Resolved: Kerr Hall Quad restorations
Update: The Quad restoration project is complete. Orange fencing will remain in the Quad over the winter months to protect the planted area from snowplows, and arborist work is expected to be complete by the end of the mid-year break on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
November 30, 2018
Update: The contractors in the Quad have been demobilizing and hoarding has been removed. A small area with new sod will remain fenced off to protect the new grass. Starting December 19, arborists will begin work to remove a tree that is growing into the side of Kerr Hall North and they will also be trimming some large hazardous branches.
November 12, 2018
Update: The centre of the Quad is expected to remain hoarded until late November to protect the new sod from damage. Trenching for the Quad draining issue is complete, but the northeast corner of the Quad will remain hoarded. Please continue to observe all signage in and around the area.
September 12, 2018
Update: The centre of the Quad is expected to remain hoarded until late October to allow for the completion of resodding and seeding, which requires several weeks to stabilize. During this time, it is essential that people stay off the grass to avoid any damage or delays. Please continue to observe all signage in and around the area.
September 6, 2018
Update: Part of the Kerr Hall Quad has reopened to the public now that preliminary restoration work to the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) drainage system is complete. The centre section will remain closed for the next four weeks to allow for grass resodding, and the northeast corner is hoarded to allow for accessibility improvements. Please observe all signage in and around the area.
July 10, 2018
Update: The Kerr Hall Quad is now closed to the public as the contractor is onsite and has begun preparing for planned work. Emergency exits from Kerr Hall and access to the RAC will be maintained at all times. Please observe all signage in and around the site.
May 25, 2018
As part of the public realm improvements, the Kerr Hall Quad will undergo a planned closure beginning in June to allow for significant and necessary restoration work to the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) drainage system. Additional work in the Quad includes accessibility improvements to entranceways in the northwest and northeast corners.
The project timeline is subject to change depending upon weather and site conditions. Any confirmed timeline updates will be reflected in this service alert.
The following table was last updated on November 30, 2018.
|Centre of Quad||Resodding of grass||No access||Complete|
|Northeast and northwest corners of Quad||
Entrance upgrade for accessibility, including:
|Door access will be restricted in this area during project work||Complete|
How this may impact you
During construction, access to the Quad will be restricted to project workers only. Neighbouring spaces (such as the RAC, Ryerson Theatre, Kerr Hall labs and classrooms, etc.) are expected to remain open and accessible.
Every effort will be made to reduce the negative impact of this work, however some noise and debris will be unavoidable. Signage will be posted to identify safe and accessible alternate routes where applicable.
Questions or concerns?
For specific questions about the Quad work, please contact Jule Mycan, project manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 7832 or 416-722-9510.
For general questions, please contact the FMD Help Desk at email@example.com or 416-979-5091.
For after-hours concerns, please contact Security and Emergency Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-979-5040. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.