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News & Notes 2024
Updated 2024.07.19

On this page we post local information of interest to Wynford Tower residents. Acceptable articles include items about
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Anna Peschmann 2024.07.20 re Pylons in the Street
Sophie Delis 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord
Carole Smith 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord
Anna Peschmann 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord
Welcome Back Rafael 2024.07.19
Carole Smith 2024.07.13 re Why no Flowers?
Bill Lynn 2024.07.12 re Why no Flowers?
Bill Lynn 2024.07.05 re Gladys Spiller
Ralph Feddema 2024.07.02 re Scams Targeting Seniors
#45 Pool Temperature 2024.06.28
Mary Persaud 2024.06.24 re Pool
Isabel Albert 2024.06.23 re Strangers Getting Into the Building
Lydia C 2024.06.21 re 45 Pool Access
Power Interruptiosn 2024.06.24
Darcy Gerace 2024.06.20 re 45 Pool Access
Julie Greenberg 2024.06.20 re East Door Not Locking
Mary Persaud 2024.06.19 re Windows
Glen Heffron 2024.06.11 re Jobs Available
Glen Heffron 2024.06.10 re Windows
Mary Persaud 2024.06.05 re Windows
Kathy Hoover 2024.06.05 re Blinking Lights From 55 Wynford
Jules Bedeau 2024.06.05 re Victor Bedeau
Gone but Not Forgotten 2024.06.05
Marta Londono 2024.06.04 re Woman Touching Food
Mary Persaud 2024.05.26 re Scams
Mary Persaud 2024.05.25 re Communication
Edith has Assistance 2024.05.24
Glen Heffron 2024.05.24 re A/C
Jean Moulton 2024.05.22 re Danger on Wynford Drive
Carole Smith 2024.05.18 re Video
Merci à Edith 2024.05.14
Anna Peschmann 2024.05.14 re Heat
Notice 2024.05.10 re Are Southsiders Slobs?
Carole Smith 2024.05.04 re Spring
Gym Pics 2024.05.04
Patio Pic 2024.05.02
Mary Persaud 2024.04.22 re Concerns
Carole Smith 2024.04.21 re Homeless Man
Angela Naranjo 2024.04.20 re Homeless Man
LTB Zoom Meeting 2024.04.10
Dorie Heffron 2024.04.19 re Man in Lobby
Dorie & Glen Heffron 2024.04.18 re Window Shots
Carole Weiner 2024.04.17 re Purse Drive Results
Mary Persaud 2024.04.12 re Condolences RIP Mitch
Isabel Albert 2024.04.05 re AGI Meeting
Jules Bedeau 2024.04.05 re Mitch Vranceanu
Mitch Vranceanu
Carole Weiner 2024.04.05 re Purse Flyer
Kathy Hoover 2024.04.05 re Parking Space
LTB Meeting 10 April
Jean Moulton 2024.03.28 re Good Info
Carole Weiner 2024.03.27 re Purse Drive
Rosaline Cameron 2024.03.24 re Beautiful Video
Carole Weiner 2024.03.14 re Purse Drive
Water Shutdown March 12
Eric Thom 2024.03.02 re Driveway
Anna Peschmann 2024.02.28 re Purse Drive
Bill Lynn 2024.02.22 re Welcome Josée Di Corpo
Bill Lynn 2024.02.20 re Rafael
Elizabeh Cameron 2024.02.18 re Thanks Annie
Catharine Starkman 2024.02.16 re Get Well Soon, Annie
Rosaline Cameron 2024.02.16 re Thanks for the Laff
Jacqueline McDonald 2024.02.16 re Bed Frame Sold
Carole Weiner 2024.02.15 re Purse Drive
Bill Lynn 2024.02.08 re Annie
Jacqueline McDonald 2024.02.07 re Bed Frame for Sale
Carole Smith 2024.02.02 re Seniors' Exam
Arnold Garson 2024.01.25 re Pool
Alisar Dib 2024.01.25 re Pool
Glen Heffron 2024.01.20 re Pool
Carole Smith 2024.01.20 re Thanks
Jaqueline Macdonald 2024.01.20 re Pool
Mary Persaud 2024.01.20 re Rent Interest 2024
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Nancy Kitchen 2023.12.31 re Pool
Catharine Starkman 2023.12.30 re Pool
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Anna Peschmann 2024.07.20 re Pylons in the Street

From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: July 20, 2024 11:29 AM
Subject: Pylons in the street.

If anyone is wondering what is happening in the street….
New wider sidewalks! Starting Monday.
I knew about it because they are doing it also in Leaside etc.
🤔🤭🙄🙁😉 Annie
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Sophie Delis 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord

From: D. S.
Sent: July 20, 2024 12:15 PM
To: Anna Peschmann ;
Subject: Re: Joyce and Gord

Joyce, I am deeply saddened to hear Gord's passing. if there is anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to reach out.
With my deepest condolences,
Sophie
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Carole Smith 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord

From: Carole Smith
Sent: July 20, 2024 8:58 AM
To: Anna Peschmann
Subject: Re: Joyce and Gord

So sorry to hear about Gord. Enjoyed his sense of humour. Will reach out to Joyce. Thanks for the message.
Carole S.
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Anna Peschmann 2024.07.20 re Joyce and Gord

From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: July 20, 2024 8:23 AM
Subject: Joyce and Gord

Good morning everyone,

I was informed by Ruth last night that Gord, Joyce’s Partner for over 10 years, passed away yesterday. Joyce was with him in the hospital.

