L Tower May 2 – 8, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, May 2 – 8, 2015.

  • The L Tower crane is currently scheduled to remain in place through June as it is required to facilitate the lift and placement of the rooftop window washing crane assembly. The temporary window washing platform is shown in the photo of the L Tower below. It will be replaced by a permanent platform and crane. 
L Tower with temporary window washing crane platform and tower crane

L Tower with temporary window washing crane platform and tower crane

  •  The L Tower is now the second most photographed building in Toronto after the CN Tower. Here is a view of it from Scott Street looking South West. 
L Tower tower crane and Sony Centre

L Tower tower crane and Sony Centre

L Tower April 25 – May 1, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, April 25 – 2May 1, 2015.

  • The L Tower crane, seen here from Scott Street continues to be used. Also note the temporary platform for the window washing crane at the top of the tower. We expect it will remain up through May. 
  •  The L Tower is now the second most photographed building in Toronto after the CN Tower. Here is another view of it from Front Street East.
L Tower from Front Street East

L Tower from Front Street East

The Esplanade looking east from Yonge

The Esplanade looking east from Yonge

 

L Tower April 18 – 24, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, April 18 – 24, 2015.

  • The L Tower crane, seen here from Scott Street continues to be used. Also note the temporary platform for the window washing crane at the top of the tower. 
L Tower looking south from Scott & Colborne

L Tower looking south from Scott & Colborne

  • The entrance to the L Tower continues to take shape.
L Tower entrance at 8 The Esplanade

L Tower entrance at 8 The Esplanade

  •  The L Tower is now the second most photographed building in Toronto after the CN Tower. Here it is as seen from Front Street.
L Tower from Front & Church

L Tower from Front & Church

 

L Tower April 11 – 17, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, April 11 – 17, 2015.

  • The granite pavers are being laid at the entrance to the L Tower.
L Tower Granite Pavers

L Tower Granite Pavers

  • The Yonge Street sidewalk continues to take shape.
L Tower Yonge Street sidewalk taking shape

L Tower Yonge Street sidewalk taking shape

 

  • The L Tower crane, seen here from the 8th floor of the Backstage condominium, continues to be used, . As of now we expect it to be taken down at the end of April. We will provide updates as we get them.
L Tower crane seen from the Backstage condo

L Tower crane seen from the Backstage condo

  • The L Tower is now the second most photographed building in Toronto after the CN Tower. Here it is as seen from The Esplanade and Berkeley Street.
L Tower from The Esplanade

L Tower from The Esplanade

 

L Tower April 4 – 10, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, April 4 – 10, 2015.

  • The City of Toronto is currently renovating and redesigning and rebuilding the north plaza and entrance way to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This work is separate from the Plaza project. The first pahse of work, depicted below, should be complete within a week to 10 days. 
L Tower from Front & Scott Street

L Tower from Front & Scott Street

City of Toronto Front Street sidewalk reconstruction at the Sony Centre

City of Toronto Front Street sidewalk reconstruction at the Sony Centre

  • The eastbound traffic lane of The Esplanade, will be open over the Easter/Passover weekend.
L Tower entrance at Yonge & The Esplanade

L Tower entrance at Yonge & The Esplanade

  • The L Tower crane continues to be used. As of now we expect it to be taken down at the end of April. We will provide updates as we get them.
L Tower from Yonge Street & Adelaide

L Tower from Yonge Street & Adelaide

L Tower March 28 – April 3, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, March 28 – April 3, 2015.

  • Crews are continuing to lay granite pavers for the new sidewalk in front of the L Tower at Yonge and The Esplanade.
New Sidewalk on The Esplanade at L Tower March 27

New Granite Pavers leading from The Esplanade to the L Tower March 27

  • The L Tower crane continues to be used. As of now we expect it to be taken down at the end of April. We will provide updates as we get them.
L Tower Crane from Yonge Street

L Tower Crane from Yonge Street

  • The City of Toronto is currently renovating and redesigning and rebuilding the north plaza and entrance way to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This work is separate from the Plaza project.
City of Toronto work continues on the north plaza of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

City of Toronto work continues on the north plaza of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

  • We have been advised that the City of Toronto will be carrying out road repair and resurfacing on the eastbound traffic lane of The Esplanade, starting on Saturday, March 28. The lane had been closed by City of Toronto crews since March 1.
The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic by the City of Toronto at Yonge Street.

The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic by the City of Toronto at Yonge Street.

