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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    What's happening to Coach on Bloor Street? The past few days the window and doors are covered with paper and it looks closed.
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    Washer Dryer combo

    In my view front load washers are the biggest consumer scam going - very high maintenance to prevent mold/midlew - you have to wipe excess water out every single time you use them; leave the door open to air dry and empty dispenser (it gathers water too) and do a regular cleaning with a...
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    Average maintenance fee increase per year?

    I'm sure there are statistics out there as to what the average rate of increase for maintenance fees but I'm not sure how meaningful they are. I think what you should be doing at your annual meeting is look at the financial statements - look at last year's costs; is there a short fall between...
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Has the old Jacobs location in the Manulife Centre been leased? Went by there today and it looked some renos were going on (at least in the lower level portion).
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    So true!
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Exciting news about the expansion - the article also mentions that Chanel may seek to expand into part of the space currently occupied by the Japan Foundation. I must admist though, I don't quite understand expanding both their flag ship store and their leased boutiques at Holt's, just down...
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    Gap closing 25% of stores

    Wonder if they will close the Gap at Bay and Bloor - its a big location and the rent must be pretty expensive.
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Does anyone know who is taking over the Guess space? Or what is going on with Porche Design? And what about the old Jacobs space in the Manulife Centre. Its getting kind of depressing to see all of these empty storefronts along Bloor. I hope Bloor 1 retail space is well designed but call me...
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    The Uptown - Hayward layout

    Gorgeous!!
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Very good points. I'll have to see what if anyone has old copies of the reserve studies and annual meeting reports. All I know is the last couple years the Board started talking about balcony repairs but didn't get into a lot of specifics. The most recent Reserve Study underestimate the cost...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Thanks again for your helpful information. I will check the bylaws. None of the owners want this to be a confrontational meeting - we are simply seeking information. One of owners is a member of a club and she has donated the space at her club to hold the meeting. We have asked if the project...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Thanks again for your response - I did do some research on my own and also found this. We understand we can't change the Special Assessment or the use of the Reserve Fund. We are just completely blindsided and want a detailed explanation of what is going on. I sent an email to our Board and...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Hi, thanks for you response? I've got the 15% threshhold. How much is needed for quorum? Do you know how Special Assessment are typically handled? Are they subject to a Vote or can the Board just impose them at will. Also, the Board is advised they are going to wipe out our Reserve Fund to...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Thank you - this is very helpful. This is what I'm trying to do call a meeting of all owners.
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    The board is taking the position that the work is urgent. They also have included chimney repair work on the basis on the basis that it is cheaper to do all this work at once then to schedule it separately. The claim the chimney repair is urgent as well but haven't provided any details as to...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Good point about stretching payments over too long a time.
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Thanks for your comments - just to clarify - we're a small townhouse complex of about 30 units and about 30 years old. You raise good point about prior reserve fund studies and whether this error was previously made. I think the Board just started to seriously look at balcony repairs at the...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    This might be a duplicate but it doesn't look like my original reply went through. I'd rather not publicly name the building. Quick background, the consultants hired by the Board to do the last Reserve Study made a huge error in estimating the cost of repairing the balconies. This error...
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    Special Assessments - questions and advice needed

    Just received notice from our Board for a Special Assessment for $10,000 to pay for balcony repairs. They want this money by April 30 or we can pay in 2 equal installments by April 30 and May 30th. We knew the board was considering special assessment to fund these repairs but until this...
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    Concord Park Place Tango - 1 + 1 bedroom floor plan

    In my humble opinion I think this is pretty horrible for such a small space but seems to be about standard for current condo designs. I notice there doesn't seem to be any closet off the entry - where do people put their coats etc when the come in? I would get rid of the sliding doors off the...

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