New Albert Street Residence

Overview

A new five-storey, 334-bed Albert Street student residence on the main campus is set to open in Fall 2022. The building targets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. 
 
Five university-owned houses previously occupied the building site, chosen after three potential locations were analyzed in March 2019 by external firms Diamond Schmitt Architects and Shoalts & Zaback. Two charming houses were retained and integrated into the new building design to capture some of their histories. The Site Plan Approval from the City of Kingston ensures standards for developing the land are respected, and includes the planting of butternut trees in the protected area of the arboretum in front of Summerhill. 

The new residence will help support slight undergraduate enrollment growth in 2022 and provide student living space as we renovate some of our older residences. We will continue to work to mitigate construction impacts to area residents by informing them of potential disruptions.

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Project Updates

Dear Campus Neighbours

We are pleased to note that paving of the laneway is complete, and the lane re-opened to traffic end of day on June 17 as scheduled. An additional two-day closure is now required to replace the sidewalk where the lane meets Albert Street.


Please note that the laneway will be closed to all traffic for the entirety of Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7 to allow for the excavation, forming and pouring of the Albert Street sidewalk. The laneway will re-open to personal vehicle traffic on Friday, July 8 in the morning. Heavy trucks may be asked to wait longer before driving over the sidewalk depending on cure times (we will update this notice should it be required).


As we have done in the past, affected parties that use the laneway to access parking will be provided with temporary parking across Albert Street in our Tindall surface lot (Albert @ Union) at no charge while work is completed. Additional parking at no charge is also available at our parking lot located at the former Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (235 Frontenac Street).


Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Project News & Links

View the site plan approval documentation (record #D11-036-2019) via the City of Kingston’s Development and Services Hub.

Queen’s University Gazette articles 

As communicated through direct mail and electronically on April 11, 2022, please be advised that paving of the laneway is set to start next week, on Monday, May 30th.


The recent strikes across some Ontario trades have been resolved. The strikes did impact many trades timetables and was less predictable than we would have liked, however, to maintain the construction timetable, we are advised that paving work must now start on Monday – we apologize for not being able to provide you with the detailed timetable any sooner.


As a reminder, this work will require a full closure of the laneway for a period of three weeks, finishing on Friday, June 17, and represents the last anticipated significant disruption of access to the laneway through the construction of the new residence and marks a major milestone towards project completion. This longer closure is required to allow our contractors the necessary access to complete all works including excavation, filling, grading, curb installation, and applying the asphalt. 


As we have done in the past, affected parties that use the laneway to access parking will be provided with temporary parking across Albert Street in our Tindall surface lot (Albert @ Union) at no charge while work is completed. We have also noted that demand at the Tindall lot has been high lately and to ensure there is adequate parking available, the University will also make additional spots available throughout the period at our parking lot located at the former Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (235 Frontenac Street).


Thank you to those that have elected to allow the contractor to access the edge of your property, and for your patience and cooperation throughout this project. We are excited that we are now reaching the conclusion of the work and that the facility will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2022.


Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Dear Campus Neighbours,

Queen’s will be closing the laneway adjacent to the Albert Street residence to all traffic on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7 AM – 5 PM to facilitate the crane lift of engineering equipment onto the roof of the new building. There will be no closure on May 16th.

This change in timing to the original date is being made both in consideration of forecasted rain for Monday, May 16, and in response to several collective bargaining units in the Ontario construction industry that remain on strike and are impacting the General Contractor’s ability to schedule required work on the site.

Queen’s recognizes ongoing strikes add a level of uncertainty to our planning and has led to short-notice changes. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding as we do our best to minimize the impacts to our neighbours and to our project.

As with prior interruptions, parkers will be able to utilize the neighbouring Tindall surface lot for the day at no charge should they need access to their vehicle during that time (see diagram). No parking pass is necessary to use the designated lot.

Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Alternate parking is available at no charge on the Tindall surface parking lot, located at the southeast corner of Union Street and Albert Street (see attached image).

April 11, 2022

Pending Laneway Improvements to Require Temporary Laneway Closure In June 2022

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Queen’s University will be making significant improvements to the shared laneway located between the new residence and the neighbouring properties. This work represents the last anticipated disruption of access to the laneway and marks a major milestone towards project completion.

