Backstage Construction Update – August 22 – 28, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, August 22 – 28, 2016


Construction at Backstage this week remains focussed on exterior facades and continuing work on the remaining interior finishes. Work is also progressing on the outdoor amenity space on the podium deck, with piping for the outdoor swimming pool soon to be installed.

On the west side of the tower porcelain tile was completed to 20th floor last week and will be heading up further into the “20s” this week. On the east side of the tower, support brackets for the porcelain tile cladding were completed last week to the 22nd floor. This week crews continue with bracket installation on the east tower in advance of tile installation.

Work on the podium’s limestone cladding progresses on the east side of the building, facing the entrance to the “Green P” parking lot. At grade, facing The Esplanade, work will soon resume to remove the remaining shoring and replace it with waterproofing and permanent fill.

Inside the building crews continue to finish unoccupied suites and the very few unsold suites that remain. Tiling, drywall and painting continue in the interior amenity areas on Levels 7, 6 and 5.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


The future swmining pool on the podium deck at Backstage

The future swimming pool on the podium deck at Backstage


Monday, August 22

  • Tower and podium cladding installation and exterior work on on podium deck.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, August 23

  • Tower and podium cladding installation and exterior work on on podium deck.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, August 24

  • Tower and podium cladding installation and exterior work on on podium deck.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Amenity space finishing work at Backstage

Amenity space finishing work at Backstage


Thursday, August 25

  • Tower and podium cladding installation and exterior work on on podium deck.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Friday, August 26

  • Tower and podium cladding installation and exterior work on on podium deck.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Porcelain tile installation on the west side of the tower at Backstage

Porcelain tile installation on the west side of the tower at Backstage


Saturday, August 27

  • Limited interior and exterior work.
  • General Housekeeping 

Sunday, August 28

  • Possible move-ins. 

Installing brackets for porcelain tiling on the east side of the tower at Backstage

Installing brackets for porcelain tiling on the east side of the tower at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – August 15 – 21, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, August 15 – 21, 2016

30 days or more of 30 degree heat has taken a toll on the pace of construction at Backstage. Even so work continues on the exterior at a steady pace. On the west side of the tower porcelain tile was completed to 15th floor last week and will be heading up to the “20s” this week. On the east side of the tower, support brackets for the porcelain tile cladding were completed last week to the 17th floor. This week crews aim to complete bracket installation will into the “20s.” 

Work on the podium’s limestone cladding sees steady progress with the emphasis on the east facing wall of the podium.

Inside the building, crews have completed more suites and construction management is continuing to complete inspections prior to the next round of suite occupancyTiling, drywall and painting are continuing this week in the interior amenity areas on Levels 7, 6 and 5.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.
Looking west from the podium amenity deck at Backstage

Looking west from the podium amenity deck at Backstage

Monday, August 15

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, August 16

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, August 17

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  
Backstage detail of east face cladding on the podium

Backstage detail of east face cladding on the podium

Thursday, August 18

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Friday, August 19

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Saturday, August 20

  • Limited interior and exterior work.
  • General Housekeeping 

Sunday, August 21

  • Possible move-ins. 
Installing porcelain tiles on the west side of Backstage

Installing porcelain tiles on the west side of Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – August 8 – 14, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, August 8 – 14, 2016

Work is continuing this week along the northeast wall of the podium beside the Green P entrance laneway. There has been some excavation in progress along the front of the building which continues this week: crews are removing some steel supports which were installed during the construction of the foundation walls.  As these are removed, crews will re-waterproof the foundation walls and then back fill them. 

On the west side of the tower crews installing the porcelain tile have reached the 13th floor and this work continues with steady progress expected this week. On the east side of the tower, crews are continuing to install supports and insulation.  They have also reached the 13th floor and will progress to higher floors this week. As well, curtainwall replacement is continuing on the 5th and 6th floors at the southeast corner of the tower to replace sections damaged by last winter’s fire.

Interior work continues in amenity areas. Tiling is almost complete in both change rooms on 7th floor, while on the 5th floor taping and sanding is almost complete. Remaining unoccupied suites are continuing to be finished.  Construction management is preparing for the next round of occupancy at the end of August.  Suite inspections continue on various floors.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.
Podium facade finishing work on east face of Backstage

Podium facade finishing work on east face of Backstage

Monday, August 8

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, August 9

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, August 10

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Working on the east podium wall at Backstage, by the Green P entrance.

Working on the east podium wall at Backstage, by the Green P entrance.

Thursday, August 11

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Friday, August 12

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Excavating at grade at 1 The Esplanade to remove removing some steel supports from the construction phase.

Excavating at grade at 1 The Esplanade to remove removing some steel supports from the construction phase.

