Backstage Construction Update – December 5 – 11, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, December 5 – 11, 2016

West view from the 5th floor amenity space at Backstage.

West view from the 5th floor amenity space at Backstage.


Work on the podium deck has focussed on parging and waterproofing on the surface of the outdoor pool under the protective cover of the tenting. The installation of porcelain tiles on the tower’s east face continues.

Interior finishing work in the amenity spaces continues this week with a focus on installing stone cladding on the fireplaces, completing wall panelling, and installing flooring. In the lower corridors carpet installation is close to being completed in the corridors on floors 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. 

Inspected unoccupied suites continue to be released for occupancy.

Please check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


treadmills-installed-in-the-backstage-gym

Treadmills installed in the Backstage gym.


Monday, December 5

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Tuesday, December 6

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Wednesday, December 7

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Thursday, December 8

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Friday, December 9

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

 

Fireplace installation in progress in the 5th floor amenity area.

Fireplace installation in progress in the 5th floor amenity area.



Saturday, December 10

  • No scheduled work though move-ins are possible.

Sunday, December 11

  • No work on site though move-ins are possible.

Podium deck with the winter tenting covering the outdoor pool.

Podium deck with the winter tenting covering the outdoor pool.


 

Backstage Construction Update – November 28 – December 4, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, November 28 – December 4, 2016

Work on the podium deck and east tower porcelain tile continues this week.

Work on the podium deck and east tower porcelain tile continues this week.


Work on the podium deck has focussed on completing parging or the application of a thin coat of a cementitious mortar to the pool’s concrete to refine the surface in preparation for waterproofing, which will commence this week. Work also continues on installing the porcelain tiles on the tower’s east face.

Work continues in the indoor amenity areas. Fireplaces are ready to be measured for stone cladding this week. While flooring in the 5th floor party room scheduled to begin in the next week. Steam units for steam rooms are installed and have been enclosed, and ready for tiling this week.
In the lower corridors carpeting is being installed in the corridors on floors 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Wallpaper and painting has been completed.
Another round of inspections on unoccupied units has been completed. This week should see more of the remaining unoccupied suites released for occupancy.

Please check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


The pool is being prepared for waterproofing under the protection of the tenting.

The pool is being prepared for waterproofing under the protection of the tenting.


Monday, November 28

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Tuesday, November 29

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Wednesday, November 30

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Thursday, December 1

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Friday, December 2

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Hallways on the lower floors are being completed.

Hallways on the lower floors are being completed.


Saturday, December 3

  • No scheduled work though move-ins are possible.

Sunday, December 4

  • No work on site though move-ins are possible.

Amenity room panelling installed

Amenity room panelling installed


 

Backstage Construction Update – November 21 – 27, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, November 21 – 27, 2016

Porcelain tile installation on the east face of the tower.

Porcelain tile installation on the east face of the tower.


Exterior work at Backstage is making more progress. One the west side of the tower balcony railings are being installed in the centre and north suites. Last week railings were installed up to the 21st floor, weather permitting, work will continue this week. 

On the east side crews have been installing the porcelain tiles at the very top of the tower and will return to the lower areas in about a week, again this work is weather dependent.

Work on the podium continues with an emphasis on the outdoor pool which is now covered to permit work during cold or inclement weather. 

In the interior amenity areas continue to get closer to being finished.  There has been a lot of progress in the steam rooms and finishing in the 6th floor movie room and poker room.

Remaining unoccupied suites continue to have inspections and new residents are moving in as the finished suites are approved for occupancy. 

Please check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Podium deck work in progress with the outdoor pool tented to permit cold weather work.

Podium deck work in progress with the outdoor pool tented to permit cold weather work.


Monday, November 21

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Tuesday, November 22

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Wednesday, November 23

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Thursday, November 24

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Friday, November 25

  • Porcelain tile installation at the top of the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation continues on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool under the tent.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Amenity space panelling in progress.

Amenity space panelling in progress.


Saturday, November 26

  • No scheduled work though move-ins are possible.

Sunday, November 27

  • No work on site though move-ins are possible.

south-side-of-the-podium-deck-looking-east

South side of the podium deck looking east.


 

Backstage Construction Update – November 14 – 20, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, November 14 – 20, 2016

Backstage west face of the tower November 11.

Backstage west face of the tower November 11.