Work is currently planned for three weeks in June 2022. Specific dates will be communicated closer to June as the details are determined. Allowing for weather delays, we anticipate requiring a three-week closure to allow our contractors the necessary access to complete all works including excavation, filling, grading, curb installation, and applying the asphalt. The University has reached out directly to the owners of the abutting properties as it prepares to undertake this important work.

As we have done in the past, affected parties that use the laneway to access parking will be provided with temporary parking across Albert Street in our Tindall surface lot at no charge while work is completed.

Thank you for the patience and cooperation you have exhibited throughout this project. We are excited that we are now reaching the conclusion of the work and that the facility will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2022.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

February 24, 2021

Notice of Work in Laneway, March 8 – 31, 2021

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Please be advised there will be work taking place in March that will necessitate the use of heavy equipment and ongoing intermittent closures throughout the day of the laneway around the residence project worksite.

Crews will be undertaking work to infill around the building foundation along the west and north sides of the building from March 8 – 31. Work will begin along the west wall and make its way north and then east following the foundation. Due to the narrow work area, fill material must be dumped as close as possible to the foundation and then moved into place with an excavator.

This work will cause ongoing intermittent laneway closures of 15 minute durations throughout the daytime (7 am – 5 pm), with access available between loads for 30 – 45 minutes before the next interruption. The worksite will be secured every evening. No impediment to laneway access after-hours is anticipated.

We appreciate this activity is disruptive, and we have arranged to provide alternate parking in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect is being installed on site.  

We apologize for any disturbance these activities cause and we thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

 

Area and Direction of Infilling Work and Available Alternate Parking

April 29th, 2022

Notice of Albert Street laneway closure, Wednesday, May 4th, 9AM – 2 PM

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Please note that on Wednesday May 4th, between the hours of 9 AM – 2 PM, the laneway area west of the Albert Street residence building will be closed to all traffic to allow for work to take place on the area sewers (see diagram).

As with prior interruptions, parkers will be able to utilize the neighbouring Tindall surface lot for the day at no charge should they need access to their vehicle during that time. No parking pass is necessary in the designated lot.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding while this important work is carried out.

Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to newresidenceproject@queensu.ca

 

January 14, 2022

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Please note that on Friday, January 14ththe laneway around the residence project will be closed to all traffic between 7 AM and 6 PM to facilitate the craning of a generator onto the roof of the Albert Street residence. Due to the nature of the work the laneway will be inaccessible for the duration of the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding while this important work is carried out.

Anyone that may require access to their vehicle during this period of work is welcome to park free of charge in the Tindall surface parking lot for the day (beginning the night of January 13th). No parking pass will be required.

Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

December 8, 2020

Utility power outage for some Albert Street and Bader Lane properties on December 12

Utilities Kingston advises that workers will be installing high voltage overhead electric lines to poles along Albert Street on behalf of electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation on Saturday, December 12 between 8 am and 2 pm (approximate timing). This work is being done to support the university’s Albert Street residence project, which is under construction on the west side of Albert Street at Union Street.

 Students with exams scheduled for December 12 are asked to review the information below to ascertain if they may be impacted by this outage.

 There will be no power to the following civic addresses while work is in progress:

  • 184-186 Union Street (Queen’s Day Care)
  • 108, 120, 130, 134 and 138 Albert Street
  • Construction site for Queen’s New Residence (formerly 142-154 Albert Street)
  • 32 and 51 Bader Lane

 Please note:

  • Occupants in the affected addresses should power down computers and sensitive equipment prior to 8 am on Saturday, December 12.
  • 96 Albert Street will not be impacted by this outage.
  • Existing Queen’s Residences will not be impacted by this outage.
  • Weather conditions, emergencies, or other factors may prevent work from being conducted on the scheduled date forcing postponement to an alternate date.

 For more information, please visit www.utilitieskingston.com or call the Utilities Kingston Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000.

November 6, 2020

NOTICE OF UNDERGROUND WORKS CONSTRUCTION

Please be advised that there will be underground construction undertaken along Albert Street beginning November 9, 2020, with expected completion by December 31, 2020.

