The City of London held a Pre-Construction Webinar on Thursday April 23 to present information on the upcoming Dundas Construction Phase 1. This meeting would have typically been in person featuring guest speaks, presentations, and the distribution of informational materials. Of course, the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 forced the meeting to take place online. However, that didn’t stop several guest speakers and panellists, along with 50 businesses, property owners, and community members from attending.
Speakers during the Pre-Construction Webinar included:
Ed Holder - Mayor, City of London
Jesse Helmer - Deputy Mayor and Ward 4 Councillor, City of London
Jim Yanchula - Downtown Projects and Business Relations Manager, City of London
Jonny Ngai - Construction Project Manager, City of London
Curtis Brekelmans - Lead Contractor, Bre-Ex Construction
Jeff Scarrow - Dillon Consulting
Sgt. Michael Pottruff - London Police Foot Patrol
Brian Nourse - Environmental Service Engineer, City of London
Melanie Stone - Accessibility Specialist, City of London
Stephen Miller - Municipal Law Enforcement, Parking Services Manager, City of London
Megan Fontaine - Public Engagement Manager, Transportation and Construction, City of London
Mitch Taylor - Founder, Claim Your Leisure Media Inc.
Jen Pastorius - Manager, Old East Village BIA
As the list of speakers indicates, there was a wide variety of subjects covered. Some of the key topics included:
Key dates and logistics for the project’s start date (May 4, 2020)
Lessons learned from previous core construction projects and how those learnings will be implemented in OEV
Important contacts for businesses and the community affected by construction
Construction site safety, area security, and cleanliness
London Police presence and patrols
Pedestrian and traffic signage
Accessibility concerns and measures to be taken in the construction zone
Parking availability and a new free parking promotion through Honk Mobile
Communications strategies and promotional materials
The webinar was recorded and can be accessed in full right here by using the password digoev123!
Following the panelist speakers, the floor was open to all attendees in which many questions were asked and answered. You can access the full list of questions and answers right here.
We encourage you to sign up for the City of London Construction Email Updates to receive weekly information on construction related issues from the City. Access the signup link right here.
Lastly, stay tuned for your copy of the City of London’s Construction Toolkit as well as a list of important contacts (both digital and, eventually, in print) that will clearly communicate who to contact for any particular issue, question or concern as the project progresses.
Again, Dundas Construction Phase 1 starts May 4, 2020 in OEV and the construction zone will encompass Dundas Street from English to Ontario Streets.
Stay up to date on all construction related matters by visiting oldeastvillage.com/digoev for an ongoing resource list from both the City of London and the Old East Village BIA.
If you have any questions at this time, please reach out to the Old East Village BIA at 519-645-7662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.