CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

New Construction Notice - Archives of Ontario/York Research Building

CSBO New Construction Notice - Archives of Ontario/York Research Building
Notification on behalf of Mike Markicevic, Assistant Vice-President, Campus Services & Business Operations

New Construction Notice – Archives of Ontario/York Research Building

This is to notify York University members that construction of the new Archives of Ontario/York University Building is about to begin on the vacant parcel of land between the east end of York Lanes and Ian Macdonald Blvd. When complete in March 2009, the complex will house the main public facility of the Archives of Ontario (100,000 square feet), as well as about 120,000 square feet of new research and administrative space for York. A second phase of the building will provide future access to the proposed York University station on the extended Spadina Subway line, and will be connected internally to the York Lanes retail mall.

Commencing in early April 2007, the following activities will be happening at the site:
  • Trees within the pedestrian area at the south end of the site will be removed and replanted elsewhere on the Keele campus;
  • Covered hoarding will be placed along the east and south frontages of the site (i.e. at the VIVA transit stops, and along the north side of the Common. The north and west frontages of the site will have uncovered hoarding;
  • Following hoarding, the site will be stripped of topsoil and leveled, after which the drilling of foundation caissons will begin.
There should be minimal disruption to the community during this initial stage. Heavier construction will proceed following the completion of classes at the end of April. Once construction peaks, pedestrian and traffic flows around the project site will be affected. The contractor for the project will take all necessary precautions to ensure community members are safe at all times, include posting of warning signs, use of flag persons to direct pedestrians and traffic, and scheduling certain activities at off-peak times.

York University Development Corporation is managing this construction project on behalf of the University.



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