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Update: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation - January 26, 2017

The Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation team will be completing additional underground utility work in the Rosehill Reservoir area, including in the Pumping Station. This work will take place on Friday, January 27th, 2017, between 7am and 7pm. A small work crew will on site to:

·         Confirm the horizontal alignment of underground utilities;

·         Measure watermain manholes, catch basins, chambers, and valve control boxes; 

·         Implement temporary field markings, if required to assist with the above tasks.

To complete this work, contractor vehicle access to the Pump House via Little Park will be required. There will be no noise or construction equipment associated with this work, and every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

For more information, please visit the project website: www.toronto.ca/rosehill

Cheers

Kate

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&AA
City of Toronto

Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
kate.nelischer@toronto.ca

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Update: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation - November 23, 2016

Since fall 2015 the project team has enjoyed extensive discussions with many interested stakeholders, including meetings with the Rosehill Garden volunteers, meetings with local residents, a meeting with the Summerhill Residents' Association Board, a presentation to the Summerhill Residents' Association membership, and discussions with other site users. In recent weeks the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation project team has received many comments and questions from local residents. The City is grateful for the time and effort the community is dedicating to this project, and appreciates the feedback provided.

The project team had originally planned to host a Public Open House in November 2016. However, in response to comments received from the community we have decided to postpone this event in order to allow for additional work to be completed. We apologize for this change in schedule, but feel this will afford the project team more time to incorporate feedback.

We will provide updates when a Public Open House date has been set. This event is anticipated to take place in early 2017.

Please feel free to contact me with questions. You can also visit the project website for more information: www.toronto.ca/rosehill

Cheers

Kate

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca

Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



Update: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation - September 13, 2016

You are receiving this email as part of the email list for the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation.

As per the Notice of Site Work (Oct. 26, 2015), additional topographical survey work will be completed from September 20 to 22. A survey crew will be on site to complete the topographical survey work.

There is minimal noise associated with this work and no pedestrian or vehicle traffic should be affected. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

Work will take place from 7am to 7pm. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Visit the project webpage for information: www.toronto.ca/rosehill

Cheers,

Kate

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca

Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation Update

You are receiving this email as part of the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation mailing list.

I sent an email on August 12, 2016 advising of the upcoming City of Toronto's Urban Forestry tree removal work in David A. Balfour Park. After receiving a number of questions, I would like to provide further clarification. The majority of trees slated for removal are ash trees that have been infected by Emerald Ash Borer and have become hazardous. In addition, there is a small number of other dead or dying trees not infected by Emerald Ash Borer that will be removed. These additional trees are potentially hazardous and require mitigation. 

I also want to draw your attention to the notice prepared by Forestry (see below), which advises that in addition to tree removal Forestry will prune some living trees in order to get larger equipment onto the site to mitigate the hazards. This notice is also available on the project website: www.toronto.ca/rosehill

This work is initiated and managed by Forestry, and questions should be directed to Kristjan Vitols, Supervisor of Special Projects, Urban Forest Renewal: kvitols@toronto.ca.

Cheers

Kate
Kate
Nelischer

Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



Notice to Residents August 2016 Re: Plans for Ash Tree Removal in David A Balfour Park

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has had a devastating effect in Toronto resulting in thousands of ash trees dying. In order to keep streets, parks and neighbouring properties safe, Urban Forestry conducts removals of trees that are dead or dying due to EAB.

The ravine portion of David A Balfour Park, within the red lines below, has been identified as a priority site for ash tree removals in order to mitigate potentially hazardous trees.

Approximately, one hundred and thirty (130) potentially hazardous trees have been marked for removal using a dot of orange paint. Because large, specialized equipment is required on this site, preparation, consisting of tree pruning and the removal of a small number of trees adjacent to access routes is required.

Preparatory work will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2016, and tree removals will begin on Monday, August 15, 2016. This work is expected to take a number of weeks to complete and access to certain portions of the park will be restricted during work hours.

For more information, please contact Kristjan Vitols, Supervisor, Urban Forest Renewal at 416-338-5910 or kvitols@toronto.ca



Update: As per the Notice of Site Work (Oct. 26, 2015), additional tree inventory and topographical survey work will be completed over the weeks of June 6 and June 13.

Arborists and a survey crew will be on site assessing, measuring, and tagging trees in order to complete the inventory. This tree inventory began in 2015, but was not completed as tree health cannot be accurately assessed during wintertime.

Based on this tree inventory, a registered arborist will complete an arborist report and tree preservation plan as outlined by the City's ‘Guidelines for Completion of an Arborist Report’ and ‘Building Toronto Together: A Development Guide’. All memorial trees on the Rosehill Reservoir property will also be included in the arborist report. The tree inventory and preservation plan will be included in the Rosehill Reservoir upgrades construction tender package.

Trees located within the Rosehill Reservoir property line, Little Park and David A. Balfour Park will be the focus of the inventory. There may be a need to assess a limited number of trees on private property that overhang the property line. Access to properties adjacent to the David A. Balfour Park will mostly likely not be required to complete the tree inventory. If there is a need, property owners will be notified ahead of time. There is minimal noise associated with this work and no pedestrian or vehicle traffic should be affected. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

Upon completion of construction, the arborist will also complete a post- construction tree inventory of all areas impacted by the construction activities. You will be notified if there are any significant changes to the construction schedule or work to be undertaken.

