Ontario Cutting & Coring Limited has been honoured three times with awards from the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association, which is a highly regarded association known worldwide.
One of our award-winning projects was the Queen’s Quay Terminal.
The Queen’s Quay Terminal underwent construction in 1983. The goal was to create three atriums from top to bottom to allow more natural light into the building. Ontario Cutting & Coring cut and removed all of the concrete slabs, hollowing the terminal. This was a large step in transforming the Queen’s Quay Terminal into what we all see and enjoy today.
One of our past award-winning projects was the TTC Subway, which was the largest concrete cutting job commissioned in Canada.
It involved the removal of 5.7 million pounds of concrete over a 40-week period. All this had to be done while keeping the subway in operation, and construction of a 17-storey office building was also going on overhead.
The project entailed the cutting and removal of the wall, roof and central spline, which contained a steel I-beam. In addition, 10 large caisson openings for the new building had to be cut in the seven-foot-thick concrete floor. Many safety measures were put in place to make sure cut sections did not fall into the tracks or walkways.
This demanding, complex project showcased the many advantages of diamond sawing: speed, versatility, lack of debris, low noise level, and the ability to cut very thick and/or reinforced concrete.
Maple Leafs Garden Renovations
TTC Union Station Platform extension
Yorkdale Malls expansion
Eglinton Subway expansion