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Can contractor work on interlocking stones job during lock down ?

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Can contractor work on interlocking stones job during lock down ?

I see lof of people in the neighborhood are doing? But just want to confirm before doing mine Slightly Smiling Face Thanks
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Construction activities or projects and related supporting services, including demolition and land surveying, are allowed.
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Construction activities are allowed from what I understand.
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Construction was only shut down once last April.
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Yes, can be done.
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rdx wrote: Doug Ford just announced non essential construction will be shut. I guess interlocking stones job will not be allowed during this round of shut down.....

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5990092
According to this page straight from the Ontario government website (Schedule 2, Section 15): Snow removal and landscaping are considered essential services

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082

I just tweeted the same question to Doug Ford and Cced a few members of his cabinet. Let's see if I can get a reply and will update here.
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canabiz wrote: According to this page straight from the Ontario government website (Schedule 2, Section 15): Snow removal and landscaping are considered essential services

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082

I just tweeted the same question to Doug Ford and Cced a few members of his cabinet. Let's see if I can get a reply and will update here.
That hasn't been updated yet following today's announcement.
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canabiz wrote: According to this page straight from the Ontario government website (Schedule 2, Section 15): Snow removal and landscaping are considered essential services

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200082

I just tweeted the same question to Doug Ford and Cced a few members of his cabinet. Let's see if I can get a reply and will update here.
Landscaping under that regulation might be referring to grass cutting/plant maintenance eg. tree trimming.
I think it's the contractor who is responsible for determining if they can work or not.

Personally I think this is non-essential construction and they are not-working. If they do work, beware if you aren't fantastic with neighbours, you might get a visit from bylaw.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

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rdx wrote: I see lof of people in the neighborhood are doing? But just want to confirm before doing mine Slightly Smiling Face Thanks
I'm glad you have your priorities straight
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gr8dlr wrote: Landscaping under that regulation might be referring to grass cutting/plant maintenance eg. tree trimming.
I think it's the contractor who is responsible for determining if they can work or not.

Personally I think this is non-essential construction and they are not-working. If they do work, beware if you aren't fantastic with neighbours, you might get a visit from bylaw.
Yep, I also asked the same question on Twitter to the Mayor of Ottawa, my Councillor, the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health, and the Ottawa Citizen but no answers so far.

I am guessing there will be more clarity in the days ahead.
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Does that mean my bathroom reno scheduled for the first week of May, that I booked last November can't proceed...???

Hmmm....
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Things I have scheduled or in the middle of scheduling:

Blinds throughout
Painting throughout
Pot lights next week
AC installation
Security system installation

Wife is on my ass for not having all this stuff done already.
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JayLove06 wrote: Wife is on my ass for not having all this stuff done already.
I sure hope her being on your ass is your thing as she will be spending 6 weeks there.
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mau_mau wrote: Does that mean my bathroom reno scheduled for the first week of May, that I booked last November can't proceed...???

Hmmm....
I would not want people inside my house right now. Especially people that are inside multiple houses a day. This is why the government has to make restrictions - because people don't have any common sense. That worker goes to at least 2 houses a day. Also goes home and is exposed to all of the germs that all of the people he lives with have encountered. He has to go to the workshop and is exposed to all of the germs that his co-workers (and their families) have been exposed to. And then he needs to buy supplies. And so on and so on.
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zeddy wrote: I would not want people inside my house right now. Especially people that are inside multiple houses a day. This is why the government has to make restrictions - because people don't have any common sense. That worker goes to at least 2 houses a day. Also goes home and is exposed to all of the germs that all of the people he lives with have encountered. He has to go to the workshop and is exposed to all of the germs that his co-workers (and their families) have been exposed to. And then he needs to buy supplies. And so on and so on.
Hmmmm, I understand your viewpoint. We wouldn't be anywhere near the workers as we'd be on different floors, we'd be masked up and sanitize everything daily.
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Jerico wrote: I sure hope her being on your ass is your thing as she will be spending 6 weeks there.
Most likely longer. I’m so pissed off. Washer and dryer will be in my living room and not getting used for 2 frigging months.
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gamebird wrote: http://www.101morefm.ca/news/local-news ... struction/

According to i, residential construction work is allowed. So home renovation and landscaping should be ok?
I wouldn't trust that list until it's published by the province.

All previous construction related shutdowns have clearly stated that residential is allowed only if the work is already in progress.

The government hasn't fully updated the detailed list yet, but that's likely the case again.

I have two jobs scheduled and one I'm finalizing the contract for now, so I too hope it's not the case. Mine are low risk for all involved - exterior work with crews of 1-2 people.

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