Backstage Construction Update – February 27 – March 4, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 27 – March 4, 2016

Suites up to the 19th floor are ready for the occupancy as move-ins to Backstage continue through the weekend and the coming week. Exterior work, to install the podium cladding and balcony glazing, that was delayed by inclement weather continues. Occasional deliveries will occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. The 3rd and 4th floor parking levels will have their lines painted prior to opening to new residents. Work also continues on the interior of the building the remaining unfinished suites for occupancy. 
Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Penthouse unit with some remainig finishing work, looking east southeast

Penthouse unit with some remaining finishing work, looking east southeast

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for February 27 – March 4: Backstage Construction Summary-Feb 27-Mar 4-2016

Saturday, February 27

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.

Sunday, February 28

  • Possible move-ins.
Suites ready, hallways done, just a few more touches to do on this floor at Backstage

Suites ready, hallways done, just a few more touches to do on this floor at Backstage

Monday, February 22 

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.

Tuesday, March 1

  • Kitchen cabinet delivery. 
  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.
  • Third and fourth floor garage floors painted in preparation for use by new residents. 

Wednesday, March 2

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.
  • Third and fourth floor garage floors painted in preparation for use by new residents. 

Thursday, March 3

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.

Friday, March 4

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.
Newly installed garage door at Backstage

Newly installed garage door at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – February 20 – 26, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 20 – 26, 2016

Move-ins to Backstage are underway and continue through the weekend and coming week. Exterior work continues on the podium’s cladding  and window installation on the southeast elevation. Occasional deliveries will occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. Work continues on the interior of the building readying the remaining unfinished suites for occupancy. 
Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Looking East South East from the 36th floor of Backstage

Looking East Southeast from the 36th floor of Backstage

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for February 20 – 26: Backstage Construction Summary-Feb 20-26-2016

Saturday, February 20

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.

Sunday, February 21

  • Possible move-ins.

Monday, February 22 

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.
Looking west from an unfinished suite at Backstage

Looking west from a Backstage penthouse suite in the process of being finished.

Tuesday, February 23 

  • Kitchen cabinet delivery. 
  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.

Wednesday, February 24

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.

Thursday, February 25

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.

Friday, February 26

  • Move-ins continue.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and final finishing.
  • Podium cladding installation and window installation on the southeast elevation.
Backstage penthouse suite in final stages of finishing.

Backstage penthouse suite in final stages of finishing.

Backstage Construction Update – February 13 – 19, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 13 – 19, 2016

Weather permitting, exterior work continues on the podium and the tower with cladding and glazing installation. Occasional deliveries will occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. Work continues on the interior of the building readying suites for occupancy. Move-ins to Backstage are underway
Please check back at
ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

View NW from the penthouse at backstage

View NW from the penthouse at backstage

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for February 13 -19: Backstage Construction Summary-Feb 13-19-2016

Saturday, February 13

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.

Monday, February 15 – Family Day Holiday

Backstage suite with balcony and interior work remaining

Backstage suite with balcony and interior work remaining

Tuesday, February 16 

  • Kitchen cabinet delivery. 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Weather conditions permitting: Work on the tower and podium exteriors continues.

Wednesday, February 17 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Weather conditions permitting: Work on the tower and podium exteriors continues. 

Thursday, February 18

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Weather conditions permitting: Work on the tower and podium exteriors continues.

Friday, February 19

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Weather conditions permitting: Work on the tower and podium exteriors continues
Unfinished SE penthouse suite

Unfinished SE penthouse suite

Backstage Construction Update – February 6 – 12, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for February 6 – 12, 2016

Exterior work is focussed on the podium and the tower as cladding and glazing are being installed. Access to the building from Yonge Street will open soon, with the removal of material from the site and the addition of paved walkways. Access to the parking garage lobby will be opened from The Esplanade. Occasional deliveries occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. Work continues on the interior of the building readying suites for occupancy; in particular penthouse suites are still being finished prior to the installation of kitchens and appliances. The first move-ins to Backstage are expected this month.
Please check back at
ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Backstage future retail facade at The Esplanade and entrance to parking levels where scaffolding is shown to the right. The scaffolding will be reoved and a paved walkway will be added.

Backstage future retail facade at The Esplanade and entrance to parking levels where scaffolding is shown to the right. The scaffolding will be removed and a paved walkway will be added.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for February 6 -12: Backstage Construction Summary-Feb 6-12-2016
Looking west from the 36th floor at Backstage as interior suite finishing continues.

Looking west from the 36th floor at Backstage as interior suite finishing continues on the penthouse level.

Saturday, February 6

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.

Monday, February 8 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
  • Site clean-up at grade.

Tuesday, February 9

  • Kitchen cabinet delivery. 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
  • External generator adjacent Yonge and The Esplanade is scheduled to be removed.

External generator at Backstage scheduled to be removed on Tuesday Feb 9External generator at Backstage scheduled to be removed on Tuesday February 9

Wednesday, February 10

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
  • Site clean-up at grade.

Thursday, February 11

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue.
  •  Site clean-up at grade.
Backstage entrance from Yonge Street to prepared for use this week.

Backstage entrance from Yonge Street to prepared for use this week.

Friday, February 12

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
  • Site clean-up at grade.
South view from 36th floor at Backstage as penthouse suite finishing continues

South view from 36th floor at Backstage as penthouse suite finishing continues

Backstage Construction Update – January 30 – February 5, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 30 – February 5, 2016

Work continues on the interior of the building readying suites for occupancy. Exterior work is focussed on the podium cladding and the tower, where windows and balcony glazing are being installed. Occasional deliveries may occur as needed with minimal impact on the street or traffic flows. The first move-ins to Backstage are expected in February and may start as soon as this coming week. Please check back at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for updates.

