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News & Notes 2022
Updated 2022.09.23

On this page we post local information of interest to Wynford Tower residents. If you have any news that would be of interest to our readers, or if you wish to comment on any of the items posted, please email webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca-Subject=News, or contact Bill Lynn, 1807, at 416-441-2134.
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Contents
Windows Replacement Progress 2022.09.23
Heat On 2022.09.23
Anna Peschmann 2022.09.21 re Social Room
Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Windows Update Reports
Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Back Garden
Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Basement Leak
Lobby Watch Now Channel 955 (Not on Ignite), 2022.09.16
Basement Leak 2022.09.15
Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.09.15 re Garden Photo
Kathy Hoover 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
Kathy Hoover 2022.09.14 re Carpet Cleaning
Lydia C. 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
M&R Letter 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
Front Canopy Painting, 2022.09.13
Lydia C. 2022.09.11 re Basement Leak
Carpet Cleaning 2022.09.08
Back Garden 2022.09.08
Bill Lynn 2022.09.05 re Rent Increases
Jean Moulton 2022.09.04 re Marjorie Yetts
Doug Williams 2022.09.03 re Rent Increases
Doug Williams 2022.09.02 re Rent Increases
Doug Williams 2022.08.23 re Tenant Complaints
Kathy Hoover 2022.08.22 re 45 Wynford Noise
Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.08.22 re Backyard Flowers
Office Closed 2022.08.22 and 23 for Windows Replacement
Isabel Albert 2022.08.13 re Odours
Ellie Kaizer 2022.08.13 re Odours
Mary Persaud 2022.08.12 re Odours
Bill Lynn 2022.08.12 re Doctor's Hours at Clinic
Bill Lynn 2022.08.11 re How to Cancel a Wash Cycle
Lydia C. 2022.08.10 re Odour Complaints
Angelo Tiveron 2022.08.10 re Tap Water
Navo Chinoy 2022.08.10 re Lisa's Birthday 14 August
Pool Closed 2022.08.10
Doug Williams 2022.08.09 re Odour Complaints
Jules Bedeau 2022.08.05 re Coinamatic Out of Order
Vaccinations at Japanese Cultural Centre Saturday 20 August
Danielle Norman 2022.08.05 re Lydia Email
Laundry Closed 2022.08.05
Lydia C. 2022.08.01 re Windows Replacement Photos
Elizabeth Cameron 2022.08.01 re Windows Replacement
Eric Thom 2022.07.31 re Beyond Shocked
Annie Peschmann 2022.07.30 re Card Trick
Heater / Aircon Units to be replaced, 2022.07.29
Lydia C. 2022.07.28 re Windows Nightmare
Doug Williams 2022.07.22 re Dear Diary - Wynford Windows
Elizabeth Cameron 2022.07.15 re Where's Elmo?
Amazon Email Scam 2022.07.12
Au Revoir Siobhan 2022.07.10
Rogers Internet / Phone Outage 2022.07.08
Fire Alarm 2022.07.07
Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.07.07 re Gardens
Lobby Watch Channel 2022.07.04
Doug Williams 2022.07.04 re Coinamatic
Roosevelt Robinson 2022.07.04 re Elizabeth and Siobhan
Isabel Albert 2022.07.03 re Laundry Payment Terminal
Isabel Albert 2022.07.03 re Another Text Scam
Lydia C 2022.07.02 re Front Door Release Not Working
Lobby Watch Channel 2022.07.01
Kathy Hoover 2022.06.29 re Paint Odour
35 Wynford Superintendents 2022.06.27 re Laundry Service Requests
Marg Lynn has COVID 2022.06.26
Isabel Albert 2022.06.24 re Water Dumped from Balconies
Welcome Back Aubrey
Darcy Gerace 2022.06.17 re Water Pressure
Lydia C. 2022.06.17 re Hot Water
Isabel Albert 2022.06.16 re Paypal Email Scam
Windows Outside Work 2022.06.16
Doug Williams 2022.06.15 re FMTA AGM
Eric Thom 2022.06.11 re Windows Replacement Experience
Isabel albert 2022.06.09 re Windows Replacement Schedule
Pool to Reopen 20 June
Mary Persaud 2022.06.04 re Scam Info
Doug Williams2022.05.31 re Rent Protest
Lydia C. 2022.05.31 re Aircon
Rafael / Isabel 2022.05.30 re Elevators
Bill Lynn 2022.05.28 re Masks in Elevators
Lydia C 2022.05.26 re Elevators
Mary Persaud 2022.05.22 re text scams
Isabel Albert 2022.05.21 re Amazon Scams
Roosevelt 2022.05.21 re Aubrey
Inori Roy 2022.05.19 re Media request: heat waves and living conditions
Mary Persaud 2022.05.19 re Garbage Chutes
Lobby Watch Channel Working 2022.05.18
Bill Lynn 2022.05.15 re 26 Sliders!
Ellie Kaizer2022.05.14
Mary Persaud 2022.05.14 re Smell the Roses
Lobby Watch TV Channel 2022.05.14
Waste Area 2022.05.11
Kathy Hoover 2022.05.11 re Glass Débris
Kathy Hoover 2022.05.10 re Windows View
Ellie Kaiser 2022.05.07 re Smell the Roses
Bill Lynn 2022.05.03 re TSO Tickets Available
Isabel Albert 2022.05.02 re New Scam
Bill Lynn 2022.05.02 re Netting and Pigeons
Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.04.30 re Spring Tulips
Rafael Tablada 2022.04.30 re Elevators
Eric Thom 2022.04.29 re Pigeons
Rafael Tablada 2022.04.27 re The Garbage Situation
Myrna McKinley 2022.04.23 re Noisy Windows
Fanoula Fitsos 2022.04.27 re Waste Area
Isabel Albert 2022.04.26 re Pigeon Deterrents
Isabel Albert 2022.04.25 re Pigeon Deterrents
Fanoula Filtsos 2022.04.23 re Elevators
Isabel Albert 2022.04.23 re Pigeon Netting
Mary Persaud 2022.04.22 re Sliders
Mary Persaud 2022.04.21 re Foggy Windows
Heating Off 2022.04.18, Update 2022.04.20
Kathy Hoover re SB Hall Damage 2022.04.18 Update 2022.04.20
1807 Foggy Windows 2022.04.17
1807 Windows Replacement Saga 2022.04.07, Updated 2022.04.22
Pigeon Netting Experience 2022.04.17
COVID Home Test Kit Sought 2022.04.17, Updated 2022.04.23
Community Cosultation Meeting re Concorde Gate/Place Development
Pool Closed Starting 13 April
Fourth COVID Vaccination Shot 2022.04.08
Cécile 2022.04.07 re COVID
Emma Selmeci Funeral 2022.04.02
Eric Thom 2022.04.01 re Elevator Noise
Glen Heffron 2022.03.31 re Insurance Notice
Doug Williams 2022.03.30
Elevator Noise 2022.03.30
Windows Replacement Notices 2022.03.28
Mary Persaud 2022.03.26 re Window Cleanup Experience
Mary Persaud 2022.03.26 re Building Cleanliness
Lydia 2022.03.26 re Window Change Cleanup
Fanoula Fitsos 2022.03.26 re Problems
Eric Thom 2022.03.26 re Thanks for Window Report
Isabel Albert Window Change Report 2022.03.26
Navo Email Scam 2022.03.24
Mary Persaud re Positive Feedback on New Windows
Pool Closed 23 March
Glen Heffron, 2022.03.18 re Zoom Kaffee Klatsch
Diana Boddington, 2022.03.17 re Lobby Watch Channel
Lori Boyer, 2022.03.14 re Kitchen Sink Backup
Back Door Closed, 2022.03.13
Doug Williams, 2022.03.13 re Dishwashers
Mary Persaud 2022.03.12 re Sink Inundation
Sheila Stone 2022.03.11 re Neighbourhood Development
Glen Heffron 2022.03.05 re Gym and Pool Capacity Limits
Siobhan Mulrooney 2022.03.05 re Windows Replacement Experience
Happy Birthday Paul 2022.03.02
Steve Konstantelos 2022.02.28 re Windows Replacement Experience
Kaffee Klatsch Back in Social Room
Steven Ziegler 2022.02.25 re Languages in Overlea Notice
Kathy Hoover 2022.02.25 re Windows Replacement Concerns
Danielle And Dave Norman 2022.02.24 re Windows Replacement Experience
Glen Heffron 2022.02.23 re Pigeon Netting
FMTA Tenant School Invitation
Doug Williams 2022.02.22 re Windows Replacement Preparation
Annie Peschmann 2022.02.18 re Social Room
Isabel Albert 2022.02.15 re Scam Alert
Jules Bedeau 2022.02.13 re Eglinton Square
Eileen Church 2022.02.07 re All's Well that Ends Well
Isabel Albert 2022.02.05 re Dryers
Windows Replacement Update Notice 2022.01.31
FMTA 2022.01.31 re Eviction for Theft
Glen Heffron 2022.01.29 re Laundry Thief
Mary Persaud 2022.01.29 re Laundry Thief
Jean Moulton 2022.01.29 re Blue Bin Cooperation
Eileen Church 2022.01.28 re Laundry Theft
Gym and Pool Re-open Tuesday 1 February 2022
Waste Area Complaints
Rafael Tablada re Power Outage Thursday 3 February
Doug Williams 2022.01.26 re NYC 1932 Rent Strike
Angela Naranjo 2022.01.25 re Laundry Thief
Bill Lynn 2022.01.24 re Another Phone Scam
Doug Williams 2022.01.22 re FMTA Invitation
Royally Scammed 2022.01.17
Snow 2022.01.17
Steve Konstantelos 2022.01.17 re Noisy Neighbours
Jules Bedeau 2022.01.17 re Snow
Annie Peschmann 2022.01.17 re Snow
Annie Peschmann 2022.01.17 re Carl Sagan Wisdom
Carole Weiner 2022.01.15 re Tesla Assembly Plant
M&R 2022.01.13 re New Windows Performance
Doug Williams 2022.01.13 re Rent Control on FB
Roosevelt Robinson 2022.01.13 re Rent Control
Dace Veinberga 2022.01.08 re Heat
Annie Peschmann 2022.01.08 re World Population
Doug Williams 2022.01.07 re Laughing Landlords
Heat Problem 2022.01.07
24 Hour Coverage
Gym, Pool & Social Room Closed Until at Least 26 January 2022
Arnold Garson 2022.01.02 re Marcheleo's Shopping Bags
COVID19 at Wynford Tower
Gym and Pool Closed Until 6 January 2022
Nancy Kitchen 2021.12.29 re Noise Complaints
Windows Replacement Update Notice 2021.12.22
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Windows Replacement Progress 2022.09.23
Windows being replaced in apartments:
    2022.09.23, Friday: Outside work, 03 units
    2022.09.22, Thursday: Outside work, 03, 07 units
    2022.09.21, Wednesday: Outside work, 03, 07 units
    2022.09.20, Tuesday: Outside work, 03, 07 units
    2022.09.19, Monday: Temporary hold

    2022.09.16, Friday: Work on temporary hold
    2022.09.15, Thursday: Work on temporary hold
    2022.09.14, Wednesday: 503. Outside work 03 units
    2022.09.13, Tuesday: Outside work, 03 units
    2022.09.12, Monday: Outside work, 03 units

    2022.09.09, Friday: Outside work, 01 and 02 units
    2022.09.08, Thursday: Outside work, 02 units
    2022.09.07, Wednesday. Problem corrections
    2022.09.06, Tuesday: Windows problem corrections
    2022.09.05, Monday: Labour Day

    2022.09.02, Friday: 103
    2022.09.01, Thursday: 103
    2022.08.31, Wednesday: Mail Room
    2022.08.30, Tuesday: 102
    2022.08.29, Monday: 102

    2022.08.26, Friday: 101
    2022.08.25, Thursday: 101
    2022.08.24, Wednesday: Office
    2022.08.23, Tuesday: Office
    2022.08.22, Monday: Office

    2022.08.19, Friday: 105
    2022.08.18, Thursday: 106
    2022.08.17, Wednesday: 107
    2022.08.16, Tuesday: 107 (southeast corner)
    2022.08.15, Monday: 103, 104, Outside work on 02 units.

