Long Reach Excavator to be removed Friday 4 am – 5:30 am

Please Note: the Backstage & L Tower Parking Construction site managers have just been advised this evening that the Long Reach Excavator may be removed from the construction site early Friday morning. 
 
We expect that the removal will be between 4:00 am and 5:30 am, Friday April 19 – under police escort.
 
Toronto Police Services will not permit the large 32-axle semi-trailer, which is required to take away the Long Reach, to be on city streets during rush hour nor during regular daytime traffic. 
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and for the short notice. Please be assured that all reasonable attempts had been made to seek more advance notice.
 
We will update information as soon as we receive it.

Backstage Construction Schedule – February 2 – 8

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for  February 2 – 8, 2013

The site at 1 The Esplanade showing the retaining wall and the depth of the dig.

The site at 1 The Esplanade showing the retaining wall and the depth of the dig.

Updated February 4, 2013

Saturday, February 2

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 5 dump trucks taking 10 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 50 loads.

Monday, February 4

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 5 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of  70 loads.

Tuesday, February 5

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 5 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of  70 loads.

Wednesday, February 6

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 3 to 5 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated total of 42 to 70 loads.

Thursday, February 7

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 3 to 5 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated total of 42 to 70 loads.

Friday, February 8 

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 3 to 5 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated total of 42 to 70 loads.

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

Please click here for a downloadable construction summary: Update – L Tower & Backstage Construction Summary Feb 5 – 8

Backstage Construction Schedule – January 28 – February 1

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for  January 28 – February 1, 2013

Posted January 25, 2013

Monday, January 28

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 4 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 56 loads

Tuesday, January 29

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 4 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 56 loads

Wednesday, January 30

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 4 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 56 loads

Thursday, January 31

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 4 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 56 loads

Friday, February 1 

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • GFL Excavating will be removing material with the Long Reach excavator.
  • There will be 4 dump trucks taking 14 loads of material each, for an estimated  total of 56 loads

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

Please click here for a downloadable construction summary: L Tower & Backstage Construction Jan 28 – Feb 1

Backstage Construction Schedule – January 7 – 11

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for  January 7 – 11, 2013

Posted January 4 2013

Monday, January 7

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 6 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 84 loads.
  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.

Tuesday, January 8

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 6 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 84 loads.
  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • Aecon Utilities will be working at Yonge and the Esplanade installing conduits for temporary high voltage service.
  • City of Toronto contractor — OJCR Construction — is expected to be on-site to test water-main and sanitary sewers. No disruptions to traffic are anticipated.

Wednesday, January 9

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 6 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 84 loads.
  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • Aecon Utilities will be working at Yonge and the Esplanade installing conduits for temporary high voltage service.

Thursday, January 10

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 6 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 84 loads.
  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • Aecon Utilities will be working at Yonge and the Esplanade installing conduits for temporary high voltage service.

Friday, January 11 

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 6 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 84 loads.
  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.
  • Aecon Utilities will be working at Yonge and the Esplanade installing conduits for temporary high voltage service.

Please note:

  • There may be some short-term disruptions to vehicular and pedestrian traffic while dump trucks are moved into position and loaded.
  • Aecon Utilities work may also cause short-term disruptions to  to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • 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

Please click here for a downloadable construction summary: L Tower & Backstage Construction Jan 7-11

Backstage Construction Schedule – December 31 – January 4

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for December 31, 2012 – January 4, 2013

Updated January 3 2013

Monday, December 31

  • No construction activity scheduled.

Tuesday, January 1

  •  No construction activity scheduled.

Wednesday, January 2

  • No construction activity scheduled.

Thursday, January 3

  • GFL Excavating will be preparing material using the hydraulic breaker.

Friday, January 4 – UPDATED

  • GFL Excavating will be operating the Long Reach excavator removing material. There will be 5 dump trucks doing 14 loads each, for an expected total of 70 loads.

Please note:

There may be some short-term disruptions to vehicular traffic while delivery trucks are unloaded.

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

Please click here for a downloadable construction summary: L Tower & Backstage Construction December 31 – January 4

Recap on Dec 5 Long Reach Back-hoe delivery

UPDATE: The Long Reach Back-hoe that was scheduled to arrive Wednesday, December 5, under police escort between 6:20 am and 7:00 am. It actually arrived at 5:30 am as the City of Toronto permit stipulated that the semi-trailer float (truck) had to be out of the downtown core prior to 6:00 am. Unfortunately we did not receive accurate information on the timing of the delivery.

On December 4 we were advised by subcontractor GFL Excavating that the back-hoe was coming early in the morning, instead of the originally and preferred plan to deliver it at midday. GFL could not get a permit for midday because City of Toronto staff considered the impact on daytime traffic would be too onerous. The permit was issued for 5 am to 6 am delivery and GFL was instructed by the City and the Police to have their large delivery truck off the site an out of the downtown by 6:00 am.

In this case the regulations for large deliveries trumped the regulations for construction noise; the regulating bodies determined that the traffic regulations trumped the standard construction noise regulations.  

Please click here for a revised Backstage – 1 The Esplanade construction schedule.

 
Please click here for a revised Backstage – 1 The Esplanade construction schedule.

Backstage Construction Schedule – November 26 – 30

This is the current construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade – L Tower parking and Backstage condominium for November 26 – 30, 2012

Updated November 29

We have been advised that City of Toronto’s subcontractor — OJCR Construction — will begin sanitary sewer and water-main work on The Esplanade on  Wednesday, November 28. We have been advised that:

  1. Pedestrian traffic will remain open. 
  2. Eastbound Vehicular Traffic will be closed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm      

We will update this information when we can. Please check back here for updates

Or please contact 

Joseph Sinopoli
Toronto Water
416-338-6526 Office

Thursday, November 29 – WORK CANCELLED 

  • CANCELLED A large backhoe (a “long reach”) will be delivered under police escort to the site at midday. There will be temporary disruptions to traffic on Front Street East, Scott Street and The Esplanade. 

Friday, November 30

  • CANCELLED Set-up of the long-reach on site

NOTE: The “Long Reach” Backhoe  will now arrive on Saturday, December 1. Please click here for details. 

Please note:

There may be some short-term disruptions to vehicular traffic while delivery trucks are unloaded.

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

Please click here for a downloadable construction summary: L Tower & Backstage Construction November 26 – 30

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