Backstage Construction Update – June 2017 update

This is a construction update for Backstage Condominium, 1 The Esplanade, June, 2017 

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

Looking down on the Backstage podium deck, showing wood framed areas for planting, the pool, and the areas that will be covered with a concrete hard surface.

Exterior Work

Work is proceeding steadily on the podium but is still dependent on co-operative weather. Tile installers closing in on completing their work on the infinity pool.

Swimming pool in progress on the outdoor amenity deck at Backstage.

Toro Railing is installing balcony railings and glass on the central east facing units starting from the 6th floor and going up. There has temporarily delay on the installation of the porcelain tile because of a shortage of material. The material is coming from Spain and should be here in a couple of weeks.

Balcony glass and railing installation in progress on the east face of Backstage.

Installation of rigid insulation as a substrate for the concrete deck on the podium has been delivered and will installed next week, June 19th onward. Plantation beds where trees and flowers will be planted have been formed on the podium deck.

Area of the amenity deck where the concrete pump will be located when concrete work begins in early July.

Once the insulation has been installed, concrete will be pumped from street level and finished to form a hard surface for the outdoor amenity deck.

Backstage south side of the outdoor amenity area, that will be prepped for concrete decking.

Construction management is finalize the landscape permits and planning before proceeding on finishing the sidewalk areas at street level. This work is expected to get underway in July.

Sidewalk work is expected to get underway in July.

Interior Work 

All of the furniture for the amenity areas has been delivered and installed. The reclining chairs have also been installed in the theatre. Mirrors are being completed in the 5th, 6th and 7th floor amenity areas and the contractor is now gearing up to install the ground floor lobby mirrors. Work on the 5th floor jacuzzi room, adjacent to the outdoor pool, is also nearing completion. The construction management team hopes to have everything done by the end of June.


Finished and furnished video room, amenity space, at Backstage.

Initial work is also beginning on the future public exhibit space and interior (future) PATH on the 2nd floor, with insulation installed on the ceiling areas.

Part of the future public exhibit space and PATH on the 2nd floor of Backstage.

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

And we will leave this month’s update with a view of the Backstage and the L Tower from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge and future PATH connection to Union Station:

Backstage & the L Tower June 15, 2017, viewed from the Yonge Street Rail Bridge.



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