Access along Albert Street and to the laneway adjacent to the university’s new residence site may be interrupted on occasion, but access will be maintained throughout the work.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, most employees are working remotely. Questions should be submitted via email to newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Location of Works (indicated by orange highlight)

October 14, 2020

Pre-Construction Survey Notice
Development of Albert Street Student Residence
Kingston, Ontario


Dear Resident/Owner,


Graham Construction & Engineering Inc (Graham), on behalf of Queen University, will soon be constructing a new five-story student residence located on Albert Street on the Northside of campus. Based on the project requirements, DST Consulting Engineers Inc. has been retained Graham to perform pre-construction surveys of the buildings in the vicinity of the project noted above.


Generally, pre-construction surveys are conducted as a measure to alleviate concerns expressed by the property owners in the vicinity of the construction activities. The surveys will also provide a baseline for assessment and evaluation of any issues arising during and after completion of the construction operations. Pre-construction surveys are only intended to provide a representative sampling of pre-existing deficiencies that are present in every building, but not an exhaustive exercise of recording all minute cracks and deformities in every building component.


The survey will take approximately one hour to complete, depending on the size of your building, and is free of charge to the building/homeowner. This will entail recording the existing conditions of the exterior of your building and landscape using video cameras, by DST staff. If you wish to have your home or building surveyed, or a portion of it surveyed, please contact our Project Coordinator, Tony at 613-858-2287 or at telasmar@dstgroup.com to book an appointment with DST at your earliest convenience. We will respond to your request no later than two (2) business days. If you do not wish to have the survey done, please also notify us.


Typically, both interior and exterior surveys are performed, however due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the surveys will be conducted on the exterior of the building only. Alternatively, we recommend that you complete an interior survey of your property and this information can be submitted to DST if you wish. This information may be used in the future to assist all parties involved in the unlikely event that damage is caused to any buildings during construction operations. Please note, your interior survey should include dated photographs and/or videos.
We would like to take this opportunity to explain the precautionary measures we have put in place to allow this important work to proceed safely:

  • The DST representative will knock on your door and step back to ensure a two-meter distance has been created. DST personnel will be wearing gloves and a face mask.
  • You will be asked for your consent for us to proceed with the exterior survey of your property.
    • If you wish to reschedule or decline the survey, we will not proceed.
    • If you provide consent, we request that you unlock any locked gate in advance of the DST representative’s visit. This will further support physical distancing while the DST representative pursues the external review.
  • During the exterior survey, the DST representative will use a video camera to capture the existing exterior conditions of your building and landscaping features.

If you decline an exterior survey, you may also choose to complete your own exterior survey prior to the commencement of construction activities. As mentioned above, the survey should include dated photographs and/or video and they can be submitted to DST if you wish. Please note that an exterior survey of publicly viewable/accessible areas of your property will be carried out if we are unsuccessful in reaching you. In order to remain impartial, and in compliance with the Privacy Act (PIPED), the records from DST’s survey as well as any provided to DST will remain in DST’s Ottawa office and will only be released if there is a claim filed in writing, and with the authorization of the property owner.

For more information about the new residence at Albert street, please visit the Albert Street Building Page or contact newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and your patience and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


Yours very truly,
DST Consulting Engineers Inc.

DST Consulting Engineers Inc., A Division of Englobe


 

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Dear Campus Neighbours,

Please note that on Wednesday May 11th, between the hours of 7 AM – 2 PM, the laneway area west of the Albert Street residence building will be closed to all traffic to allow for work to take place on the area sewers (see diagram).

As with prior interruptions, parkers will be able to utilize the neighbouring Tindall surface lot for the day at no charge should they need access to their vehicle during that time. No parking pass is necessary in the designated lot.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding while this important work is carried out.

Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Dear Campus Neighbour,

This week is Move-in week for first-year students, which is taking place over four days rather than one, as an added measure to ensure we have a Safe Return to campus.

Unfortunately there have been some large student gatherings on streets near campus with some students not respecting current public health guidelines that are still in effect. We are working closely with our community partners to address this behaviour as reflected in yesterday’s message from Principal Deane and Zaid Kasim, President of the Alma Mater Society. Principal Deane also noted publicly that we will continue working with the authorities who will refer cases to us of students who receive tickets or any other kind of penalty to bring them under the privy of the student code, and make them subject of the university’s disciplinary policies.

