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Week of July 21, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

Lots of construction has occurred at the Culinary Institute of Canada in the past couple of weeks.

Work continues with the kitchen construction project. Most of the exterior of the addition is complete including roofing, windows, stucco, and metal siding. On the interior, roughing in work continues for the mechanical and electrical.

The main lobby of the Culinary Institute is undergoing a renovation. The work will include new porcelain tile flooring, painted walls, new lighting, and new millwork. As well, the Travel Store is relocating to beside the Security Desk. The vacated Travel Store will become a new ‘Grab n Go’ food service area. The ‘Grab n Go’ space will be completed later in the fall.

A new working kitchen is near completion in room 240. This room has been retrofitted with cooking equipment, refrigerators and workspace.

Other work includes:

  • Cleaning of the radiators which is now complete
  • Removal of the deteriorated concrete balconies which will take place in the next week or so
  • New roof top air handling units
  • The new elevator installation is underway; the equipment is on site and the removal of the old elevator is currently underway.

Week of June 19, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

There are no scheduled shut down of utilities planned for this week.

Primary construction activity is basically of work continuing from last week’s update. Work is starting at the third floor Boardroom area in which a new exit hall will be created.

The new elevator is in production. It is anticipated that starting approximately July 7, the contractor will start removing the existing elevator. When this work starts, there will be no passenger elevator until the end of August when the new one is installed.

Week of June 5, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

There are no scheduled shut down of utilities planned for this week.

Primary construction activity this week includes:

  • Continuation of interior demolition
  • Preparation for concrete slab at new addition
  • Continuation of electrical roughing in
  • Continuation of reinforcing of structural joists
  • Framing of the exterior walls of the second level addition

We are pleased to announce that coming this summer will be the installation of a new elevator. The existing passenger elevator will be removed and replaced with a new faster and reliable elevator. It is anticipated that there will be no passenger elevator service starting July 7 and ending September 1. It is possible these dates will change and we will post schedule updates throughout the summer.

Week of May 29, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

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On Monday, May 29, the City of Charlottetown boardwalk near the Culinary Institute of Canada was closed for the day. This was necessary to allow the installation of the structural steel for the dining room addition. The closure was coordinated with the City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department.

There are no scheduled shut down of utilities planned for this week.

Primary work this week includes:

  • Continuation of interior demolition
  • Underground plumbing roughing in at the addition is complete
  • Reinforcing of structural joists
  • Interior studding for new walls of the second level continues
  • Installation of the structural steel for the dining room addition

Photo of the structural steel for the dining room addition

Week of May 22, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

There are no scheduled shut down of utilities planned for this week.

Primary work this week includes:

  • Continuation of interior demolition
  • Underground plumbing roughing in
  • Reinforcing of structural joists
  • Interior studding for new walls

Week of May 15, 2017

Revitalization of the Culinary Institute of Canada

The past few weeks have been a busy time for the Culinary Institute Kitchen Revitalization construction project. The academic school year finished at the end of April. At that time, we were able to clean out the kitchens. This included packing away all the equipment and items to be reused in the renovated spaces and removing all the remaining equipment.

This allowed the demolition phase of the construction project to start. Demolition is now in full swing. Most of the construction work has been tendered. The electrical and mechanical contractors have started their work. The addition to the building is closed in and weather tight.

There are no scheduled shut down of utilities planned for this week.

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The picture above shows the Lucy Maud kitchen looking quite different after a few weeks of demolition.

In other parts of the Culinary Institute of Canada there are other construction projects happening as well. Some of the work includes:

  • This summer there will be a new elevator installed
  • New LED lights will be installed in many areas
  • New roof top mechanical air handling equipment will replace aged equipment

April 11,2016 Presentation

CIC Presentation to Staff April 11 2017 With Austin

March 28th, 2017

Funding through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund has allowed for the exciting project of revitalizing The Culinary Institute of Canada. The expansion and enhancements will build on the unique culture of the institute while enabling and supporting the implementation of planned new culinary curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, better preparing students in a high-quality, high-volume environment, modelled on and adaptable to modern culinary technology, standards, trends, and industry expectations. Planning for this renovation and expansion project began in 2015, and construction started in the fall of 2016. The project will be complete by October 2017.

The building is comprised of the original structure built in 1959, a dining room addition constructed in 1997 and Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, constructed in 2008. The revitalization project involves renovating approximately 8,500 sq. ft. of kitchen space, and integrating more than $1.8 million in modern and emerging culinary technologies, ensuring that our students train and innovate in the most industry-relevant environment prevalent in today’s kitchens.

The project also includes a 2,850 sq. ft. expansion to the first-floor kitchen that will incorporate a state-of-the-art, temperature controlled butchery, and a cold cuisine production and innovation kitchen, broadening the scope of learning for our students. For the upper level, the project includes an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. expansion to the experiential learning dining room, and a complete redesign of both the student-operated dining room and cafeteria training spaces to mirror the designs of modern food service operations, transitioning both areas to more open and engaging platforms to enrich the educational interaction between students and customers during food preparation.

The renovation and expansion will incorporate modern building techniques and materials, and the latest energy-efficient culinary equipment.

The Architect for the project is Architecture49 and the Construction Manager is Brighton Construction Inc.

Concept Image of Dining Room Expansion

Concept Image of Dining Room Expansion

Concept Image of Cafeteria Market

Concept Image of Cafeteria Market

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