Please reach out to Joyce.
Apt. 1406

Regards,
Annie
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Welcome Back Rafael 2024.07.19

Our Property Manager, Rafael Tablada, is back in the saddle after some months away for knee surgery and convalescence. When I saw him in the lobby recently he walked with a slight limp, which may take some time to disappear, but otherwise he looked hale and hearty.

Welome back, Rafael!
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Carole Smith 2024.07.13 re Why no Flowers?

From: Carole Smith
Sent: July 13, 2024 2:19 PM
To: wblynn@wblynn.ca
Subject: Flowers

Hi Bill, I was just talking to Liza about the flowers and she said we would have to discuss it with Rafael. At this time I don’t think there are any flowers out there to purchase. The front of our building looks so sad. No colour at all and those black saucers are a blight. Flowers cannot grow in the shade and they will never look attractive. We have to look at the masses of earth for the season now. What to do?
Carole S
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Bill Lynn 2024.07.12 re Why no Flowers?

Has anyone heard why no flowers have been planted this year in the beds and planters at the front of the building?
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Bill Lynn 2024.07.05 re Gladys Spiller

It was learned recently that long-time resident Gladys Spiller spent some time in hospital, is now recovering, and will be leaving Wynford Tower, presumably for a senior residence. Gladys was in the same line-dancing group as my sister Sue, who apparently informed Gladys of our move to Wynford Tower in 2012, so Gladys welcomed us to our new home. As recently as a year or two ago she gave us advice about vertical blinds to replace our blinds which were not compatible with the new windows.
We wish Gladys all the best.
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Ralph Feddema 2024.07.02 re Scams Targeting Seniors

From: Ralph Feddema
Sent: July 2, 2024 10:10 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Scams targeting seniors..
.
Hi Bill,

Thought this was a good article to share with the 35 Wynford community. Lot's of tips, descriptions of various scams, links to helpful organizations such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre & a host of others:

Scams Targeting Seniors

Cheers...Ralph
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#45 Pool Temperature 2024.06.28

A #35 resident who lived for some years at #45 reports that the water in the pool is not heated and remains frigid all summer long. So perhaps #35 residents are lucky that M&R declined to allow access to the #45 pool, presumably because that would require a #45 fob.
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Mary Persaud 2024.06.24 re Pool

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: June 24, 2024 8:41 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Pool

I’m a little miffed about the denial for us to use the pool at #45. It would be meaningful if an explanation is provided rather than an outright NO.

A reply from M&R would be appreciated.

Thank you
Patience is a virtue
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Isabel Albert 2024.06.23 re Strangers Getting Into the Building

From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: June 23, 2024 2:38 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: For newsletter

Re: Strangers getting into the building

Several times over the past few months I've had my doorbell rung by men claiming to be delivering packages from Amazon and Canada Post. A couple of times I got fooled and buzzed them in because I was expecting a package. I later realized these were fakes just trying to get into the building. I went online to check the package delivery due date, which was a different date.

To prevent this from happening, if someone rings your doorbell with a "delivery", ask them "What apartment number if your delivery for?". They will not know your apartment number unless they have a real package. Don't buzz in anyone you do not know and make sure it is you they are coming to see.

This should prevent some of these strangers from getting into the building.

Thanks,
Isabel Albert
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Power Interruptiosn 2024.06.24

There will be buildlng electric power interruptions between 9 AM and 3 PM Monday 24 June 2024.

During the interruptions all facilities including elevators will be out of service.

In the past, such interruptions have been brief.
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Lydia C 2024.06.21 re 45 Pool Access

From: Lydia C.
Sent: June 21, 2024 3:03 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association ; Wynford Tower 35 Wynford Heights ; Rafael Tablada
Subject: Pool access

Hi Bill,

Thank you for posting about M&R denying residents of 35 access to the pool at 45 while ours is under repairs. We have been asking if this would be possible since back in May 24 but were not getting any responses from Liza on the matter, yet it seems she was able to tell you within minutes of your request...!

Very frustrating that M&R is doing absolutely nothing to make up for this untimely closure due to their own poor maintenance. And they provide no explanation as to why this simple is being denied when time and time again residents of 45 have been given access to our amenities at 35 and the pool at 45 doesn't seem to be used much (if at all) lately.

Lydia
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Darcy Gerace 2024.06.20 re 45 Pool Access

From: 35 Wynford
Sent: June 21, 2024 10:09 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Cc: Darcy Gerace ; Anna Peschmann ; Sheila Stone ; Rafael Tablada
Subject: RE: [External]FW: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.06.14

Hi Bill,

I already asked about this, but the management didn’t allow.

Paul and Liza Fuertes
Resident Superintendent
Wynford Tower
Building location:
35 Wynford Heights Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K9
Tel: 416-449-2420
Fax: 647-342-4276
Email: rentals@35wynford.com

Please visit www.mandrholdings.com to see our list of properties, videos and 3D floor plans

The information in this email is intended for the addressee(s) named and may contain privileged, confidential or personal information. If you have received this communication in error, please reply by e-mail to the sender and delete or destroy all copies of this message. Any other distribution, disclosure or copying is strictly prohibited. For information on M&R’s Privacy Policy, please visit mandrholdings.com.


