All posts by Donna Mcfarlane

* Construction Update

January 2019

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2019/04/mirvish-village-development-progressing-bathurst-and-bloor

“Meanwhile, work is getting going on the second phase, set to last for 18 months total. The second phase of construction includes the installation of footings and foundations, waterproofing, and the start of work on the central plant for a “Neighbourhood Energy System.” The third and final phase of construction will last 9-to-10 months, consisting of above-grade forming, installation of precast and glass exterior finishes, interior works, and work on landscaping, a new park, and a market.”

* Mirvish Village’s Public Art

“Mirvish Village will have a number of Stella-designed sculptures that, like the original painting, will use a combination of abstract geometric shapes and bright fluorescent colours. The sculptures offer a more modern take on the original painting’s concept, similar to how the redeveloped Mirvish Village will modernize the traits of its previous iteration.”

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2018/10/mirvish-village-public-art-plan-pays-tribute-sites-past

* Mirvish Village Redevelopment wins Planning Award

“The jury was impressed with the holistic design approach to this urban infill project. It strives to achieve a balance between heritage conservation, transit-supportive density, respectful integration and preservation of the uniqueness of the site with existing neighbourhood contexts, a high quality urban public realm and green development, including local district energy systems. It also engaged with the City and the neighbourhoods through an innovative and iterative approach to site planning. “

The Canadian Institute of Planners’ annual Awards

https://www.cip-icu.ca/Honours-Awards/Awards-for-Planning-Excellence-Recipientshttps://www.cip-icu.ca/Honours-Awards/Awards-for-Planning-Excellence-Recipients

*Can construction noise affect your health?

“An Ipsos Reid polled commissioned by Municipal Licensing and Standards suggests residents are most concerned about noise caused by construction and/or heavy equipment due to residential and commercial building construction.”

Link to CBC podcast of White coat, Black Art : How loud noises can affect your heart https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/how-loud-noises-can-affect-your-heart-1.4911172

The World Health Organization’s report indicates that the louder the noise the quicker it adversely affects health:http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/383921/noise-guidelines-eng.pdf

Revamping Toronto’s Noise Bylaws, CBC News, Jan 28, 2019 : https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-wants-public-to-weigh-in-on-revamping-noise-bylaw-1.4992136

Link to City of Toronto study https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-104524.pdf