L Tower March 21 – 27, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, March 21 – 27, 2015.

  • Crews are laying granite pavers for the new sidewalk in front of the L Tower at Yonge and The Esplanade.
Laying the new pavers for the sidewalk on the north side of the The Esplanade at the main entrance to the L Tower.

Laying the new pavers for the sidewalk on the north side of the The Esplanade at the main entrance to the L Tower.

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Making sure the granite pavers are in place at the L Tower.

  • The City of Toronto is currently renovating and redesigning and rebuilding the north plaza and entrance way to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This work is separate from the Plaza project.
City of Toronto work continues on the north plaza of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

City of Toronto work continues on the north plaza of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is scheduled to be completed this year. 
Sony Plaza as it is today.

Sony Plaza as it is today.

Sony Plaza Design by Claude Cormier + Associates http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

Sony Plaza as it will be when the the by Claude Cormier + Associates design is completed later in 2015.
http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

  • The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic eastbound from Yonge. City of Toronto crews closed it last March 1 because of a water main break. City crews were back on site March 8 to conduct some work, causing neighbours to temporarily lose water service. We have no information as to when the work will be completed but we have flagged this for Deputy Mayor and Ward 28 Councillor McConnell’s office.
The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic by the City of Toronto at Yonge Street.

The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic by the City of Toronto at Yonge Street.

  • Move-ins continue through the Yonge Street service entrance.
L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

L Tower March 16 – 20, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, March 16 – 20, 2015.

  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is scheduled to be completed this year. 
Sony Plaza ready for its makeover

Sony Plaza ready for its makeover.

  • The City of Toronto is currently renovating and redesigning and rebuilding the north plaza and entrance way to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This work is separate from the Plaza project.
North Front of the Sony Centre currently being renovated by the City of Toronto.

North Front of the Sony Centre currently being renovated by the City of Toronto.

  • The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic eastbound from Yonge. City of Toronto crews closed it last March 1 because of a water main break. City crews were back on site March 8 to conduct some work, causing neighbours to temporarily lose water service. We have no information as to when the work will be completed but we have flagged this for Deputy Mayor and Ward 28 Councillor McConnell’s office.
The Esplanade remains closed from eastbound from Yonge by City of Toronto work crews

The Esplanade remains closed from eastbound from Yonge by City of Toronto work crews

  • Move-ins continue through the Yonge Street service entrance.
L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

L Tower March 9 – 14, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Monday, March 9 – Saturday, March 14, 2015.

  • The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed this month, will now be removed in April.
L Tower and tower crane

L Tower and tower crane

 

  • The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic eastbound from Yonge. City of Toronto crews closed it last March 1 because of a water main break. City crews were back on site March 8 to conduct some work, causing neighbours to temporarily lose water service. We have no information as to when the work will be completed but we have flagged this for Deputy Mayor and Ward 28 Councillor McConnell’s office.
The Esplanade remains closed from eastbound from Yonge by City of Toronto work crews

The Esplanade remains closed from eastbound from Yonge by City of Toronto work crews

  • Move-ins continue through the Yonge Street service entrance.
L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

L Tower Yonge Street service entrance with turntable

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 

L Tower February 28 – March 7, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The Esplanade remains closed to car traffic eastbound from Yonge. City of Toronto crews closed it last Sunday because of a water main break. We have no information as to when the work will be completed but we have flagged this for Deputy Mayor McConnell’s office.

L Tower & Tower Crane, Feb 27, 2015

L Tower & Tower Crane, Feb 27, 2015

  • City of Toronto crews closed The Esplanade at Yonge to vehicle traffic last weekend because of a water main break. It remains closed. We have no information on when it will reopen. As noted above we have notified Deputy Mayor McConnell’s office and asked them to look into this.

City Workers have closed The Esplanade to car traffic at Yonge

  • Move-ins are ongoing through the Yonge Street entrance.
L Tower Yonge Street Moving Entrance with turntable for cars and trucks

L Tower Yonge Street Moving Entrance with turntable for cars and trucks

  •  Working on the window glazing at -9 celsius
Exterior window work at the L Tower

Exterior window work at the L Tower

LOOKING AHEAD: 

  • The Large Crane Tower was scheduled to remain in place over the winter and be removed in March, it now may not be removed until April.
  •  The Sony Centre Plaza is now scheduled to be completed by June 2015, prior to the Pan Am Games. 
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