construction for 1445 Wellington St. West began this week.
Although a pre-construction meeting is being planned by Jeff Leiper's office, unfortunately, Mizhari is moving ahead before this pre-construction meeting can take place. Here is the initial construction schedule:
Week of October 21, 2019:
October 21 – Fast Fence Around 1445 Wellington installed by EOD
October 22 – 1445 Demolition Begins
October 25 – 1445 Demolition Tentative Completion
October 25 – Backfill Demolition
Week of October 28, 2019:
October 30 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 31 – Bell will begin to remove poles at North-side of site (behind Sales Center)
October 31 – Disconnects scheduled for 1451 Wellington
November 1 – Mobilization of Drill Rig
Week of November 4, 2019:
November 4 – Mobilization for Demolition of 1451 Wellington
Sadly, the parklette is being impacted by the construction. Mizhari decided that in order for them to build this project, they need to stage in the parklette, which will require the trees to be cut down. Clearly, the WVCA is not happy with this decision. The alternative option would have seen them stage on the Wellington West sidewalk and part of the road. Obviously, this is not ideal as well and would greatly impact the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Mizrahi is paying the City for the tree loss and new trees will be planted in the parklette when that is being developed.