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Pervious Concrete Townhouse Development - 1500 Weston Road Habitat for Humanity – Toronto

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Habitat for Humanity – Toronto is proposing to construct 19 affordable housing townhouse units on a 0.24 ha site at 1500 Weston Road. The site is subject to the City of Toronto Wet Weather Flow Management Guidelines (WWFMG) wherein the first 5 mm from every rainfall event is to be retained onsite. Due to the increased density that is planned, impervious surfaces are significant and innovative techniques are required to satisfy the WWFMG.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The Municipal Infrastructure Group was retained to provide site servicing and grading drawings for the site including the compilation of a stormwater management report to satisfy the WWFMG. Grading for the site was challenging due to the significant elevation change across the relatively small property; a large retaining wall was incorporated as a result.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

To provide reduce the impervious area across the site, Pervious Concrete was specified for the parking lot area as a Low Impact Development measure to satisfy the WWFMG. Other techniques that were employed included the discharge of roof leaders to pervious surfaces and increased landscaping where possible.

PROJECT DETAILS

CLIENT:
Habitat for Humanity - Toronto
LOCATION:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DURATION: 2008-Ongoing