Gore Meadows Recreation Centre, Brampton

Situated on a 100-acre rural site in Brampton, northwest of Toronto, Gore Meadows Recreation Centre is part of a 243-acre park and recreation area. The greater phased plan incorporates a multipurpose outdoor space with a skating pond, soft and hard landscaping and outdoor play features, as well as indoor facilities which include aquatics and fitness centres and a library, due to be completed in 2016.

Searles Surveying prepared Reference Plans to describe the subject lands, various construction phases and road widenings. Searles Surveying also conducted Topographical Surveys with cross sections for use by the project’s geotechnical consultant for the preparation of a slope stability analysis.

The Outlet Collection at Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake

With close to 100 retailers, The Outlet Collection at Niagara is Canada’s largest open-air outlet shopping centre. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, off the QEW, the Outlet Collection opened in May 2014 with over 520,000 square feet, expanding in 2016 to reach 562,000 square feet.

The original site for this sweeping retail project consisted of 140 acres – 64 of which were designated for the Outlet Collection and a remaining 76 earmarked for future development.

Working with both the residential developer and Ivanhoé Cambridge, owner of the Outlet Collection, Searles Surveying provided a broad range of Surveying Services for both the retail and residential development, involving the preparation of Land Titles Reference Plans describing the lands to be severed and retained, the creation of Land Division Sketches and associated Reference Plans to support long-term lease applications, the development of a Subdivision Plan for a residential zone, the completion of Topographic Surveys to monitor earthworks, the preparation of monthly volume certificates, and preliminary construction layout.

Crosstown LRT, Toronto

With a targeted completion date of 2018, the Crosstown LRT is part of a 25-year, $50-billion plan for coordinated, integrated transportation and transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area known as The Big Move.

Running across Eglinton Avenue from Mount Dennis (Weston Road) in the west to Kennedy Station in the east, the crosstown LRT is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line which will run underground for the 10 kilometres between Keele Street and Laird Drive.

Searles Surveying was engaged by Crosstown Transit Constructors in January 2013, shortly after the group was awarded the contract by Metrolinx to excavate a 6.2-kilometre stretch of tunnel along the LRT route. Searles Surveying's work included verifying existing project control, determining TBM alignment, establishing micronet coordinates for tunnel boring machine alignment, and establishing coordinate values for the launch shaft.