Saturday, August 13

  • Limited interior and exterior work.
  • General Housekeeping 

Sunday, August 14

  • Possible move-ins. 
Porcelain Tile reaches the 13th floor on the west side of Backstage

Porcelain Tile reached the 13th floor on the west side of Backstage on August 5.

Backstage Construction Update – August 2 – 8, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, August 2 – 8, 2016

Crews have taken down down one of the mast climbers on the west side of the north face of the building and moved that, plus a third mast climber one along the east side of the podium adjacent to the at the Green P parking garage entrance.  
 
Through discussions with the Toronto Parking Authority, construction management has secured permission to close and occupy one lane of the parking entrance for approximately one month to complete work along that eastern exterior wall.  
 
Caulking work continues on along the north face of the podium where where limestone cladding has been completed, to the west of the parking entrance.
 
Inside finishing work continues in the amenity spaces through the week. 
 
Construction management continues to prepare suites for the next round of occupancies.
Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.
Southwest view from the 36th floor at Backstage

Southwest view from the 36th floor at Backstage

Tuesday, August 2

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, August 3

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Thursday, August 4

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Friday, August 5

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Saturday, August 6

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Amenity space being finished at Backstage

Amenity space being finished at Backstage

Sunday, August 7

  • Possible move-ins. 

Monday, August 8

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

 

Porcelain tile detail on the west tower face at Backstage

Porcelain tile detail on the west tower face at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – July 25 – August 1, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, July 25 – August 1, 2016

The installation of porcelain tile on the west tower fins reached the 9th floor last week and will continue moving up the tower this week.  Crews are continuing to place brackets and insulation on the east side of the tower. Caulking is underway on the north face of the podium.

Glass and frames are began being replaced at the south east corner of the 5th and 6th floors last week and will continue this week. This repairs areas of minor damage from the winter podium deck fire.  This work will take 2 weeks to complete.

This week crews will be moving the equipment from the west side to the east, near Green P entrance and commence working to install limestone cladding on that face of the podium.

Inside the building amenity areas are being finished; tiles are being installed in the washrooms and change rooms for the pool.

The next round of suites are getting prepared for move-ins with a new round of inspections scheduled to be completed in the coming week.  

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Looking west from Backstage

Looking west from Backstage

Monday, July 25

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, July 26

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, July 27

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Thursday, July 28

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Friday, July 29

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall, tiling and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Amenity area interior in progress at Backstage

Amenity area interior in progress at Backstage

Saturday, July 30

  • Limited interior and exterior work.
  • General Housekeeping 

Sunday, July 31

  • Possible move-ins. 

Monday, August 1 – Civic Holiday – Site Closed.

  • Detail of the lap pool at Backstage

Detail of the lap pool at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – July 16 – 24, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, July 16 – 24, 2016

Backstage construction faced some slight delays in the past week as a result of the heavy rain and extreme heat. To help make up for this, work crews will be coming in earlier within permitted construction work hours.

This week and next prep work for the east side porcelain tile panel-backing continues to progresses with on the east side. Work crews have been measuring and aligning their assemblies to be ready for the final tile installation.

Installation of porcelain tile on the west side of the tower is making steady progress and continues through next week and beyond until the tile reaches the top of the tower fins.

The north face of the podium also continues to progress.  This week and next, crews are installing some of the special cut pieces that will complete the facade.

Other work that is ongoing includes: applying finishes to the balcony floors, and applying finishes to floors on the 7th and 6th amenity levels.

Suite inspections are continuing for the remaining unfinished “Hoist Suites”(east tower), and some of the unfinished suites on the amenity levels (7th and 6th floors). 

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Porcelain tile installation on the west tower face at Backstage

Porcelain tile installation on the west tower face at Backstage

Saturday, July 16

  • Some general housekeeping work on site. 
  • Possible Move-ins 

Sunday, July 17

  • Possible Move-ins 
Finishing work in progress in amenity area at Backstage

Finishing work in progress in amenity area at Backstage

Monday, July 18

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, July 19

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, July 20

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Thursday, July 21

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Friday, July 22

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Hallway finishing on podium level nearing completion at Backstage

Hallway finishing on podium level nearing completion at Backstage

Saturday, July 23

  • Limited interior and exterior work.
  • General Housekeeping 

Sunday, July 24

  • Possible move-ins. 

Backstage Construction Update – July 9 – 15, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, July 9 – 15, 2016

This week and next the mast climber on the east side of the tower is being completed. Installation of porcelain tile on the east side will commence this coming week.  Rain on July 7 and 8 slowed down work on the installation of limestone and stucco cladding on the podium and porcelain tile on the west side of the tower. The construction management team expects exterior work to pick up, depending on weather conditions, next week. 

