Backstage Construction Update – September 26 – October 2, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, September 26 – October 2, 2016


On the Backstage exterior, porcelain tile has reached 35th floor of the west face of the tower with the remaining tilling expected to be complete by the end of this week. Support brackets are almost complete on the east face of the tower.  

The final round caulking for the limestone on the north podium face is in progress, but was slowed by wet weather last Friday. The Mast Climber on the north face of the podium is scheduled is to be removed this week. Finally, the pool on the podium deck is being prepped for tile; this work will be on-going for a few more weeks.


Lap pool is being prepped for tiling on the podium deck.

The pool is being prepped for tiling on the podium deck.


Interior work on the amenity spaces is focussed on:

  • Installing wall finishes on the 5th floor
  • Receiving and and installing gym equipment which is expected to arrive on Friday.
  • Steam rooms in the amenity areas will be waterproofed this week

After inspections were completed, occupancy approval has been received for 27 of the unoccupied suites.  Another round of approvals is expected within the next 2 weeks. New move-ins will be underway soon.

The 4th floor parking level is also expected to receive its approval for use in the coming two weeks.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

Amenity spaces taking shape at Backstage.

Amenity spaces taking shape at Backstage.


Monday, September 26

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

Tuesday, September 27

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

The finished mail room at Backstage.

The finished mail room at Backstage.


Wednesday, September 28

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

Thursday, September 29

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

Friday, September 30

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

One of the last unfinished hallways at Backstage.

One of the last unfinished hallways at Backstage.


Saturday, October 1

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

Sunday, October 2

  • Possible move-ins.

The support brackets on the east face of the tower as seen from the podium deck.

The support brackets on the east face of the tower as seen from the podium deck.


 

Backstage Construction Update – September 19 – 25, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, September 19 – 25, 2016


Progress on Backstage’s exterior reached some milestones this past week with porcelain cladding completed to the 32nd floor on the west side of the tower and supports for the porcelain cladding reached the 35th floor on the east face of the tower. This week porcelain should be completed on the west face and installation of the porcelain cladding is set to begin on the east. Limestone cladding is complete on the north face of the podium, as is stucco work on the south east face of the podium.

Finishing work on the interior amenity spaces is progressing, with the flooring completed on 6th floor and wall finishes in progress on 6th and 5th floors, cabinetry is set to begin being installed this week.

This week will see more of the finished but unoccupied suites inspected; as well there are some resident move-ins scheduled.

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Backstage porcelain-cladding on the west face of the tower.

Backstage porcelain-cladding on the west face of the tower.


Monday, September 19

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

Tuesday, September 20

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

Podium cladding on the east face of Backstage.

Podium cladding on the east face of Backstage.


Wednesday, September 21

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

Thursday, September 22

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

Friday, September 23

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

Work is still to come on the sidewalk pavers and landscaping along The Esplanade frontage at Backstage.

Work is still to come on the sidewalk pavers and landscaping along The Esplanade frontage at Backstage.


Saturday, September 24

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

Sunday, September 25

  • Possible move-ins.

The south elevation of Backstage, showing the support brackets reaching to the 35th floor on the east side of the tower.

The south elevation of Backstage, showing the support brackets reaching to the 35th floor on the east side of the tower.


 

Backstage Construction Update – September 12 – 18, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, September 12 – 18, 2016


Progress continues on the Backstage exterior. The porcelain supports on the east side are up to 30th floor and should reach the top of the building this week.  On the tower’s west side the porcelain cladding was completed to the 28th last week with the aim of completing it this week or early next week. 

Stucco work along the north east elevation, adjacent the “Green P” driveway, will be nearing completion this week. 

On the interior, amenity area finishes are progressing:

  • On the 5th floor amenity space wall panels are going up. 
  • On the 6th floor, bathroom tiles are complete in the guest suites, while and vanity cabinets have arrived and will be installed this week. 
  • Corridor wallpaper has been installed on 7th and 6th floors, and flooring has been completed on the 7th floor.
  • Finished suites that remain unoccupied are going through inspections, getting ready for upcoming move-ins.  

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


Work progressing on the south side of the podium deck at Backstage.

Work progressing on the south side of the podium deck at Backstage.


Monday, September 12

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

Tuesday, September 13

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

Kitchen in a podium level unit close to being finished at Backstage.

Kitchen in a podium level unit close to being finished at Backstage.


Wednesday, September 14

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

Thursday, September 15 

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

Friday, September 16

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

Backstage washer and dryer unit in a podium level suite.

Backstage washer and dryer unit in a podium level suite.


