EllisDon is now on-site at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) working to build the hospital’s redevelopment project. Below is a summary of construction activities currently occurring on the campus. For more information about any of the construction updates below or to sign up for regular email updates contact: @email
Hours of Construction
On April 8, 2020 the Government announced that in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, they are now extending construction hours for essential construction projects, like in the health care sector, to 24 hours a day. This change was implemented by the Government to help accelerate construction activity and enable employers like EllisDon to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of workers on their job sites during COVID-19.
While EllisDon has shared that they do not intend to ramp up onsite activities to 24/7, they have notified the Hospital that there will be times when additional shifts and deliveries are made onsite outside the regular hours of construction previously in place.
Excavation activity at corner of Knight StEEt and Sammon Avenue
On July 23 – 25 from 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM an EllisDon contractor will be conducting investigative work within the parking pad in front of the hospital’s Power Plant at the corner of Sammon Avenue and Knight Street.
For the duration of this work there will be two trucks onsite: a vacuum excavation vehicle which will insert a long hose into the ground on hospital property, and a restoration vehicle which will repair the holes once the excavation and examination is complete.
Neighbours can expect to hear noise from the idling trucks and loud intermittent noises as the contractor conducts the excavation (by vacuuming earth and water into a tank). Excavation activities will begin after 7:00 AM. Pedestrian and vehicular pathways will be maintained for the duration of this work.
Construction Traffic Flow Plan
The Traffic Flow Plan for Michael Garron Hospital’s redevelopment project currently directs construction vehicles to travel both east and west on Sammon Avenue between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues. While EllisDon is committed to minimizing the impact construction activities have on the surrounding neighbourhood whenever possible, Sammon Avenue is a road that must be utilized in order to grant ongoing access to the hospital’s construction site. EllisDon receives many large deliveries each and every day and as such having vehicles enter/exit both east and west on Sammon Avenue helps to maintain the traffic flow. In addition, some of EllisDon’s larger trade vehicles have issues reversing onsite and making right hand turns and therefore heading east on Sammon Avenue helps to ensure drivers can safely maneuver larger vehicles and their loads.
As per City of Toronto Bylaw 950, Sammon Avenue can be utilized to get to and from the site for the purpose of delivery, collection or providing services as the construction site is accessed directly from this road.
If you have any questions or concerns related to traffic routing please contact the hospital’s redevelopment department at @email
MGH’s parking lot has moved to make way for construction of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre. Learn more about where to park during your next visit.
Once complete, MGH’s Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre will have four levels of underground vehicular and bicycle parking, increasing the spots available on campus and minimizing traffic congestion on the surrounding streets.