Students are advised that the Albert Street construction site is an active and potentially hazardous location for unauthorized people, and trespassing is not permitted. The contractor has increased security during the Orientation period, and has advised that trespassers will be reported to the police.

Work on the exterior of the building is continuing. The removal of the large tower crane is scheduled for September 13 – 14, 2021 (Mon-Tues). For safety reasons, while this work is ongoing, it will require the closure of Alberta Street adjacent to the work site. The laneway behind the building site will remain accessible from the University Avenue side of Albert Street.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

We are pleased to note that we are now settled into a more “business as usual” period of work, with concrete pours continuing through to the end of July. When craning loads above the laneway, you will still see intermittent interruptions for safety but otherwise access to the laneway will be unaffected.

Unless there is an activity that may impact local roadways or laneway access, we will reduce the frequency of our updates through the summer period.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.

Crews will be on site tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th, completing concrete form work. This will involve some crane activity.

There is one planned concrete slab pour scheduled next week on Monday, May 17th.  As with previous pours of this type, work hours may be extended if finishing work needs to continue into the evening.

Laneway closure May 3 – 16, 2021

Work to install storm drains and catch basins for the new building under the roadway is on track, and the laneway will be open to traffic on Monday, May 17, 2021. Until it is reopened, the laneway remains inaccessible to traffic.

Upon completion of the catch basin installation, the laneway will be returned to a driveable condition, but will not be finished with asphalt until construction is complete in 2022. 

Those using the alternate parking in our Tindall surface parking lot on the other side of Albert Street are reminded that parking enforcement will resume next week.

Albert Street Road closure May 17-21, 2021

Area residents are advised that sections of Albert Street will be closed to traffic over a five-day period, between Monday, May 17 and Friday, May 21, 2021. Two closures will take place in order to complete necessary connections for electrical and communications feeds. There is a potential for some limited rock breaking associated with this work.

The Albert Street closures will be done in two phases. The first phase will be the electrical work, followed by telecommunications work. As the work is close by but in different locations, closure barriers will shift slightly during the week (see diagrams). This work will not impact access to the laneway, nor to the daycare. It will impact the exit from the Tindall underground parking lot.

Detour signage will be in place. Drivers are advised to watch for the signage to avoid any confusion concerning access.

Please note:

  • Local access to and from the daycare drop-off area on Albert Street will be available at all times via Union Street
  • Local access to the laneway off Albert Street leading to the parking areas in behind the new residence, will be available at all times via Union Street
  • Access to the west entrance/exit of the Tindal surface parking lot (see diagrams below):
    • Phase 1: Albert Street entrance/exit closed – traffic will need to use Union Street entrance/exit
    • Phase 2: Albert Street entrance/exit open to traffic (via Union Street only)
  • Access to the west entrance/exit of the Tindal underground parking lot, and the small parking area immediately behind Victoria Hall (see diagrams below):
    • Phase 1: Albert Street entrance/exit closed – traffic will need to use Union Street entrance/exit
    • Phase 2: Albert Street entrance/exit open to traffic (via Union Street only), though driveway will be narrower than usual
  • Local access to and from the houses on Albert Street south of the work area will be available at all times via Queen’s Crescent.   
  • Pedestrian traffic on the east side of Albert Street will be maintained throughout this period.

Traffic control personnel will be deployed if/as appropriate and fencing in place to ensure public safety. Roadway excavations will be recovered with asphalt following the completion  of these works.

We apologize for disturbances the aforementioned construction activities may cause. We thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
May 15 Vertical form work on site Crews on site, crane working
May 3-16 Laneway closure to install storm catch basins Rock removal, heavy equipment in use. Alternate parking provided in Tindall lot
Monday, May 17 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
May 17 – 21 Albert Street Road Closure Access to laneway and daycare via Union St only. Access to Tindall surface and underground parking maintained via Union Street but Albert Street entrance impacted

Two-phase Albert Street Road Closure, May 17 – 21

Dear Campus Neighbour,

May is shaping up to be a busy month for the project.

Electricians will be working on site tomorrow, Saturday, May 8, 2021, weather permitting. There will be no crane activity associated with this work.

There are two planned concrete pours next week, the first taking place on Monday, May 10th, and another on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on progress. Work hours may be extended on those days if finishing work needs to continue into the evening.

