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.

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