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


 

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