Update Backstage Crane Removal May 26 – 28, 2015

Mobile crane equipment on The Esplanade preparing to set up for the Backstage tower crane removal, May 26.

Mobile crane equipment on The Esplanade preparing to set up for the Backstage tower crane removal, May 26.

During the crane removal work period May 26 – 28 the following impacts will occur:

  • Large tractor trailers may arrive as early 5:00 am due per Toronto Police Service restrictions on large loads travelling downtown during rush hour traffic.  
  • Work may start early and continue late as may be required to ensure the safe take down of the Backstage tower crane. Large crane work is exempt from City of Toronto Construction Noise Hours. ** (see below). 
  • When safety permits, every effort will be made to permit pedestrian access to Yonge Street. However it is prudent to plan on having to use Front Street East during some periods of the crane removal work. 
  • Paid Duty Officers will be on-site during the work. 
The Esplanade Road Closure at Church Street May 26 - 28

The Esplanade Road Closure at Church Street May 26 – 28

  • VEHICULAR ROAD CLOSURE: May 26, 27 & 28 the tower crane will be taken down from Backstage, The Esplanade will be closed to traffic from Yonge to the Novotel (east of Scott) from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. 
  • Access to the St. Lawrence Garage west of Scott Street will be closed. 
  • There will be no vehicle access to The Esplanade from Scott Street (from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm). 
Mobile Crane setting up on The Esplanade May 26

Mobile Crane setting up on The Esplanade May 26

** TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE  NOISE § 591-2.1 [Excerpt]

Construction. [Added 2007-12-13 by By-law No. 1400-2007]

(1) No person shall emit or cause or permit the emission of sound resulting from any operation of construction equipment or any construction, if it is clearly audible at a point of reception:

(a) In a quiet zone or residential area within the prohibited period of 7:00 p.m. one day to 7:00 a.m. the next day, 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and all day Sunday and statutory holidays; or

(b) In any other area within the prohibited period of all day Sunday and statutory holidays.

(2) Subsection B(1 a, b) does not apply to the continuous pouring of concrete, large crane work, necessary municipal work and emergency work that cannot be performed during regular business hours.

To read the full by-law please click on this link: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_591.pdf

Preliminary map of the May 26 - 28, Road Closure on The Esplanade

Preliminary map of the May 26 – 28, Road Closure on The Esplanade

Backstage Construction Schedule November 22 – 28

UPDATED November 25–This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium – for November 22 – 28, 2014.

Backstage, south west corner, November 21, 2014

Backstage, south west corner, November 21, 2014

Saturday, November 22

  • Subcontractor, Italform doing high elevation rescue training off the crane.
    Please Note: During the training a dummy will be dropped and “rescued.”
  • Dominus construction crew doing housekeeping work on-site, from 9:00 am. 
  • Electrical and plumbing subcontractors working in the building from 9:00 am.

Monday, November 24

  • CANCELLED – 28thFloor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • After slab, wall concrete pour (45 metres of concrete). 
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Rebar delivery, scheduled to begin at 7:00 am.
  • Rescheduled from Monday: 28thFloor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • After slab, wall concrete pour (45 metres of concrete). 
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 26

  • 28th Floor slab concrete pour 3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (42 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

ThursdayNovember 27

  • Rebar delivery from 7:00 am.
  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (45 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Friday, November 28

  • 29th Floor slab concrete pour #1, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (42 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

 NOTES:

  • Paid Duty Police Officer is on-site daily Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily to assist with traffic control.
  • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
  • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
  • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

Backstage Construction Schedule November 17 – 21

UPDATED – November 19

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium – for November 17 – 21, 2014.