The past week at Backstage has seen more progress installing porcelain tiles on the east face of the tower.  

On the west side the porcelain tile installation is now complete. This week balcony railings will start being installed.

A tent was set up on the amenity roof deck to permit tiling and finishing work on the outdoor pool during cold weather. 

Interior work this week will see the amenity steam rooms are being worked. Other amenity areas are nearing completion with wall panelling being installed.  Corridor wallpaper has been installed from 2nd floor to the 5th floor with only hallway carpeting remaining to be completed. 

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Roof deck amenity area, showing BBQ hookups and the tent enclosure to permit cold weather work on the outdoor pool.

Roof deck amenity area, showing BBQ hookups and the tent enclosure to permit cold weather work on the outdoor pool.


Monday, November 14

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Tuesday, November 15

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Wednesday, November 16

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Thursday, November 17

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Friday, November 18

  • Porcelain tile installation on the east tower.
  • Balcony railing installation on the west tower.
  • Podium deck work on the outdoor pool.
  • Finishing work in amenity areas.

Indoor amenity space nearing completion.

Indoor amenity space nearing completion.


Saturday, November 19

  • No scheduled work

Sunday, November 20

  • No work on site.

Gym equipment installed.

Gym equipment installed.


 

Backstage Construction Update – November 7 – 13, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, November 7 – 13, 2016


Backstage condo, podium limetsone cladding.

Backstage condo, podium limetsone cladding.


Some remaining finishing work is being completed at the top of the west side. Crews have started work at the top of the east side of the tower. Once that is complete, then they will come down the east face installing the remaining porcelain tile.

The metal caps on the 5th floor external podium area were completed last week. Work on the pool and preparation for landscaping continues this week. 

Internal work on the amenity rooms is getting close to being finished.  Panels are currently being installed on the 6th floor while the 5th floor wood wall panels were stained last week.

Pre-inspectors for the remaining unoccupied suites are underway in preparation for the Building Inspector to this week.

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Porcelain cladding completed to the top of the building on the west face of the tower.

Porcelain cladding completed to the top of the building on the west face of the tower.


Monday, November 7

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Tuesday, November 8

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Wednesday, November 9

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Thursday, November 10

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.  

Friday, November 11

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites. 

Saturday, November 12

  • Interior and exterior work if necessary.
  • On-site housekeeping work TBD.

Sunday, November 13

  • Possible move-ins.

Backstage lobby

Backstage lobby


 

Sony Plaza update November 7 2016

L Tower  8 The Esplanade – Sony Plaza Update – November 7 

Progress continues at the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre with pavers and landscaping elements being installed. As we noted in our last updated, the new public art piece Triptych Dream Ballet by Toronto artist Harley Valentine has been installed and awaits its public reveal. 

Last month also saw the competition of the paving and concrete pour for the sidewalk on the north side of The Esplanade, along the south wall of the Sony Centre and the southeast face of the L Tower. 

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Triptych: Dream Ballet awaits its reveal at the Sony Centre's northwest plaza.

Triptych: Dream Ballet awaits its reveal at the Sony Centre’s northwest plaza.


Progress continues on the Sony Centre northwest plaza.

Progress continues on the Sony Centre northwest plaza.


The wide sidewalk in the evening light, just east of the L Tower.

The wide sidewalk in the evening light, just east of the L Tower.


 

 

Backstage Construction Update – October 31 – November 6, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, October 31 – November 6, 2016


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Podium deck outdoor amenity area – lap pool


Ongoing work on the exterior at Backstage was slowed this past week by less than ideal weather conditions. However, progress has been made on the west side of the tower at roof level.

Interior work progress on finishing the amenity areas. Tile work on the steam rooms has been completed. This coming week crews will be working to install the the steam equipment.  The party rooms are nearing completion and the amenity kitchen has been installed. Crews will  be installing counters and flooring in the coming days. 

There are a handful of unsold suites which crews will be getting ready for inspections this week and next.  

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Looking south from the amenity space at Backstage

Looking south from the amenity space at Backstage


 

Monday, October 31

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Tuesday, November 1

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Wednesday, November 2

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Thursday, November 3

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.  

Friday, November 4

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites. 

Saturday, November 5

  • Interior and exterior work as necessary.
  • On-site housekeeping work.

Sunday, November 6

  • Possible move-ins.