Laneway closure May 3 – 16, 2021

Users of  the laneway surrounding the construction site of Queen’s student residence project located at Albert Street south of Union Street are reminded that the laneway is currently inaccessible to all traffic while storm drains and catch basins for the new building are installed under the roadway. It will re-open to traffic on Monday, May 17, 2021.

As with previous interruptions, alternate parking is being supplied to all who normally access parking on their properties via the laneway. Parking is available in our Tindall surface parking lot on the other side of Albert Street. No permit on this lot is required during this period. 

Upon completion of the catch basin installation, the laneway will be returned to a driveable condition, but will not be finished with asphalt until construction is complete in 2022. 

Alberta Street Road closure May 17-21, 2021

In order to complete necessary connections for electrical and communications feeds, it is necessary to close sections of Albert Street to through traffic over a five-day period, between May 17 – 21, 2021. This work will be done in two phases. The first phase will be the electrical work, followed by telecommunications work. As the work is close by but in different locations, closure barriers will shift slightly during the week (see diagrams). This work will not impact access to the laneway, nor to the daycare. It will impact the exit from the Tindall underground parking lot.

Detour signage will be in place. Drivers are advised to watch for the signage to avoid any confusion concerning access.

Please note:

  • Local access to and from the daycare drop-off area on Albert Street will be available at all times via Union Street
  • Local access to the laneway off Albert Street leading to the parking areas in behind the new residence, will be available at all times via Union Street
  • Access to the west entrance/exit of the Tindal surface parking lot (see diagrams below):
    • Phase 1: Albert Street entrance/exit closed – traffic will need to use Union Street entrance/exit
    • Phase 2: Albert Street entrance/exit open to traffic (via Union Street only)
  • Access to the west entrance/exit of the Tindal underground parking lot, and the small parking area immediately behind Victoria Hall (see diagrams below):
    • Phase 1: Albert Street entrance/exit closed – traffic will need to use Union Street entrance/exit
    • Phase 2: Albert Street entrance/exit open to traffic (via Union Street only), though driveway will be narrower than usual
  • Local access to and from the houses on Albert Street south of the work area will be available at all times via Queen’s Crescent.   
  • Pedestrian traffic on the east side of Albert Street will be maintained throughout this period.

Traffic control personnel will be deployed if/as appropriate and fencing in place to ensure public safety. Roadway excavations will be recovered with asphalt following the completion  of these works.

COVID-19

Recently a neighbour expressed concerns regarding the use of face masks on site. Queen’s and its contractors take the safety of workers and the community extremely seriously. Contractors working on our property follow specific Health and Safety plans meeting the provincial COVID-19 guidelines. The Ontario Ministry of Labour has specifically visited the Albert Street Residence site four times (the most recent being Thursday, May 6, 2021), and has indicated the site is in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

We apologize for disturbances the aforementioned construction activities may cause. We thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
Saturday, May 8 Electricians on site Crews on site.  
May 3-17 Laneway closure to install storm catch basins Rock removal, heavy equipment in use. Alternate parking provided in Tindall lot
Monday, May 10 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
Wednesday, May 12
(alternate Thursday May 13)
Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
May 17 – 21 Albert Street Road Closure Access to laneway and daycare via Union St only. Access to Tindall surface and underground parking maintained via Union Street but Albert Street entrance impacted

Laneway closure May 3 – 17, 2021
Diagram showing closure area in red. Alternate parking provided at Tindall Field surface lot (west of Albert Street)

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Formwork crews will be working on site tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, 2021. There will be crane activity to complete this work but no impacts to laneway access are anticipated. Understanding many nearby students are completing exams, crews will make every effort to avoid excessive noise in the coming days.  

There will be a concrete pour next week on Monday, April 26th and another small pour on Friday, April 30th. Work hours may be extended on those days if finishing work needs to continue into the evening. The craning of fly forms will also be ongoing through the week, which will require brief intermittent closures of the laneway for safety when forms are craned overhead.

Backfilling activities will resume on Monday, April 26th to complete work along the north wall of the foundation. It is anticipated that work will be completed the same day. As before, it will require rotating closures of the laneway for 15 minutes roughly each hour throughout the day. Alternate parking is again available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Work will then move to the east wall, which will not have any impacts on laneway access.

