Backstage Construction Update – December 5 – 11

This a construction update for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for December 5 – 11, 2015.

The Hoist (external construction elevator) will be completely removed by Tuesday. Installation of of patio doors and windows in the suites adjacent to the hoist will be completed this coming week. Installation of the insulating membrane on the north and east faces of the podium will continue this coming week. Please check back for updates during the coming week. 

Balconys on the SW corner of Backstage

Balconies on the SW corner of Backstage

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for  Dec 5 – 11: Backstage Construction Summary-Dec-5-11-2015

Saturday December 5

  • Interior suite work.
  • Housekeeping work on site
Insulating the podium at Backstage

Insulating the podium at Backstage

Monday December 7

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator).
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday December 8

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator).
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 
  • Pouring concrete stairs on podium by means of a concrete pump.

Wednesday December 9

  • Delivery of limestone cladding for building exterior. 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday December 10

  • Delivery of limestone cladding for building exterior. 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues

Friday December 11

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

Putting the insulation on the podium exterior at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update November 28 – December 4

This a construction update for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for November 28 – December 4, 2015.

Exterior work at Backstage on the balconies and the podium continues this week and through December. Principle work on the ground floor parking garage should be completed this week. The Hoist (external elevator) will be taken down this coming week. The Hoist will be removed in sections through the building and loaded onto trucks. There will be no deliveries this week.  

Backstage Hoist (eternal construction elevator) to be taken down beginning November 30

Backstage Hoist (eternal construction elevator) to be taken down beginning November 30

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for November 28 – Dec 4: Backstage Construction Summary-Nov-28-Dec-4-2015

Backstage parking ramp to level 2 parking

Backstage parking ramp to level 2 parking

Saturday November 28

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Housekeeping work on site

Monday November 30

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator).
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday December 1

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator).
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday December 2

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator).
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday December 3

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator). 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues

Friday December 4

  • Hoist removal (sectional removal of the external construction elevator). 
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Work on the tower and podium exterior continues.
Backstage podium with scaffolding that will be used for the application of the exterior cladding

Backstage podium with scaffolding that will be used for the application of the exterior cladding

Backstage Construction Update November 23 – 27

This a construction update for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for November 23 – 27, 2015.

Exterior work at Backstage on the balconies and the podium continues this week. Work on the ground floor parking garage is also proceeding with this week. The internal elevators are all commissioned but work continues on fitting out their interiors. The external hoist remains in use for construction purposes. Deliveries occur daily, including kitchen cabinetry for the 33rd and 34th floors. 

Backstage installing the balcony railings on the SW corner of the tower

Backstage installing the balcony railings on the SW corner of the tower

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for November 23 – 27: Backstage Construction Summary-Nov-23-27-2015

Looking out to The Esplanade from the ground floor at Backstage

Looking out to The Esplanade from the ground floor at Backstage

Monday November 23

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

Tuesday November 24

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

Wednesday November 25

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 33rd floor.
  • Work on the tower balconies and podium exterior continues. 

Thursday November 26

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

Friday November 27

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 34th floor.
  • Work on the tower balconies and podium exterior continues.
Fitting out elevator interiors at Backstage

Fitting out elevator interiors at Backstage

Backstage Construction Update November 20 – 21

This a construction update for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for November 20 – 21, 2015.

The temporary lighting has been added this past week along the Backstage construction fence line illuminates the walkway on the south of The Esplanade.  Podium work continues over the next few weeks as insulation then the exterior cladding will be installed. Work on the ground floor parking garage is proceeding with work on Saturday and next week. We will post next week’s full schedule on Monday, November 23. 

Temporary lighting along the walkway on the south side of The Esplanade

Temporary lighting along the walkway on the south side of The Esplanade

Podium work has been ongoing through the past week, today and will continue over the next few weeks.

Placing the scaffolding in place required for exterior instalation and cladding work on the Backstage podium

Placing the scaffolding in place required for exterior installation and cladding work on the Backstage podium

Saturday November 21

  • Appliance delivery.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
  • Garage insulation installation, painting and floor preparation. 
Installing insualtion in the first floor parking garage at Backstage

Installing insulation in the first floor parking garage at Backstage

The ground floor parking garage level is being worked on today, tomorrow and into next week until it’s complete. We’ll feature updates in our upcoming posts.

Insualtion for the parking garage ceiling at Backstage

Insualtion for the parking garage ceiling at Backstage

Backstage Construction Schedule November 16 – 21 2015

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for November 16 -21, 2015.

Temporary lighting has been added this past week along the Backstage construction fence line to help illuminate the walkway on the south of The Esplanade.  Deliveries continue through the week with suites on the 33rd and 34th floors will be receiving their kitchen cabinets this week. 

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for November 16 – 21: Backstage Construction Summary-Nov-16-21-2015

Backstage podium glazing.

Backstage podium glazing.

Monday November 16

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

Tuesday November 17

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

Wednesday November 18

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 33rd floor.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Thursday November 19

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

Friday November 20

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 34th floor.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues.

Saturday November 21

  • Appliance delivery.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.

 

Backstage tower looking up from Yonge & The Esplanade

Backstage tower looking up from Yonge & The Esplanade

Backstage Construction Schedule November 7 – 14 2015 – updated

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for November 7 -14, 2015.

Work at Backstage continues on the ground floor parking level interior drywall work, suite finishing and exterior glazing. As usual, regular deliveries of materials and supplies continue through the week

UPDATE: there will be an appliance delivery on Saturday November 14 – see below.

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for November 7 – 14: Backstage Construction Summary-Nov-7-14-2015

Backstage Podium

Backstage Podium almost fully glazed.

