Environmental assessment - Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area - April 29 and 30

An environmental investigation will continue at the Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area at 750 Hillsdale Road. The Environmental Remediation Unit of the City’s Corporate Real Estate Office is conducting this environmental investigation for due diligence purposes in order to characterize the soil and groundwater quality surrounding McKay Lake and the conservation area due to the reported historical landfilling or other potentially contaminating activities. The work mainly includes test pit excavation, borehole drilling, monitoring well installation, and soil and groundwater sampling at various locations. Test pitting was completed April 24 and 25Drilling is scheduled for April 29 and 30. For health and safety purposes, access to the vicinity of the test pitting and borehole drilling areas will be restricted when the work is in progress. The northern section of the park along McKay Lake will be closed on April 29. The southern section of the park along the Pond will be closed on April 30. There will be no restrictions outside of 7:30 am to 5 pm on the dates noted. If one of the park entrances is temporarily closed, residents are advised to please proceed to the other entrance for park access. Park visitors and neighbouring residents may experience elevated noise levels due to the construction activity, however no traffic impacts are expected. Signage and caution tape will be in place. Please note that this work plan is subject to modification depending on the progress of the construction work. 

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