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Is this the home of the record breaking drug bust? Kudos.
No. The wonderful 25 The Esplande was.

I wonder if my dog sniffed out the car in the underground. I’m not sure if this was a monthly or daytime parker. Risky business.
 

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I’ve seen the site plan approval drawings but can’t find a copy. I believe there was a public gallery proposed on the 2nd floor and then stairs down to the ground floor just outside your lobby. There was also a long hallway on the south side to a future connection for the Green P and then to Market Street.
 

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As an owner in this building, I would love to find plans on how the bridge/PATH connection to CIBC Phase II is going work and look. Anyone have this info?
No plans for this in my archives, I'm sorry to say, but the ground entrance is suppose to be from this dark spot (below, my shot from 2018) behind the wall that the eagle rests on. Stairs ascend to a currently unfinished hallway that extends along the entire south side of the second floor of the above0-ground garage, IIRC. Some of the louvers that can be seen in the shot below would come out to make a connection with a new PATH corridor atop the bridge.

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I’ve seen the site plan approval drawings but can’t find a copy. I believe there was a public gallery proposed on the 2nd floor and then stairs down to the ground floor just outside your lobby. There was also a long hallway on the south side to a future connection for the Green P and then to Market Street.
Awesome information, thank so much mburrrrr. I always wondered why do a connection to a relatively small condo building, but now it makes sense that it will connect with the large Green P parking garage to the east. This will be nice for resident visitors as it will offer indoor access to the building from Green P. Backstage has zero visitor parking. Hope it is well secured because it will be a busy corridor on Leaf and Raptor Home Game Nights!
 

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No plans for this in my archives, I'm sorry to say, but the ground entrance is suppose to be from this dark spot (below, my shot from 2018) behind the wall that the eagle rests on. Stairs ascend to a currently unfinished hallway that extends along the entire south side of the second floor of the above0-ground garage, IIRC. Some of the louvers that can be seen in the shot below would come out to make a connection with a new PATH corridor atop the bridge.

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Thanks interchange42, now I am getting the picture.
 

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Awesome information, thank so much mburrrrr. I always wondered why do a connection to a relatively small condo building, but now it makes sense that it will connect with the large Green P parking garage to the east. This will be nice for resident visitors as it will offer indoor access to the building from Green P. Backstage has zero visitor parking. Hope it is well secured because it will be a busy corridor on Leaf and Raptor Home Game Nights!
Yes, useful info but it is really NOT good that even a NEW PATH connection is planned with stairs - have these people never heard of AODA?? (The stairs from the 'north lobby' area of the Scotia Bank Arena to the PATH that runs to the west of the Arena and overlooks Bremner is another example of VERY poor planning!
 

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The City have just announced that Yonge Street is being closed 'for a few days' to deal with excessive groundwater at Yonge & The Esplanade. This document from the construction of Backstage seems to say it has been a long-running problem and, AFIK, Backstage have to pay annual fees for pumping out their sumps into the City sewers. See: http://www.downloads.ene.gov.on.ca/files/besr/RSC 215269.pdf
 

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