Since our last in-depth look at construction of the Scala community in North York, work has been progressing well and the underground levels of the condominium have begun to take shape. Currently, the on-site construction teams are forming the community’s footings and expect to be completed by the fall. These footings, which are essentially concrete reinforced by rebar, will become the interior foundation of Scala.
Additionally, construction of the underslab piping began this week. Exactly what it sounds like, underslab piping is hidden under the lowest level of the underground parking and serves mainly as drainage beneath the concrete foundation for the community.
The next construction milestone will be the start of concrete pouring for the underground levels. The concrete pours of the lowest underground parking level are expected to begin in approximately three weeks and expect to be at grade prior to winter.
Additionally, construction and project management are creating ‘mock ups’ of the precast and windows so that the design will be approved and ready for installation, starting in the spring of 2020.
On the south end of the site, ravine improvements are also underway and the onsite teams expect to begin construciton of the new, enhanced access to the Betty Sutherland trail and surrounding parklands in the fall.