Archive for August, 2018

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City seek to complete a city-wide State of Good Repair audit of Parkland Trails

Bid info out now, The scope of work shall include but not be limited to the following:

High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) information on trails are to be captured, including surface type and firmness information, condition assessment, width, length, slope longitudinally and cross slope, as well as noting obstacles, specific deterioration issues and assessments with cost of the work to be done for bringing the trail to a “state of good repair”.

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Project Overview

The Preliminary Product Packages relating to trail assessments will be a detailed GIS dataset that can be queried in a variety of ways based on the data captured above. Please refer to final Phase 1 products available to best understand the data capture requirements. The GIS data is to be provided to the city in both MTM3 NAD 27 and UTM NAD 83 coordinate systems for convenience of use without need for re-projecting. A photo collection of condition assessment and documentation of obstacles with reference in the attributes of the GIS data is to be captured separately via an external thumb or hard drive depending on the quantity of images, see reference data in Appendix F.

The Vendor should be in regular contact with City project coordinator to confirm where they are working and when. Regular scheduled and unscheduled site meetings are to be expected to refine the data collected and the process for trail condition documentation.

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Work is to be invoiced by completion milestones, or on a monthly basis for work done to date whichever is preferred by the Vendor.

Full info below

Minimum invoiced amounts excluding GST is $1000.00.

.3 Consulting

Advanced Geomatics / Spatial Analysis capabilities are required for this project to prepare the required data on trails obtained in 3.1 and analyze this data to propose trail improvement priorities. Additionally, this data will be used for analysis with existing data to determine further trail assessment priority locations. City data available will be provided to the consultant to inform analysis. Examples of additional data available are City Centreline data (roads, rivers, trail alignment data (may partially be incomplete), program data, cycling infrastructure parkland routes, ravine data, environmentally significant areas, population density from 2016 Stats Can census data for Toronto neighbourhoods. Some specific examples of spatial analysis requirements applicable to this project:

 Weighted analysis by importance or by number of users on trails, ie. Solid Waste routes, Bike Way parkland routes, Discovery Paths, citywide connector trails such as Legacy Pan Am Path, etc, (this data is currently available in GIS format).

 Queried analysis to determine priorities of all one surface type, district area, slope range or other data variable, (this data is to be collected by the project proponent).

 Overlaid data analysis to determine population and anticipated user density in neighbourhoods throughout the City.

 Other analysis as determined appropriate as project proceeds.

 Priorities for assessment within the system will be prepared in advance for the successful proponent and sent via shapefile so the proponent can stay active during field collection available seasons. The City is open and receptive to input on trail assessment priorities in the later stages of the project based on experience and data collected to date by the proponent.

3.4 Work Products

It is expected that field and data analysis work can be done simultaneously and that there will be dedicated staff resources for both as needed for the project to progress as much as possible to completion, (The City of Toronto understands that there are specific weather issues with accurate data collection, and freezing, rainy or uncertain field conditions are not suitable or optimal data collection times). Based on the evaluation of the work performed by December 2018, future phases of the work will be scheduled for 2019. Trail assessments and data management and data analysis completed to date should be submitted as Final Work Product by December 31, 2018 for preliminary review.

3.5 Interim Work Products

It is expected that all highest priority remaining trails as identified by existing City analysis will be assessed and data collection and analysis will be completed on these assessments by November 10, 2018. A professional report based on preliminary information with recommendations for further work should be submitted as part of the preliminary work product indicating an opinion of those trails with next highest priority for assessment.

The work documentation in addition to a report will be GIS data (GIS shapefiles or Geodatabases) digitally provided to the City as well as photos logged on CD (or other media such as thumb or external drive) and tagged with GPS location information. The preliminary report will include:

Executive summary  Purpose of the report

Background information  Assessments conducted  Analysis conducted  Findings  Recommendations

3.6 Final Work Products

A professional report based on preliminary information with recommendations for further work should be submitted as part of the preliminary work product indicating an opinion of those trails with next highest priority for assessment as part of continuing trail audits citywide. As well the final report should indicate trail priorities for improvement/rehabilitation based on all data collected to date.

The work documentation in addition to a report will be GIS data (GIS shapefiles or Geodatabases) digitally provided to the City as well as photos logged on CD (or other media such as thumb or external drive) and tagged with descriptions and GPS location information. The final report will include:

 Executive summary  Purpose of the report  Background information  Assessments conducted  Analysis conducted  Findings  Recommendations

3.7 Proposed Schedule

These trail assessments are to take place citywide starting with the highest priority trails based on preliminary analysis conducted by the City.

A proposed schedule is outlined below for the selected proponent to confirm within 5 working days of Purchase Order release.

Junction Craft Makers Market Sept 16th 11am to 4pm Sunday

Sept 16 Junction Craft Brewing 150 Symes Road, Toronto
Come on out and enjoy a fresh, JCB pint while checking out some amazing Ontario Makers and their one of a kind, handcrafted products! Admission is free to all brewery guests’ Pop-up food w/ Vesta Lunch on wheels!
Confirmed vendors include: –
Danielle Emily Jewelry – @thefullmoonapothecary – Claire Manning Illustrations – bailiwick – Bella Buddha Beads – Sun and Stars Co. (screen printed kids clothes, prints, stuffies) – Sarah Cait Co. (illustrated prints and buttons) – pixel paper hearts – Sweet Artisan Candies – Creations Diana – Crazy Plant Lady – Outback Woodshack – @Happy-Paws-Bandanas-and-Bow-ties
***If you’re interested in being a vendor for this event, please contact Kim Lucas ( kim@junctioncraft.com )***

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Ward 18 and 19 and Junction Triangle Streetscape Construction planned by city.

