Does anyone else see that perhaps angry is exactly that "angry" and ruled by emotion. As soon as Northy posts a different opinion ....out comes the accusation they work for Norstar.. sheesh angry get help!
I just like INEBG and MBS - GURU have had a decent experience and agree things need to be worked out... but angry YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT NORSTAR does...
I noticed you deleted your post where you claim to be a paralegal working at some fancy law firm...wahy did you take it down? Perhaps the law firm told you to take it down or you figgured out that trying to scare everyone on this forum and bully them into YOUR way didn't work...
Just for everyone's knowledge here's angry's deleted post from 10:50 pm on Thursday the 22nd
“I am not a lawyer. I am a licenced Paralegal working with one of Toronto’s leading litigation law firms (www.falconercharney.com
). I have worked in this field for 18 years.
I am disgusted and angry at the way in which this building was constructed, internally and externally. We received NOTHING that they promised us. From their “state of the art root top terrace” (full of weeds and cracked tiles, which are uneven and badly fitted), to their “grand lobby design” (a few pieces of mismatched furniture”) to their state of the art security (I was able to enter the building’s mechanical room tonight- and took photos), to having us occupy when they didn’t have a Fire Safety Plan implemented (reason why fire alarm went off for 5 hours on June 23!), I have personally entered through the doors adjacent to the lobby (no need for a FOB!), on many occasions (Karen Sheriff said the “pressure” in the building is pushing the doors open!), better pray that one of the many doors on the roof top terrace is left opened if you go out there - as there is no intercom or phone – so if the doors lock – you are stuck out there until someone comes! The camera in the gym has no coverage of the front doors- where you need a FOB to enter or the side door leading from the patio! What is the purpose?
All of our units were badly constructed and we all fought with them to fix our deficiencies.
They “forced” us to occupy when 60% of this building was still under construction. Screw our safety and the safety of our children! As long as your unit has head and water – the city says you can occupy! Doesn’t matter that the structure isn’t complete! We dealt with months of dust in our units, daily noise from their construction machine and the flurry of activity from their crew. When we should be settling in to our new home! That didn’t happen! Instead we were all involved with Norstar trying to get our issues fixed. Then they tell you to go through Tarion. Did you know that before Tarion comes out they require a 282.50 deposit!? If they find no deficiencies they keep your deposit. If they find outstanding issues – they grant the builder another 30 days! They have 5 months to fix the deficiencies.
Now on to more serious issues – THIS BUILDING CANNOT BE REGISTERED.
Here is why:
There are several serious structural issues that need to be fixed before they turn this over to us – it’s like someone handing you a live grenade and telling you to dispense of it!
There are several areas in the staircases where there are leaks. Despite this being the reason the fire alarm was triggered on June 23, 2011 (and it was reported in April!), they have taken no steps to fix this issue. The underground garage is literally falling apart. There are several areas where there are leaks. They are doing patch work!! This is a huge concern! Water left untreated leads to mould. Mould causes cancer. If this becomes a huge concern – the City can step in and take drastic measures. Furthermore even though they have a year to fix deficiencies – we still have the winter and spring to contend with! This will only become worse.
The safety concerns – we are already dealing with broken down elevators! This is an 8 month old building! How many times has it broken down??? What’s to come?
All of the doors are left opened because I personally believe they used recycled materials. I have lived in apartment buildings that had tighter security.
The ventilation in the hallways - this is another issue. Every month since taking occupancy we have averaged a 130.00 hydro bill. In the summer we had extremely hot air seeping into our unit from the hallways spiking our air conditioner. In the second week of September we had extremely cold air seeping through our door. They never sealed out doors- I have pictures showing this. I don’t understand why the air in the hallways change with the temperature in outside. What happens in the winter? Will we walk into freezing cold hallways?
They have placed a gas barbeque on the rooftop. This was to be a “private bbq” – whatever that means. The bbq is hooked up directly to the buildings gas line!!! If someone inadvertently leaves this turned on and a lit cigarette is recklessly thrown towards it –we risk a huge explosion and loss of life. This is extremely serious! There is no lock, no key is required, no release is required, etc. As long as it is free – anyone can use it!
In every stairwell is an outlet that is badly fitted –they actually stuck paper in it!!!! I have pictures that will shock you! Please take a look at the outlets in the staircases. These pictures were all taken in September!!! They have left the building – they are not coming back for a year – if they come back.
All the carpets are already worn and are fraying. Do you have any idea what it will cost to replace these? Who do you think pays for that? They are hoping that we will pay for it because it won’t last a year! The garage will crumble! We will have to replace it. We will see our maintenance fees sky rocket once this building is registered.
We have no security – we have no manager on site after 4. We have a cleaning staff that leaves at 1. What the hell are we paying for?????
The machines in the gym are already falling apart. For months I have asked for cleaning solution – a simple cheap item to purchase. What are they doing with our money?????
I can go on- but we need to act –and we need to do something – we can’t sit back and allow them to get away with this.”
Stop posting and work within the Tarion warrenty