New pedestrian entrance coming to Grosvenor Street parking garage

Sep. 26, 2018

With safety a priority at St. Joseph’s, a new pedestrian entrance to the Grosvenor Street parking garage will be built, with construction expected to begin early October.

The new entrance, featuring a canopy and vestibule, will be located directly across from the pedestrian crosswalk on Grosvenor Street. With access in and out of the garage in line with the crosswalk, safe crossing using the crosswalk will be facilitated.  The entrance will have three steps down into the garage. Those needing a barrier free entrance can continue to use the west entrance near Richmond Street. 

The project also includes replacing the stairs outside the existing door into the parking garage and stairwell.

During construction of the new entrance and replacement of the existing stairs, the following can be expected:

  • The existing door to the stairwell and parking garage will be closed at certain points. When closed, the rear door entry to the lobby, accessed via the sidewalk into the garage, will remain available.
  • A section of the sidewalk on the south side of Grosvenor Street will be closed at certain times. Pedestrians will be directed to cross at Wellington Road or Richmond Street.
  • In the first phase of the project, jack-hammering of existing concrete will unavoidably result in noise and some dust.

The project is expected to take about 10 weeks to complete.

We thank you for your patience as we undertake this important project, which will enhance the safety of patients, and visitors, as well as all those working at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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