Backstage Construction Schedule February 28 – March 7, 2015

UPDATED on March 6, 2015 – Schedule for March 7 updated below. 

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 28 – March 7, 2015.  

Concrete pours for the ROOF slab were not able to begin last week. The first roof slab concrete pour work is now slated to begin this Tuesday. We have included some photos below from our visit today to the podium roof deck, 8th and 13th floors. 

Extreme weather may once again affect the construction schedule. Please check back for regular updates. 

The CN Tower & Union Station seen from the 13th floor of Backstage

The CN Tower & Union Station seen from the 13th floor of Backstage

Click on the link for a downloadable PDF Construction Summary: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-Feb-28-Mar-7-2015

Saturday, February 28

  • Subcontractors will be delivering two floors of windows, occupying North curb lane of the Esplanade from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Backstage pool and podium deck looking east from the 8th floor

Backstage pool and podium deck looking east from the 8th floor

Monday, March 2

  • Subcontractor Italform will be forming the main roof area in preparation for pouring concrete.

Tuesday, March 3

  • Rebar delivery scheduled to run from 7:00 am.
  • ROOF slab concrete pour #1, by subcontractor Italform, to begin today at 8:00 am.
  • Concrete Finishing until 11:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 4

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.
Looking west toward the Dominion Building from the Backstage podium roof deck

Looking west toward the Dominion Building from the Backstage podium roof deck

Thursday, March 5

  • ROOF slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, to begin today at 10:30 am.
  • Concrete Finishing until 11:30 pm.

Friday, March 6

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.
Looking west toward the Dominion Building from the Backstage podium roof deck

Looking west toward the Dominion Building from the Backstage podium roof deck

Saturday, March 7 – UPDATED

  • Cancelled — ROOF slab concrete pour #3, hase been rescheduled to March 10. 
  • Subcontractors will be delivering two floors of windows, occupying North curb lane of the Esplanade from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Getting ready for drywall on the 8th floor of Backstage

Getting ready for drywall on the 8th floor of Backstage

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer may be on-site when required and when available to assist with traffic control, Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. 
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.
Backstage & L Tower Feb 27, 2015

Backstage & L Tower Feb 27, 2015 as seen looking up from the podium roof deck at Backstage

L Tower February 28 – March 7, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic eastbound from Yonge. City of Toronto crews closed it last Sunday because of a water main break. We have no information as to when the work will be completed but we have flagged this for Deputy Mayor McConnell’s office.

L Tower & Tower Crane, Feb 27, 2015

L Tower & Tower Crane, Feb 27, 2015

  • City of Toronto crews closed The Esplanade at Yonge to vehicle traffic last weekend because of a water main break. It remains closed. We have no information on when it will reopen. As noted above we have notified Deputy Mayor McConnell’s office and asked them to look into this.

City Workers have closed The Esplanade to car traffic at Yonge

  • Move-ins are ongoing through the Yonge Street entrance.
L Tower Yonge Street Moving Entrance with turntable for cars and trucks

L Tower Yonge Street Moving Entrance with turntable for cars and trucks

  •  Working on the window glazing at -9 celsius
Exterior window work at the L Tower

Exterior window work at the L Tower

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  • The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed in March, it now may not be removed until April.
  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 

Backstage Construction Schedule February 23 – 27, 2015

This is the REVISED construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 23 – 27, 2015.  

UPDATED: Concrete pours for the ROOF slab may now begin this Friday. Extreme weather may once again affect the construction schedule. Please check back for regular updates. 

Backstage winter

Backstage winter

Click on the link for a downloadable PDF Construction Summary: Revised-Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-Feb-23-27-2015

Monday, February 23

  • CANCELLED due to weather: A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 24

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, February 25

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

ThursdayFebruary 26

  • Rebar deliveries starting at 7 am
  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Friday, February 27

  • Tentative: 36th Floor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, may begin today at 11:00 am.
  • Tentative: After slab, wall & column pour (35 metres of concrete). 
  • Tentative: Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.
Backstage. Snow. Construction,

Backstage. Snow. Construction,

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer may be on-site when required and when available to assist with traffic control, Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. 
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

L Tower February 23 – February 27, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Monday, February 23, 2015 – Friday, February 27, 2015.

New residents move in every week to the L Tower. Sidewalk work will resume once temperatures moderate sufficiently to permit it.

L Tower- Snow on The Esplanade

L Tower- Snow on The Esplanade

Tower Crane Operator Rob Mac AKA @SkyJacked793 continues to take great pictures that he shares on his twitter feed.

Photo by Tower Crane Operator Rob Mac @SkyJacked793

Photo by Tower Crane Operator Rob Mac @SkyJacked793

  • Interior work continues on multiple floors.
  • Move-ins are ongoing through the Yonge Street entrance.
  • Valet parking for L Tower residents continues on the north side of The Esplanade, west of Scott Street.

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  • The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed in March, it now may not be removed until April.
  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 

Backstage Construction Schedule February 17 – 20, 2015

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 17 – 20, 2015.  