Laneway closure May 3 – 16, 2021

Please be advised that the laneway surrounding the construction site of Queen’s student residence project located at Albert Street south of Union Street will be inaccessible to all traffic from May 3 – 16, 2021. The laneway will re-open to traffic on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The laneway is going to be fenced off and excavated in order to install storm drains and catch basins for the new building under the roadway. This work will also vastly improve drainage of water around the laneway.

As with previous interruptions, alternate parking is being supplied to all who normally access parking on their properties via the laneway. Parking is being made available in our Tindall surface parking lot on the other side of Albert Street. No permit on this lot is required during this period.

Please note all private parking spots adjoining the identified (red) area of the lane in the diagram (attached) which adjoin the lane, will be inaccessible from the laneway for the duration of the drainage work, without exception.

Owners of vehicles are asked to ensure all vehicles, trailers or items that require laneway access are relocated to the Tindall surface lot prior to May 1, 2021.

If any vehicles remain encroached upon the laneway, Queen’s will be forced to remove them. To that end, and as a courtesy, any such vehicle will be towed by a professional towing company and relocated to the Tindall surface parking lot.  Owners of the property from which the vehicles were towed will be provided confirmation of the removal and placement. Any vehicles still parked behind houses that are not encroaching on Queen’s property will be left in place.

Upon completion of the catch basin installation, the laneway will be returned to a driveable condition, but will not be finished with asphalt until construction is complete in 2022. 

We apologize for the disturbances these activities may cause – again crews will make every effort to avoid excessive noise. We thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
Saturday, April 24 Vertical form work on site. Working morning to midafternoon. Crews on site, crane working, no impact on laneway access.
Week of April 26 Fly form work Temporary intermittent closures of laneway during overhead crane swings
Monday, April 26 Complete backfill of north wall Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway disruptions of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot
Monday, April 26 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
Friday, April 30 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
May 3-17 Laneway closure to install storm catch basins Alternate parking provided in Tindall lot

Laneway closure May 3 – 17, 2021
Diagram showing closure area in red. Alternate parking provided at Tindall Field surface lot (west of Albert Street)

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Note: The government of Ontario announced additional COVID-19 measures across the province today. We will monitor that announcement closely to see if or how it may impact the project.

Regular work on site continues. There will be crews working tomorrow, Saturday, April 17, 2021. They will be working on site but no crane activity is planned so no impacts to laneway access are anticipated.

There will be another concrete pour next week on Tuesday, April 20 and a possible pour on Friday, April 23. You are reminded that work hours may be extended that day if finishing work needs to continue into the evening. The craning of concrete forms is also ongoing, which will require brief intermittent closures of the laneway for safety when forms are craned overhead.

Backfilling activities will resume next week along the north wall of the foundation. Work will take place Wednesday, April 21 through Friday, April 23, during normal working hours and will require rotating closures of the laneway for 15 minutes roughly each hour throughout the day. Alternate parking is again available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect has been installed on site. No passes are required to use this alternate parking site during this work period.

Laneway closure coming in May

Preparations are on track to install storm drains and catch basins under the west and north sides of the laneway in May. This work will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021. It will require that all access to the laneway be closed for a two week period. It will re-open on Monday, May 17, 2021.

To facilitate the catch-basin construction it is necessary to fence off and excavate the laneway. As with previous interruptions, alternate parking will be supplied to all that require it, across the street in our Tindall surface parking lot. Please note that during this period, the private parking spots adjoining the lane will be inaccessible via the laneway. Once work is complete the laneway will be returned to a driveable condition, but will not be finished with new asphalt until construction is complete.  

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Week of April 19 Forming work Temporary intermittent closures of laneway during overhead crane swings
Tuesday, April 20 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
Wednesday April 21 – Friday, April 23 Backfilling around foundation Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway closures of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot
Friday, April 23
(alternate date Monday, April 26)
Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
May 3-17 Laneway closure to install storm catch basins Alternate parking provided in Tindall lot

Laneway closure May 3 – 17, 2021
Diagram showing closure area in red. Alternate parking provided at Tindall Field surface lot (west of Albert Street)

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Regular work on site continues. There will be another concrete pour next week on Tuesday, April 13th. You are reminded that work hours may be extended that day if finishing work needs to continue into the evening. The craning of concrete forms is also ongoing, which will require brief intermittent closures of the laneway for safety when forms are craned overhead. Rock breaking in front of 144 Albert Street is complete.