From: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2024 10:02 AM
To: 35 Wynford
Cc: Darcy Gerace ; Anna Peschmann ; Sheila Stone ; Josée Di Corpo
Subject: [External]FW: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.06.14

Hello Liza,

Would you please arrange for #35 residents to have access to the #45 pool while the #35 pool is being repaired?

Thank you,

Bill Lynn, 1807


From: Rogers
Sent: June 20, 2024 5:06 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.06.14

Dear Bill,

First, thanks for your time and energy creating this email voice for the residents.

I was wondering if we could ask MR if we could use the pool at 45 for the summer as we will not have ours back till the fall. There never seems to be any one currently using it and no more than 2 or 3 at times.
Perhaps Marta could control a couple of passes for us to use.
The seniors would greatly appreciate MR giving this some thought.

Yours truly,
Darcy Gerace
2405-35
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Julie Greenberg 2024.06.20 re East Door Not Locking

From: Julie Greenberg
Sent: June 20, 2024 10:25 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Door malfunction

Hello,

Not sure if people are aware but just want to give everyone the heads up that the east (side) automatic door closes, but does not latch /lock. You have to push or pull hard to get the door to lock. Mentioned this to the supers and was told they would call someone. Still nothing.

In the meantime, anyone could enter the building. Maybe this is how the homeless man got in. This is a safety issue to us all.
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Mary Persaud 2024.06.19 re Windows

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: June 19, 2024 3:19 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Windows

Hi Bill A friend came and it was just a matter of using a flat screwdriver to raise the pane out of the slot.

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Glen Heffron 2024.06.11 re Jobs Available

From: Big Glen
Sent: June 11, 2024 7:24 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Job Available at Shops of Don Mills

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PERFECT FOR RETIREES OR PRE-RETIREES
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Part-time 1-3 days/week
Excellent driving record required
Responsible, resourceful, cautious and able to work with children and the general public.
Salary to be discussed
👇If you're interested or have any questions, drop us a line!👇
Via Messenger or at info@trains-trains.com or call us 450-306-1212 We look forward to hearing from you! 🚂
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Temps partiel 1-3 jours/semaine
Excellent dossier de conduite requis
Personne responsable, débrouillarde, prudente et apte à travailler avec les enfants et le grand public.
Salaire à discuter
👇Si vous êtes intéressé ou avez des questions, écrivez-nous !👇
Via Messenger ou à info@trains-trains.com ou appelez-nous 450-306-1212 Au plaisir! 🚂
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Glen Heffron 2024.06.10 re Windows

From: Big Glen
Sent: June 9, 2024 8:26 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: RE: Wynfored Tower Residents Update 2024.06.07 OOPS!

Just a quick note on Mary’s comment about the windows….I have long arms so I’m able to remove the screens and reach over to wash the dirty window where the screen was. When and if the wash crew comes to do the windows, I plan on removing the screens so that they can wash the outside ones. I’ll do the inside ones myself. By the way, a quick wash in the shower gets the screens clean. If you are careful, you won’t lose the screens…lol

Glen
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Mary Persaud 2024.06.05 re Windows

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: June 5, 2024 1:45 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Windows

Don’t know if anyone has tried to cleans our new beautiful? Windows

I’m trying to remove the panes to clean them but not having much success. So far I’ve done three of the four rooms and the only room I was able to remove and clean them all was the master bedroom.

The living room and the 2nd bedroom the middle panes do not pull out so I’m unable to clean the dirtiest one…The one in front of the screen. Shame cause that pain remains dirty. I thought I would be able to even remove the screen to wash it but I’m not even trying cause I may run into problems.

You get what you pay for. Guess mfg thinks people in apartments don’t clean windows.
I said it before and I’ll say it again “shoddy work”.
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Kathy Hoover 2024.06.05 re Blinking Lights From 55 Wynford

From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: June 6, 2024 12:38 AM
To: Wynford Tower Residents
Subject: Blinking outdoor outdoor lights from 55 Wynford units

Hi all.

It would seem a tenant who is directly facing my 08 unit at the east end side of the building has replaced their red and green strobe Christmas lighting with white flickering /pulsing white twinkle lighting.

These lights are left on all night on the balcony. Another unit directly below at 55 has now just added a string of blinking lights to add to the light disturbance.

Blinking lights create a huge visual problem for me and these are in the the sight lines of my living and diningroom.

Does anyone have a contact with a tenants’ federation? Acorn? City official? I’m not sure if I have any legal rights in this matter short of installing blackout blinds and keeping them closed when it’s dusk/dark out which I really do not want to do. I like being able to see out my windows.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thanks K
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Jules Bedeau 2024.06.05 re Victor Bedeau

From: Jules Bedeau (jules.bedeau@gmail.com
Sent: June 5, 2024 1:18 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Victor Bedeau Apt 904

Hi Bill,

I just wanted to share with you that my father has passed.

Please share this with the community:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Victor Sutcliffe Bedeau, a beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin, grandfather, brother, and friend. Victor departed this world on June 5th, 2024 leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom that will be cherished by all who knew him.