Backstage parking entrance interior

Backstage parking entrance interior

Monday, November 17

  • The Esplanade will be closed during the day to eastbound vehicle traffic by contractor Distinct Tech. They will be installing conduits for fibre-optic cable for Beanfield Metroconnect.
    • Please note: Beanfield Metroconnect schedules their own work and is responsible for relevant permits and did not advise on-site construction managers of the scheduling of this work prior to late Friday, November 14. 
  • CANCELLED – 27thFloor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • Cancelled – Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 18

  • Rebar delivery, scheduled to begin at 7:00 am.
  • CANCELLED – A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (45 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 19

  • 27th Floor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (33 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour till 8:30 pm.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

ThursdayNovember 20

  • Rebar delivery from 7:00 am.
  • 28thFloor slab concrete pour 1, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (42 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Friday, November 21

  • 28th Floor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (42 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer is on-site daily Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily to assist with traffic control.
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

Backstage Construction Schedule November 8 – 14

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for November 8 – 14, 2014.

Please note: there will be a road closure of The Esplanade from Yonge Street to Scott Street from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday, November 10 and Tuesday November 12. A copy of the ROAD CLOSURE PERMIT for November 10 – 11 is provided here: SBACKSTAGE 14110715270. Pedestrian access will be provided, as safety permits, on the north side The Esplanade adjacent the L Tower. 

The crane at Backstage seen from the 36th floor of the L Tower

The crane at Backstage seen from the 36th floor of the L Tower

Saturday, November 8

  • Subcontractor, Italform doing high elevation rescue training off the crane.
  • Dominus construction crew doing housekeeping work on-site, from 9:00 am. 
  • Electrical and plumbing subcontractors working in the building from 9:00 am.

Monday, November 10

  • Rebar delivery from 7:00 am.
  • ROAD CLOSURE OF THE ESPLANADE – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm to permit relocation of the hoardings and concrete barriers.
  • Pedestrians will be permitted access to Yonge Street on the north side of The Esplanade adjacent to the L Tower.
  • 2 Paid Duty Police Officers will be on site.
  • Please click on the link to the right to view or download the Road Closure Permit: SBACKSTAGE 14110715270
  • 26thFloor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (42 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 11

  • ROAD CLOSURE OF THE ESPLANADE – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm to permit relocation of the hoardings and concrete barriers.
  • Pedestrians will be permitted access to Yonge Street on the north side of The Esplanade adjacent to the L Tower.
  • 2 Paid Duty Police Officers will be on site.
  • Please click on the link to the right to view or download the Road Closure Permit: SBACKSTAGE 14110715270
  • 26thFloor slab concrete pour #3, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (33 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 12

  • A wall and column concrete pour, by subcontractor Italform (45 metres of concrete), scheduled to run from 12:30 pm.

ThursdayNovember 13

  • Rebar delivery from 7:00 am.
  • 27thFloor slab concrete pour #1, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (33 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

Friday, November 14

  • 27th Floor slab concrete pour #2, by subcontractor Italform, scheduled to begin at 10:30 am.
  • An after-slab wall and column concrete pour (33 metres of concrete) to begin following the main slab pour.
  • Concrete Finishing until to 10:30 pm.

 NOTES:

    • Paid Duty Police Officer is on-site daily Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily to assist with traffic control.
    • Concrete pour schedules and times are subject to weather conditions.
    • There may be some short-term impacts on traffic flow as concrete trucks are moved into position.
    • Concrete trucks must keep their engines running during the pouring process.

Water & Sanitary Drain Work on The Esplanade

Water & Sanitary Drain Work on The Esplanade – City Contractor is applying for a road closure on The Esplanade.

The Construction Management Team has been advised late today that City of Toronto contractor OJCR Construction is planning to install water connections, sanitary drain connections and storm water connections at 1 The Esplanade (Backstage) next week.

This would involve OJCR Construction closing the Esplanade for a up to a week to dig and make connections. The affected area would be between the western entrance to the Toronto Parking Authority garage and Yonge Street.

The Construction Management Team has been advised that OJCR plans to start work on Wednesday October 24 pending approval of their application for a road closure permit.

The work is required as part of construction but its scheduling is in the hands OJCR Construction and the City of Toronto.

We have advised the City Councillor’s Office. More information should be available on Monday.

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