Backstage getting its facade on.

Backstage getting its facade on.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 30 – February 5: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-30-Feb 5-2016

Ready for occupancy at Backstage.

Ready for occupancy at Backstage.

Saturday, January 30

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site.
Kitchen installed in a Backstage suite.

Kitchen installed in a Backstage suite.

Monday, February 1 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Tuesday, February 2

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Wednesday, February 3 

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Thursday, February 4

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Friday, February 5

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
Installing windows on the NW corner at Backstage

Installing windows on the NW corner at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update – January 23 – 29, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 23 – 29, 2016

Fire damage to the podium roof from Wednesday’s accidental fire is minimal and will be cleaned this coming up week. As we and the media reported, there were no injuries, no structural damage and the fore was quickly put out due to the fast action of the on-site construction crew and the quick and efficient response from Toronto Fires Services. Exterior work continues on the podium and tower this coming week.  Interior suite finishing continues. The first move-ins to Backstage are expected in February. Please check back for updates. 

East view of the Backstage podium deck showing minimal fire damage from Wednesday's fire and looking west showing no damage.

East view of the Backstage podium deck showing minimal fire damage from Wednesday’s fire and looking west showing no damage.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 23 – 29, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-23-29-2016

Backstage unit with kitchen appliances installed ready for cleaning.

Backstage unit with kitchen appliances installed ready for cleaning.

Saturday, January 23

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site, including cleaning the podium deck.
  • Clearing fencing and materials from the construction area at Yonge & The Esplanade.
External construction area at Yonge and The Esplanade to be cleared of fencing and materials.

External construction area at Yonge and The Esplanade to be cleared of fencing and materials.

Monday, January 25

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Tuesday, January 26

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Wednesday, January 27

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Thursday, January 28

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 

Friday, January 29

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exteriors continue. 
Backstage Yonge Street lobby almost ready for opening.

Backstage Yonge Street lobby almost ready for opening.

Backstage Construction Update – January 16 – 22, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 16 – 22, 2016

Exterior work continues on the podium this coming week.  The installation of balcony glazing on the southwest corner of the tower also continues. Two temporary lighting poles will be installed to provide additional street lighting. Please check back for details on the timing of the pole and lighting installation. We also post updates when there are notable changes to the construction schedule. 

Temporary street lighting poles being loaded in at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Temporary street lighting poles being unloaded in at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 16 – 22, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-16-22-2016

Saturday, January 16

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site
Cladding work on the Backstage Podium January 15, 2016

Cladding work on the Backstage Podium January 15, 2016

Monday, January 18

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday, January 19

  • Kitchen Appliance Delivery from 9 am.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, January 20

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday, January 21

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Friday, January 22

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 
Installing glazing on the tower at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Installing glazing on the tower at Backstage, January 15, 2016

Backstage Construction Update – January 9 – 15, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for January 8 – 15, 2016

As we enter the New Year, work has been gearing up at Backstage. Exterior work is concentrated on finishing the podium cladding and the balcony glazing on the southwest corner of the tower. Some deliveries continue with minor impacts on The Esplanade. We’ll have more information on approximate timelines for some of the key exterior work in the later part of the month. Please check back for daily updates which we post when there are notable changes to the construction schedule. 

Backstage tower from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge

Backstage tower from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for January 8 – 15, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Jan-8-15-2016

Saturday, January 9

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site

Monday, January 11

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday, January 12

  • Kitchen Appliance Delivery from 9 am.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, January 13

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday, January 14

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Friday, January 15

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 
Backstage Podium Exterior Work

Backstage Podium Exterior Work

Backstage Construction Update – December 19 – January 1, 2016

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for December 19, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Exterior work on the podium, suite finishing and on-site housekeeping are the focus of work at Backstage prior over the holidays with the site closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and limited activity in between the statutory holidays. This is our final post of 2015. 

Best wishes for the holiday season and Happy New Year. 

Installation of podium insulation at Backstage

Installation of podium insulation at Backstage

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for  Dec 19, 2015 – January 1, 2016: Backstage Construction Summary-Dec-19-2015-Jan-1-2016

Saturday, December 19

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site
Unloading kitchen appliances at Backstage

Unloading kitchen appliances at Backstage

Monday, December 21

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday, December 22

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, December 23

  • Delivery of kitchen appliances
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 
Backstage podium exterior detail

Backstage podium exterior detail

Happy Holidays 

Thursday, December 24 – Site Closed early for Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25 Site Closed for Christmas

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 26 – site scheduled to be closed unless on-site housekeeping work is required.

Sunday, December 27 – Site Closed

Monday, December 28 – Site Closed for Holiday in Lieu of Boxing Day

Tuesday, December 29

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday, December 30

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Thursday, December 31

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Friday, January 1, 2016 Site Closed for New Year’s Holiday.

Happy New Year!

Backstage crash wall and tower detail.

Backstage crash wall and tower detail.

Backstage Construction Update – December 12 – 18

This a construction update for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for December 12 – 18, 2015.

The Hoist (external construction elevator) was removed last week. Work continues on the exterior podium. Suite finishing will continue through the coming weeks. 

Exterior work on the Backstage podium

Exterior work on the Backstage podium

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for  Dec 11 – 18: Backstage Construction Summary-Dec-12-18-2015

Saturday December 12

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site
Elevators ready to use at Backstage

Elevators rough but ready to use at Backstage

Monday December 14

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday December 15

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday December 16

  • Delivery of kitchen appliances
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday December 17

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues

Friday December 18

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues.
Kitchen installation at Backstage

Kitchen installation at Backstage

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