    2022.08.12, Friday: Outside work, 02 units
    2022.08.11, Thursday: Ooutside work, 02 units, 07 kitchens
    2022.08.10, Wednesday: Outside work on 07 kitchens
    2022.08.09, Tuesday: 202, Outside work on 02 units, 07 kitchens
    2022.08.08, Monday: No activty observed

    2022.08.05, Friday: Laundry, Social Room Kitchen
    2022.08.04, Thursday: No activity
    2022.08.03, Wednesday: 202
    2022.08.02, Tuesday: Outside work 02 units
    2022.08.01, Monday: Holiday

    2022.07.29, Friday: Outside work, 02 units (½ day)
    2022.07.28, Thursday: 602, 603
    2022.07.27, Wednesday: 702, 703
    2022.07.26, Tuesday: 1803
    2022.07.25, Monday: 802, 803

    2022.07.22, Friday: 902, 903
    2022.07.21, Thursday: 1002, 1003
    2022.07.20, Wednesday: 1102, 1103
    2022.07.19, Tuesday: 1202, 1203
    2022.07.18, Monday: 1402, 1403

    2022.07.15, Friday: 1502, 1503
    2022.07.14, Thursday: 1602, 1603
    2022.07.13, Wednesday: 1702, 1703, Outside 01 line
    2022.07.12, Tuesday: 1802, Outside 01 and 08 lines
    2022.07.11, Monday: 1902, 1903

    2022.07.08, Friday: 2102, 2103
    2022.07.07, Thursday: 2203
    2022.07.06, Wednesday: 2403, 2303
    2022.07.05, Tuesday: Outside work, 09 line
    2022.07.04, Monday: 2002

    2022.06.30, Thursday: 2302
    2022.06.29, Wednesday: 2402
    2022.06.28, Tuesday: 2502
    2022.06.27, Monday: Outside work, 08 line

    2022.06.24, Friday: Outside work, 08 line, east end
    2022.06.23, Thursday: Outside work, 07 line
    2022.06.22, Wednesday: Outside work, 07 line
    2022.06.21, Tuesday: Outside work, 07 line
    2022.06.20, Monday: Outside work, 07 line

    2022.06.17, Friday: Outside work, 06 line
    2022.06.16, Thursday: Outside work, 06 line
    2022.06.15, Wednesday: Outside work
    2022.06.14, Tuesday: Outside work
    2022.06.13, Monday: Outside work

    2022.06.10, Friday: 401, 409, Outside work
    2022.06.09, Thursday: 301, 309, 201, 209
    2022.06.08, Wednesday: 601, 609, 701, 709
    2022.06.07, Tuesday: 501, 509
    2022.06.06, Monday: 901, 909, 801, 809

    2022.06.03, Friday: 1101, 1109, 1001, 1009
    2022.06.02, Thursday: Outside work
    2022.06.01, Wednesday: 1401, 1409, 1201, 1209
    2022.05.31, Tuesday: 1601, 1609, 1501, 1509
    2022.05.30, Monday: 1801, 1809, 1701, 1709

    2022.05.27, Friday; 2001, 2009, 1901, 1909
    2022.05.26, Thursday: 2201, 2209, 2101, 2109 (4 per day!)
    2022.05.25, Wednesday: 2405, 2301, 2309
    2022.05.24, Tuesday: 2605, 2505
    2022.05.23, Monday: Victoria Day Holiday

    2022.05.20, Friday: Outside work
    2022.05.19, Thursday: Outside work
    2022.05.18, Wednesday: Outside work
    2022.05.17, Tuesday: 2606
    2022.05.16, Monday: 2605

    2022.05.13, Friday: 2607
    2022.05.12, Thursday: 2506
    2022.05.11, Wednesday: 2507
    2022.05.10, Tuesday: 2407
    2022.05.09, Monday: ?

    2022.05.06, Friday: Outside work, 04, 05
    2022.05.05, Thursday: Outside work, 04, 05
    2022.05.04, Wednesday: 608
    2022.05.03, Tuesday: 308, 208
    2022.05.02, Monday: 508, 408

    2022.04.29, Friday: 708 (608 cancelled)
    2022.04.28, Thursday: 908, 808
    2022.04.27, Wednesday: 1108, 1008
    2022.04.26, Tuesday: 1608, 1208
    2022.04.25, Monday: 1508, 1408

    2022.04.22, Friday: 1708
    2022.04.21, Thursday: 1908, 1808
    2022.04.20, Wednesday: 2108, 2008
    2022.04.19, Tuesday: 2308, 2208
    2022.04.18, Monday: Holiday, Easter Monday

    2022.04.15, Friday: Holiday, Good Friday
    2022.04.14, Thursday: 207
    2022.04.13, Wednesday: 407, 307
    2022.04.12, Tuesday: 607, 507
    2022.04.11, Monday: 807, 707

    2022.04.08, Friday: 1007, 907
    2022.04.07, Thursday: 1207, 1107
    2022.04.06, Wednesday: 1507, 1407
    2022.04.05, Tuesday: 1707, 1607
    2022.04.04, Monday: 1907, 1806, 1807

    2022.04.01, Friday: 2107 and 2007. 07 Column in progress!
    2022.03.21, Thursday: 2306 and 2206
    2022.03.30, Wednesday: 2604 and 2605
    2022.03.29, Tuesday: None
    2022.03.28, Monday: 306 and 206

    2022.03.25: Friday: 506 and 406
    2022.03.24, Thursday: 706 and 606
    2022.03.23, Wednesday: 906 and 806
    2022.03.22, Tuesday: 1106 and 1006
    2022.03.21, Monday: 1406 and 1206

    2022.03.18, Friday: 1606 and 1506
    2022.03.17, Thursday: 1706 (1806 missed)
    2022.03.16, Wednesday: 2006 and 1906
    2022.03.15, Tuesday: 2206 and 2106
    2022.03.14, Monday: 1605 and 2306

    2022.03.11, Friday: 205. The 05 apartments are now done except for the top and bottom floors and 1605, which has been prepared by M&R.
    2022.03.10, Thursday: 405 and 305
    2022.03.09, Wednesday: 605 and 505
    2022.03.08, Tuesday: 805 and 705
    2022.03.07, Monday: 1005 and 905.

    2022.03.04, Friday: 1205 and 1105. At this rate the 05 column should be done next Friday, 11 March.
    2022.03.03, Thursday: 1505 and 1405. (1605 not yet done.)
    2202.03.02, Wednesday: 1705. 1605 (tenant in wheelchair) was not prepared by M&R yesterday.
    2202.03.01, Tuesday: 1905 and 1805.
    2022.02.28, Monday: Windows being replaced in 2105 and 2005.

    2022.02.25, Friday: 204 and 2205. So the southwest corner is finished except for the bottom and top floors, and the 05 column is being worked on.
    2022.02.24, Thursday: 604 and 504
    2022.02.23, Wednesday: 404 and 304.
    2022.02.22, Tuesday: 804 and 704.
    2022.02.21, Monday: Family Day holiday No window replacment activity. Service elevator out of service for repair.
    2022.02.18, Friday - 1004 and 904. 6 apartments done in 3 days work this week.
    2022.02.17, Thursday: No window replacement work today.
    2022.02.16, Wednesday: 1204 and 1104
    2022.02.15, Tuesday: 1504 and 1404. If 2 apartments per day are replaced, the total replacement time will be shorter than previously anticipated.
    2022.02.14, Monday
    10 AM: No activity. Linda says they are supposed to come today to help prepare apartment 1504, but nobody has arrived yet.
    11:15 AM: Linda reports that a man is taking down blinds. Apparently others will move furniture.
    4:30 PM: No sign of activity.
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Heat On 2022.09.23
I discovered this evening that the heat is on. My thermostats were set to Cool, which means when the temperature in the room is above the setting the fan blows continuously, trying to cool the room, which just makes it warmer. So that explains why I had to open some windows before I switched the thermostats to Heat.
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Anna Peschmann 2022.09.21 re Social Room
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:20 PM
To: wblynn@wblynn.ca
Subject: Social Room & Kaffee klatsch.

Hi Bill,
The Kaffee klatsch is on again, every Friday morning at 10.30 in the Social room.

With the cooler weather coming, the Social Room will be open every week day at 4.00 pm
Everyone welcome. Meet your neighbors.

There are quite a few of us who have been meeting in our “backyard “ over the summer months.

Annie
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Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Windows Update Reports
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:31 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Window replacement progress

Thanks Bill for providing us with updated progress throughout the project. I have been following along to see how it’s going and appreciated knowing what’s going on in the process.
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Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Back Garden
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:41 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Back garden
Beautiful
Thanks Cecile and Edith
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Mary Persaud 2022.09.17 re Basement Leak
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:40 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Basement leak

I figured there had to be a logical reason why the leak was not fixed. I don’t think Paul (or someone other little working elf) likes having to constantly empty the bucket before it spills over but did it so tenants would not have to suffer without the A/C while it is being fixed.

Thanks to whoever had the responsibility of emptying the bucket so we can continue to enjoy the A/C.
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Lobby Watch Now Channel 955 (Not on Ignite), 2022.09.16
The lobby watch channel is now channel 955 on older cable boxes (still not available on Ignite). The signal varied from pretty good to very bad within a few minutes of watching on Friday, 16 September 2022.
Update 2022.09.24: A Rogers technician came Thursday, 22 September, to see the channel not working. Hoping for repair one of these days.
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Basement Leak 2022.09.15
M&R advised today that the leak in the B level corridor is from the air conditioning piping, so air conditioning would have to be turned off to repair it. It is understood that the current plan is to repair the leak during the switchover from air conditioning to heating.
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Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.09.15 re Garden Photo
From: Cecile Fitzgerald
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:55 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Cc: Edith Coez
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.09.10
Hi Bill,

Thank you for showing the beautiful garden. Monarch butterflies are extra little gems!
We are happy it is providing feel-good moments.
Cécile Fitzgerald
Edith Coez
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Kathy Hoover 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:03 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Asbestos notice after work has been complete

I am one of “those” tenants who came home to shards of glass under my bed, plaster, caulking and pieces of insulation in both bedrooms. In fact contractors left a bag of broken plaster untied on top of a bin of my shoes and slippers which split when I picked it up not recalling why I had a placed a bag there (and didn’t it seems). Plaster , dust everywhere.

I have worked my entire life in housing . When asbestos remediation is warranted , tenants are told through building code notices of the issues and steps to mitigate health and safety risks BEFORE a project begins.

Did I save my caulking, shards of glass and plaster as exhibits of improper clean up - no, I simy cleaned up after contractors.

Now I m second guessing what I touched and certainly would have taken more care had I known there was even the smallest asbestos exposure risk.

This letter is infuriating at best. Shame on management for not disclosing this to tenants in advance.
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Kathy Hoover 2022.09.14 re Carpet Cleaning
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:54 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Building canopy dust and debris/carpet cleaning

Am I alone in questioning the judgement of management to have carpets steam cleaned the same week canopy dust and debris will be plentiful at the front of the building for all to track in and onto the carpets?

Of all the weeks in tbe calendar, this is the week that management selects?
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Lydia C. 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:16 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Asbestos removal guidelines
Hi Bill,
Other tenants may find this interesting in light of the recent letter from M&R regarding asbestos removal.

Ontario Asbestos Guideline

Type 1 while common and low risk when left undisturbed does have regulations to ensure proper removal as it becomes dangerous when drilled or cut into (which is necessary to remove it!) Since that is when the fibers are released into the air.

I don't know if our unit had that particular caulking but I can tell you those regulations were not followed for the work done in our suite.

Lydia
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M&R Letter 2022.09.14 re Asbestos
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Front Canopy Painting, 2022.09.13
Painting, the final stage in the front canopy renovation, is scheduled to start the week of 19 September 2022. No access restrictions are anticipated.
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Lydia C. 2022.09.11 re Basement Leak
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2022 11:02 AM
To: Wynford Tower 35 Wynford Heights
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Leak on basement level
Hello,

Can you advise what's going on with the water leaking from the ceiling on the basement level?

Water has been dropping from there for months now and there doesn't seem any repairs being made, just some buckets being emptied?!? This seems like something that should have been addressed months ago, especially when tenants are all complaining of water pressure and temperature issues, not to mention the health and safety risk both the leak and current solution are causing. See pictures attached, one from last month and one from this week.

Also, some cleaning is clearly needed, as per picture of the wall.
Lydia

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Carpet Cleaning 2022.09.08
Common area carpets are to be cleaned Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 21, 22 and 23 September.
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Back Garden 2022.09.08
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Jean Moulton 2022.09.04 re Marjorie Yetts
From: jean moulton
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2022 8:45 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Former tenant- Marjorie Yetts

"Many of you will remember Marjorie Yetts who lived on the 8th floor up until November 2021. We regret to say that, after a long standing illness Marjorie passed away on August 27th while being cared for at the Meighen Manor.

Those who remember Marjorie are welcome to attend a Service of Remembrance on Saturday, September 24th at 2 p.m. The Service will be planned by Marjorie's church...The North Toronto Community Church and held in St Peters Lutheran Church, 817 Mt Pleasant Rd just steps north of Eglinton Ave.
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Bill Lynn 2022.09.05 re Rent Increases
Recently there have been a number of complaints about rent increases, particularly articles in the Toronto Star about Above Guideline Increases (AGI) causing rent to increase exhorbantly. I therefore decided to have a look at our rent history.

We moved here in May 2012. Our monthly rent is now 1.182 times what it was in 2012, an increase of 18.2%. In the same time frame, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by a factor of 1.246, an increase of 24.6%. So despite one AGI of 0.9% a couple of years ago, our rent has not increased as quickly as the Consumer Price Index.

This is not especially consoling for retirees on fixed pensions, but our rent increase has not been exhorbitant when compared to the overall cost of living.
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Doug Williams 2022.09.03 re Rent Increases
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2022 3:16 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: STAR ARTICLE
Hi Bill,
THEY don't make it easy, do they? Please post this, if possible. Thanks for your patience.
Doug Williams

Ed Note: There is an article about our rent posted on this site at Rent Increase Effective 1 January 2022
M&R requested an AGI rent change effective 1 May 2021, but the Landlord and Tenant Board has not yet set a date for the review, so we do not have to pay more than the guideline increase (1.2% for 2022) until a decision is made. Then the approved increase will be retroactive to our first renewal date after April 2021. As noted in the article, renewal dates before 1 May were advanced to 1 January in January 2022.


9/3/22, 1:25 PM Concern is growing that landlords are using ‘above guideline increases’ to raise rents far above the yearly cap | The Star
The Star - BUSINESS
CONCERN IS GROWING THAT LANDLORDS ARE USING ‘ABOVE GUIDELINE INCREASES’ TO RAISE RENTS FAR ABOVE THE YEARLY CAP

Advocates says that since there is no limit to how many times over the course of a tenancy a landlord can use so-called AGIs, the process could be ripe for misuse.

By Jenna Moon Business Reporter Fri., Sept. 2, 2022 3 min. read ?

As the cost of rental housing spirals upwards in Toronto, there is growing concern that the use of Above Guideline Increases (AGIs) could be a legal method for landlords to raise the price of rent well beyond the yearly cap.

