|• Not enough revenue.
• Raiding reserve funds
• Deferring costs into the future
All of this is risky and unsustainable.
|Best part? Tory hide the manager's recommendations from city council and the taxpayers.|
|If you live in a condo, much of
this may be familiar. Too many condos follow the same operating plan:
the board keeps the fees low so they get re-elected and the condo
starts to detoriate.
This early this morning.
It was caused by a cigarette butt that ignited a balcony planter.
Our condo banned smoking cigarettes and cannibas on the balconies.
|Even though there are still a
few months left to 2018, this year has already almost doubled the
number of used needles collected compared to last year. As of
September, the clean team had recovered 5,002 needles compared to 3,271
in 2017. The amount of needles has been steadily increasing, spiking in
2016 with 4,647 needles, because of the tent city demonstration,
|The business association is
paying to clean up the public areas around their businesses because
municipal street cleaning is not adequate.
|Karen Colie is the author of one of my all-time favourite condo quotes:
"I only took money from the ones I could get away with."
|When some travelers posted reviews of these properties, they are invited to rent some of the other 575 Airbnb sites when they visit Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.|
|This secretive host may soon be renting more units than the Holiday Inn.
|The application will proceed to trial.
|What's more, it is very likely
that the elevators are out of service. The building's electrical
transformer may also have been flooded.
|Reply from Tony Smyth
Replying to @condo_madness
No power at all in building.
|Ulrike Rodrigues said her 60-unit Fairfax building in Mount Pleasant
had been “infested” with Airbnb listings owned by realtor Zul Jiwa, who
has nine listings at the Fairfax, making up 15% of all the
core issue is that there is far more money to be had by short-term
renting a condo unit than there is in leasing it. So unless the
economics change, short-term rentals are not going to disappear.
|Toronto Fire Services today launched an advertising and public education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers in Parkdale to stop tossing their cigarette butts.|
|Data shows that Parkdale, over a five-year period, had more fires started from careless smoking than any other area of Toronto. Many of these fires occurred on balconies as a result of tenants discarding their lit cigarette butts by throwing them from their balconies.|
|The campaign includes transit shelter posters, restobar (combined restaurant and bar) ads, posters on construction hoarding sites in the Parkdale neighbourhood, as well as geo-targeted social media and features two themes. The first campaign design depicts a hand holding a lit cigarette with the tagline "Don't be a flicking idiot … tossed butts start fires." The second design shows a teddy bear on fire with the tagline "Kill your butts, not your neighbours … tossed butts start fires."|
|The problem is real but the suggested solution is not the answer. Having dozens on bicycles on the condo's elevators in rush hour is not practical.|
|This has led to a perception that downtown is getting not only a
disproportionate amount of development, but added perks to go with it —
something one Scarborough group wants to see changed.
|She filed a complaint against her landlords, requesting a reduction in her $665 monthly rent as well as unspecified damages.|
|But in a decision this month, the province’s rental board ruled against her, saying there was no malicious intent on the part of the landlords.|
“As the tenant did not want to address her acute snoring problem, and
this situation created a loss of enjoyment to other tenants, the
landlords were fully justified in initiating a lease termination
proceeding,” wrote Marc Forest, a commissioner with Quebec’s rental