130-foot crane erected in downtown Collingwood
There is a new addition to downtown Collingwood.
A 130-foot crane has been erected to help construct the six-storey Monaco Condominium project.
It’s believed to be the largest crane ever used for a project in Collingwood.
Steven Silva, a project lead for YYZed, the construction firm for the project, said the crane will be in use this week, moving steel that will be used to construct the building.
He said crews will be working to put in the foundation in the coming weeks.
Just the facts
• Monaco is a 126-unit condominium and commercial complex on the site of the former Admiral Collingwood school at the corner of Hume and Hurontario streets.
• Construction started in September, and crews have dug a huge pit, which will be used for underground parking for the building.
• The site has been approved for development since 2006.
• About 75 per cent of the condo units have been sold, and the development is also expected to include commercial space on the ground floor.
• Construction is expected to take about two years.