Saturday, September 17

  • Limited interior and exterior work as necessary.

Sunday, September 18

  • Possible move-ins.

Detail of completed support brackets for the porcelain cladding on the east side of the tower at Backstage.

Detail of completed supports for the porcelain cladding on the east side of the tower at Backstage.


 

Backstage Construction Update – September 6 – 11, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, September 6 – 11, 2016


The Esplanade opened last week to 2-way traffic from Yonge Street to Scott Street. Over the coming weeks the work to construct the finished sidewalk in front of Backstage will commence. Though we note, as posted on the street, the City of Toronto will be closing The Esplanade from Market Street to Scott Street, from 8 am, September 7 to 7 am September 8. 

Limestone cladding on the podium is mostly complete with some remaining finishing still be done. 

On the tower exterior crews have reached with porcelain tile cladding on the west side is approaching the top floors of the building. On the east side of the tower, bracing and insulation is completed and the installation of porcelain tile will commence soon.

Inside the building, completion of the amenity spaces continues to progress. Suite inspections continue for the few remaining unoccupied units as these are readied for upcoming move-ins. 

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


2-way traffic has returned to the The Esplanade between Yonge & Scott

2-way traffic has returned to the The Esplanade between Yonge & Scott


Tuesday, September 6

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

The Esplanade closed Market to Scott Street September 7, 8 AM to September 8, 7 AM.

The Esplanade closed Market to Scott Street September 7, 8 AM to September 8, 7 AM.


Wednesday, September 7

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

Thursday, September 8 

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

Porcelain tiles reaching up the west side of the tower at Backstage

Porcelain tiles reaching up the west side of the tower at Backstage


Friday, September 9

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

Amenity space in progress at Backstage

Amenity space in progress at Backstage


Saturday, September 10

  • Limited interior and exterior work as necessary.

Sunday, September 11

  • Possible move-ins.

Limestone cladding on the northeast face of the podium at Backstage

Limestone cladding on the northeast face of the podium at Backstage


 

Backstage Construction Update – August 29 – September 5, 2016

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, August 29 – September 5, 2016


The big news this week at Backstage is the reopening of The Esplanade to 2-way vehicular traffic on Thursday, September 1st., as confirmed today by the construction management team.

Once the road is open to 2-way car traffic, a temporary sidewalk condition will be in place on the south side of The Esplanade. This will be replaced by the permanent sidewalk and landscaping in the coming weeks. 

As well, this week will see the completion limestone installation on the northeast face of the podium, along “Green P” driveway. The work should be completed Tuesday, August 30th.  The first climber (raised work platform) should be removed by end of day today, August 29, and the second will be removed soon thereafter. 

On the tower exterior crews have reached the 25th floor with porcelain tile cladding on the west side and will be heading into the “30s” this week. On the east side of the tower, bracing and insulation is completed up to the 27th floor, in preparation for the installation of porcelain tile. 

Inside the building, completion of the amenity spaces is progressing with the installation of wall panels and flooring. Suite inspections continue for the remaining unoccupied units as these are readied for move-ins. 

Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.


The Esplaande set to reopen September 1 to 2-way traffic

The Esplanade set to reopen September 1 to 2-way traffic at Yonge Street.


Monday, August 29

  • Preparation for reopening The Esplanade for 2-way traffic.
  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Northeast podium limestone cladding installation.
  • One climber (raised work platform) on the northeast podium set to be removed.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Tuesday, August 30

  • Preparation for reopening The Esplanade for 2-way traffic.
  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Northeast podium limestone cladding installation scheduled to be completed.
  • Second climber (raised work platform) scheduled to be removed from the northeast podium.
  • Raised work platform removal continues.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Wednesday, August 31

  • Preparation for reopening The Esplanade for 2-way traffic.
  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Thursday, September 1 – The Esplanade from Scott to Yonge set to reopen to 2-way traffic

  • Vehicular roadway reopening for 2-way traffic from Yonge to Scott Street.  
  • Tower cladding installation and exterior work on the podium deck.
  • Tiling, flooring and finishing work in unoccupied suites, and amenity areas.  

Looking west from the 7th floor amenity space.

Looking west from the 7th floor amenity space.


Friday, September 2

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

Saturday, September 3

  • Limited interior and exterior work if necessary.
Freshly painted drywall, interior amenity space.

Freshly painted drywall, interior amenity space.


Sunday, September 4

  • No work on site.

Monday, September 5 – Labour Day 

SITE CLOSED for the Holiday. 


Completed tiling in amenity (gym) showers.

Completed tiling in amenity (gym) showers.

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

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