The family of Victor Sutcliffe Bedeau would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who have offered their support and condolences during this difficult time. Your kindness and compassion have been a source of comfort and strength. We ask that you honor Victor's memory by being mindful of your kidney and heart health. Please seek to live a healthy life and support causes that promote good health for yourself and your family.

Feel free to donate today at kidney.ca

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Gone but Not Forgotten 2024.06.05

Long-time residents Ivan Church and Victor Bedeau died recently.

Our condolences to their families.
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Marta Londono 2024.06.04 re Woman Touching Food

From: marta Londono
Sent: June 4, 2024 9:05 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Marta,
Hi Bill,
This woman, today Tuesday, June 4, was at Marcheleos, touching the croissants and the muffins. I tried to make a complaint but I was ignored, no one did anything. Be careful, it is not healthy to buy there.

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Mary Persaud 2024.05.26 re Scams

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: May 26, 2024 12:31 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Scams

They never give up
    I owe Netflix (which I don’t have)
    I owe 407 ETR (which I don’t use)
    I have to pay my ‘last parking ticket (which I never received)
    My bank account is temporarily frozen
    But WAIT CRA has my Carbon Tax Rebate
Maybe I’ll reply to that message asking that they pay my Netflix, 407 ETR and last parking ticket and while they’re doing that contact my bank and ask them to please unfreeze my bank account.

These idiots are relentless but it’s scary to think that they are successful because some folks do get scared and follow the links they include in these messages.
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Mary Persaud 2024.05.25 re Communication

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: May 25, 2024 11:21 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Communication

Minimal communication exists in our building.

Heat…I realized the heat was off early in May because I was freezing and turned on the heat only to realize it was air not heat coming from the unit……no communication to say the heat was turned off.

Would have been nice to have received notice that the heat was shutdown for about two weeks to allow transition from heat to a/c and that heaters were available (or to give tenants the option to buy their own heaters for temporary use and comfort) during the two week period. I imagine tenants especially on the upper floors were probably even colder.
Ed note: Anna Peschmann advised that the heat was off in her article on the website May 14, 2024. This does not escuse management from failing to post a notice.

The reverse happened mid May. I was suffocating so I checked only to see the a/c was on……no communication to say the a/c was turned on…..

Would have been nice to have received notice that the a/c was on.

When there was the storm last Thursday the thermostats were in the off position and had to be manually turned on……

No way communication could be issued about that so that is probably acceptable.

Simply, we as renters need to be advised about things that may affect our health freezing cold or suffocating heat could cause health risks to the susceptible.

Posted notices in the elevator or hallways would be appreciated. Slip in notices in doors would be better considering there are some seniors who do not go out daily. Maybe communication on the speakers could be an option. Bottom line we need building management communicating issues that affect our daily lives as/when they occur.

Wynford Tower is my home and needs to be more considerate of us (tenants). Just as tenants need to be considerate of Wynford Towers by not littering, throwing cig butts and garbage etc from their balconies, or leaving their pet mess around, helping to keep the building (our home) clean and in good repair.

Take the lead from Edith Coez who is working hard to make the yard a beautiful place. Thank you Edith.

We can all do better, Let’s………..
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Edith has Assistance 2024.05.24

Last week we said Thank you to Edith Coez for taking care of the garden facing the lobby.
This week she has assistance from her friend Brenda Harakas, of Concorde Place
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Glen Heffron 2024.05.24 re A/C

From: Big Glen
Sent: May 24, 2024 11:37 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Hi Bill

There isn’t any notice from M & R yet but the Air Conditioner is on.

Glen
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Jean Moulton 2024.05.22 re Danger on Wynford Drive

From: jean moulton
Sent: May 22, 2024 2:02 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Danger on Wynford Drive

Bill

I notice that a HUGE old tree limb reaches right out over the road just south of Wynford Heights Crescent. Surely a strong storm could break the limb and cause it to fall on a car(s) driving up the hill.

Today I called the 311 number to advise the City of Toronto of this danger.

They took note of my concern and sent to me a record of my call. It indicates that they would check it out within an 8 week window and action, if needed, will take place after several months. Unfortunately it was not tagged as urgent.

If my fellow #35 neighbours feel it wise to do so I would encourage you to register your own concern to the City by calling 311.

Thanks for posting this.

Jean Moulton #2106
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Carole Smith 2024.05.18 re Video

From: Carole Smith
Sent: May 18, 2024 10:18 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.05.17.

Thanks Annie. That video says a lot about children (and adults) being so absorbed in their devices. Is it too late to change the tide?
Carole Smith
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Merci à Edith 2024.05.14

De grands remerciements à Edith Coez de s'occuper du jardin face à la salle d'acceuil.
Many thanks to Edith Coez for taking care of the garden facing the lobby.


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Anna Peschmann 2024.05.14 re Heat

From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: May 14, 2024 3:01 PM
Subject: Heat

There will be no heat in the building until fall. Management is in the process of switching over to Airco which takes a while with the new system!

Anyone feel cold? Ask for a portable heater.

Please tell your friends, I don’t have everyone‘s email address.

Annie, the bearer of “good” news 😉

Cell 416-587-1094
Email: anniepes42@gmail.com
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Notice 2024.05.10 re Are Southsiders Slobs?

A notice delivered to our doors today suggests (reveals?) that some southsiders are slobs, throwing cigarette butts, water, pet urine, beer bottles and more from our balconies.

