CRT Development Blasting

I have heard from residents regarding the intensity of the blasting currently being undertaken at the CRT development lands at 5786 Fernbank Road. The property for this development is located west of Robert Grant Avenue, north of Fernbank and south of Abbott Street. For more background information, please review a previous update I provided to the community.


I was advised this week from the contractor that the blasting is now anticipated to continue until the end of March. I am concerned that this blasting has been taking much longer than residents were originally advised. As such, I have reported these concerns to the City and they are investigating the matter further.


The contractors, DST, have advised that they currently have three seismographs around the construction site to measure the blast-induced vibrations. All blasting vibrations have been well below the allowable limit and/or threshold for the possibility of causing any cosmetic cracking in drywall, concrete, etc. It is DST’s understanding that the blasting contractor is currently working near the Jean Paul II School/Talltree Crescent area hence the reason why residents in this area are feeling stronger vibrations than usual. DST expresses its sincere apologies for the inconvenience, and wishes to extend its appreciation for your patience in advance.


If residents have concerns with the blasting operations please feel free to contact my office and Anas Saleh, Project Manager, DST Consulting Engineers Inc. at 613-748-1415 ext 238 or If residents are concerned with damage to their properties due to the blasting, they can contact the above individual or submit a claim through the City.  For more information on the City’s claim process, please visit here.