Since there is no limit to how many times over the course of a tenancy a landlord could use an AGI, the process could be ripe for misuse, critics of the system told the Star. “AGIs are a complete scam,” said Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants Association. “Tenants are baffled and furious about these things.”

Many landlords use AGIs year after year to legally increase rent beyond the annual rent cap of 1.2 per cent on buildings occupied before 2018.

Dent said the rationale for AGIs was initially to incentivize landlords to proceed with repairs. Instead, one report argues, the system could serve to exacerbate the housing crisis and price tenants out of their homes. “The landlord (often) is getting money from the equity of their building in addition to the rent money,” Dent said. Meanwhile, landlords can then claim tax credits on the extra expenses.

Usually, AGIs are requested for capital expenditures, such as upgrading building functions like boiler systems. Other AGIs can be tax-related if a building or landlord faces an extreme increase in their property taxes. To qualify for an AGI, the maintenance work must be completed no more than 18 months before the landlord requests the increase be approved by the Landlord Tenant Board.

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9/3/22, 1:25 PM Concern is growing that landlords are using ‘above guideline increases’ to raise rents far above the yearly cap | The Star

For Sandra Shubs, 79, an incoming AGI in her building at 225 Davisville Ave. will push her rent towards an estimated $2,300 per month. Shubs, who has lived in her building since 2005, has seen multiple AGIs implemented over the years and feels the system could lead to issues for renters who can’t afford the jump in price.

While Shubs feels she can afford the new increase she’s facing, she told the Star she worries about the effect AGIs can have on Toronto’s supply of affordable housing. Ontario law, Shubs feels, should limit the number of AGIs landlord’s can implement over time.

“I’m delighted (Toronto) is building new ... affordable housing,” Shubs said. “But you’ve got affordable housing here if you get rid of AGIs.” Soon, she fears, “no one is going to be able to afford to live in Toronto, except for the rich.”

In a statement to the Star, building management for Shubs’s residence wrote they have applied for a 4.2 per cent increase over the course of the next two years, with previous AGIs soon ending and offering a nine per cent decrease in rent in the building.

While landlords can apply for significant increases, they are capped at three per cent each year and up to a maximum of nine per cent in one application, said Benjamin Ries, supervising lawyer of housing law at Downtown Legal Services. That means tenants facing requests of more than three per cent would see that increase spread out over multiple years.

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9/3/22, 1:25 PM Concern is growing that landlords are using ‘above guideline increases’ to raise rents far above the yearly cap | The Star

“There’s a lot of structural issues with the way the process works,” Ries said. Since tenants might not have the expertise at hand to question whether particular capital expenditures were required, it means landlords could have the upper hand in justifying the rental increase to the LTB, he explained.

“The deck is sort of stacked against tenants,” he added.

Dania Majid, a lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, agreed with Ries’s conclusion. AGIs are often used by corporate landlords, she said, and are often utilized to circumvent annual rent increases.

“These above guideline increases (do) bring in a significant amount of profit” for corporate landlords, Majid said, arguing the process points toward the growing financialization of housing where market investors look to “extract maximum profit from tenants.”

Alongside vacancy decontrol, which allows landlords to increase the rent on a unit to any price after a tenant moves out, AGIs are leading to rents “skyrocketing,” she added. “We are seeing landlords trying to push out sitting tenants so they can rerent the unit at the highest maximum rent.”

For Shubs, AGIs create new barriers for people trying to rent in the city. “We have a real problem in Toronto with affordable housing,” she said. “There have to be limits (on AGIs).”

Jenna Moon is a Toronto-based business reporter, focused on personal finance and aordability. Follow her on Twitter: :@_jennamoon
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Doug Williams 2022.09.02 re Rent Increases
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Friday, September 2, 2022 3:33 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Please post

The Star re AGI Rent Increases
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Doug Williams 2022.08.23 re Tenant Complaints
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:52 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: TENANT COMPLAINTS
Dear Fellow Tenants

Today’s note from Kathy Hoover prompts me to add a comment.

I’m entirely sympathetic to Kathy’s complaints about the work at #45. Her proximity - and that of hundreds of tenants - to the relentless noise and vibration must be unbearable. I live on the south-facing wall of #35 and find it appalling that we have no choice but to endure the noise.

Cynics will reply that “complainers are free to move” but the expense and massive inconvenience of moving makes assertions of such “freedom” an insulting joke.

Tenants at #35 have endured nearly a year of stress, anxiety, lost income, and - in some cases - days of actual non-access to their rented apartments during the installation program. H&R’s attitude was clearly outlined in their initial, thuggishly-toned letter to tenants which threatened illegal fines for tenants deemed uncooperative. Tenants objected and an air of civility was established, but M&R’s window replacement program lurched ahead.

I have asked many tenants about their experience with the window installation. Descriptions range - from shock at the inadequate covering of furniture and possessions, mess left (glass shards, dust) and delayed completion - to less-critical accounts, although a large majority resented the stress and inconvenience for which M&R has offered no compensation.

Many letters of complaint have been published here, along with a few “I’m-All-Right-Jack!” notes. While such people are free to describe their happy experiences, the effect is to diminish the importance of the complaints of others. Whose side are such people on? I’m sure M&R appreciate their candour.

This site appears to be used by less than one-third of our tenants. If there’s a mandated Tenants Association, I’m unaware of it. Our complaints (odours, garbage, drains, burglaries, security) need to be known and shared among us tenants, and we need to respond to issues as a group, rather than as individuals.

Is anyone willing to step forward and provide leadership for the tenants of 35 Wynford Heights Crescent?

Doug Williams
#’06 - 35 Wynford Heights Crescent
Toronto
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Kathy Hoover 2022.08.22 re 45 Wynford Noise
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 1:02 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: 45 Wynford construction - noise/vibration impact to tenants living on 08 line across from generator

I often must work from home. Today thinking that the office windows at 35 were being replaced , I intentionally left at 5 am and returned 1130 am hoping the loudest work would be complete.

I entered my apt. My walls were humming/vibrating, there was jack hammering and ongoing loud bangs when I realized this was coming from the construction at 45 and not the 35 window replacement.

I am in 608 so the generator is literally humming outside my diningroom window. My windows are all closed. Im on the stairwell so the vibration goes through the metal columns causing my walls to hum. The bobcats they’re using to scrape and remove asphalt have the workers’ bucket dropping and banging loudly on the ground every 2-3 minutes.

This work per 45 office will continue until tbe end of Nov. 2022.

Having been the victim of 45’s balcony and window replacement, then underground and surface parking project, combined with our 2 yr garage, lanscaping and then window replacement, I am quite literally going to lose what is left of my sanity.

I do not recall in the plethora of notices at my door and posted anythjng warning of the pure hell 08 tenants especially those closer to the ground were about to experience. It appears thise of us on the north east just never get any type of break from excessive construction noise.

The office staff empathized but it would appear that’s all that can be expected from M and R on this issue.
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Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.08.22 re Backyard Flowers
From: Cecile Fitzgerald
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 10:14 AM
To: WynfordTower Webmail
Subject: A walk in the garden
Hi Bill,
As mentioned, please show these beauties.

Ed note: Thanks to the Wynford Tower Garden Committee for planting and maintaining the flowers behnd the lobby lounge.

















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Office Closed 2022.08.22 and 23 for Windows Replacement
The office will be closed Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 August while windows are replace. Mail room access will also be limited between 8 AM and 5 PM.
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Isabel Albert 2022.08.13 re Odours
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:33 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.08.13

Hi Bill,

I just wanted to reply to the articles of noxious smells in units of the 06 stack.

I'm in 906 and my super-power is an ultra sensitive nose. I've lived in the building since 2015. So far I haven't had any of those awful smells in my unit. However in the hallway I occasionally (rarely) smell cigarette smoke or incense. Once in a while there are cooking smells but not really stinky ones. Nothing long-lasting.

So far my water tastes ok, but I've noticed some fluctuations in water pressure especially in the night time.

On the topic of washing machines with 8 minutes on them. Is it possible someone unloaded their machines with 8 minutes left and you used those machines? I don't know if a new wash cycle can start if there are minutes left from the previous cycle. Anyway Coinamatic has a website where you can post a service request and ask for your money back.
Ed Note: When I closed the door and saw the machine start with 8 minutes to go, I opened the door and put my wash in a different machine. I then closed the lids on the two machines with time remaining, so they would time out.

Re: the heating/cooling system change, I've sent Raphael a list of questions because once again furniture will need to be moved and covered and I will need help. My main question is whether the work is limited to only the living room because I don't want to board my pets again. Or does any work have to be done in the bedrooms too. Also how long does the job take and how much drilling is involved. He will get back to me once a contract is arranged.

Thanks,
Isabel Albert, 906
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Ellie Kaizer 2022.08.13 re Odours
From: Sonny Kaizer
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:36 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.08.13
Re odor complaints
As a resident of an 06 unit for 15 years I have never experienced any bad odors except maybe some neighbors cooking on occasion and the aroma is usually nice.

As for the water. We think the drinking water is very good and has always been. My complaint is the water pressure is very low and you have to let the water run a long time until it gets cold. The low pressure also makes washing the dishes more difficult.

My last item is the cement stones in our beautiful back area. We spend a lot of time out there and some of them have lifted and if they are not repaired an accident is waiting to happen.

We love living here and really have no serious complaints so to our handsome property manager Raphael pleaseeee get a tv put in the gym so I wont be so bored when I get on the treadmill. You promised me that you were going to install a larger tv so when. When I use the treadmill it is so boring. Everyone complains about not having a working tv.

Thank you

Ellie Kaizer
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Mary Persaud 2022.08.12 re Odours
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:35 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re odours

Reading complaints re odours. We’re in the 05 line and sometimes get cigarette and food odours in our apartment. We are non smokers and have two air filters and they seem to help so I don’t find the odours unbearable.

We sometimes get odours from the washroom drains but I run the hot water with some detergent and it seems to get rid of them.

I guess depending on the location to the apt I.e. close to the chute odours may be different and not pleasant.
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Bill Lynn 2022.08.12 re Doctor's Hours at Clinic
The posted hours for the medical clinic in the Pharmasave say 10AM-6 PM Fridays. When we arrived at 10:10 AM we were told that the doctor does not arrive until 12 noon. The website,(MD Clinic Hours (bottom of the page) gives the hours as 12-6 PM Monday - Friday. The receptionist, however, is there from 10 AM.
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Bill Lynn 2022.08.11 re How to Cancel a Wash Cycle
This morning when I closed the lid on the washer after loading my laundry, the washer started to run and showed 9 minutes left. I did not know how to cancel it, so I put my laundry in a different washer and closed the lids on the two washers with 9 minutes left. When I went back 30 minutes later, both washers were finished.
How does one cancel a wash cycle before it is timed out?
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Lydia C. 2022.08.10 re Odour Complaints
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:21 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: ODOUR COMPLAINTS
Hi Bill,

In response to Doug's odour complaints, we are in line 03 and have also experienced very strong odours pretty much every day. These unwanted odours are worst inside our apartment then on our balcony or even in the hallway.

In our case, it's often food/cooking smells and bleach but even stronger and more frequent are cigarettes and marijuana odours. We are both non smoker yet you could think someone is constantly smoking in our apartment, particularly in our kitchen. We have multiple hepa-rated air purifiers but the odours are so strong and so frequent that the purifiers only make a small difference.

A little while back, the vents in the bathrooms were looked at by management and found to be defective as they were pushing air in instead of out. They were then 'fixed' but that only lasted a few days and airflow seems again to go the wrong way, meaning we also get bathroom outdoors from other apartments.

We haven't been able to identify the source of these smells but it would be great if they could be dealt with! We have been here 11 years and this wasn't an issue at all before, it started only in the past 3 to 4 years.

Lydia
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Angelo Tiveron 2022.08.10 re Tap Water
From: Angelo Tiveron
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 7:34 PM
To: bill lynn
Cc: 35 Wynford
Subject: Tap water
Hello Bill,
Just a question.
My wife and I find that the tap water is undrinkable. It has a muddy taste? Fortunately we have a filter. in fact my daughter came for a visit.and agreed with us, indeed "the water is undrinkable". In the past it was acceptable.
It would be interesting to know if the city. with the on going construction work, are doing the appropriate quality test of the water. I would appreciate your comments.
Thank you
Angelo Tiveron 703
Ed Note. We have not noticed the tap water problem in 1807.
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Navo Chinoy 2022.08.10 re Lisa's Birthday 14 August
From: Navo Chinoy
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:49 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Hi

I just heard it’s Lisa (the Super’s) birthday on August 14.
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Pool Closed 2022.08.10
A notice says the pool is closed for emergency maintenance. No re-opening date is given.
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Doug Williams 2022.08.09 re Odour Complaints
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:25 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: ODOUR COMPLAINTS
Dear fellow tenants of 35 Wynford H.C.,

I wonder if other tenants experience this highly irritating problem:

My wife, Laura, and I have lived at 35 Wynford Heoights Crescent for 3 1/2 years. During that time, our apartment has been almost constantly fillled with toxic chemical and offensive organic odours of unknown origin - and the problem is getting worse.

Difficult to name, precisely, the odours range from:

detergent-like;
paint/varnish;
rotting, urine-soaked drywall;
open sewer;
food preparation-like/burning food.

We are baffled by the source of these odours. While they can sometimes be noticed when one is standing on the balcony, they are most noticeable inside, with the windows tightly closed!

I suspect that the source of these offensive smells is the heating/cooling system. Our apartment is an “06” - meaning, of course that we live in the “06 stack.” “Stack” is an architect’s term for “chimney” and in our case, may refer to the internal vertical route of heating and cooling lines.

