A statement from our construction partners, PCL Construction:
PCL understands that at times construction can be disruptive for neighbouring communities and we want to ensure that, in partnership with CAMH, we continue to place the utmost consideration and attention to balancing the needs of the local community as these buildings rise from their foundations.
In Toronto, noise-generating construction activities are permitted to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Any noise-generating work outside of these hours requires a permit to be granted by the City of Toronto. It is common practice for construction projects to apply for and receive consecutive noise by-law exemptions during the excavation, concrete and building enclosure phases of construction.
PCL currently has a noise bylaw exemption permit in place for the hour between 6 and 7 a.m. (Monday to Friday) that allows the use of the tower cranes to unload materials from trucks to prepare for the day’s activities. After the trucks are unloaded by the crane, they must remain on site until after 7 a.m. to prevent noise caused by their back-up beepers. This permit is currently in place until September 26 and does not allow for regular construction activities until 7 a.m.
In congested urban locations, such as Toronto, construction methodology relies heavily on ‘just in time’ materials deliveries, as well as weather and applications to complete work outside of the regular governed hours. This makes pinpointing exact dates for the use of the exemption difficult to forecast and susceptible to frequent change. As such, PCL only uses the exemption as needed and remains committed to ensuring the work that happens between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. causes minimal disruption.
If you have any questions or concerns, or wish to be kept updated on the progress of the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project, please contact CAMH at: Redevelopment.firstname.lastname@example.org.