Service: Security Design
Toronto Transit Commission
Waterfront East LRT - Union Station and Queens Quay Link
The existing streetcar service begins underground at Union Station, extends south under Bay Street towards Queens Quay Station, and continues west under Queens Quay before surfacing at the portal just west of Harbour Square. The expansion will include for a new portal on Queens Quay West, between Bay and Yonge Streets, to allow for service expansion eastward along the surface of Queens Quay West.
HH Angus was engaged to provide mechanical and electrical consulting services for Preliminary Design Engineering for the Waterfront East LRT project. The work includes a Baseline Design (~ 30% design completion), a Class 3 AACE Construction Cost Estimate, and Level 3 project delivery schedule. This is to accommodate the growth and future passenger volume as part of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization project for the expansion of the existing Union and Queens Quay LRT Stations, and a new running tunnel and portal.
The upgrade will expand on the single track Union Streetcar Loop with a split unloading and boarding platform to become a side-platform station, with each platform capable of accommodating two vehicles simultaneously. An additional by-pass track with special trackwork on the outside of the passenger boarding/unloading track will also be accommodated within the station.
The existing side platform at the Queens Quay station will also be upgraded to accommodate two vehicles simultaneously boarding/unloading at each platform. In addition, the station will provide access to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Toronto’s downtown underground PATH network.
The tunnel ventilation solution—providing at-grade ventilation shafts within a land-locked congested downtown area—required a thorough understanding of various design criteria, as well as meticulous coordination with Architectural, Structural and Civil Utilities disciplines. The final design would entail further computational design analysis beyond the scope of this project in order to address a design variance.
For the overhead catenary system, the team drew on involvement with previous projects (where we were not the designer of said system) to adapt and provide a tailored solution for the unique project requirement of traction power delivery within stations, tunnels, portals, above-grade and transitions in between, working closely with Civil Trackway and Structural disciplines.
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Plumbing Design | Security & Communications Design | Vertical Transportation Consulting
Upgraded and expanded LRT | Status: 30% design completed
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Waterfront revitalization project | Baseline Design (~ 30% design completion) | Class 3 AACE Construction Cost Estimate | Level 3 project delivery schedule
*Renderings courtesy of Strasman Architects Inc.
Innisfil Health Partners
Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre
"[This is] a building designed with an aim of having the highest health standards, engaging the community, and being flexible to meet changing needs." *
The community health hub, an outreach of Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie, serves the towns of Innisfil and northern Bradford/West Gwillimbury. Among its many offerings are blood services, pharmacy, walk-in clinic, radiology, dental clinic, café/community kitchen, interactive kitchen, doctors’ offices, mental health services, physiotherapy, etc. HH Angus provided M&E and ICAT services to the base building and site, along with full tenant fitout.
Mechanical engineering | Electrical engineering | Lighting Design | IMIT consultant | AV, communications, security design
Size: 41,000 ft2 | Status: Completed 2019
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Multiple healthcare and community
services | Double high atrium, full glass
walls | Flexible design to allow adaptive use to meet community needs
The Rizzardo Health Centre was designed with flexibility in mind, to allow its services and spaces to adapt to evolving community care needs.
Protecting client interests
One of the challenges of this project was a change in procurement method during the execution of the work, from stipulated sum to design build. Part of our value to the client in this situation was in protecting them from added costs.
*Bradford Today, Miriam King, March 21, 2019
Ontario Gaming GTA Limited Partnership
Great Blue Heron Casino
The Great Blue Heron Casino is located on Scugog Island, northeast of Toronto. HH Angus' scope for this project included electrical engineering, security and telecommunications consulting, and lighting design.
The first phase of the project featured a 20,000 ft2 expansion of the building to house gaming machines and tables, VIP rooms, bar and lounge, washrooms, offices, kitchen and service spaces.
HH Angus designed a new feeder, connected to the existing primary service, and full distribution throughout the expanded building and new outdoor generator. Telecommunications distribution required the addition of a new room to service gaming, corporate and security functions. The existing main telecom distribution room was expanded to support new networking and server equipment. In addition to horizontal distribution, new fiber and copper backbones, and incoming fiber service from Bell, was required to service the expansion. Upgraded and expanded surveillance and access control systems service the new gaming area.
The second phase saw renovation of the existing gaming floor and bar, buffet service and seating areas. The gaming area was completely reorganized for electronic games and a new Play Smart area. The front entrance also received a face-lift and new lighting. Phase 2 leveraged the earlier expansion of the main distribution room and upgrade for telecom distribution, and expanded on the security systems upgrade. As well, it included for a new 4 storey, 116 room hotel and connecting walkway, which required a second high voltage transformer in the existing substation to support the hotel operations.
Four telecommunication rooms were added, along with fiber and copper backbone connectivity. Additional surveillance and access control were included in the hotel scope. Phase 3 is still ahead.
Among the challenges of this project was an accelerated schedule for both design and construction. One solution was to develop strategies to save time on the design side and push the coordination into the construction phase.
Electrical Engineering | Telecommunications and Security Consulting | Lighting Design
Size: 20,000 ft2 | Status: Phases 1 & 2 - Completed 2020 | Phase 3 tbd
Scugog Island, Ontario
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Accelerated schedule | New 4 storey hotel and connecting walkway | Expansion of and upgrades to existing facilities, including significant expansion of telecommunications infrastructure and spaces
A significant challenge of this project was completing all the renovations and expansions while the facility was fully operational.
Renderings courtesy of Chris Dikeakos Architects.