Are these offensive odours an accumulation - borne upwards by air currents - of garbage and maintenance smells through the stack? It would appear so.

I have questioned tenants at random about unwanted odours. Another “06-er” said she has experienced constant “varnish-like” odours, an “07-er” complained of “relentless cooking odours,” and an “08-er” complained of toxic smells.

The problem is getting worse, and the effect is increasingly sickening.

So far, management has been unresponsive to my complaints. However, with its 40+-year history, management can hardly be unaware of this problem…

Do any readers suffer such odours? If we can identify certain (or all?) stacks as odour-sources, we should consider lodging group/tenant complaints.

I suggest that readers with similar complaints write to this invaluable site, title your note “ODOUR COMPLAINTS,” and cite your “stack” (the last 2 numbers of your apartment), so that the problem can be assessed and a course of action decided on.

Best to fellow tenants,
Doug Williams
’06 - 35 Wynford heights Crescent
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Jules Bedeau 2022.08.05 re Coinamatic Out of Order
From: Jules Bedeau
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 8:39 PM
To: Bill Lynn ; WynfordTower Residents Webmail
Subject: Coinamatic is out of order - Emergency Service Request Submitted
FYI
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Vaccinations at Japanese Cultural Centre Saturday 20 August
The notice below advises that vaccinations will be available at the Japanese Cultural Centre from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday 20 August 2022, for anyone who is eligible. To determine eligibility, call 416-338-7600.
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Danielle Norman 2022.08.05 re Lydia Email
From: Danielle Norman
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Response to Lydia C's email and photos

Good morning Bill and Lydia. My husband and I were looking over the photos of your apartment before and after the window installation. It's unfortunate that this happened but we noticed that yellow painters' taped was used to secure the flimsy painters plastic that was used to cover your furniture and cupboards.

We have previously used this type of painters tape and have found that it doesn't stick to surfaces very well and the moment the windows were removed from your unit, the gusts of wind would have blown through the apartment and have easily pulled all your tape and plastic covering off the furniture.

We used masking tape to secure our tarps - yes we used heavy tarps for our furniture and the flimsy painters plastic that we did use - we doubled up and secured with masking tape. Even with these preventative measures, we still had dust everywhere and I had to wash our floors three times to get everything up.

As for hand prints all over your computer, this may have well come from the workers trying to put back the fallen plastic.

While your situation is regrettable, these workers are required to get in and get the work done in a prescribed time frame.

Danielle
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Laundry Closed 2022.08.05
The laundry will be closed from 7 AM to 6 PM Friday 5 August for windows replacememt.
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Lydia C. 2022.08.01 re Windows Replacement Photos
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2022 7:09 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Pics of plastic covering/uncovering

Hi Bill,

Attaching some pictures to show just how careless the windows installation workers were in our apartment.
Ed note: The photos can be picked to see a larger version, which opens in a new tab.


One picture shows how well we covered everything, absolutely everything was properly protected when we left.







The other pics are just a few examples of things that were uncovered when we returned, and some of the large glass pieces we've been finding everywhere, including in our beds (which again we had carefully covered but came back to plastic removed on both!).

We've also had to try and remove harden foam, grey goo and white stuff from furniture and floors, not to mention the dust everywhere.

The water cooler and tower fan shown in pics had been unplugged and covered prior to us leaving and were uncovered, plugged in and you could see hand prints within the dust; there is no doubt they were purposely uncovered and used by the workers.

Neither Mitch nor the owner of the window installation company, Chris, were on site while the workers did our apartment so they can't even speak to what the workers did. There was absolutely no oversight or supervision while contractors were left in our apartment to do what they pleased.

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Elizabeth Cameron 2022.08.01 re Windows Replacement
From: Elizabeth Cameron
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2022 3:03 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Window Replacement
Dear Residents' Association;
I was sorry to read that there have been some negative experiences by tenants re: the window replacements. I don’t presume to know other people’s experiences, but felt I needed to add mine.

On June 17th I was scheduled for surgery and with the possibility of this construction during my absence, I was in trepidation as to what I would find when I returned. I informed the office of my predicament and I checked to make sure that I was on the list of people who needed help readying the place. Despite my diminishing mobility, hence the surgery, I did quite a bit to get the place ready. However at a certain moment I ran out of energy and time and hoped for the best when the crew would come in. A few weeks later my roommate was notified of the timing and that night she sent me a walking video throughout the apt., to let me see what had been done to prepare it for the entry of the construction crew. I was amazed how they had finished my work in moving everything relevant and covering absolutely everything in tied down plastic, except for 2 ceiling lamps. When I returned after my almost 6 weeks in hospital, I entered with caution, despite being happy to be home. To my surprise and joy, the clean up was amazing. All plastic was gone and no dust was to be seen anywhere, including on the 2 uncovered lamps. All heavy pieces were back in their original spots except in the master bedroom. That was by request via a note on the bedroom door, due to the pending painting of that room.

I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the windows and the quality of the work. All that is left to do, is the outside removal of the excess yellow weather insolation "gloop", which will probably be done when all the units have been completed inside. The old windows leaked like a sieve on windy/cold days, so I am certainly pleased for their departure.

Elizabeth Cameron
Ed note: So there has been bad and good in the windows replacement preparation stories. Hard to understand why the differences.
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Eric Thom 2022.07.31 re Beyond Shocked
From: eric@ericthom.ca
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:07 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Beyond shocked

Bill - please pass along to Lydia C. how shocked I am to read her note. I had an experience that was the exact opposite of hers. The guys who prepped the apartment the day before did an amazing job and taught me that all the time I had wasted doing what I thought needed to be done - was covered by what they did to prepare my place! Had I known. I can’t believe these same guys — the installers – used her furniture and appliances. That doesn’t make any sense. They work so hard and so fast, why would they want to and they wouldn’t have the time to.

I think M&R has done a great job (not my usual repertoire) to make this painless and I’m loving the new windows, in fact. What gives? Sounds like a bad movie, Lydia.

E= Ed Note: Lydia is not the only tenant who has had bad luck with preparation and restoration of units for windows replacement. See for example 1807 Windows Replacement Saga
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Annie Peschmann 2022.07.30 re Card Trick
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:18 PM
To: Dieter Peschmann ; Bill Lynn
Subject: Fwd: Card Trick

Some great card trick

Annie

This is possibly the most amazing card trick you’ve EVER seen! It was developed by the magician after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Supposedly, he did this in front of Penn and Teller on TV and they just shook their heads in disbelief. This is truly a must watch.

Click the below listed link.
Shin Lim // A message - YouTube
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Heater / Aircon Units to be replaced, 2022.07.29
Now that A/C overflow problems seem to have been resolved, a notice posted in the lobby says that our fan coil heater / aircon units are to be replaced starting in late September. No contract let yet.
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Lydia C. 2022.07.28 re Windows Nightmare
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 8:54 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Windows nightmare
Hi Bill,

Please share our experience on the tenants website. Thank you.

After the review and comments from many tenants we spoke to, we were expecting a dusty return to our apartment following the new windows installation.

We took great care in preparing our apartment, moving everything we could out of the way and spending over 12 hours in covering everything in protective plastic. We even purchased painters tape and other, stronger, plastic coverings to be sure our personal items would not be damaged. We book and paid for 3 nights at a pet friendly hotel to ensure ours and our 2 cats safety and ensure the workers would have no one in their way.

We took great care. The workers, and M and R, did not. Not even a little care. In fact, they went as far as removing plastic covering on our things, including our computer equipment, beds, living room furniture, kitchen countertops, etc. They clearly made themselves very comfortable and used some of our furniture and appliances, uncovering whatever they felt like they were entitled to use our look through. They also for some unknown reason unplugged some cables that run throughout the apartment and unlock a storage container on our balcony. We can by late evening on day 2 to find the place trashed. Our things that we went to such great lenght to protect left covered in dust and even insulation found on a desk located no where near a window. A bleach bottle was left behind as an unsafe welcome back for our pets. They hit and damaged a nice wooden frame that I have had for over 20 years. Our floors are dirty and sticky in some areas. The sensitive appliances and equipment we covered were left out in the open to be filled with dust and we don't know yet it they will still work and if so for how long given the large amount of dust that would have gotten inside them.

If someone from M and R was here to supervise the workers, as they should have been and should always be when contractors are let into tenant's space, it clearly doesn't show and we are still awaiting an explanation as to how this flagrant and willful negligence could have happened. To say we are disappointed doesn't even begin to cover it.

For the few people that still have to get their windows done, my one recommendation to you would be to stay on site. Unfortunately, it had been made very clear to us that the people conducting this work are not to be trusted.

Lydia
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Doug Williams 2022.07.22 re Dear Diary - Wynford Windows
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:04 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.07.23

Hello Bill,
Please publish this excerpt from a friend's Wynford Windows Replacement Diary in your Humour Section.
Many thanks,
Doug Williams
Posted at Dear Diary - Wynford Wimdows.pdf
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Elizabeth Cameron 2022.07.15 re Where's Elmo
From: Elizabeth Cameron
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2022 1:13 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Health enquiries
Hi everyone;
Through the newsletter and my grapevine, I heard that there were enquiries re: where the heck I still am. I wish I could tell you that I was whisked away post surgery to some lovely sandy Greek island for my post surgery convalescence. No such luck! My predicted 5 day stay turned into a 28 day agony fest. My surgery was done at the first totally technologically interactive hospital in Canada, open since June, 2021. Cortellucci-Vaughan Hospital is a phenomenal facility with fantastic staff in all areas of care.

Unfortunately even that couldn’t avoid a once in 18 years’ fluke of the knee prosthesis falling apart and becoming deformed through physio therapy, before the calamity was discovered.

So a week later I went back for another complete replacement. The reigning theory is that my infrastructure of flesh, tendons and muscles wasn’t strong enough to support the prosthesis. Therefore for 6 weeks I have to wear a Zimmer brace 24/7. After that we’ll see. Plan B after that if it doesn’t work is too drastic to think about.

After 28 days in hospital, yesterday I moved to St. John’s Rehab Centre for an undetermined length of time. So no Greek islands now either. This is a wonderful facility surrounded by huge trees and even a lovely little rose garden. Excellent care, which I learned during my 3 weeks here, after double by-pass surgery seven years ago.

All this to say I don’t know when I will see any of you, but I do hope that you are enjoying the seemingly incredible weather we are having of late, along with the varied possible activities of summer.
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Amazon Email Scam 2022.07.12
The following email was received 12 July 2022. The return address is supportdelivery@deliveryzoneamca.com. Obviously a scam.
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:28 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Your Order was Canceled
Canceled Items
Order #115-41285601-340219710

Thank you for your recent order. Please find your invoice attached to this email. Kindly review attached corresponding documents to view the reason why your order was canceled.

We greatly appreciate your business. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.

Best regards,
Amazon Customer Support Team
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Au Revoir Siobhan 2022.07.10
Saturday morning 10 July the Kaffee Klatsch group gathered to say Au revoir to Siobhan Mulrooney, who is moving to an accommodation more suitable to her needs. Despite the debillitating effects of MS, Siobhan always has a sunny smile, and she has contributed wisely to discussions of the Wynford Tower Residents Association. We wish you the very best, Siobhan.
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Rogers Internet / Phone Outage 2022.07.08
The Rogers internet and phone outage 8 July 2022 reminded me that when I switched to Rogers from Bell in 2014 I had had Bell for fifty years with never an outage, even during the ice storm when I lived in Montreal in the late 1990s.

We changed because the Bell internet service was less than 5 Mb/s, since Rogers has an exclusive deal (questionable?) with M&R for their buildings, so Bell cannot install fibe.

We have not switched to internet based Insignia, so we had Rogers cable TV throughout. Unfortunately, once we had seen the news there was nothing else of interest.

This morning our phone was working, but I had to reboot the modem to get our internet working.
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Fire Alarm 2022.07.07
The fire alarm sounded about 2 PM Thursday 7 July 2022. By the time I turned on the lobby watch channel, six firefhghters were milling around in the front entry. One of them went over to turn off the alarm and they left. Then three more firefighters appeared from the lobby and left. Paul announced the all clear, with no comment as to the cause of the alarm.
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Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.07.07 re Gardens
From: cjfitzgerald
Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:52 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Fwd: Garden sub-committee
Begin forwarded message:

From: cjfitzgerald
Date: October 9, 2021 at 2:07:02 PM EDT
To: Roosevelt Robinson
Subject: Garden sub-committee

Hello everyone,

On behalf of the Edith, Emma and myself, our thanks for your kind words. Hopefully, members and residents enjoyed the happy presence of happy, smiling flowers; as well as a hint of therapy we experienced, while having fun doing it.

We are grateful for financial support, gift of plants and garden tools. And now offer to help plant tulips!

Appreciative comments from strolling visitors were heartwarming.

Cecile, Co-ordinator
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Lobby Watch Channel 2022.07.04
Diana Boddington reported that the lobby watch channel is working again.
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Doug Williams 2022.07.04 re Coinamatic
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2022 11:02 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Letter from M$R
Please publish this exciting note. Thanks, Bill!
Coinamatic Joke.pdf
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Roosevelt Robinson 2022.07.04 re Elizabeth and Siobhan
From: Roosevelt Robinson
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2022 12:46 PM
Hello everyone,

Elizabeth Cameron:
Elizabeth had planned knee replacement. The procedure was not totally successful so corrective surgery was done. We wish her rapid recovery!

Siobhan Mulroney:
Siobhan plans to leave Wynford Tower to reside in a more appropriate apartment. Her mother is well cared for in a long term Home.
As members of the WTRA Committee, we have enjoyed her presence and sunny personality. We wish her happiness and every success in her new home.