Backstage podium limestone (detail)

Backstage podium limestone (detail)


 

Backstage Construction Update – October 17 – 30, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, October 17 – 30, 2016

Updated October 24


East face of the podium at Backstage

East face of the podium at Backstage


In the past two weeks caulking work on the north face of the Backstage podium has been getting completed. 

Several days of strong winds slowed installation of the porcelain tiles the east and west sides of the tower but work continues to progress. 

Interior work in the amenity areas is continuing to progress. Wood paneling on the 5th floor is getting stained and the kitchen cabinets have arrived for the party room. In the past two weeks floor finishes have been completed in the 5th floor party room.  The 7th floor Steam room tiles have been installed and installation of the 6thfloor wall panels got underway last week.

2 more unoccupied unites were approved for occupancy by City inspectors this past week.  The remaining unsold suites are getting being finished for occupancy inspections in the coming weeks.

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Amenity space wood panelling detail

Amenity space wood panelling detail


Monday, October 17 

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Tuesday, October 18

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Thursday, October 20

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.  

Friday, October 21

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites. 

Saturday, October 22

  • Interior and exterior work as necessary.
  • On-site housekeeping work.

Looking south from the 7th floor amenity space

Looking south from the 7th floor amenity space


Monday, October 24

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Tuesday, October 25

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Wednesday, October 26

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Thursday, October 27

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.  

Friday, October 28

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites. 

Saturday, October 29

  • Interior and exterior work as necessary.
  • On-site housekeeping work.

Go Train pulling into Union Station, seen from the Backstage podium deck

Go Train pulling into Union Station, seen from the Backstage podium deck


 

Sony Plaza update October 24 2016

L Tower  8 The Esplanade – Sony Plaza Update

In the past two weeks significant progress has been made on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre.

As recently as October 7, crews were laying paving stones to form the “floor” of the plaza. Just this weekend the new public art piece Triptych Dream Ballet by Toronto artist Harley Valentine was installed on the site. 

The public “reveal” of Triptych Dream Ballet is coming soon. This exciting new addition of public art and public realm space will be serve as new landmark and gateway to the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. 

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.


Placing paving stones on the Sony Centre northwest plaza October 7

Placing paving stones on the Sony Centre northwest plaza October 7


One of the sculptural elements of Triptych Dream Ballet being lowered into place at the Sony Centre.

One of the sculptural elements of Triptych Dream Ballet being lowered into place at the Sony Centre. Photo Credit Harley Valentine.


The final sculpture of the Dream Ballet being put in place at the Sony Centre.

The final sculpture of the Dream Ballet being put in place at the Sony Centre. Photo Credit Harley Valentine. 

 


triptych-dream-ballet-being-installed-at-the-sony-centre-northwest-plaza

Triptych Dream Ballet being installed at the Sony Centre northwest plaza. Photo Credit Harley Valentine.


 

Backstage Construction Update – October 10 – 16, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, October 10 – 16, 2016


Porcelain tile on the west side of the tower reaching to the top of the building.

Porcelain tile on the west side of the tower reaching to the top of the building.


 

On the east face of the tower porcelain tiles installers were up to the 13th floor last week and will be pressing on up the building this week.  The west face installation is continuing at the top of the building. 

The limestone work on the podium is substantially complete.

The pool on the podium deck is being worked on this week.  Crews are preparing for waterproofing in the next few weeks: testing the surface prior to tile work beginning. Landscapers will begin some preparatory work on the podium deck this week.


7th floor amenity space in progress at Backstage7th floor amenity space in progress at Backstage


Interior amenity work continues.  Finished panels have been installed on the 5th floor and some of the millwork is complete.  All the gym equipment has arrived and is being installed.

There are few suites left to complete.  Crews are working to finishing them and have them ready to hand over by the end of October.


 

Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Monday, October 10 – Thanksgiving Holiday – site closed.  

Tuesday, October 11

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Installing porcelain tile on the east face of the tower

Installing porcelain tile on the east face of the tower


Wednesday, October 12

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.

Thursday, October 13

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites.  

Friday, October 14

  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in amenity areas; finishing unoccupied suites. 

Saturday, October 15

  • Interior and exterior work as necessary.
  • On-site housekeeping work.

Sunday, October 16

  • Possible move-ins.

Backstage podium facing The Esplanade on Friday, October 7

Backstage podium facing The Esplanade on Friday, October 7


 

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