Backstage Construction Update – December 19, 2016 – January 3, 2017

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, December 19, 2016 – January 3, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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View looking west from the 7th floor amenity space.

Winter weather has played havoc with exterior work on the exterior at Backstage. Despite these weather-related setbacks, installation of porcelain tiling on the east face of the tower and finishing touches to the podium facade have proceeded slowly and steadily. Work on both will continue this week as possible. As well, the railing for the podium deck outdoor amenity space is scheduled to begin being installed, again weather permitting.

Finally, on the podium deck the tent enclosed outdoor pool is being kept heated and monitored, in order to maintain the concrete at a temperature that permits the required waterproofing to adhere to its surface. 

Interior work continues steadily, with work progressing on the finishes in the party room, flooring installation, tiling in the men’s change room on the fifth floor, and the soon to be completed panelling in the theatre room.
Measuring and installation of acoustic fabric panels and will begin in the New Year.

The site will be operating until Friday, Dec 23, then shutting down for the holidays. Work will resume on January 3, 2017

Please check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates.

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Railings for the podium deck, which are set to begin being installed the week of December 19, weather permitting.

Monday, December 19

  • Exterior work as weather permits: porcelain tile installation east tower, railing installation on the podium deck, finishing work on the podium. 
  • Interior work: finishing work in amenity areas and podium level hallways.
Finishing work on the Backstage podium.

Finishing work on the Backstage podium.

Tuesday, December 20

  • Exterior work as weather permits: porcelain tile installation east tower, railing installation on the podium deck, and finishing work on the podium. 
  • Interior work: finishing work in amenity areas and podium level hallways.
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Progress continues, weather permitting, on installing porcelain tiles on the east face of the tower.

Wednesday, December 21

  • Exterior work as weather permits: porcelain tile installation east tower, railing installation on the podium deck, and finishing work on the podium. 
  • Interior work: finishing work in amenity areas and podium level hallways.
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Detail of the porcelain tiling installed on the east face of the tower.

Thursday, December 22

  • Exterior work as weather permits: porcelain tile installation east tower, railing installation on the podium deck, and finishing work on the podium.
  • Interior work: finishing work in amenity areas and podium level hallways.
amenity-space-flooring-installed

Amenity space flooring installed.

Friday, December 23

  • Exterior work as weather permits: porcelain tile installation east tower, railing installation on the podium deck, and finishing work on the podium.
  • Interior work: finishing work in amenity areas and podium level hallways.

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Heaters installed to keep the outdoor pool concrete at a constant temperature which is required to insure waterproofing adheres to the surface.




Happy Holidays – Site Closed December 24 – January 2

There will no scheduled construction work from December 24 through January 2.

Happy New Year

Construction work will resume at Backstage on January 3, 2017.




NOTE: Signalized intersection at The Esplanade & Yonge

City of Toronto contractors have been working to install the footings and electrical conduit for the traffic signal that will be installed at Yonge and The Esplanade. As well, the former concrete median has been demolished. When this work is complete there will be a signalized pedestrian crossing to the GO Bus Station and the west side of Yonge Street. This was identified as key deliverable in the original development consultations for the L Tower and Backstage.

Work on the sidewalk on the south side of the The Esplanade, in front of Backstage, will proceed in the New Year, once the City has completed necessary work for the traffic signal and when weather permits.

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Footings for the traffic signals that will be installed at Yonge and The Esplanade

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Median removed by City of Toronto contractors, in preparation for the signalized pedestrian crossing at Yonge and The Esplanade



 

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