Come on southsiders, we have a reputation to uphold, and slob is not the reputation we should be upholding.

Editorial comment courtesy your Wynford Tower publicist.
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Carole Smith 2024.05.04 re Spring

From: Carole Smith
Sent: May 4, 2024 10:08 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.05.03

Gathering on the patio reminds us that Spring is really arriving. Looking good.
Carole
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Gym Pics 2024.05.04

The gym / exercise room has been redecorated and is now bright and cheery.







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Patio Pic 2024.05.02

Can summer be far behind?
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Mary Persaud 2024.04.22 re Concerns

From: Mary Persaud
Sent: April 22, 2024 9:04 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Concerns

These are serious concerns that should be addressed.
    Shots at an apartment window
    Homeless man sleeping in the building
Has management been notified and what is being done about this.

I’m lower than the 14th floor and I hate to thing what could happen if m sitting in my living room or heaven forbid on my balcony and someone shoots at me.

I feel very vulnerable

Ed note: Management has been advised of both events by the reporters.
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Carole Smith 2024.04.21 re Homeless Man

From: Carole Smith
Sent: April 21, 2024 10:23 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Resident Update 2024.04.19

What can we do about the bullet shot and where is it coming from? How do we keep homeless from entering the building and sleeping in the lobby?
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Angela Naranjo 2024.04.20 re Homeless Man

From: Angela Naranjo
Sent: April 19, 2024 4:38 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Urgent Notice for 35 Wynford Residents

Dear Neighbors,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to bring to your attention a deeply concerning situation that has arisen within our residence.

On Wednesday morning, during the early hours, an individual was found asleep in the lobby. This incident is not an isolated one; there have been previous instances of the same individual lingering in the lobby, seemingly waiting for someone's arrival.

Upon reviewing the security camera footage from my door today, I noticed that this individual was still present around the building last night approximately 3:30 AM. This leads me to suspect that he may be sleeping within the building itself.

In light of these events, I urge everyone to exercise increased vigilance and caution, especially during nighttime and early morning hours.

Please find attached the pictures and video for your reference.

Stay safe,


Video
Sent from my iPhone
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LTB Zoom Meeting 2024.04.10

The Zoom meeting 10 April 2024 with the Landlord & Tenant Board (LTB) about an application by M&R for an Above Guideline Increase (AGI) in rent to cover the capital cost of garage repairs (and other items) ended with a settlement of 8.3% (vs 9.31% applied for), a reduction of 11%.

The official notice is expected to be issued by the LTB by mid May.

Many thanks from all tenants to Matt Mason for all the work and time he spent to achieve a reduction in the AGI applied for by M&R.
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Dorie Heffron 2024.04.19 re Man in Lobby

From: Dorie Heffron
Sent: April 19, 2024 5:44 AM
To: 35 Wynford
Cc: Josée Di Corpo
Subject: Man in lobby

Morning

Yesterday morning when I went to work there was a man sitting in the lobby with his eyes closed. I just assumed he was waiting for someone and closed his eyes. He didn’t look homeless. Today he was laying down on the couch. See attached picture. I now think he’s homeless and he’s getting into our building to sleep. I’m worried for the residents. Can we have someone keep an eye out in the middle of the night for him?

Dorie
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Dorie & Glen Heffron 2024.04.18 re Window Shots

From: Big Glen
Sent: April 18, 2024 8:22 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Hi Bill

Hi Bill…
My daughter Dorie sent you a note about having 2 of her living room windows being shot. Could you place it in your News Letter to let the residents know that they should look to see if theirs were also shot at. She is in 1407 and it was the living room but it could be any window.

The police came to see and if it was a one off then not much can be done but if others have bullet holes in them, then they will get involved.

Thanks and have a great day.

Glen

From: Dorie Heffron
Sent: April 18, 2024 6:18 PM
To: Randy Daiter ; 35 Wynford ; Rafael Tablada

Subject: 1407 Windows

Hi All

I called the management office and the superintendent from 45 answered. I let him know my windows look like they have been shot out. Please see pictures. I’ve called the police and waiting for them to come and investigate.

Dorie
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Carole Weiner 2024.04.17 re Purse Drive Results

From: Carole Weiner
Sent: April 17, 2024 1:36 PM
To: WynfordTower Association
Subject: Fwd: Purse Drive results. 2024

We would like to thank all the residents of Wynford Towers who participated in our “Purse Drive”. It was a great success! We collected over 100 filled purses which we delivered today to one of The Salvation Army’s women shelters. Also, we would like to acknowledge the generous gifts received from Monarch Dentistry. A big thank you goes to Ali and Jean for driving to the shelter today.

Annie P., Carole W.,Sheila S.
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Mary Persaud 2024.04.12 re Condolences RIP Mitch

From: Mary Persaud Sent: April 12, 2024 9:54 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Condolences RIP Mitch

Mitch was a very nice and considerate man. He did an excellent job. My e mails were promptly answered and he followed up on issues that arose during and after the window replacement. I missed his prompt and efficient presence during the Fan coil replacement.

We will miss him for sure. Our condolences to his family.
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Isabel Albert 2024.04.05 re AGI Meeting

From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: April 5, 2024 11:08 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.04.05

Hi Bill,

It might be helpful to circulate a message with the Zoom call-in phone number for the Landlord Tenant Hearing (and the time and other relevant info) and get it to newsletter folks before April 10th. I think I misplaced the notice and I am hoping to find it in time, but just in case ....

