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Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

 

 

In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the steel pile created path for the River.

 

“160,000 square feet of steel sheet piling was driven along the edge to contain the embankment at a height of eight feet above the normal river level. The portion of the embankment adjacent to the piling has been backfilled with slag, since its lighter weight will reduce the dead load on the piling.”

Excerpt From
BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO DEPT. OF ROADS.
METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. DEPT. OF ROADS

1962 to 1964

 

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A lot size as common in the Junction with a new house under construction, the perils and beauty of a small thin lot.

 

Rebuilding major parts of a Junction house to gain additional space and a better layout for current desired living use has become easier than ever with the growth of more designers and contractors with the experience and knowledge to perform such work.

Shown in these photos is a house which is just like your adversary Junction house located in the east end of the city where rebuilding the house was a more economical choice than renovations with the way the owners wanted to use the house.

The photos here hi-light the protection and strengthening of the houses on either side of the lot wherE the house is being replaced. You can see at the earth to building interface the new concrete used to underpin the neighbouring houses.

 

 

Below is an interesting photo with the backhoe say in the narrow space between the surrounding houses.


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