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A behind-the-scenes walk-through of the inside of the construction site reveals some of the many changes beginning to take place inside and outside the school's walls.
Drilling has started on the hole that will house our double gym, the future home of gym classes and Blues games! When complete, the depth of the hole will be almost 30' (9m).
The stairs at the south end of the Huron St. wing at 371 Bloor St. W. came down this week, and will be replaced with a new staircase with windows overlooking the renewed parkette, giving students a lovely view on their way to classes. The storage shed was demolished too. In the renewed UTS building, dramatic productions and Classics will be able to store their set pieces and chariots inside!
As the south Huron St. stairs come down, scaffolding goes up to prepare for the heritage restoration of the Huron St. and Bloor St. W. facades of the school.
A peek into the stairs at the south end of the Huron St. wing gives a glimpse of a mural of our school's crest.
Just picture it: one day this construction zone will be the heart of a stunning new three-storey atrium connecting the new building with the old.
Work ongoing way up high on the south staircase of the Huron wing of 371 Bloor St. W.
An excavator digs out the road south of the Spadina wing in preparation of a new road.
A cherry-picker climbs up three storeys to start work demolishing the south stairs along Huron Street.
It's a beautiful morning as demolition continued on a property just next to the school, which will clear the way for construction vehicles to access the site and revitalize UTS.
The east wing of 371 Bloor St. W. has been safely blocked off for construction work.
Machines in motion! Demolition has begun on a property adjacent to the school, which will make way for construction vehicles to access the site and get to work on the revitalization of the UTS building.
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear! Construction crews have blocked off the Huron wing at 371 Bloor St. W. to start work on the southeast staircase.
As our motto says: "Velut arbor ita ramus" ("Like the tree, so the branch"). Tree protection zones went up around several of the trees surround our historic 371 Bloor Street West home.
The laneway south of the school from Spadina Ave. getting widened to make way for larger construction machines.
The parkette has been cleared in preparation for the big dig down. Throughout construction the playground will be moved to the south side of Washington Ave. at Huron St.