Thanks,

Isabel Albert

Ed note: The link is https://bit.ly/ZLTBVideo157
Phone numbr: 647-374-4685, Meeting ID: 996-6110-9647#
No guarantees as to accuracy
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Jules Bedeau 2024.04.05 re Mitch Vranceanu

From: Jules Bedeau
Sent: April 5, 2024 11:04 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Webmail
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.04.05

Hi Bill,

This is very sad news. Mitch was always kind and helpful in my experience.

Jules

Mircea Vranceanu Obituary


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Mitch Vranceanu

It was learned today that Mircea (Mitch) Vranceanu has died. No details are available.

Our condolences to his family and friends, and to the many Wynford Tower folks who appreciated his friendly and helpful manner.

His funeral will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday 6 April. Anyone who wishes to attend can obtain details by sending an email to webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca.
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Carole Weiner 2024.04.05 re Purse Flyer

From: Carole Weiner
Sent: April 4, 2024 4:27 PM
To: WynfordTower Association
Subject: Purse flyer

Bill
Please put the attached in this week’s newsletter.
Thanks
Carole
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Kathy Hoover 2024.04.05 re Parking Space

From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: April 4, 2024 11:53 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Wanted - parking space short term

Bill ,

I am looking for one short term parking space for a second vehicle I’ve acquired - indoors or outdoors.

If anyone has a spot that is not currently being used, I am willing to pay the going monthly rate.

Thanks
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LTB Meeting 10 April

Wynford Tower tenants are invited to attend the LTB CMH meeting April 10 about the M&R AGi application January 2021. Those wishing to attend are asked to sign in on Zoom at 8:30 AM, via the link published in the Notice of Video Hearing sent to all tenants. Note that the 9 AM start time does not mean that the Wynford Tower application will be heard at 9 AM = it could be at any time during the day.
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Jean Moulton 2024.03.28 re Good Info

From: jean moulton
Sent: March 28, 2024 8:47 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: 35 Wynford News

Bill
If you think it relevant would you please post the following? Don't mind if it is edited by yourself.

"I usually merely scan newsletters that arrive in my mail box from elected officials. However, recently I paid attention to some well illustrated information contained in the newsletter from our Member of Provincial Parliament, Adil Shamji, Don Valley East.

It includes articles that I find most relevant for tenants and landlords, info about the attempt to relocate The Science Centre, the latest on the Eglinton LRT and several other items of interest.

Just thinking. Perhaps I should pay more attention to these updates."
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Carole Weiner 2024.03.27 re Purse Drive

From: Carole Weiner
Sent: March 27, 2024 1:23 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents residents.ca>
Subject: flyer

Hi Bill,
Please put the attached is this week's newsletter.
Thank you,
R E M E M B E R
(supporting women’s shelters)
Purse Drive Collection Dates:
April 13th between 4pm & 6pm
April 14th between 4pm & 6pm
Where:
The lobby–35 Wynford Heights
If you require a purse (gentlemen) – please contact us & we will be able to supply you with one.
Remember: no money, no drugs
Suggested items: toiletries – oral hygiene – feminine hygiene – hair products – etc.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!!
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Rosaline Cameron 2024.03.24 re Beautiful Video

From: R0GERS
Sent: March 23, 2024 1:12 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.03.23

What a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing. I am so glad I was born in the 40's, reason being that although it may have been archaic in the ways we did things our upbringing taught us to be creative, to problem solve without relying on an object to do these things for us. The world of the 20's although easier when you understand these mechanisms that we now use are still very challenging for me. Oh well I will just try and get used to the 20th century technology that is now in place and apply myself as I go along. Could not make it last Friday as I had to do a good deed for someone who is a shut in. Hopefully this coming week I will not have a emergency to attend to. Missed the get together.

I did look at Elizabeth Grants page on TSC. She surely displayed a lot of beautiful things. I have ordered her tote with the samples inside looking forward to getting that and trying them out.

Hope you have a lovely weekend and god bless.

Rosaline
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Carole Weiner 2024.03.14 re Purse Drive

From: Carole Weiner
Sent: March 14, 2024 4:33 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Purse drive

Hi Bill
Please put this flyer in this week’s newsletter.
Thanks
Carole
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Water Shutdown March 12
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Eric Thom 2024.03.02 re Driveway
From: Eric Thom
Sent: March 2, 2024 11:02 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: News

I want to send this reminder and an appreciation to Bill Lynn, who has provided the residents of 35 Wynford Tower with a forum to engage in conversation amongst tenants – a place to use your voice to ask questions, voice concerns, sell things, bring common matters to the attention of all of us. Rumour has it, Bill even pays for this site out of his pocket in the spirit of cultivating conversation.

Sadly, this useful, helpful vehicle seems under-utilized despite his efforts. Let’s USE IT and pitch in with topics that may be of interest to all of us.

I will contribute this to see if it strikes any chord.

At some point in time, the PowersThatBe removed the Wrong Way/One-Way Street sign at the exit of our driveway. Well…there was a sign to protect people from entering the building from the narrow exit - which is just wide enough for one vehicle. The sign has always been there - until recently.

