How to fix a row of broken joists
A row of joists on the stairs of a Toronto apartment building has been repaired, and the owner says she hopes to have the building’s floors and walls in place by next year.
The city said Monday that the company that repaired the stairway on Friday morning is one of more than 40 companies hired to provide the work.
The city says the repairs will cost $30,000, and that the repairs should be completed by the end of this year.
“This is a very expensive, challenging project,” said Dan McKeown, the city’s director of construction, planning and sustainability.
“And the city is very committed to making this work.”
The city has been working with a local contractor to replace the broken joist, which had a diameter of about 18 inches and was at the top of a single-story structure.
That was the size of the main staircase of the building, which sits on the first floor.
This is the first time the city has repaired a stairway in its 100-year history, and McKeunys office says it will be a first for Toronto.
McKeown said the project will cost about $300,000 to $400,000.
The stairway was built in the late 1960s, and has been in use since.
But in the past, some of the work on the stairwell was not completed, so it took a while for the city to get the stairways installed.
McKeynssons office said the city will pay for the repairs, which should be done by the time the stair will be in place.
In the meantime, the owner of the property is waiting to see if the stair is going to be repaired.