Regards,
Roose
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Isabel Albert 2022.07.03 re Laundry Payment Terminal
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:40 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association ; Wynford Tower 35 Wynford Heights
Subject: Laundry - payment machine
Hi Bill,
Also would be good to notify other tenants that the machine to load funds onto laundry cards is completely out of service. Can't imagine this will be fixed today...
Lydia
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Isabel Albert 2022.07.03 re Another Text Scam
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:08 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Another text message scam
Hi Bill,

I can't remember if I sent you info about this text message scam, so if I did please ignore it. Otherwise please warn the building residents.

A couple of times I've received a text message scam saying that my credit cards have been blocked, with a phone number to call or link to click on. It was signed by TD Canada, obviously an effort to fool people into thinking it was TD Bank.

Anyway I don't have any credit cards with TD Bank so I know it was a scam, likely to fish for your personal credit card information. Even if you bank with TD, DO not click the link or call the number. Just BLOCK the number where the message came from.

It's better to call your bank directly if you have any questions. Call the number that's on the back of your credit card.

Thanks,
Isabel Albert
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Lydia C 2022.07.02 re Front Door Release Not Working
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:33 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Entrance buzzer
Hi Bill,
You may wish to post to let all tenants know the buzzer at the main entrance isn't unlocking the door since at least 8am Saturday. It will ring when buzzed but the door won't release so visitors, deliveries, etc. cannot get in unless someone goes down to get them!
Thanks,
Lydia
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Lobby Watch Channel 2022.07.01
The Lobby Watch TV channel is once again not working. A Rogers technician who came 1 July said the maintenance department will have to investigate.
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Kathy Hoover 2022.06.29 re Paint Odour
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 3:42 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Paint/chemical smell from 606
Bill,
Further to my previous email, a neighbour mentioned they saw a tenant come from 606. Perhaps the tenant is doing some upgrades and I'm laying blane on M and R for creating a toxic hallway.

Not clear. Unit has looked empty for weeks now. I will knock at unit door and have a respectful word with tenant to see if they can fas off their fumes out their balcony/windows.

That being said, m and r could use some updating re its contractors use of paints and chemicals which are really harmful to breathe. Other landlords are sensitive to this and have a best oractice of using the safest materials available. That would really be wonderful if the landlord would embrace tbe same vest practice not as an exception when called out, but as a rule.

Have a good night. I wi investigate tomorrow on my floor.

P Hoover 608 From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:31 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Use of non-environmental friendly paint and other products by M and R contractors
Bill,
This evening at 9 pm while exiting my apt to dispose of garbage, I was hit by heavy fumes coming from 606 across the hall from me which is vacant. The odour was so strong (I have allergies to vocs and chemicals) that I fainted after walking back to my unit.

Can you please advocate for those tenants who have respiratory issues, chemical allergies, etc that if the landlord will not spend tbe money on eco friendly products to ready vacant units, then at least have the decency to have tbe contractor open unit windows and use a fan to direct emissions out through the window and not into our poorly ventilated hallways.

I will be sick all night now having breathed in those toxic fumes and with all the products on tbe market, no tenants should be exposed to this unnecessarily for the sake of a few bucks.

P Hoover
35-608
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35 Wynford Superintendents 2022.06.27 re Laundry Service Requests
From: 35 Wynford
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2022 11:45 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Link for coinamatic service request-35 Wynford Laundry room
Hi Bill,
Please kindly share this link to the tenants at your page. Below is the link that they can report if the machine is not working properly also if they need a refund on their laundry card.
Thank you.
Coinamatic Service Request.

Paul and Liza Fuertes
Resident Superintendent
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Marg Lynn has COVID 2022.06.26
Marg Lynn had a bad cough for a couple of days. A home test Sunday morning 26 June was positive so we went to a test clinic Sunday afternoon. A phone call from Michael Garron hospital Monday 27 June confirmed that the test was positive and Marg should isolate until Thursday 30 June. As of Saturday 2 July the symptoms have gone away, except for some fatigue.
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Isabel Albert 2022.06.24 re Water Dumped from Balconies
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2022 1:18 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Water dumped into recycling bins area
Hi Bill,
Last Sunday when I took my recycling out back to throw into a bin, someone from a floor above the recycling area threw buckets of dirty smelly water over their balcony and down into the recycling area. I got hit with this dirty water, along with 2 other women. The pavement was soaked. Unfortunately I didn't have time to count the floors to figure out where this dirty water came from. It was west of the back door.

I reported this incident to the management office but a notice has not yet been posted.

Please note that NO ONE is allowed to dump clean or dirty water off their balcony. Instead you can flush it down the toilet. There are people going in and out of the back door all the time when walking their dogs and throwing out their recycling. No one wants to get drenched.

Thanks,
Isabel Albert
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Welcome Back Aubrey
We hear that Aubrey is back with us and at Kaffee Klatsch Friday morning 24 June. Welcome back Aubrey.
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Darcy Gerace 2022.06.17 re Water Pressure
From: Darcy Gerace
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2022 10:25 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: water pressure
Hi Bill,
There has been no water pressure on the 05 line for a couple of days. I was hoping you might have some insight as to what the problem is and how long it will continue to be an issue. It was great that MR has once again let us down on the communication level and posted nothing concerning this issue. Thank you for being a sound board, it is very much appreciated by the tenants.

Wait a minute, i just recieved a notice that they are coming in on Wednesday to change the filters. Interestingly it matches the letter recieved a couple of days ago saying that they are coming in Monday. The second letter does not say it supersedes the first. Theres a saying here that applies about left and right hands.
Take care, thanks again.
Darcy
2405-35

From: Bill Lynn
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:24 AM
To: Darcy Gerace
Subject: Re: water pressure
Hi Darcy,
There is an article about the hot water supply at Lydia C re Hot Water
Is your water pressure still low?
Our filter schedule was Wednesday, now Friday. As we used to say in the military, “Obey the last command”.
Bill Lynn
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Lydia C. 2022.06.17 re Hot Water
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2022 9:32 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Fwd: Not hot water?
Hi Bill,
It seems the hot water disruption is affecting lines 02, 03, 05, 06, 07 and 08 and is due to the pool! See below.
Lydia

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: 35 Wynford
Date: Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 8:41 AM
Subject: RE: Not hot water?
To: Lydia C.
Hi good morning Lydia. We are filling up the pool with fresh water and I believe the pool supply line runs with on the same line as the upper zone 02, 03, 05, 08, 06, 07 water lines. Moving forward, We will start to fill the pool after midnight so there will no more disruptions. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

Thank,
Paul
Ed note: Thanks to Paul for filling the pool after midnight.
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Isabel Albert 2022.06.16 re Paypal Email Scam
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:52 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Another email scam going around
Hi Bill.
I'd like to warn residents about an email scam going around. This email claims to come from PayPal and confirms that "your order" for an item over $1000 has been confirmed. There's an order number (fake). There's a phone number to call with questions. They will likely fish for personal information. Don't call it.

I don't have a PayPal account and have not bought any items using PayPal so I know it's fake. Please beware.

Isabel Albert
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Windows Outside Work 2022.06.16

Workers (unseen) on elevator platform 2022.06.16.
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Doug Williams 2022.06.15 re FMTA AGM
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:04 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: PLEASE POST
FMTA AGM
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Eric Thom 2022.06.11 re Windows Replacement Experience
From: eric@ericthom.ca
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:19 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents: Window Experience
Just a quick note, Bill, about my experience with the window replacement ‘journey’.

First off, our new Supers - Paul & Liza – have been GREAT. Buttoned down and knowing who, what, where, why, when and being responsive to any enquiries.

The Two Guys From Barrie who prepped my apartment the day before did a miraculous job. I had done a massive amount of prep and spent a fair bit of & on canvas, painting sheets and Rubbermaid tubs - had I known what these guys could do……I needn’t have bothered. Damn. The blinds were taken down and stored.

The next day, I carved out a small hole in my kitchen to weather the storm: with a straight, backless wooden chair, a laptop, noise-cancelling headphones and a jug o’ coffee. The workers were polite, efficient and had the whole place gutted and done before 1:30pm. I have zero complaints (and don’t I often lead the pack?) and think the new windows look great - and are more functional at keeping noise out and letting air in.

Now I need to wait for the various other stages that must be done to finalize the deal….

And, yes….my back is killing me. But that’s a small price to pay for this improvement.


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Isabel albert 2022.06.09 re Windows Replacement Schedule
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:55 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Window Replacements
Hi Bill,
For those of us who are really fed up with the incessant loud drilling that starts at 8:30 AM daily (for window changes), I asked Liza to find out when the job will be completed.
Her response was "tentatively mid-August" the window changes should be completed.
YAY!
Please share in the newsletter.
Thanks,
Isabel Albert
Ed note: Columns 1 and 9 are to be finished 10 June, except the first floor. There are about 50 units in columns 02 and 03 left to do, plus the first floor and common areas. At 2 units per day, that should take 25 work days or 5 work weeks, plus holidays and other delays. So August sounds feasible.
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Pool to Reopen 20 June
A notice says the pool is closed for repair and will re-open 20 June 2022.
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Mary Persaud 2022.06.04 re Scam Info
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:40 AM
To: wblynn@wblynn.ca
Subject: Scam info
Hope this helps someone How to identify fraudulent URLs
Keep this in mind!! Especially those of you who order online. This is how hackers get your information.

Do you know the difference between http:// and https:// ? The main difference between http:// and https:// is it's all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The "S" stands for "secure".

If you visit a website or web page and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http:// . This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular "unsecured" language.

In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http:// website!

But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop.

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.

You might also note in the reply address that some letters are in the Cyrillic alphabet, only noticeable if you look closely.
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Doug Williams2022.05.31 re Rent Protest
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:25 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: PROTEST!
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=403028671839058&set=pcb.403034311838494


Facebook / Metro Tenants Assn
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Lydia C. 2022.05.31 re Aircon
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:39 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Fwd: Letter for Air Conditioning Status- 35 Wynford Hts.
Hi Bill,
You may wish to share the attached notice with other tenants.. seems every year they are late turning on the air conditioning due to "repairs needed".. maybe they could look into earlier next year so they can actually meet the bylaws requirements and tenants don't have to endure the heat alerts with no a/c in a building that claims to have central air conditioning!
Lydia

A/C Notice 2022.05.31.pdf
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Rafael / Isabel 2022.05.30 re Elevators
From: Rafael Tablada
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 6:52 PM
To: ISABEL ALBERT
Cc: Bill Lynn ; 35 Wynford ; 45 Wynford
Subject: RE: Elevators at Wynford Tower
Hi Isabel.
Thank you for your email.
As I understand, Superintendents spoke to few tenants at 35 earlier today regarding the elevator status.
You may already know these information but here it is:
- We have three elevators at 35 Wynford, one being a transport elevator.
- Transport elevator is only being used early in the AM for windows to bring materials up and another in the PM to bring materials down. There may be in between trips required by contractor throughout the day. The rest of the time, it's available.
- The other two are passenger elevators and are not being used for transport.
- All three elevators are "currently" working.
- All elevators are subject for annual testing by the manufacturer, Fujitec.
- Annual testing "schedules" are driven and provided by Fujitec and not by M&R.
- Fujitec annual testing is conducting one elevator at a time, so there will always be two elevators available for tenants.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Rafael Tablada

-------- Original message --------
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Date: 2022-05-30 4:38 p.m. (GMT-05:00)
To: Rafael Tablada
Cc: Bill Lynn
Subject: Elevators at Wynford Tower
Hi Raphael,
Along with other tenants, I've suffered over the elevator situation in Wynford Tower. Most of the time 1 elevator is locked up for the window changes. A second elevator is constantly "out of service" pending a repair.
There is 1 working elevator for over 200 apartments. I've had to wait sometimes 20 minutes for an elevator and been made late to doctor and dentist appointments. Then to make matters worse, I've had to get onto a CROWDED ELEVATOR where half the people are not wearing masks. This is not a safe situation for anyone's health, especially someone at high risk like me. I am unable to walk down all the stairs to the parking.
I now see that from Wednesday to Friday of this week there will be annual elevator testing. Once again we will be down to 1 elevator for those 3 days. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Why don't you do the elevator testing AFTER the window changes are finished??? Does it have to be THIS WEEK?
Can you please tell me what you can do to mitigate this elevator situation?
Thank you.
Isabel Albert
Unit 906
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Bill Lynn 2022.05.28 re Masks in Elevators
Most Wynford Tower residents wear masks, so I feel uncomfortable when a maskless person gets on an elevator with us.
Now that there are three elevators in service, therefore, I am thinking of asking management to designate elevator #1 as mask optional and the other two as masks mandatory. Then I will feel okay asking someone withut a mask who tries to enter elevator #2 or #3 to please use elevator #1.
I cannot decide whether this is a ridiculous suggestion, or does it have merit? Your comments would be much appreciated by reply to wblynn@wblynn.ca
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Lydia C 2022.05.26 re Elevators
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:01 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Fwd: Elevators update?
For you information and other tenants.. see response about elevators below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: 35 Wynford
Date: Thu, May 26, 2022 at 11:57 AM
Subject: RE: Elevators update?
To: Lydia C.
Hi Lydia,
We got the information below from our elevator contractors.
Elevator #1 – parts have arrived and we are coordinating the crew with test weights to be on site this week OR early next week for repair.
Thank you.
Liza

From: Lydia C.
Sent: May 26, 2022 11:08 AM
To: 35 Wynford
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Elevators update?
Hi Liza,
Can you provide an update on the elevator that has been out of service for quite some time now? Is there an estimate on when it might finally get fixed?
With the windows contractors using one, it's quite unbearable to have only one slow elevator servicing the entire building.
Thanks,
Lydia
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Mary Persaud 2022.05.22 re text scams
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:16 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Scam text messages

Hopefully this will help others who may not be aware.