The next round of suites are being readied for inspections over the next week. There will be more occupancies over the next 10 days, so move-ins are expected over the weekend and next week.

Work on the main lobby is progressing. The installation of mirror wall framing is on the ground floor is now complete and the backing is being installed over the next few days.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Backstage podium deck looking west

Backstage podium deck looking west

Saturday, July 9

  • Some general housekeeping work on site. 
  • Possible Move-ins 

Sunday, July 10

  • Possible Move-ins 
Backstage Podium Limestone installation

Backstage Podium Limestone installation

Monday, July 11

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, July 12

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, July 13

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Thursday, July 14

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Friday, July 15

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
East side podium cladding in progress (detail)

East side podium cladding in progress (detail)

Backstage Construction Update – July 2 – 8, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, July 2 – 8, 2016

The installation of the exterior finishes on the tower fins and podium is proceeding well. 

The installation of the mast climber on the east side of the tower is almost completed and the crew responsible for the installation of the substrate for the porcelain tile on the west side will be moving to the east side. A second crew will be added to carry on with installation of the porcelain tile on the west side.

There will be a mobilization of a Toro Aluminum crew on site next week to remove and replace the damaged frames and glass on the southeast corner on the podium caused by the January fire. This process will take a few weeks.

Suites though-out are being readied for inspections next week and the next phase of occupancies take place the week of July 11th ( a total of 26).

Work is also being carried out in the main lobby to prepare for the installation of the mirror detail on the north side of the lobby.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Surfacing and waterproofing work continues on the podium deck.

Surfacing and waterproofing work continues on the podium deck.

Friday, July 1 – Canada Day

NOTE: While there will be no work on site there may be residential move-ins. 

Saturday, July 2

  • Some general housekeeping work on site. 
  • Possible Move-ins 

Sunday, July 3

  • Possible Move-ins 
Support struts in the parking garage for the east tower mast climber

Support struts in the parking garage for the east tower mast climber

Monday, July 4

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
  • Toro Aluminum doing repair working on-site. 

Tuesday, July 5

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
  • Toro Aluminum doing repair working on-site.

Wednesday, July 6

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
  • Toro Aluminum doing repair working on-site.
Completed third floor garage at Backstage

Completed third floor garage at Backstage

Thursday, July 7

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
  • Toro Aluminum doing repair working on-site.

Friday, July 8

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
  • Toro Aluminum doing repair working on-site.
East face of the Backstage podium

East face of the Backstage podium

L Tower update July 1

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower July 1

Work on the L Tower’s east side is proceeding as windows are being installed where the former crane support struts connected to the building.

Work on the northwest plaza continues to proceed. Designed by Claude Cormier and Associates and featuring a major new public art installation by Harley Valentine, it will be a signature gateway to the neighbourhood when it opens later this year.

Ongoing clean up at street level will continue in preparation for sidewalk work over summer.  Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates. 

L Tower adding glazing where the tower crane struts formerly attached to the east side of the tower

L Tower adding glazing where the tower crane struts formerly attached to the east side of the tower

Work on the northwest plaza at the Sony Centre continues to proceedWork on the northwest plaza at the Sony Centre continues to proceed

Sidewalk area that will be improved over the summer months

Sidewalk area that will be improved over the summer months

Backstage Construction Update – June 25 – July 1, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, June 25 – July 1, 2016

Exterior work at the backstage takes another step forward as a tower hoist or mast climber is being built on the east side of the tower in preparation for the installation of porcelain panels on the fins.  Porcelain tile installation continues on the west side of the tower and is now up to approx. the 7th floor. Stucco work is underway and continues this week on the northeast side of the podium.

The outdoor amenity space on the podium deck is being waterproofed and its surface is being prepared for the installation of pavers and landscaping. 

Interior work this week sees the return of drywallers and related trades permitting work to resume in the unfinished amenity areas and the lower suites.

Residents have started parking on the first 3 levels that were opened up last week.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Waterproofing work on the podium outdoor amenity space

Waterproofing work on the podium outdoor amenity space

Saturday, June 25

  • General housekeeping work on site. 
Porcelain tiles installed on the west tower fins at Backstage

Porcelain tiles installed on the west tower fins at Backstage

Monday, June 27

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, June 28

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, June 29

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  

Thursday, June 30

  • Cladding installation and exterior work.
  • Drywall and finishing work in unoccupied suites, lobby and amenity areas.  
Kitchen intallation resumes in an unoccupied suite at Backstage

Kitchen installation resumes in an unoccupied suite at Backstage

Friday, July 1st – site closed for CANADA DAY 

Tower hoist installed on the east tower at Backstage

Tower hoist installed on the east tower at Backstage

 

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