GTA Construction Report staff writer
Construction is moving forward for a massive new Canadian Tire Distribution Centre in Bolton, despite local controversy.
Municipal Affairs minister Linda Jeffrey decided to refer the project to the Ontario Municipal Board after a local resident filed an application to the ministry to have a rarely implemented minister’s zoning order rescinded, that originally allowed work to start rapidly.co
Brampton-based Coreydale Contracting Co. is not focusing on the controversy. Instead the contractor is working to complete the project within budget, as it observes environmental requirements.
Coreydale generally serves as an excavation sub-contractor, but this job matches the company’s skills “because there is a large amount of earth to move as well as grading, which fits perfectly into our line of work,” says project manager Rocco Carrela.
“There is a large amount of earth to move as well as grading which falls perfectly into our line of work, he said. The relocation of two watercourses that cross the site and the ability to deal with the Toronto Conservation Authority in satisfying their requirements as part of the relocation. And there is also the construction of a 10 acre storm water management pond.
“Our biggest challenge has been the weather,” he said. “Our client has imposed some very stringent timelines of which we felt could be met provided the weather had co-operated.
“From the day our first piece of equipment arrived to site we experienced record rainfall followed by deep frost and heavy snow which has basically put a halt to some of our most critical operations,” he said.
“We continue to work thru the inclement weather as we also have timelines to be obeyed that were stipulated by TRCA (Toronto Conservation) while relocating the watercourses.
“With increased manpower and additional equipment engaged we feel we will ultimately help our client achieve their final timelines,” he said.