If you are a Rogers customer you can forward scam text messages to 7726 and Rogers will investigate.
To forward
touch the text message
Select More
It will either give you the option to Forward or on a newer iPhone you will see the wastebasket icon on the bottom left and the forwarding arrow on the bottom right
Touch the arrow and enter 7726 at the top where you normally put the addressee
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Isabel Albert 2022.05.21 re Amazon Scams
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:17 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Fw: Protect yourself from scammers

Hi Bill,
This might be helpful to anyone getting calls from scammers claiming to be Amazon. I've had a number of those calls.
Please share with other tenants.
Thanks,
Isabel Albert

----- Forwarded message -----
From: "Amazon.com"
To: "isabel.albert@rogers.com"
Sent: Sat., 21 May 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Subject: Protect yourself from scammers
Learn how to spot online scammers

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Amazon.com
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Hello Isabel Albert,
We want to help protect you from scammers that attempt to impersonate Amazon. Remember these important clues so that you can identify scams and keep your account and information safe:

Never feel pressured to give information (such as your credit card number or account password) over the phone, especially if the call was unexpected. Scammers may try to use calls, texts, and emails to impersonate Amazon customer service. If you're ever unsure, it's safest to end the call/chat and reach out directly to customer support through the Amazon app or website.

Never pay over the phone. Amazon will never ask you to provide payment information, including gift cards (or “verification cards”, as some scammers call them) for products or services over the phone.

Trust Amazon-owned channels. Always go through the Amazon mobile app or website when seeking customer support or when looking to make changes to your account.

Be wary of false urgency. Scammers may try to create a sense of urgency to persuade you to do what they're asking. Be wary any time someone tries to convince you that you must act now.

For more information on how to stay safe online, or to report suspicious communications, visit the Amazon Customer Service page, which can be found in the Help section at the bottom of the Amazon home page.

Sincerely,
Amazon
© 2022 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Amazon Echo, Alexa, and Prime are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com, 410 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109-5210. Reference: 629122930
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Roosevelt 2022.05.21 re Aubrey
From: Roosevelt Robinson
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:07 PM
Subject: Hello everyone,
Re. Aubrey
Brenda, I owe you a big apology. I am really out of it. Until Annie informed me an hour ago I was not aware that Aubrey has been in hospital. I am now hastily trying to make arrangements for a visit. Of course we all wish him a full recovery.
Regards,
Roose

In reply to a question from Bill, Annie replied

Aubrey is at St John's Wellness Centre.
285 Cummer Ave, Toronto, M2M 2G1
Telephone: 416-226-6780
Yes you can visit
Please call Brenda 416-383-0485
Annie
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Inori Roy 2022.05.19 re Media request: heat waves and living conditions
From: Inori Roy
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2022 3:04 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Media request: heat waves and living conditions
Hi,
My name is Inori Roy, I'm a journalist with The Local magazine - we cover urban health and social justice in Toronto. We're currently working on a story about heat waves in the city and who is worst harmed by them. I'm reaching out to your tenants association because I'm hoping to connect with tenants who have lived experience dealing with adverse conditions or health outcomes during heatwaves. Do you know of anyone who got sick/had health difficulties during heat waves in recent years, or who had severe or unbearable living conditions, and who would be interested in sharing their experiences with me for this story?
I'd be grateful to speak to anyone who is interested, ideally in the next week or so. Please feel free to give me a call if that's an easier way to respond or if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks so much for your consideration, hope to hear from you soon.
Inori Roy (she/her)
Associate Editor, The Local
647-769-4279 | thelocal.to
Twitter: @thelocalhealth or @royinori

On Thu, 19 May 2022 at 17:37, WynfordTower Residents Association wrote:
Hello Inori,
Our building has central air conditioning during the required season (June 1 to Sep 15, I believe). I do not know of anyone who has suffered health problems during heat waves.
Would it be okay to post your email on our residents website at http://www.wynfordtowerresidents.ca/news.htm ?
Regards,
Bill
William Lynn,
WTRA Publicist

Hi Bill, Thanks so much for your quick response. Yes, absolutely feel free to post on the resident's website, and I'm happy to chat to people in other buildings as well, if any of your residents have friends elsewhere who've dealt with this issue.
Thanks again!
Inori
Inori Roy (she/her)
Associate Editor, The Local
647-769-4279 | thelocal.to
Twitter: @thelocalhealth or @royinori
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Mary Persaud 2022.05.19 re Garbage Chutes
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2022 3:43 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Chute
Would be nice and healthy if residents would push their garbage so it goes down the chute into the bin instead of leaving it stuck at the top.
Cleanliness first
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Lobby Watch Channel Working 2022.05.18
Thanks to Diana Boddington for reporting that the Lobby Watch TV channel is now working.
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Bill Lynn 2022.05.15 re 26 Sliders!
When I opened windows for ventilation Sunday 15 May (outside temperature 28C), I realized that my new windows have 26 sliders to open or close. And the blinds have to be open all the way across rather than just part way to one side. The extra sunlight kind of defeats the purpose of the open windows.
Time will tell whether 26 small sliders are easier to wash than the old large sliders.
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Ellie Kaizer2022.05.14
From: Sonny Kaizer
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 1:47 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Webmail
In response to Kathys post.
I guess everyone has their own opinions of the building.
If you own a condo then you can have a say in what they purchase.
If you are renting you pay your rent and organize a resident committee which we have done to try to work things out for everybody.
Ed note: Info re resident committee, please.
As for the view from the window. I too have the same view and really dont find it so terrible. Yes a full view would have been great but I am thankful to have new windows that will keep out cold air. I also feel that the four little windows when opened give me the same or a little more air to breathe.
No hard feelings, just my opinion.
Ellie Kaizer
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Mary Persaud 2022.05.14 re Smell the Roses
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:03 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Smell the roses
Thanks Ellie
I find the windows an improvement ….the old ones were an eyesore. I enjoyed the view from my balcony.
As tenants we have to be realistic. Consulting with tenants is not realistic as while some of us have called this home for a number of years tenants move in and out more frequently. I know on my floor there are some tenants who are here short term. We are the only ones left on our floor that have been here more than two or three years.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and some of us have health issues that prevent us or cause concern. The option is to move but finding something better is challenging but may be necessary.
Good luck Kathy.
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Lobby Watch TV Channel 2022.05.14
Update 2022.05.14: A Rogers technician arrived before noon today, checked my cables, said he would check downstairs. Called later to say that he was reporting a problem to the Maintenance department, should be fixed within a week. Same story as last year.

2022.05.13: The Lobby Watch TV channel stopped working some time ago. A Rogers technician is coming to look at my system Saturday 14 May, 12-2 PM. Probably a waste of time.
If your lobby watch channel has stopped working, and you do not have Rogers Ignite, please contact Rogers at 1 888 764-3771.
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Waste Area 2022.05.11






The above photos of the waste area at 7 PM Wednesday 11 May 2022 show that three of the recycle bins are overflowing, while others have space remaining (some with lids closed). It is also noted that the overflowing bins have a number of unflattened boxes, etc., which increase the space used in the bins. It is suggested that residents check for non-full bins when depositing recycling, and flatten all boxes, etc. to minimize the space used. Note that the big bin across from the other bins was almost empty when the photos were taken, although it is difficult to determine because the bin is too tall to see into, even though it seems no have no lid.
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Kathy Hoover 2022.05.11 re Glass Débris
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:19 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Weds May 11, 2022 9 pm - broken glass and debris at front of building
Bill,
I rarely take my dog out for a walk outside the building since the start up of the window project having noticed too much glass, plaster and insulation spread far and wide on walkways, driveways and in the grassed areas (although I have seen staff go out at the end of the day and sweep up outside the fenced area). Fortunately I have a vehicle and can drive to parks away from the building to walk my dog - inconvenient , but safe.
Tonight, and this is a rarity , I attempted to walk my dog out the front at approx 9 pm.
I found shards of glass outside the front lobby door, smashed glass all along the driveway and on the walkway. There was also a trail of foam/insulation /broken chunks if plaster all along the circular drive.
It’s simply not possible to have missed this amount of crushed glass and insulation which leads me to assume no clean up was carried out.
Such a danger to seniors, young children, and animals using our walkways esp now with the warm weather having arrived.
I m not sure anyone else noticed this today. I thought I would share in this forum, however, I can certainly let management know my safety concern as well.
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Kathy Hoover 2022.05.10 re Windows View
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:57 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Smell the roses?
I‘m sorry Ellie but I just cannot get past these new windows which have ruined all the views to the outside.
In order to open the multiple small windows for fresh air, you are left with a wall of columns of aluminum framing which is not only an eyesore , but for some with anxiety, ocd, claustrophobia - this excessive framing is quite difficult to live with.
Here’s what I now look out from tbe rooms in my unit in order to have my windows open.
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This is just a horrible design and there is no sugar-coating how the new framing has ruined what were lovely views we all once enjoyed.
Feeling imprisoned in my unit and will now have to look for a new home after living here for decades.
Very unfortunate that no tenant consultation was undertaken by management regarding design options for this major capital project.
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Ellie Kaiser 2022.05.07 re Smell the Roses
From: Ellie Kaizer
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:17 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.05.07

I am so tired of always hearing negative things about our bldg and its management. Some people will complain about anything and everything. We are very fortunate to live in this bldg. In my opinion the windows are great. The help was very good. Nothing is ever perfect. I have friends in other rental bldgs and believe me they have it a lot worse.
Our mgmt here are trying to do a good job. You try running a bldg where complaints are constant. The windows, elevators, cleanliness, pigeons, etc. etc.
There must be some people like myself in the bldg who are happy and find the requests for service are very good.
C'mon people stop and smell the roses
Ellie Kaizer
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Bill Lynn 2022.05.03 re TSO Tickets Available
We have two tickets that we cannot use to the TSO POPS concert at 2 PM Wednesday 11 May 2022. The concert will featue the music of John Williams, conducted by Steven Reineke. The two seats are in section R4 Row C Seats 8 & 9, overlooking the conductor and the orchestra.
If you can use the tickets, contact Bill Lynn at 416-441-2134 or wblynn@wblynn.ca
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Isabel Albert 2022.05.02 re New Scam
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Monday, May 2, 2022 7:33 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: New scam
There's a new scam I got by text message saying there was a mistake on my tax return and to click on the link to find out about my tax refund.
I already got my tax assessment and refund so this is a scam to collect your personal and bank info for the "refund deposit".

Don't fall for it. If you get this text, go online to your CRA account and see your CRA emails and tax assessment.

Isabel Albert
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Bill Lynn 2022.05.02 re Netting and Pigeons

Pigeon netting does not prevent pigeons from landing on the balcony outside the netting. So far no pigeon poop noted.
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Cécile Fitzgerald 2022.04.30 re Spring Tulips


The tulips are saying 🎶 Spring is here!

Garden enhancement Committee -
Cécile Fitzgerald
Edith Coez
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Rafael Tablada 2022.04.30 re Elevators
From: Rafael Tablada
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2022 4:41 PM
To: Fanoula Filtsos ; WynfordTower Residents Association
Cc: 35 Wynford ; Tim.Jackson@toronto.ca
Subject: 35 Wynford, Elevator Noise complaints from Apt.1001

All,
Copy for your information.
See our constant communications to our elevator service provider, asking for updates. That's all we can do at this point, to keep bugging them for update.

(Latest update from Fujitec, April 28, Thursday).

NOTE:
We cannot order the required parts from anybody else but FUJITEC, its their elevator, hence we are on their mercy.

Regards,
Rafael Tablada

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From: Tenaglia, Teresa
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:12:00 PM
To: 35 Wynford
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; Mitch Vranceanu
Subject: RE: Elevator Noise complaints from Apt.1001
Liza,
We have ordered the parts for replacement from the original manufacturer and waiting on the delivery. Unfortunately the shipment has not yet arrived at our office, however we will have the mechanic make the replacement as soon as the new rollers have been received.
Regards,
Teresa Tenaglia
Sales Manager
Fujitec Canada, Inc.
P 905 731 8681, Ext. 6723 | F 905 731 8425
www.fujiteccanada.com

From: 35 Wynford
Sent: April 28, 2022 10:03 AM
To: Tenaglia, Teresa
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; Mitch Vranceanu
Subject: FW: Elevator Noise complaints from Apt.1001

Hi Teresa,
I left a voicemail message on your phone to please kindly give us an update for the noise issue of the elevators here in 35 Wynford. We need also to give an update to the tenant who’s complaining and to the city bylaw officer.

Please kindly help us in resolving this issue with the elevators.

Thank you.
Liza

From: Tenaglia, Teresa
Sent: March 30, 2022 11:22 AM
To: 35 Wynford
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; Mitch Vranceanu
Subject: RE: Elevator Noise complaints from Apt.1001

Hello,
The Supervisor and Route Mechanic rode the elevators within the hoist way to isolate where the sound is coming that the tenant hears in her apartment. The Supervisor is working with the vendor to source a softer typed wheel for the roller guides. We suspect changing the roller guide wheels to a more pliable rubber should help dampen the noise while in travel. Once we receive confirmation from the vendor on what is available to fit this equipment, I will be in touch.

Regards,
Teresa Tenaglia
Sales Manager
Fujitec Canada, Inc.
P 905 731 8681, Ext. 6723 | F 905 731 8425
www.fujiteccanada.com

From: 35 Wynford
Sent: March 30, 2022 10:55 AM
To: Tenaglia, Teresa
Cc: Rafael Tablada ; Mitch Vranceanu
Subject: Elevator Noise complaints from Apt.1001
Hi Teresa good morning.
Tim Jackson from MLS was just here in the office asking for an update on the noise complaint with our elevators. I told him that a unit inspection conducted yesterday together with Fujitech. He’s waiting for the inspection report.