Laneway closure coming in May

Planning is underway to install storm drains and catch basins under the west and north sides of the laneway in May. This work is scheduled to take place beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 and will require that the laneway be closed to all access for a two week period, re-opening on Monday, May 17, 2021.

To facilitate the catch-basin construction it will be necessary to fence off and excavate the laneway. As with previous interruptions, alternate parking will be supplied to all that require it, across the street in our Tindall surface parking lot. Please note that during this period, the private parking spots adjoining the lane will be inaccessible via the laneway. The laneway will be returned to a driveable condition, but will not be finished with new asphalt until construction is complete. A letter advising owners and tenants about this work will be circulated shortly.  

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
Week of April 13 Forming work Temporary intermittent closures of laneway during overhead crane swings
April 13 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
May 3-17 Laneway closure to install storm catch basins Alternate parking provided in Tindall lot

Laneway closure May 3 – 17, 2021
Diagram showing closure area in red. Alternate parking provided at Tindall Field surface lot (west of Albert Street)

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Crews will be completing a concrete pour today, and expect they will be working into the evening to complete that work. They had hoped to be shut down over the long weekend, however, it will now be necessary for some concrete cutting work to be done in the morning on Friday, April 2, 2021. They hope to have the work completed and the site shut down by noon, for the balance of the weekend, with work resuming on Monday, April 5, 2021.

There will be another concrete pour next week and craning of forms, which will require brief intermittent closures of the laneway for safety, when forms are craned overhead.

Residents are advised that monitoring of parking in the Tindall surface lot will resume next week, and no free parking in the Tindall lot will be available until further notice. Parkers using the parking spots accessed via the laneway should resume their normal parking activities effective not later than Monday morning.

There will be some rock-breaking activity taking place in front of 144 Albert Street, starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This activity will involve the use of heavy equipment and will generate some noise in the area.

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
April 1 Concrete slab pour Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
April 2 Concrete saw cutting Work to take place in the morning. Anticipated to be completed by noon
April 2 – 4 Site closure at noon Friday Work resumes Monday, April 5
April 5 Parking enforcement of Tindall surface lot resumes No alternate parking permitted in Tindall lot
Week of April 5 Forming work Temporary intermittent closures of laneway during overhead crane swings
Week of April 5 Concrete slab pour during week Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
April 5-7 Rock breaking in front of 144 Albert St Heavy equipment, hammering, rock removal

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Crews will be working on site tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th, conducting concrete forming activities during normal working hours. No laneway access interruptions are anticipated. Concrete pouring will continue throughout the week, with the possibility of extended hours on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Some backfilling activities along the foundation had been deferred, however the west side will be completed next week. The north side is being rescheduled and we will keep you apprised as information becomes available. The backfilling activities will continue to require rotating closures of the laneway for 15-minutes roughly each hour throughout the day. Short-term laneway closures will also occasionally be required if any materials are moved overhead during crane swings.

As a reminder, alternate parking is available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect has been installed on site. No passes are required to use this alternate parking site during this work period.

The worksite will close for the Easter weekend beginning on Good Friday (April 2) and work will resume on the Easter Monday, April 4, 2021.

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

Area and Direction of Infilling Work and Available Alternate Parking

 

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
March 27 Forming work No interference with laneway access. Use of equipment during normal working hours
Week of March 29 Infilling around foundation Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway closures of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot
Week of March 29 Concrete slab pour anticipated to take place Thursday Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment and lights will be in use
April 2 Site closed on Good Friday for Easter weekend No site activity. Work resumes April 4.

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Backfilling activities continue to progress. Graham Construction has advised that they will be working on excavation, backfilling and forming activities on Saturday and possibly Sunday. Work will take place during normal working hours and will not impede laneway access. The backfilling activities along the perimeter will resume next week and those activities will continue to require rotating closures of the laneway for 15-minutes roughly each hour throughout the day. As a reminder, alternate parking is available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect has been installed on site. No passes are required to use this alternate parking site during this work period.

