Phase 1 Start Date: July 25, 2016
Full Project Completion Date: Fall 2019
The City of Toronto will be carrying out waterproofing and structure rehabilitation work to the St. Clair Reservoir at Sir Winston Churchill Park. These necessary upgrades will help to ensure the structural integrity of the reservoir, extend its service life and bring the infrastructure to a state of good repair.
News and Updates
October 19, 2017 Construction Update
The City of Toronto will be replacing two 1,200 mm diameter valves within the St. Clair Reservoir. The City’s contractor has been allotted 48 hours to complete this work as the replacement requires a complete shutdown of the reservoir. The contractor may therefore be required to work outside of the 7 am to 7 pm construction window to complete the replacement within the allotted time. This work will not impact the water in your home. For more information, view the construction notice.
Sept 20, 2017 Presentation to the Sir Winston Churchill Park Association
The City was invited to the first meeting of the newly formed Sir Winston Churchill Park Association to provide an overview of the St. Clair Reservoir Rehabilitation project. Please view the presentation slides for more information.
Update: Birch Tree
Over the Labour Day long weekend, a large White Birch tree in Sir Winston Churchill Park was unfortunately knocked down by high winds and has since been removed from the site. The location is shown in the photograph below. The tree had previously been identified by a certified arborist as being in poor condition, which can be seen in the below photograph of the tree trunk. Please note that this tree was not removed due to the ongoing St. Clair Reservoir Rehabilitation construction.
Update: Construction Phase 2, April 18th, 2017
Other Projects Nearby
Spadina Road Bridge
The City is also conducting a nearby project on Spadina Road Bridge over Nordheimer Ravine. For more information on this work, please refer to the latest public notice or visit the project webpage. Please contact project manager Sun Wai Lee with any questions at 416-392-8312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transmission Watermain Relining on Macpherson Avenue, Boulton Drive, and Russell Hill Road
The City of Toronto is re-lining the transmission watermains on Macpherson Ave, Russell Hill Road and Boulton Drive. The City will also re-line a local watermain on Boulton Drive and replace Cityowned portion of water services if they are sub-standard. Please see the June 12, 2017 Construction Notice for more information, and contact field ambassador Alberino Scarpato with any questions: Alberino.Scarpato@wsp.com
Phasing of Construction
Phase 1: July 25, 2016 to Spring 2017
- West basin closed for construction
- Dog park, 6 tennis courts and playground will remain open
Phase 2: Spring 2017 to Fall 2019
- Entire park closed for construction
A more detailed summary of the construction phasing is available here.
Public Open House - June 3, 2015
A Public Open House was held on June 3, 2015 for community members to learn more about this project, the construction schedule, and what disruptions to expect. A copy of the display panels can be viewed below:
Preliminary site work was carried out at the St. Clair Reservoir to prepare for the upcoming construction. Read the Construction Notices below.