Please kindly send us the inspection report.
Thank you.
Paul
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
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Eric Thom 2022.04.29 re Pigeons
From: eric@ericthom.ca
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2022 11:51 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Pigeons

Hi, guys. I have reviewed many of the notes in this hand WTRA Newsletter and am left confused on one hot topic. I am not a fan of pigeons, even though I’m a bit of a nature nut. These ‘raccoons of the air’ took over my balcony last summer and decimated it - nesting, eggs and 8” of pigeon poop EVERYWHERE, not to mention their Dambuster Dive-bombing of my balcony sliding doors and all the furniture within…………I am away enough in the summer that this activity escaped me. Unless you’re there to shoo them away, they are relentless visitors who poop as much as Canada geese, it seems.

My question is - IS there a sanctioned solution to solving this problem that M&R supports? I’ve read about all these makeshift solutions but am haunted by that silly tin sign the balcony renovators left on the wall, noting that nothing could be added to the balcony. At one point, the very helpful Christine was going to put up a netting to solve the problem and was not even going to charge me for it. Wish I’d taken advantage of that offer - because having her do it would be M&R-approved. All these other solutions I keep reading about would certainly get us in hot water with the building, once they were aware of it.

What can be done - officially? Has M&R ever said?

Thanks for the forum.

Bill Lynn replied 2022.04.29

Hi Eric,

According to Isabel, the wind chimes and flashing CDs or whatever have worked well for her.

I am not aware of any M&R approved approach, but I copied M&R on the website article about my pigeon netting, and they have not commented. I’m taking that as tacit approval.

One negative that I had not thought of with pigeon netting – I can’t stick my head over the railing to see the state of the garbage area.

Bill Lynn
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Rafael Tablada 2022.04.27 re The Garbage Situation
Three emails today from Rafael Tablada explain that the excess garbage complained about in an earlier post was caused by a tenant moving out. The tenant has been contacted and will pay to have the excess garbage removed Wednesday. Rafael also points out that tenants must act responsibly, by breaking down boxes and not using black garbage bags for the blue bins, etc., etc., in order to assist our staff in keeping the building clean and tidy.

From: Rafael Tablada
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:30 PM
To: Fanoula Filtsos ; 35 Wynford
Cc: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: RE: The Garbage situation

Liza,
Kindly thank the concerned tenant about this notification email.
However, pls inform them that the mess (picture below) was committed by a "irresponsible resident", who in the process of moving out, that we caught on our security camera.
We have contacted and notified the guilty party and that they agreed to send a private garbage collector to pickup all their refuse. Accordingly, the scheduled pickup of their garbage is Wednesday, April 27th, 2022.
I have copied Bill to let the Association also know that we need the cooperation from all residents and whatever we do in the building to keep it clean, there will always be some irresponsible tenant that is causing the mess. If only all residents follow the rules, then the building will always stay clean and tidy.

Rafael Tablada

From: Rafael Tablada
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:58 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Cc: 35 Wynford
Subject: FW: The Garbage situation

Hi Bill,
Just to add to my previous email.

If residents just follow the rules, then the cleanliness of the building will be MAINTAINED.

Building Staff will do their best to keep the place tidy, as we only have a handful of resources to count on, compared to the number of residents in the entire complex.

We will definitely need the Association's assistance and help in communicating to residents to achieve this.

With thanks.

Rafael Tablada
Property Manager

From: Rafael Tablada
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:19 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Cc: 35 Wynford
Subject: FW: The Garbage situation

Hi Bill,
Kindly please assist us in "educating" the residents through your site regarding garbage: not leaving in chute floor, or outside the bins, contaminating the recycling bins with black garbage bags, not folding boxes for recycling and the list goes on in order to keep the building and the recycling area tidy.

We do not have an equal ratio of Tenants to building staff and our resources most of the time were already stretched on their to do list; residents can use a little cooperation in maintaining the cleanliness of the building.

With Thanks.
Rafael Tablada
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Myrna McKinley 2022.04.23 re Noisy Windows
Good Morning Bill , in 1807
Have other tenants in our building who have the new windows, been kept awake most of the night? 3 or 4 nights ago, I think it was Thurs. the 21st by rattling windows , which were all closed tight, plus there was a howling sound.
I know the wind was exceptionally strong that night …I think it was Thursday night. Apr 21st. I wonder if the caulking was missing in spots, or not quite completed…..maybe it will be corrected in an inspection when they use the outside ramp on ropes.

Myrna McKinley in 607
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Fanoula Fitsos 2022.04.27 re Waste Area
From: Fanoula Filtsos
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:54 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Garbage and Stench

Today as I attempted to go outside this is what was outside our back doors. The stench was horrible and the truck moving people out had to maneuver around garbage.

We need to call a Town Hall to address the vast amount of decline in cleaning and maintenance of this building.

I sent this to Lizzy and Paul, and cc’d Raphael. Honestly I feel it is falling on deaf ears. The Maintanence of spraying for roaches has gone from weekly to monthly. If residents are fed up, then we need to do something asap.

I propose a town hall.

Let me know how you all feel.
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Isabel Albert 2022.04.26 re Pigeon Deterrents
Hi Bill, Here are a couple of things I've done to scare away pigeons from my balcony. So far they haven't come back. Note that they don't like shiny reflective things like tin foil and CD's. The reflection bouncing off them from the sun confuses them so they don't land.

This is a diagram showing my balcony. The red line was a string I taped to the side walls with duct tape. Then I hung strips of tin foil that waved around in the breeze. All the bouncing reflections of the sun scared them away. You can use tape or a stapler to attach the strips to the string.



This is the wind chimes I hung. The previous tenant left the plant hanger on the wall and I haven't been asked to remove it. If you hang wind chimes, I suggest you attach something really shiny to move around in the breeze. Like more strips of tin foil or shiny CD's (red circles on diagram). You can attach with string.

Pigeons are also scared of owls and snakes. Maybe a couple of rubber snakes on the balcony would also scare them away. Or a stuffed owl (or something that looks like an owl).

There are other ideas on Google. I hope this helps.

Isabel Albert
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Isabel Albert 2022.04.25 re Pigeon Deterrents
Isabel suggests several pigeon deterrents that avoid holes in the balcony walls:
    Tape strips of tin foil across the ledge of your front wall. The reflection when the wind moves the foil confuses them. That has worked for me. They haven't come back.

    Hang wind chimes.

    Put out some containers of moth balls.

    Ed note: Bird spikes ($25 plastic, $68 stainless at Home Depot) must be glued to the railing. They prevent pigeons from sitting on the railing, but they can still enter the balcony once they get used to the spikes.
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Fanoula Filtsos 2022.04.23 re Elevators
From: Fanoula Filtsos
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2022 6:34 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.04.23
Hello Bill,
I wanted to bring you up to date on the Elevators.

I had the inspectors from the Elevator company, and the bylaw officer Jackson, come into my unit to observe the noise that more than one elevator car is making.

They were all in agreement that the noise in invasive. The bylaw officer later called me to tell me that they have ordered new wheels and other equipment for the elevators, supposedly they will diffuse the noise.

Alas, the noise is still interfering with the peaceful enjoyment of my unit.

I do believe this has been so poorly handled by the current supers here. They seem very inefficient and lack response time. If they managed this as quickly as possible and as Christine did 2 yrs ago we would not be having this issue.

Have a wonderful day
Fanoula
1001
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Isabel Albert 2022.04.23 re Pigeon Netting
On Sun., 24 Apr. 2022 at 9:00 a.m., WynfordTower Residents Association wrote:
Interesting. My balcony does not have such a sign.
Bill Lynn

From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2022 2:41 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.04.23
Hi Bill,
I was just reading about the pigeon netting someone installed on their balcony. This person may not have been aware that balcony installations of any kind are prohibited by M & R. In fact there is a plaque on my balcony wall stating this. If they notice what was installed the person will likely be told to remove it. There are other non-permanent ways to get rid of pigeons. This is the plaque. It's probably on all balconies.

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Mary Persaud 2022.04.22 re Sliders
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 4:03 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Windows
I find the windows tilt so if they are not lined up it will likely create a draft resulting in condensation. I had reported this because I felt if someone puts force the pane will come out.
The window rep came and advised that once the weather stripping settles they should slide properly so until then I make sure there is no tilt when I open and close the window and all edges line up. It’s a pain but hope this helps.
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Mary Persaud 2022.04.21 re Foggy Windows
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:32 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Foggy windows

I did notice the windows in the master were also fogging up. I thought that they were closed and latched but on checking they were just a smidgen of opening so I closed them as tight as I could and the fog cleared and haven’t noticed it happening again.
I couldn’t understand the reason for the air holes cause I figure snow and even creepy crawlers might house themselves in the frame. Waiting to see what happens with that.

Ed note: I checked my sliders and found one not latched, but the fog was in all four.
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Heating Off 2022.04.18, Update 2022.04.20
Update 2022.04.20
From: Boyer, Lori
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:17 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: "Heating Off" update
Hi Bill,
I just wanted to add to the “Heating Off” post dated April 18 – I think the flickering was an area issue because 18 Concorde had the same issue at the same time.
Lori

At supper time Monday 18 April 2022 the lights flickered, the first time that has happened since we moved here ten years ago.
The interruption was not long enough to cause cmputers to trip off, but about 8 PM we noticed that the air coming from the heaters was cool. Heat returned about mid-morning Tuesday.
No information as to whether the power flicker caused the furnace to trip off, or if an eletrical fault in the furnace caused the lights to flicker.
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Kathy Hoover re SB Hall Damage 2022.04.18, Update 2022.04.20
Update 2022.04.20: Paul advises that they hope to have it repaired next week. The plasterer and painter are usually fully booked.

Ed Note 2022.04.19: No information has been received as to when this damage will be repaired.

From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 10:51 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Plaster/paint repair sub-basement long overdue

Good morning.
With a plaster/paint contractor in the building daily, can someone explain why the wall corner as you exit left from the elevators in the sub basement remains unrepaired? This is a real eyesore and a small job.

The crumbling plaster continues to fall onto the floor for maintenance to sweep up. For goodness sakes - just plaster and paint the wall!
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1807 Foggy Windows 2022.04.17
In our bedroom, the lower panes of our new windows fog up at night (I see it early morning). I presume that in winter the fog will become ice.

All sliders are closed and latched, but there are drain holes at the bottom of the windows that fog up, so outside air gets to the inner windows despite the thermal barrier (but the outside windows fog up).


Foggy Windows in Early Morning
(Pick for larger view).


Drain slots allow outside air to bypass the thermal barrier.
(Pick for larger view).

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1807 Windows Replacement Saga 2022.04.07, Updated 2022.04.22
Update 2022.04.22: Two men came this morning to inspect the windows. Took less than five minutes. Strictly visual, no check of slider operation. They said everything is fine. Damage to the wall outside will be repaired by the outside crew.

Our windows preparation experience was not quite as rosy as some reports. The timeline is detailed below, but in summary our unit was to be prepared Friday 1 April for windows replacement Monday 4 April; plaster repairs Tuesday; paint touchup, inspection and unit restoration Wednesday. No preparation was done Friday, minimal rush job Monday before window replacement, and no assistance after windows replacement.

At 5 PM Friday two people came to remove blinds, but nobody came to move aside and cover furnitue. Mitch had told me that preparation and replacement on the same day would be very difficult, so I assumed windows replacement would be delayed.

Monday at 8 AM, however, Mitch arrived with a crew to move and cover furnitue and a crew to replace windows. By 8:10, windows were already being broken for removal. Furniture covering was minimal (photos below). Mitch gave us the keys to apt 104, but Marg did not find it agreeable, so we drove around Toronto and all was done when we returned at 3 PM.

Plaster repairs were done Tuesday and paint touchup Wednesday. The blind man came Wednesday to re-install blinds, but nobody ever came to help remove coverings and replace furniture. No inspection was done.

Time line:

28 March 2022:
Notices said windows replacement 4 April, plaster repairs 5 March, paint touch up, inspection and unit restoration 6 March.
Unit preparation 4 April (same date as replacement).
Requested clarification. Mitch said to do preparation the same day as replacement would not be praticable.

New notices said unit preparation 1 April, windows replacement 4 April, plaster repairs 5 April, paint touchup, plastic film removal, furniture replacement 6 April.

1 April, Friday: Moved as much furniture as I could (no idea what to do with the Queen bed).
2 PM: Emailed Mitch to ask when workers would arrive to prepare apartment. Mitch replied that he would ask the contractors on site.
4:45 PM: Emailed Mitch to say no one showed up, please advise new dates.
5 PM: Mitch (? difficult to undestand) phoned to ask if workers could come in after 5 PM. Yes.
5:05 PM: Two people arrived to take down blinds. Finished at 5:25 PM. They still had more to do. Not sure why removing blinds in 2 units and replacing them in 2 units should take so long.
6-6:30 PM: Ate supper.
Furniture stiil not moved or covered by M&R.
6:45 PM: Moved living room chairs back to sit on, and sofa in TV room (BR2) back to watch TV .

3 April, Sunday
4:30 PM: Emailed Mitch to say it was assumed that windows would not be replaced Monday because the apartment was not prepared. No reply.

