A quick pose from members of GFL’s crew who are working in the footprint of the future river valley at Commissioners and Cherry Streets. They’re installing cut-off walls along the perimeter of the river valley to keep excavation dry and stable. Taken July 2019
This welder is part of Soletanche Bachy Canada’s crew and was working on the foundations for the new Cherry Street North Bridge on the south side of the Keating Channel. Taken September 2019
Todd is a welder working on a metal caisson before crews fill them with concrete to form the footings of the new Cherry Street North Bridge. Taken September 2019
Terence works for Geosyntec. Taken January 2020.
Sal Jr. and Giovanni are part of the EllisDon crew that built a new stand for Tihomira after she relocated her hot dog cart. Taken January 2020.
Natalie is a member of the Environmental QP team at Stantec. Taken January 2020
Shun is a surveyor from ESP. Taken January 2020.
Juvenal is a concrete truck operator. The Port Lands Flood Protection Project is the biggest site he’s ever worked on. He loves that the concrete plant is on site, as he doesn’t get stuck in traffic transporting the cement. Taken November 2019.
Jamie is a project foreman for Priestly Demolition. Here he is at 130 Commissioners Street. Taken January 2020
Brian is a Heavy Equipment Operator with GFL. Taken January 2020.
Michael is the General Manager of Cherry Street Bar-B-Que in the Port Lands. Taken May 2020
Julia is a project manager with Arcadis. She is standing in the former Cooper Metals facility at 130 Commissioners. The building will be demolished this year. Taken September 2019
Tihomira has been selling hot dogs at the northwest corner of Commissioners Street and Don Roadway for 28 years. As construction closes Commissioners Street, she’ll be moving her cart to a nearby street in the Port Lands. Taken July 2019
Gledys works for EllisDon overseeing the night crew working on installing the foundation for the new Cherry Street Bridge. He’s standing on the south side of the Keating Channel, where caissons are being drilled. Taken September 2019
Ted waits between takes during the filming of reality TV show Salvage Kings on the Port Lands site. The crew was tearing down a building at 75 Commissioners street. Taken August 2019
Randy works for Priestly and was on site to demolish a building on Commissioners Street. He took a moment to pose in front of his truck. Taken July 2019
Troy has been operating the Cherry Street lift bridge over the Keating Channel since 2006. With the bridge slated for demolition in late 2021 after we install a new fixed bridge over the channel, Troy is the last bridge operator at this location.
A heavy equipment operator with Priestly, Adelino was on site working on demolishing several buildings. Behind him is the half-demolished building at 75 Commissioner Street. Taken September 2019
This Ellis Don crew member was inspecting an inventory of large rocks stored on Cousins Quay. Behind him, you can see a marine landscaping barge, used to create the new shoreline. These aggregates, all locally sourced, have since been placed along the new shoreline. Taken July 2019
John and Bruce work for Sanscon and have been spending the month of November working on improvements to Villiers Street. Here, they’re repaving the road just east of Cherry Street. Taken November 2019
Chris works for Sanscon and was working on repaving Villiers Street. The street is being reconfigured and will be used as a detour while Commissioners Street is closed for reconstruction. Taken November 2019.
Shelly is a Wood employee. She checks the soil loads on incoming trucks for new Cherry St. ramp to new bridge. Taken December 2019
Chris (left) and Derrick (right) are GFL employees heading home after their shift. Taken December 2019
Patrick is a heavy equipment operator with Priestly who has been working on-site for two years. He is finishing his shift, working on new Cherry St. ramp to new bridge. Taken December 2019
Carlos is part of the abatement crew with Priestly Demolition. Here he is at 130 Commissioners Street. Taken November 2019.
Harry is delivering concrete that will form part of the cut-off walls along the edges of the new river valley. These will help keep excavation dry and stable. This concrete is being made at our plant on site.
Taken December 2019
Robert works for GFL as a heavy equipment operator. He’s photographed here inside an excavator along the edge of the new river valley. Taken December 2019
Ron was working with a caisson liner that will form part of the cut-off wall along the edges of the new river valley. Once we finish digging the river valley, these will be removed.
Taken December 2019