Backstage Construction Update – February 2017 update

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, February 2017 – Update

NOTE: We will be posting major construction updates mid-month, with other updates as developments warrant.

Backstage porcelain cladding installation on the east face of the tower

Backstage porcelain cladding installation on the east face of the tower on February 15

Exterior Work

Over the past few weeks high winds and extreme cold weather have slowed progress on all exterior work. The porcelain tiling was  postponed because of cold temperatures affecting the adhesives. On warmer days, such as this past Wednesday, porcelain work has and will resume.

The railing system has been partially installed on the north and east walls on the podium and construction management is expecting the tempered glass, that will fill in the railing structure, in the next 2-3 weeks.


Detail of porcelain installation on February 15

On the podium deck the swimming pool has been waterproofed and is now being water tested. Tiling work will begin soon under the weather protection tenting. 


The pool under weather protection tenting and railing structures on the south side of the podium deck.

Exterior work on the sidewalk and front entrance will begin later in the season when weather conditions permit.

Interior Work 

The bar lounge and theatre room have been completed and after occupancy inspection will be furnished . The party room and private dining area on the 5th floor have also been completed and after occupancy has been granted will be furnished.


Private Dining Room, 5th floor amenity space.

Residents have been using the fitness/yoga areas since December. The lockers are in the process of being handed over to the residents by Customer Service. The Car Share program in the building has been implemented by Enterprise. Some of the large mirrors in the public areas are in the process of being installed along with artwork in the lobby.


Finished fireplace in the 5th floor amenity space.

While the building is almost entirely occupied, there are a few suites that are still being finished, including the one pictured below on the 36th floor, one of the last suites to be prepared for future occupancy.



36th floor suite, one of the last to be completed at Backstage

We will be continue to provide construction updates while work remains to be completed through the remainder of the winter. Please check back here at for regular updates.


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