Two concrete pours are anticipated next week – the first being on Tuesday, March 23rd or Wednesday, March 24th. The second pour is slated for Friday, March 26th or the following Monday, March 29th. As part of the concrete form work, some floor forms will need to be lifted by crane over top of the laneway. When this happens the laneway will be temporarily closed and flag persons present for reasons of ensuring overhead safety. The actual pours and finishing work will not interfere with the laneway. Crews do have to remain on site to complete all the finishing activities after the pour takes place, though their work should not extend past the early evening.

On Wednesday, March 24th, Graham Construction will be conducting a site evacuation drill. This is in accordance with provincial safety legislation which requires a plan be exercised annually.  The drill will involve sounding an air horn on site, at which time all workers will evacuate the site and meet at the muster point in Tindall Field parking lot (site trailers), where Graham will then conduct a site-wide safety meeting. Neighbours will notice the activity but should not be alarmed.

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

Area and Direction of Infilling Work and Available Alternate Parking

 

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
March 20 – 21 Infilling and forming work No interference with laneway access. Use of equipment during normal working hours
Week of March 22 Infilling around foundation Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway closures of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot
Week of March 22 Two concrete pours – anticipated to take place mid and end of the week Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment, heaters and lights will be in use
March 24 Emergency site evacuation drill A drill that involves a horn sounding and people evacuating across the road.

Work on the residence project is progressing well. Backfilling of material around the foundation is on schedule to be complete by the end of the month, and you will likely notice more activity around the laneway this coming week. This work requires the use of heavy equipment and ongoing intermittent closures of the laneway in 15 minute durations throughout the day.

Work will begin along the west wall and make its way north and then east following the foundation. Due to the narrow work area, fill material must be dumped as close as possible to the foundation and then moved into place with an excavator. The worksite will be secured every evening. No impediment to laneway access after-hours is anticipated.

Alternate parking is available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect has been installed on site. No passes are required to use this alternate parking site during this work period.

Crews plan to make two concrete pours this week and those are anticipated to be complete by early evening in both cases. This work will not interfere with the laneway.

Some rock breaking activity will be occurring along Albert Street in the area close to 144 Albert Street. This work is anticipated to start in the latter half of next week through the following week, and will lead to some intermittent noise.

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

Area and Direction of Infilling Work and Available Alternate Parking

 

Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
March 15 – 31 Infilling around foundation Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway closures of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot
March 17-26 Rock breaking near 144 Albert Street Intermittent noise during daytime hours
Week of March 15 Two concrete pours Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment, heaters and lights will be in use

Dear Campus Neighbour,

Crews will make a slab-on-grade concrete pour at the north end of the building this week, likely mid-week, depending on weather. As with previous pours, heaters will be in use as well as work lighting. Every effort will be made to mitigate noise and to direct lighting away from surrounding buildings. Concrete will be delivered in the morning and crews must then continue to work until all finishing is complete. Crews will strive to complete their work as quickly as possible.

Work to infill around the building foundation remains on schedule to begin the week of March 8th. You are reminded that this work requires the use of heavy equipment and ongoing intermittent closures of 15 minute durations throughout the day of the laneway around the residence project worksite. The work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the month.

Work will begin along the west wall and make its way north and then east following the foundation. Due to the narrow work area, fill material must be dumped as close as possible to the foundation and then moved into place with an excavator. The worksite will be secured every evening. No impediment to laneway access after-hours is anticipated.

Alternate parking is available in our Tindall Field surface lot for anyone normally accessing parking via the laneway who may wish to avoid these disruptions. Signage to this effect is being installed on site. No passes are required to use this alternate parking site during this work period. 

We apologize for any disturbance these activities may cause and we thank you for your continued patience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca.  

Area and Direction of Infilling Work and Available Alternate Parking

 

  Construction Impact Forecast
Dates are accurate at time of reporting, but could be subject to change due to weather and other factors
Work will normally take place between 7 AM – 7 PM except as identified in the table below.

Date(s) Activity Neighbours may notice
Week of March 8 Slab-on-grade concrete pour at north end of building Finishing will take place in the afternoon and into the evening as required. Motorized equipment, heaters and lights will be in use
March 8 – 31 Infilling around foundation Dumping and positioning of fill material using excavator, intermittent laneway closures of 15-minute durations. Alternate parking available if desired, at Tindall surface lot

If you have questions or comments please contact the team at newresidenceproject@queensu.ca