Note: Concrete pours for the 36th Floor slab did begin last week but once again were interrupted by severe weather. With any luck from mother nature, the 36th floor should be completed this week. Please check back for regular updates. 

Backstage condo in the winter afternoon light

Backstage condo in the winter afternoon light

Click on the link for a downloadable PDF Construction Summary: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-Feb-17-20-2015

There was no work on site on Monday, February 16 as crews were off for the Family Day Holiday.

Tuesday, February 17

  • 36th Floor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.
  • After slab, wall & column pour (53 metres of concrete). 
  • Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.

Wednesday, February 18

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (45 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

ThursdayFebruary 19

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Friday, February 20

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (35 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.
Waiting for concrete in the bitter cold at the Backstage construction site

Waiting for concrete in the bitter cold at the Backstage construction site

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer may be on-site when required and when available to assist with traffic control, Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. 
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

Backstage Saturday, February 14, 2015

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for Saturday, February 14, 2015.  

Note: Extreme cold weather continues to cause delays and rescheduling of concrete pours and deliveries. 

The current Backstage "construction streetscape" will be replaced by a broad sidwalk, trees, animated by retail and the entrance to the new public exhibit space on the second floor of the building.

The current Backstage “construction streetscape” will be replaced by a broad sidewalk, trees, animated by retail and the entrance to the new public exhibit space on the 2nd floor.

Saturday, February 14

  • Weather permitting, a window delivery is scheduled to bring window and glazing for 2 floors, starting at 9:00am.

The construction schedule for Monday, February 16 – Friday, February 20 was not available at post time. We will post that information by Tuesday morning. Please check back. 

L Tower February 14 – 22, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, February 14, 2015 – Sunday, February 22, 2015.

New residents move in every week to the L Tower. Sidewalk work will resume once temperatures moderate sufficiently to permit it.

Yonge Street looking north to Front Street at L Tower

Yonge Street looking north to Front Street at L Tower

Tower Crane Operator Rob Mac AKA @SkyJacked793 continues to take great pictures that he shares on his twitter feed.

Rob Mac (@SkyJacked793) | Twitter copy

Photo by Tower Crane Operator Rob Mac @SkyJacked793

  • Interior work continues on multiple floors.
  • Move-ins are ongoing through the Yonge Street entrance.
  • Valet parking for L Tower residents continues on the north side of The Esplanade, west of Scott Street.
The Esplanade under snow at L Tower

The Esplanade under snow at L Tower

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  • Update: The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed in March, it now may not be removed until April.
  • Update: the Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 

Backstage Construction Schedule February 7 – 13, 2015

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 7 – 13, 2015.  

Note: Concrete pours for the 36th Floor slab, scheduled to begin last week, were cancelled due to severe weather. Winter worked it’s magic and the first pour was postponed again to Tuesday, February 10. Weather conditions may once again interrupt construction plans. Please check back for regular updates. 

Click on the link for a downloadable PDF Construction Summary: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-Feb-7-13-2015

L Tower and Backstage - Looking up February 6, 2015

L Tower and Backstage – Looking up February 6, 2015

Saturday, February 7

  • Subcontractor Italform will be assembling wall forms, starting at 9:00am.

Monday, February 9

  • Rebar delivery starting at 7:00 am.
  • CANCELLED 36th Floor slab concrete pours #1, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 11:o0 am.
  • CANCELLED After slab, wall & column pour (40 metres of concrete). 
  • CANCELLED Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 10

  • 36th Floor slab concrete pour #1, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.
  • After slab, wall & column pour (53 metres of concrete). 
  • Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.

Wednesday, February 11

  • 36th Floor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.
  • After slab, wall & column pour (50 metres of concrete). 
  • Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.

ThursdayFebruary 12

  • Rebar delivery, scheduled to begin at 7:00 am.
  • Work cancelled due to extreme cold: 36th Floor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.
  • Work cancelled due to extreme cold: After slab, wall & column pour (50 metres of concrete). 
  • Work cancelled due to extreme cold: Concrete Finishing until to 11:30 pm.

Friday, February 13

  • Work cancelled due to extreme cold. 
Too cold for concrete at the Backstage construction site.

Too cold for concrete at the Backstage construction site.

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer is on-site daily, when available, Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily to assist with traffic control when required. 
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

L Tower February 7 – 13, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, Saturday, February 7, 2015 – Friday, February 13

New neighbourhood residents are occupying their as move-ins continue to the L Tower. Sidewalk work will resume once temperatures moderate.

Click on the link for a downloadable PDF Construction Summary: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-Feb-7-13-2015

L Tower on Yonge Street, Febraury 6, 2015

L Tower on Yonge Street, February 6, 2015.

 

  • Interior work continues on multiple floors.
  • Move-ins are ongoing through the Yonge Street entrance.
  • Sidewalk work will continue as when conditions improve. 
  • Valet parking for L Tower residents continues on the north side of The Esplanade, west of Scott Street.
Waiting for warmer weather on The Esplanade

Waiting for warmer weather on The Esplanade.

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  • Update: The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed in March, it now may not be removed until April.
  • Update: the Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 
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