City is requesting bids n the following. Closing date: September 10, 2018
at 12:00 Noon

Upcoming work bids request out now.
1219 Bloor St. W. & Margueretta St. (south west corner) – Improvements to paved side flankage by way of unit pavers, planter curbs, planting and a seat wall addition.

Wade Ave. and Lansdowne Ave. (south west corner) – Removals of existing overgrown vegetation and replace with concrete paving and one row of vine planting at building face.

Bloor St. W. and Concord Ave. Bump-out (south west corner) – Concrete curb replacement, planting and bollard reinstatement, river rock addition and one new tree planting.

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Runnymede Road & Annette St and Runny and St. Johns St to get Accessible Pedestrian Signals

While the intersections in the Junction which need them are ignored Runnymede Road & Annette St and Runny and St. Johns St Accessible Pedestrian Signals.

 1) Runnymede Road and Annette Street (PX0847) – Etobicoke

2) Runnymede Road and St. Johns Street (PX0848) – Etobicoke 

Scope of work:
The Contractor will be responsible for providing all the necessary resources to carry out, but not limited to, the following activities related to this project:

The Contractor shall be responsible for the installation of all required underground duct, handwells, ground plates, pole bases, poles and controller base. The Contractor is also responsible for the installation of all above ground traffic signal plant, APS units and pavement markings.

The Contractor shall also be responsible for the installation of concrete sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and other civil improvements related to the installation of the Accessible Pedestrian Signals.

Access to Toronto Hydro chambers and/or other confined spaces may be required as part of this work at some locations. The contractor must produce valid proof of certification from Toronto Hydro to the City of Toronto prior to awarding of contract. Refer to SS.8.

This Contract, including all site restorations, clean up, and rectification of all known deficiencies, must be completed by May 30, 2019.

On a location basis, all site restorations, clean-up and the rectification of any and all deficiencies are to be completed 90 days after the activation.

During construction the contractor with obey these working times.

Construction dates will be posted on this blog.

Construction Staging

Runnymede Road and Annette Street (PX0847)

Southbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the a.m. rush hours will be permitted. Northbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the p.m. rush hour will be permitted. Eastbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the a.m. rush hours will be permitted. Westbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the p.m. rush hour will be permitted

Runnymede Road and St. Johns Street (PX0848)

Southbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the a.m. rush hours will be permitted. Northbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the p.m. rush hour will be permitted. Eastbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the a.m. rush hours will be permitted. Westbound – the Contractor shall be allowed to occupy the curb lane from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. No obstruction to traffic lanes during the p.m. rush hour will be permitted

Toronto Water seeks to open Customer Care Centre at 275 Merton Street

Toronto Water is providing a newly organized Customer Care Centre at 275 Merton Street (approx. 23,00sf) in a dedicated, 2 storey, City of Toronto Facility. In order to accommodate the new Customer Care Center on the first floor, staff that are currently there will be re located to the second floor.

The majority of the construction will take place on the first floor. This will include, but not limited to, demolishing office fronts, relocating existing vertical power and communications chases, relocating existing lighting, retro-fitting pot lights, installing new feature lighting, providing a new light box, providing additional power and data, and connecting noted power to the proposed back-up generator. New audio visual solutions will be provided for the large meeting rooms and additional screens in the new Customer Care Centre. All audio visual equipment will be supplied and installed by a separate contractor. Necessary rough-in and infrastructure will be provided by the general contractor.

The construction is to be phased in accordance to the furniture reconfiguration phases. A furniture designer will be responsible for reconfiguring the existing furniture. They will breakdown existing workstations and rebuild them into the proposed layouts. The new furniture (consisting of new 120° stations, new meeting room furniture and new collaboration furniture) will be provided by a separate furniture vendor. The new furniture will be brought in phases which will coordinate with the furniture reconfiguration schedule. The general contractor is to coordinate with both furniture vendors and ensure the necessary construction and electrical work is completed to meet the furniture install needs.

Tiff seems to on everyones mind right now , here are two films to see.

 
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 SAM ESMAIL’S OUTLAW KING TO OPEN TIFF, Thursday, Sept. 6.

upcoming period drama Outlaw King will debut
PREMIERE AT TIFF as the Opening Night Film of the Toronto Film
Festival on Thursday, Sept. 6.

“HOMECOMING” SERIES, TRAILER RELEASED STARRING JULIA ROBERTS
  upcoming series “Homecoming,” directed by
“Mr. Robot’s” Sam Esmail and starring Julia
Roberts will have its world premiere at the 2018
Toronto International Film Festival, before debuting
on Amazon November 2.

Disney LA early on showing undeveloped surrounding area.

Average weight of a railway intermodal trailer car without the truck trailer

With a weight of 273,000 lbs, a railway intermodal trailer car is heavy. One reason trains in Collisions with automobiles are so  dangerous.