 

Saturday November 7

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.

Monday November 9

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the morning. 
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Tuesday November 10

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Wednesday November 11

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 31st floor.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues. 

Thursday November 12

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Appliance delivery for floors 21 – 23.
  • Elevator cab #1 will be commissioned
  • Work on the podium exterior continues

Friday November 13

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen cabinet delivery for the 32nd floor.
  • Work on the podium exterior continues.

Saturday November 14

  • Appliance Delivery – updated
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
Backstage tower in the afternoon light

Backstage tower in the afternoon light

 

Backstage Construction Schedule October 31 – November 6 2015

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for October 30 – November 6, 2015.

Work at Backstage continues on the ground floor parking level interior drywall work, suite finishing and exterior glazing. As usual, regular deliveries of materials and supplies continue through the week

Looking west from Backstage to Union Station

Looking west from Backstage to Union Station

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for October 30 – November 6: Backstage Construction Summary-Oct-31-Nov-6-2015

Saturday October 31

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
Kitchen unit - Backstage interior

Kitchen unit – Backstage interior

Monday November 2

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Window delivery between 8 am and 10 pm 
  • Drywall delivery in the morning. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue. 

Tuesday November 3

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue. 

Wednesday November 4

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen delivery in the morning 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue

Thursday November 5

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Appliance delivery in the morning. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue

Friday November 6

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue
  • Toro Aluminum delivering windows to the hoist all day. 
Ready for drywall - Backstage construction interior

Ready for drywall – Backstage construction interior

 

Backstage Construction Schedule October 24 – 30 2015

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for October 24 – 30, 2015.

Backstage’s tower exterior is almost fully glazed, work continues to complete windows on the podium level. Work continues to finish the ground floor parking level. Drywall work, suite finishing and regular deliveries to the site continue through the week. 

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for October 24 – 30: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-October-24-30-2015

Backstage Podium Windows and Tower

Backstage Podium Windows and Tower

Saturday October 24

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
Backstage ground floor lobby interior

Backstage ground floor lobby interior

Monday October 26

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Window delivery between 8 am and 10 pm 
  • Drywall delivery in the morning. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue. 

Tuesday October 27

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue. 

 

Wednesday October 28

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen delivery in the morning 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue

Thursday October 29

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Appliance delivery in the morning. 
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue

Friday October 30

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Podium window installation and work on the ground floor parking garage continue 

    Looking up at Backstage with L Tower

    Looking up at Backstage with L Tower

Backstage Construction Schedule October 17 – 23, 2015

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for October 17 – 23, 2015.

Two construction office trailers that are no longer in use will be removed on October 17 from the Yonge Street Railway Bridge. Backstage’s exterior is almost fully glazed, work will continue to complete it over the next few weeks. Soon exterior cladding will be applied to the podium. Work continues to finish the ground floor parking level, along with regular deliveries to the site. 

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for October 17 – 23: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-October-17-23-2015

Newly installed ground floor windows at Backstage

Newly installed ground floor windows at Backstage

Saturday October 17

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
  • Removal of two (2) site construction office trailers (pictured below) from the Yonge Street railway bridge, via the train tracks on the south side of the site and then out to Jarvis Street via the alley south of the Toronto Parking Authority Please click here for the Google Earth view.
Trailers to be removed from the railway bridge

Trailers to be removed from the railway bridge, October 17, 2015

Yonge Street Rail Bridge with trailers to be removed October 17

Yonge Street Rail Bridge with trailers that will be removed October 17, 2015

Monday October 19 – ELECTION DAY

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Window delivery between 8 am and 10 pm 
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 

Tuesday October 20

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 

Wednesday October 21

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Kitchen delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 

Thursday October 22

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Appliance delivery in the morning. 
  • Work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 

Friday October 23

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • HVAC material delivery in the morning, after 7:00 am.
  • Carpentry material delivery in the afternoon.
  • Work on the ground floor parking garage continues.  
Recently completed Backstage parking level.

Recently completed Backstage parking level.

Backstage Construction Schedule October 10 – 16, 2015

This is the construction schedule for 1 The Esplanade, Backstage condominium – for October 10 – 16, 2015.

Backstage’s podium exterior is being covered with an insulating membrane in preparation for the application of the exterior cladding. Work continues on the ground floor parking level, along with regular deliveries to the site. We also note that across the street on the north side of The Esplanade, Toronto Hydro will soon be installing new streetlights. 

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Schedule for October 10 – 16: Backstage & L Tower Construction Summary-October-10-16-2015 

Backstage and L Tower October 9, 2015

Backstage and L Tower October 9, 2015

Saturday October 10

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Construction housekeeping.
Elevator doors installed at Backstage

Elevator doors installed at Backstage

Monday October 12 – Thanksgiving Day – Site Closed for the holiday. 

View from the 4th floor parking level at Backstage

View from the 4th floor parking level at Backstage

Tuesday October 13

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Drywall delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Prep work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 
  • Podium level membrane installation continues.

Wednesday October 14

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Appliance delivery in the afternoon. 
  • Prep work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 
  • Podium level exterior membrane installation continues.

Thursday October 15

  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Prep work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 
  • Podium level exterior membrane installation continues.

Friday October 16

  • HVAC material delivery in the morning after 7:00 am.
  • Carpentry material delivery in the morning after 7:00 am.
  • Interior suite work: drywall and finishing.
  • Prep work on the ground floor parking garage continues. 
  • Podium level exterior membrane installation continues.

 

Installing the ground floor window frames and canopy at Backstage

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