Work will take place from 7am to 7pm. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Please visit the project website: www.toronto.ca/rosehill

Cheers,

Kate

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON
M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO




Update: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation - May 25, 2016

As per the Notice of Site Work (Nov. 10, 2015), additional investigation and assessment work will be completed over two days during the week of May 30 and will include the following:

Flushing and CCTV survey of yard piping around the north perimeter of the reservoir off of Rosehill Avenue. Visual inspection and assessment of eleven manhole structures around the perimeter of the reservoir and within David A. Balfour Park.  

Work will begin at 8am.

Construction equipment will be required to access David A. Balfour Park from Rosehill Avenue and Avoca Avenue and there will be some noise associated with the use of the vacuum equipment required as part of the flushing of the yard piping. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience associated with the above works. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Cheers,

Kate

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation activities - update March 15, 2016
 
You are receiving this email as part of the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation mailing list.
 
Crews will be working on the Rosehill Reservoir tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, starting at 9am. This work is expected to be completed by 5pm. We apologize for this short notice.
 
This work will include mechanical pipe testing within the valve house, at the southern edge of the Reservoir. To accomplish this, a cube van and diesel compressor will be parked outside of the valve house. This equipment will cause some noise throughout the day. 
 
The work outlined above will help to facilitate the project design, and is a necessary preparation for the planned upgrades to the reservoir. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
 
Sincerely,
Kate
 
 
Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



​Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation activities - update February 19, 2016

Good afternoon
 
You are receiving this email as part of the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation mailing list, in follow-up to earlier emails sent yesterday and this morning.
 
Further to the Notice of Site Work (Nov. 10, 2015, available here), additional work will be completed next week.
Further investigation of the waterproofing membrane on the reservoir roof is required. As such, a work crew will be on site Monday, February 22, 2016 to complete the inspection and sampling of the existing waterproofing membrane on the reservoir roof. This will include the following:
  • At the five locations where snow fencing is currently installed, test pits will be dug using a mini-excavator and by hand using shovels to expose the top of the reservoir roof structure. This is required so that the existing waterproofing membrane can be inspected and samples of the membrane collected.
  • The test pits will subsequently be reinstated and protected by snow fencing until sod can be installed in the Spring.
Access to David A. Balfour Park via Avoca Avenue will be required for the excavation equipment, and there will be some noise associated with the use of this equipment. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience associated with the above works.
The work outlined above will help to facilitate the project design, and is necessary preparation for the planned upgrades to the reservoir. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, and my apologies for the multiple emails regarding this issue.
 
Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO



Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation activities - update February 19, 2016


Good morning
 
You received the email below yesterday through the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation mailing list.
 
Unfortunately, our project team has had to adjust the schedule and the work will not be completed today. You will receive an email with the revised date of site work. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
 
Cheers
Kate

 



Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation activities - update February 18, 2016
Good afternoon
 
You are receiving this email as part of the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation Mailing list.
 
Further to the Notice of Site Work (Nov. 10, 2015, available here), additional work will be completed this week.
Further investigation of the waterproofing membrane on the reservoir roof is required. As such, a work crew will be on site February 19, 2016 to complete the inspection and sampling of the existing waterproofing membrane on the reservoir roof. This will include the following:
  • At the five locations where snow fencing is currently installed, test pits will be dug using a mini-excavator and by hand using shovels to expose the top of the reservoir roof structure. This is required so that the existing waterproofing membrane can be inspected and samples of the membrane collected.
  • The test pits will subsequently be reinstated and protected by snow fencing until sod can be installed in the Spring.
Access to David A. Balfour Park via Avoca Avenue will be required for the excavation equipment, and there will be some noise associated with the use of this equipment. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience associated with the above works.
The work outlined above will help to facilitate the project design, and is necessary preparation for the planned upgrades to the reservoir. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
 
Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolved

 


Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation activities - January/February

As you may know the roof of the Reservoir will need to be waterproofed, mostly likely scheduled for late 2016 or in 2017.

A community consultation process will be established

Below is an email from Kate Neilscher who will most likely coordinate the consultation process.  Please feel free to contact her in advance about matters that, in your view, will deserve scrutiny and discussion during  that process.

The first trace of activity is the installation of groundwater monitoring equipment, to stay in place for a year of so.  (See below)


Good afternoon

You are receiving this email as part of the mailing list for the Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation project.

Further to the Notice of Site Work (Nov. 10, 2015, available online (here), additional work will be completed this January. 

A work crew will be on site January 14 and 15, 2016 to complete the underground utility locates.

The geotechnical and structural investigation work will be completed on January 22 and 25, 2016 and include the following:

·         Test pits will be dug using hydrovac/backhoe equipment to expose the top of the reservoir roof structure so that the existing waterproofing membrane can be inspected and the concrete roof structure can be tested.
·         Borehole drilling equipment will be used to install a narrow shaft known as a Piezometer to monitor groundwater levels. The Piezometer will sit approximately flush with the ground and will be padlocked to provide access for ongoing ground water measurements upwards of 1 year.
·         Borehole drilling equipment will also collect pavement and soil samples from the valve house parking lot and other locations within the Rosehill Reservoir site.
·         The test pits and boreholes will subsequently be reinstated and protected by snow fencing until sod can be installed in the Spring.

Access to David A. Balfour Park will be required for the hydrovac/backhoe and borehole drilling equipment, and there will be some noise associated with the use of this equipment. Every effort will be made to reduce any inconvenience associated with the above works. 

The work outlined above will help to facilitate the project design, and is necessary preparation for the planned upgrades to the reservoir. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
 
Cheers

Kate 

Kate Nelischer
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-392-4360
knelischer@toronto.ca
Follow us on Twitter - @GetInvolvedTO

 
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