Backstage Construction Update – January 30 – February 5, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 30 – February 5, 2016

Work continues on the interior of the building readying suites for occupancy. Exterior work is focussed on the podium cladding and the tower, where windows and balcony glazing are being installed. Occasional deliveries may occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. The first move-ins to Backstage are expected in February and may start as soon as this coming week. Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Backstage getting its facade on.

Backstage getting its facade on.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 30 – February 5: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-30-Feb 5-2016

Ready for occupancy at Backstage.

Ready for occupancy at Backstage.

Saturday, January 30

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.
Kitchen installed in a Backstage suite.

Kitchen installed in a Backstage suite.

Monday, February 1 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Tuesday, February 2

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Wednesday, February 3 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Thursday, February 4

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Friday, February 5

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
Installing windows on the NW corner at Backstage

Installing windows on the NW corner at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – January 23 – 29, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 23 – 29, 2016

Fire damage to the podium roof from Wednesday’s accidental fire is minimal and will be cleaned this coming up week. As we and the media reported, there were no injuries, no structural damage and the fore was quickly put out due to the fast action of the on-site construction crew and the quick and efficient response from Toronto Fires Services. Exterior work continues on the podium and tower this coming week.  Interior suite finishing continues. The first move-ins to Backstage are expected in February. Please check back for updates. 

East view of the Backstage podium deck showing minimal fire damage from Wednesday's fire and looking west showing no damage.

East view of the Backstage podium deck showing minimal fire damage from Wednesday’s fire and looking west showing no damage.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 23 – 29, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-23-29-2016

Backstage unit with kitchen appliances installed ready for cleaning.

Backstage unit with kitchen appliances installed ready for cleaning.

Saturday, January 23

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site, including cleaning the podium deck.
  • Clearing fencing and materials from the construction area at Yonge & The Esplanade.
External construction area at Yonge and The Esplanade to be cleared of fencing and materials.

External construction area at Yonge and The Esplanade to be cleared of fencing and materials.

Monday, January 25

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Tuesday, January 26

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Wednesday, January 27

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Thursday, January 28

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Friday, January 29

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
Backstage Yonge Street lobby almost ready for opening.

Backstage Yonge Street lobby almost ready for opening.

Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update

Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update with coverage from the Toronto Star.

Backstage podium fire January 20 - Photo by @MarComm_mama as posted at http://www.blogto.com/city/2016/01/6_dramatic_photos_of_todays_fire_in_downtown_toronto/

Backstage podium fire January 20 – Photo by @MarComm_mama as posted at http://www.blogto.com/city/2016/01/6_dramatic_photos_of_todays_fire_in_downtown_toronto/

Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update with coverage from the Toronto Star. The fire on the podium deck today at Backstage has been put out and contained. There were no injuries and no structural damage.  On-site construction supervisors responded urgently. The Toronto Service responded immediately. Firefighters contained and put out the blaze. There were no injuries and no structural damage.

As reported by Toronto Star staff reporters: Michael Robinson and Peter Goffin:

“There was some welding work going on . . . and although this is still under investigation — the Fire Marshal is on site — we believe the fire was started by the welding sparks, welding activity,” said Alfredo Romano, president of Toronto development firm Castlepoint Numa.

No injuries have been reported.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/01/20/fire-burning-near-yonge-and-the-esplanade.html

Toronto Star video:

http://bcove.me/te77mkhy

Backstage Construction Update – January 16 – 22, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 16 – 22, 2016

Exterior work continues on the podium this coming week.  The installation of balcony glazing on the southwest corner of the tower also continues. Two temporary lighting poles will be installed to provide additional street lighting. Please check back for details on the timing of the pole and lighting installation. We also post updates when there are notable changes to the construction schedule. 

Temporary street lighting poles being loaded in at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Temporary street lighting poles being unloaded in at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 16 – 22, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-16-22-2016

Saturday, January 16

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site
Cladding work on the Backstage Podium January 15, 2016

Cladding work on the Backstage Podium January 15, 2016

Monday, January 18

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday, January 19

  • Kitchen Appliance Delivery from 9 am.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, January 20

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday, January 21

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Friday, January 22

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 
Installing glazing on the tower at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Installing glazing on the tower at Backstage, January 15, 2016

L Tower – January 16 – 22, 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  January 16 – 22, 2016.

Tower Crane:

The exterior tower crane will remain up through the balance of January and February. In March the new derrick will be lifted to the top of the L Tower to enable the installation of the permanent maintenance platform for the building. The tower crane would then be dismantled.  We will have updates on the timing of this work later in the winter. 

L Tower reaching into the fog layer, January 15, 2016

L Tower reaching into the fog layer, January 15, 2016

Other exterior work

Some minor work will occur on the canopies on The Esplanade and Yonge Street in the next two weeks. This may temporarily restrict access to portions of the sidewalk. We expect to have more information on this by the end of next week. 

Looking into the Financial District from the L Tower

Looking into the Financial District from the L Tower

Sony Centre NW Plaza

Work on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre, immediately north of the L Tower should commence in March. Once again we’ll post updates here once they become available. 

NOTE for L Tower Residents

We get enquires from L Tower residents about the progress of internal work in the building. While we are happy to direct these enquiries to the appropriate people, please note that the purpose of this site is to provide construction information to external neighbourhood stakeholders, particularly in the immediate St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.

Leslie Spit, Wards Island and the Port of Toronto, from the L Tower

Leslie Spit, Wards Island and the Port of Toronto, from the L Tower

Backstage Construction Update – January 9 – 15, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 8 – 15, 2016

As we enter the New Year, work has been gearing up at Backstage. Exterior work is concentrated on finishing the podium cladding and the balcony glazing on the southwest corner of the tower. Some deliveries continue with minor impacts on The Esplanade. We’ll have more information on approximate timelines for some of the key exterior work in the later part of the month. Please check back for daily updates which we post when there are notable changes to the construction schedule. 

Backstage tower from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge

Backstage tower from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 8 – 15, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-8-15-2016

Saturday, January 9

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site

Monday, January 11

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday, January 12

  • Kitchen Appliance Delivery from 9 am.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, January 13

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday, January 14

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Friday, January 15

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 
Backstage Podium Exterior Work

Backstage Podium Exterior Work

L Tower – January 9 -15, 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  January 8 – 15, 2016.

As the new year gets underway, the exterior tower crane remains up as the construction management team continues to wait for delivery of the new derrick that will be used to set the permanent maintenance platform in place at the top of the L Tower. Suite finishing work continues at L Tower on the fewer and fewer unoccupied suites that remain. 

View from the top of the L Tower

View north from the top of the L Tower

 

L Tower monochrome.

L Tower monochrome.

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