The official groundbreaking for Backstage on the Esplanade condos took place this past Saturday May 14. A gloomy day but that didn't keep the spirits down. Developed by the partnership of Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty Partners, this 36 storey condo is going to be located at 5-7 Esplanade.

From left: Joe Cordiano, Cityzen Development Group; Sam Crignano, Cityzen; Alfredo Romano, CastlePoint Realty Partners; Robert Cheung, Cityzen; Chi Cheung, Cityzen; John O'Keefe, CastlePoint; Paulo Stellato, Cityzen.

The event began with a short introduction by Hunter Milborne. His firm handled the sales for the tower. 

Preparing for the ground breaking.

Getting ready for the big moment.

The banner rising. 

Backstage looking like it was built in one day.

The model. 

And then some time for some drinks.

Congratulations folks!

Designed by Page + Steele Architects, with interiors by Munge Leung Design Associates, the tower is expected to be completed in April 2013.

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Related Companies:  Blackjet Inc., Castlepoint Numa, CFMS Consulting Inc., Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Dominus Construction Group, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Munge, Vicbar Marketing