As luck would have it, I have witnessed many a car and even trucks entering from the wrong side, only to ‘meet’ other cars already parked or waiting in the curved part of the driveway. Just the other day, one of those half-sized yellow school buses came through in the wrong direction, meeting people coming in. I also encountered one of the legit outdoor lot tenants who informed me that this previous One-Way status "has changed".

I have noticed countless cars and trucks using this One Way The Wrong Way entrance, given the fact that the main entrance is often a scrum of parked cars, trucks, food delivery drivers who routinely clog up the entrance where the road curves. Many even leave their cars and/or trucks there, flashers on, while they deliver their parcels or seek out their passengers. Living on the second floor facing the front, honking horns are a regular benefit of this 4-wheeled roadway. Bonus.

Without proper signage, however (the One Way Arrow is still posted above the back wall of the garage entrance) and the speed with which these folks sometimes drive….there’s going to be an accident. And even though we live in the 'Home Of We’re Not Responsible’, the building would be responsible.

Let's hope they can correct this scenario before somebody gets hurt.

E

Eric Thom 35 Wynford Heights Crescent, #209,
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Anna Peschmann 2024.02.28 re Purse Drive
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: February 28, 2024 3:11 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Flyer re : Purse Drive

Hi Bill ,

Please can you put this flyer in the Newsletter this week?

Thank you.

We will be collecting the purses some time in April, like we did with the sock drive.

Annie P. Sheila S. Carole W.
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Bill Lynn 2024.02.22 re Welcome Josée Di Corpo
Josée Di Corpo confirms that she will be acting as our property manager until the end of April, while Rafael recovers from surgery. We wish a warm welcome to Josée to the Wynford Tower family.
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Bill Lynn 2024.02.20 re Rafael
Annie and Lisa report that Rafael has undergone knee surgery and will be in convalescence for some time. Standing in for Rafael while he recuperates is Josée Di Corpo. We wish Rafael a speedy recovery.
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Elizabeh Cameron 2024.02.18 re Thanks Annie
From: Elizabeth Cameron
Sent: February 18, 2024 8:35 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.02.16
That was fantastic Annie. Thank you.
Elizabeth
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Catharine Starkman 2024.02.16 re Get Well Soon, Annie
From: CATHERINE STARKMAN
Sent: February 17, 2024 8:43 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.02.16

Get well soon Annie.
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Rosaline Cameron 2024.02.16 re Thanks for the Laff
From: R0GERS
Sent: February 16, 2024 9:55 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.02.16

I surely had my laugh for the night (was not home in the day). Thank you.
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Jacqueline McDonald 2024.02.16 re Bed Frame Sold
From: Jacqueline MacDonald
Sent: February 16, 2024 9:17 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.02.16
Hello Bill,

you had posted a queen bedframe for me and i just wanted to let you know it has been sold.

Thank you,
Jacqueline
Umbrella Movers
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Carole Weiner 2024.02.15 re Purse Drive
From: Carole Weiner
Sent: February 15, 2024 12:03 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: purse drive
Hi Bill,
Please add the attached to your newsletter this week.
Thanks,
Carole W.

To All our Wynford Towers neighbours:

As you all know, thanks to your generosity the “sock” drive was a huge success. Over 700 socks were collected and through the Fred Victor Society they were distributed to the homeless.

We are reaching out to you once again with a proposal to help the women’s shelters in Toronto. This time, it’s a “purse drive”. We all have purses in our cupboards that have gone unused for a long time. Rather than throwing them out, we are suggesting that you fill them up with toiletries, e.g. toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs & brushes, creams, soaps, shampoos, etc. Anything you think that might help a woman in these shelters to get her self-esteem back. For those of you (gentlemen) that do not have a purse, one can be provided to you. Our target date/s are April 14th and April 15th. This time we will be working with the Salvation Army to distribute the purses.

The purses don’t have to be new; but, the products should be unused. Samples from drugstores, dentists, salons would be greatly appreciated. More information to follow.

Kindest regards,
Annie P., Carole W., Sheila S.
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Bill Lynn 2024.02.08 re Annie
Annnie Peschmann fell and broke her hip Friday 2 February. She had surgery at Michael Garron hopital, and is now home doing exercises (too bad the pool is not available).
Our best wishes to Annie for a speedy recovery.
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Jacqueline McDonald 2024.02.07 re Bed Frame for Sale
From: Jacqueline MacDonald
Sent: February 6, 2024 12:44 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Queen size bed frame for sale

I am selling a Queen size bread frame that is made for a box spring and mattress, it is dark brown/black wood and leather. I am asking $150.00 for it.
Jacqueline at 416-903-9909
Thank you
Also posted on the ReUseIt Mart page at ReUseIt Mart
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Carole Smith 2024.02.02 re Seniors' Exam
From: Carole Smith
Sent: February 2, 2024 9:12 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.02.02

You tricked us. No fair.
Carole Smith
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Arnold Garson 2024.01.25 re Pool
From a discussion with Randy Daiter, Arnold reports that M&R have decided to repair the pool, and that it is a major undertaking which will probably not be completeted until well into the summer.
Ed note: Thank you to everyone who emailed M&R to make it clear that the pool is wanted.
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Alisar Dib 2024.01.25 re Pool
From: Alisar Dib
Sent: January 25, 2024 3:53 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: News

To Whom it may concern

One of the only reasons I chose to live in this building, rather than any of the other ones in the Wynford area is due to the indoor pool. It is very important to me and most other residents. It would be quite upsetting to have it replaced with anything else.

