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

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