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Built Heritage Resources & Cultural Heritage Landscapes - Environmental Impact Assessment Report

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Key Findings

  • A total of 272 cultural heritage resources have been identified in the Study Area.
  • Of the cultural heritage resources that have been identified, 35 of these have the potential to be directly impacted by the Project.
  • Of the cultural heritage resources that have been identified, 126 of these have the potential for indirect vibration impacts by the Project.

Potential Effects & Mitigation Measures

Potential Effects

  • Potential for direct effects have been identified during construction activities where a change is proposed to a built heritage resource or cultural heritage landscape.
  • Potential for indirect effects have been identified where construction activities have the potential for vibration effects to a built heritage resource or cultural heritage landscape.
  • Impacts to built heritage resources/cultural heritage landscapes are not anticipated during operations.

Mitigation Measures

Site-specific mitigation measures for impacted properties include:

  • Sensitive and/or compatible design (i.e., minimal encroachment, site-specific design integration);
  • Continue consultation with the City of Toronto Heritage Planning Unit;
  • Complete Adaptive Reuse Study for the reuse of the building, if appropriate;
  • Documentation and conservation of affected buildings;
  • Interpretation/Commemoration Framework;
  • Monitor vibration during construction using seismographs, with audible and/or visible alarms when limits are approached or exceeded; and
  • Advanced planning and design will be completed in accordance with Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Minister’s Consent conditions.

Image of 153 Dufferin Street in Toronto, which is a property with heritage attributes. The rear part of the building was built between 1903 and 1913. This building was formerly occupied by the Universal Tool and Steel Company.

153 Dufferin Street: Rear part of the building was built between 1903 and 1913. This building was formerly occupied by the Universal Tool and Steel Company.
Source: Stantec 2021

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