Central Waterfront Revitalization
Waterfront Toronto

Client: Toronto Hydro & Waterfront Toronto
Size of Project: $18 Million (Civil and Electrical Combined)
Duration: 4 years (Design and Coordination)
New High Power Voltage Power Cables: 5 KM’s
New Streetlights: 100
Width of Waterfront: 2.5 KM’s

The Challenge

One of Waterfront Toronto’s signature projects was the reconstruction of Queens Quay west of Yonge Street. The goal is create a multi-use avenue that will not only draw Torontonians back to the water but also serve as a tourist destination.

The transformation of this street into a vibrant avenue that integrates public transit, people and cars will become a busy link between the water and the downtown core.

DPM Playing a Key Role

• Assisting Toronto Hydro in predesign site inspections

• Creating preliminary civil and electrical design

• Creating detailed civil and electrical design

• Coordinating with surrounding utilities (gas, telecommunications and municipal)

• Coordinating with the City of Toronto in order to incorporate their soil management system and avoid future conflicts with road reconstruction project

• Coordinating with Toronto Hydro to finalize the design and to ensure that all requirements
were incorporated

• Gaining approval and permits from the city

• Preparing the work order package and drawings for construction

• Providing support during construction

DPM’s Responsibilities

DPM Energy’s overhead distribution system design will ensure reliable service for all residential and commercial customers on Crescent Rd and South Drive, with new cedar poles, overhead conductor, overhead and underground transformers, and new primary switches. The new system will require less maintenance over time in addition to eliminating the potential for hazards to property and vehicles.

DPM Solutions

DPM is designing and building a complete underground distribution system, including all new chambers, duct structures, underground cables and transformers. Especially challenging is the need to rebuild the new system while the old one is still energized. There are also significant challenges working in a location that is in reclaimed spoil just metres from Lake Ontario.

DPM is proud to be a part of this visionary public space, one that is key to revitalizing our waterfront and bringing excitement back to the waterfront.