I would also like to note that the gym in the building is not really a usable, functional gym. Please just keep that in your regard. So the pool is really the only amenity.

Thank you so much for listening to our opinions.

-Allie D
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Glen Heffron 2024.01.20 re Pool
From: Big Glen
Sent: January 20, 2024 3:08 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Good Afternoon Bill

Good Afternoon Bill

As many of you will know, I am pro pool and look forward to seeing it reopen, when is still up in the air, but with a strong support from all of the residents, it will.

After reading the other comments, I would like to mention that we will most likely never get a ramp put in where one set of steps are. City by-laws dictate that the ramp has to be a certain pitch and having dealt with 2 ramps at our church, I can tell you that there isn’t enough room for it there. Maybe opening the side door for wheelchairs or walkers might be an option but I’m sure that won’t happen either….these are great ideas and they should be sent in even though some won’t happen. That way M & R will know that we are concerned about our building and health.

The social room is opened again and the Kaffee Klatsch (Coffee Time) has resumed at 10 till noon on Friday mornings and I’m still trying to set up a Computer/Phone workshop there but still no word on Wifi which will need to be available for the hour. Annie and Sheila are working on getting it for us and I thank them for their hard work doing that.

Thanks Bill for keeping everyone in the building well informed about all of this.

Glen
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CArole Smith 2024.01.20 re Thanks
From: Carole Smith
Sent: January 20, 2024 10:10 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2024.01.19

That was a fun chuckle. Thanks to Carole W. from Carole S.
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Jaqueline Macdonald 2024.01.20 re Pool
From: Jacqueline MacDonald
Sent: January 18, 2024 2:33 PM
To: amenity@35wynford.com
Cc: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: pool

To Whom it may concern,

Thank you for considering the tenents who will be affected by the pool closure. It is comforting to know you care about our concerns.

After selling my previous house and hunting for a rental property I chose Wynford Tower exclusively because of the pool and central air conditioning . I have used the pool religiously when I swam laps with great benefit to my health until I had a shoulder injury. That was a game changer for me , just when I was ready to get back into my routine covid started and put the Kabash on that. Now in my mid 50’s I need to get back to my routine and we now face its demise. My son with a disability has finely been able to return to Holland Bloorview rehabilitation hospital for swimming lessons after all these years during Covid and this is one of the few if only activities we can get him to do that he enjoys, and is one of the few activities as middle-age parents, we can participate with him in.

I have lived here for 15 yrs, used it in every state it was in ( freezing cold, not so clean and the improper use of chlorine) Gratefully. Today, the majority of tenants are still mostly over 50 yrs old and require forms of exercise that are easy on the joints and lower impact, myself include. We also have more families with children who find this a perfect amenity for their children and it gets them off of their electronics.

This gym is a joke however I used it in the past , while it was often dirty, with broken used equipment and poor to zero air circulation and really was just subpar on every level. I can’t think of any other type of amenity which could replace the pool that realistically would fit the tenants who actually live here presently not the possibility of the type of tenants who may live here in the future.

Investing in the pool and keeping it running and looked after properly is not only in the best interest of the current tenants but the building because it is a feature which evidentially brought them to your office applying to live here. It definitely was for me and my family. Please consider the worth and long term value.

Having a pool and investing in it for the tenants who are renting from M & R Properties.

Thank you,
Jacqueline
908-35 Wynford
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Mary Persaud 2024.01.20 re Rent Interest 2024
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: January 20, 2024 8:57 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Rent interest 2024

I received a notice dated December 20 signed by Rafael indicating that the interest cheque would be deposited to my account. On checking there was no deposit. I e mailed Deb McLeod and below is her reply. You might be interested unless you were one of the ones who sent an e mail or left a voice mail.
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I am so sorry about the delay with the beginning of the month deposits and because of this letter over 100 voice mails and emails, I am doing my best to catch up with everybody.

Your calculated interest for 2023 has been applied to your last month’s rental deposit.

Take care,

Deb McLeod
(Property Administrator)
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Social Room Now Open
The Social Room, at the west end of the B level, is now open for our use. It is available to all residents at any time that Marta is available to open it. More details to follow.
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Nancy Kitchen 2023.12.31 re Pool
From: Nancy Kitchen <671kitchn@gmail.com>
Sent: December 31, 2023 12:21 AM
To: amenity@35wynford.com
Cc: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Indoor pool

Hello,

First, thank you for requesting tenant input on the pool. It's greatly appreciated.

Second, I am a regular user of the pool and think it should remain as a pool. It's one of the main reasons I live here.

Third, during the required repairs it would be a great time to make it more accessible by converting one of the set of stairs to the pool deck into a ramp.

Fourth, I believe the pool is one of the most inclusive uses for the space. Much more so than racquet and/or ball sports.

Thanks again,
Nancy Kitchen
Apt. 204
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Catharine Starkman 2023.12.30 re Pool
From: CATHERINE STARKMAN
Sent: December 30, 2023 8:48 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2023.12.29

I agree. One of the reasons I moved here was the pool. I am one of the elderly residents and I depend on the pool for exercise. I do not use the exercise room and I definitely do not want to lose the pool.

Catherine Starkman
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