4 April, Monday
8 AM: Mitch and a number of workers arrived at our door. Are windows to be replaced? Yes. How about preparation? We'll do that first. Fortunately, we had eaten breakfast, although we assumed window replacement would be delayed. Mitch gave us the keys to apartment 104 to use for the day. Before we got our stuff to leave, windows were being broken to remove them. Apt 104 did not agree with my better half, so we spent the day driving around Toronto.
3 PM. Home, windows replaced, plastic covering was minimal, photos below. Moved living room chairs and BR2 sofa for places to sit and to watch TV (I had moved them aside Friday, then moved them back Friday evening when no M&R preparation was done; M&R crew moved them aside Monday AM).

5 April, Tuesday:
8 AM: Moved LR chairs and BR2 sofa away from windows, for plasterer repair.
Noise from windows removal in apartment below did not sit well with Marg, so we went for another drive.
1:30 PM: Arrived home, plasterer leaving as we arrived, said all was done. Noise still on-going, ended about 2 PM. Swept up major floor areas, moved LR chairs and BR2 sofa back for places to sit.

6 April, Wednesday:
8 AM: Moved LR chairs and BR2 sofa away from windows for plaster repairs.
8:40 AM: Painters arrived to touch up plaster repairs (schedule says 9 AM to 12 PM).
9:30 AM: Man came to reinstall blinds. Our cellular blinds are not really suitable for the new window layout, so we plan to buy verticals. So there was only one drapery rod to install. Took about 20 minutes. I cleaned up master bedroom and replaced furniture.
11:40 AM: A man came to check caulking, did some in master bedroom. About 5 minutes.
5 PM: No futher action. I spent the day removing plastic (pretty easy, when not taped) moving furniture back, and cleaning.

7 April, Thursday: The windows have not been inspected, and nobody has come to help put things back in order. I had moved most items, so not a big problem although I could have used a hand to move the dining room table back. Dust is not as bad as I had feared, sort of like not dusting for a couple of months, but I'll be busy putting things back in place and cleaning for some time.


Dining Room - Plastic sheets thrown over table, remainder not covered.


Living Room - Plastic sheeting over one sofa, chairs and table of plants, remainder not covered.




Master Bedroom - No covering




Second Bedroom - Sofa covered, remainder not covered.



There was no covering in the kitchen (one window).
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Pigeon Netting Experience 2022.04.17
Last summer we installed bird spikes on our balcony railing, and they kept pigeons off the railing. Last November, however, in response to the notice about preparing for windows replacement, I stacked the chairs near the railing. All winter the pigeons used it as a dumping ground, making the chairs a real mess.

I therefore decided to try pigeon netting. An article last year told of two netting installers. Pigeon Busters responded to my inqury that they were too busy to do my balcony. Pigeon Tom quoted $260 plua tax.

I then called 416-997-7915, the number that Glen reported seeing advertised on a local sign board. The man who answered, Sully of Bird Control, said he could do it for $150, would Friday be okay? I said You work Good Friday and he said We work every day. I said Okay. On Friday, no word by lunch time so I called. He said he had texted me and did not receive an answer so assumed I was not interested. I told him my land line does not receive texts and he was very apologetic, asked if after lunch Saturday would be okay to take a look.

Yes, but when he arrived he decided to install the mounting posts and wire, to add the netting Sunday morning. Took about an hour to drill and install posts and wire Saturday, Then about an hour from 8:30 AM. Sunday to install the netting, I paid him $150 cash (he refused a tip and gave me change for $160).

The result is a netting which is visible but does not affect the view. He says it is guranteed 8 years by the manufacturer, but he has seen some sitll in use 18 years after installation.

Sully is very interested in bird control. He is a falconer, and does some bird control using falcons at Pearson airport. He offered to come by some time to demonstrate his falconry, if we are interested.

Bird Control Solutions contact information:
Tel 416-997-7915 or 416-951-7867 (both go to his cell phone)
Email info@birdcontrolsolutions.ca.
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COVID Home Test Kit Sought 2022.04.17, Update 2022.04.23
Update 2022.02.22: Jules advises that he has received what he needed, and this request can be cancelled.
From: Jules Bedeau
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 2:31 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Webmail
Subject: COVID tests
Hey Bill,
Do you know if anyone in the building has any spare COVID tests? They don't have any across these street and I just wanted to be better safe than sorry.
Thanks.
Jules
Ed note: If you have a home test kit to offer Jules, you can contact him at jules.bedeau@gmail.com or 647-502-6911.
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Community Cosultation Meeting re Concorde Gate/Place Development
There will be a virtual Community Consultation Meeting from 6 to 9 PM Tuesday 3 May, online or by phone, to discuss the application for development of the Concorde Gate / Concorde Place area.

Information about the development application is available at Toronto Concorde GT Application
Near the bottom of the Application Details section, Supporting Documentation gives much information about the application. The Architectural Plans (3) are very detailed.
Joining information will be posted on that site before the meeting.

Information about how to join city meetings is posted at Toronto Virtual Events Participation

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Pool Closed Starting 13 April
A notice in the lobby says the pool is closed starting Wednesday 13 April 2022. At 5 PM Thursday Paul advised that the pool was open.
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Fourth COVID Vaccination Shot 2022.04.08
The clinic across the street does not have the fourth vaccine shot available, but it is available at the pharmacy in the 20 Wynford medical building, by appointment; on-line via One Medical Pharmacy Appointments, or by phone at 437-230-2409; also at the Super Store pharmacy by walk-in.

Update 2022.04.15: We went to the Super Store pharmacy Tuesday afternoon. They had one dose available due to a cancellation. Marg took it and I made an appointment for Saturday 16 April.
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Cécile 2022.04.07 re COVID
From: cjfitzgerald
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:54 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: COVID
Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for your note.
I was tested at the Clinic across the street ($40). Still thought I had flu.
I had tested myself at home. Symptoms severity increasing.
I blame myself for not doing it well, but Doctor says it’s possible my test didn’t show it yet.

I am being monitored at home from Michael Garron Hospital with daily phone call. They also gave me an oxygen monitor to use at home.

No idea where I caught it. I still always wear a mask outside my apartment, except to eat.
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Emma Selmeci Funeral 2022.04.02


Emma Selmeci, unit 1208, died unexpectedly 30 March 2022. Her funeral will be at 3 PM Saturday, 2 April 2022, at
DeMarco Funeral Home,
3725 Keele Street, TORONTO, ON M3J 1N4.
Visitation from 1 PM.
Link to Emma Obituary
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Eric Thom 2022.04.01 re Elevator Noise
From: eric@ericthom.ca
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2022 12:07 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Elevator noise
Am in #209 and it’s usually bad on the shipping elevator….especially with the added were and tear from the window folks. Often sounds like it’s going off the rails…
ET
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Glen Heffron 2022.03.31 re Insurance Notice
From: 35 Wynford
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2022 9:32 AM
To: Big Glen
Cc: Bill Lynn
Subject: RE: Insurance Notice
Hi Glen,
I do apologized for the typo error. The notice is generated from head office as per the instructions that I received you can submit until April 30, 2022.
Thank you.
Liza

From: Big Glen
Sent: April 1, 2022 8:06 AM
To: 35 Wynford ; Bill Lynn
Subject: Insurance Notice
Today March 31/22 I got a notice in my door that was dated March 15/22 that stated that I had to show proof of Insurance by March 31. It seems a little unfair that I only have a few hours to provide this proof.
I photo copied the front page of my policy which really isn’t proof that I did indeed purchase insurance and gave it to the office but given that I had no time to contact my insurance company, that will have to do. I do have insurance so I’m not worried.
Glen
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Doug Williams 2022.03.30
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:41 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: LANDLORDS
Public Pension Fund Landlord
We are our own landlord?
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Elevator Noise 2022.03.30
Further to Fanoula's item 2022.03.26 re elevator noise, it would be interesting to hear if other residents find the elevators noisy, especially in 01 and 09 units.
You can reply to webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
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Windows Replacement Notices 2022.03.28
Following are the notices received for replacement of windows and balcony door in apartment 1807.

WINDOWS REPLACEMENT NOTICE

Date: March 28, 2022
NOTICE OF ENTRY
35 Wynford Heights Crescent

Re: Installation of New Windows and Balcony Door:

Suite: 1807
35 Wynford Heights
Toronto, ON

Thank you for your continued cooperation with the window and balcony door replacement project. Please be advised that representatives of M&R Property Management and the related workers needed for the project will be entering your suite on the dates and for the reasons outlined below.

April 4, 2022 between the hours of 8:00 A. M. and 6:00 PM to remove and replace all windows and balcony doors in your suite (weather permitting).
April 5, 2022, between the hours of 10:00 A. M. and 4:00 P.M to perform plaster repairs, caulking and related finishing following the window and doors installation.
April 6, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 12:00 P.M, paint touch ups on the walls around the new windows. Inspection of the newly installed windows.
Please read the attached ‘Additional Tips & Things to Know’ sheet to see tips and some steps for you to take to prepare for this work.
**If you made a request for assistance in preparing your suite for this work, you will receive separate notice(s) of entry about that assistance as needed**
Kindly ensure all chains, secondary/private locks are left off in order to facilitate access to your suite. Photographs of your unit may be taken in accordance with the purpose as set out in our privacy policy.
Please contact the property management office at 416-449-2420 if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
WYNFORD TOWER

WINDOW AND BALCONY DOOR REPLACEMENT
ADDITIONAL TIPS & THINGS TO KNOW

All notices of entry will be posted 24 hours prior to installation.

• The team will do it’s very best to be in your apartment as little as possible. Working hours are between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. as indicated in the notice. However, our contractors anticipate that work on the day the windows and doors are installed may not take this full window. The painting, plastering, etc. and inspection work similarly may be briefer than the full widow specified in the notice.

• Residents are asked to create a clear path or "walk-through" to Living room/dining room/bedroom windows of approximately 4 feet, minimum. We also ask that you remove all window coverings/tracks and/or furniture at least 4 feet away from the window areas,
including removal of air-conditioning units (where applicable). This is needed to ensure safety and make the project go smoothly.
Thank you again for your cooperation and help.
NOTE: If tenants require assistance in preparing their suite, please let us know by contacting the management office at 416-449-2420 or by email to: rentals@35wynford.com and copies to rtablada@mandrholdings.com and mfundarek@mandrholdings.com.

• Please cover, clear or remove all valuables from the area, including on walls. For example, it is recommended that you remove pictures off the wall so that they do not fall due to vibrations.

• If you have any mats, area rugs or runners, kindly remove or cover them prior to installation.

• Please use drop cloths and/or sheets to cover ‘your furnishing’ and electronics, (Plastic is available at the Management Office should you require additional protection).

• It is highly recommended that tenants leave their apartment during the work for safety reasons. We are making arrangements for an alternate places for residents to re-locate to.

• We want to make sure your pets are not bothered by the work. Accordingly, please take them with you from the suite during the work, and if this isn’t possible, ensure they are contained in a carrier.

• A security guard and/or a representative from M & R will provide access to the contractors and lock the suite upon completion.

• Drop sheets will be used by the window contractor to protect all window areas.

• Some interior plaster repairs and painting or other minor issues may be required as a result of the new window and/or door installation. A separate contractor will perform this work as needed after the window and/or door installation of the suites are completed. You will be contacted at a later day should we identify in our inspection that any additional work be required.

UNIT PREPARATION NOTICE (Received if assistance requested per November notice.)

Date: March 28, 2022
NOTICE OF ENTRY
35 Wynford Heights Crescent
REVISED
Re: Installation of New Windows and Balcony Door:
Unit preparation

Suite: 1807
35 Wynford Heights
Toronto, ON
Thank you for your continued cooperation with the window and balcony door replacement project. Please be advised that representatives of M&R Property Management, CM Building Maintenance will be entering your suite for the reasons outlined below.

April 1, 2022, Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P.M
    - Windows coverings removal in preparation for windows replacement
    - Furniture repositioning
    - Furniture covering with plastic foil
Not sure how we'll survive 5 days cocooned.

April 6, 2022, Wednesday, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P.M
    - Windows coverings re-installation
    - Furniture to be moved back on the original position
    - Plastic foil removal
Pursuant to this notice, the landlord respectfully requests that all chain and/or secondary/private locks are left off in order to facilitate access to your suite.
This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act, s.27 (1)(3). Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the management office at: 416-449-2420.
Sincerely,
WYNFORD TOWER

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Mary Persaud 2022.03.26 re Window Cleanup Experience
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:54 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Sharing window clean up experience

Windows and balcony door were replaced March 8. We returned to our apartment around 4:30. The windows were closed and since I have a strong sense of smell i could smell the caulking. I opened two windows in each room and put on my air filter.

We walked around in our shoes as others had reported glass and aluminum shavings. Using a broom we swept each room. There were a few not many. Once that was done we started removing the plastic covers. There was powdered dust everywhere.

On the advice of a previous tenant e mail, we had stocked up on swifter cloths for furniture walls and floors. We went through boxes as it was the only thing that removed the dust. We had to, over the next two days, dust each room at least twice. Then went over with the vacuum.

I must say that once the cleaning was done, there has been little dust and before we were dusting daily.

There is definite improvement.

On a side note two of the windows are tilting when sliding. This was reported and is being looked into. Not a big deal but felt it necessary to report it.
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Mary Persaud 2022.03.26 re Building Cleanliness
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:37 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Building cleanliness

Responding to the email re the building cleanliness.

I’ve lived here going on 15 years. The tenants have changed and rules have changed. When we moved here it was an adult building and no pets. Today it is not. I am fine with that. I have grandchildren and they have pets.

Having said that, I am not taking sides only expressing my opinion.

Dirty elevators and garbage being strewn is partly the responsibility of the tenants. We live here, this is our home and while cleaning of common areas is the responsibility of the supers we, the tenants must share this responsibility.

I have seen spit on the garage floor as I’m walking to my car. There is a garbage bin by the door yet there’s always litter around.
Tenants are responsible. This is our home and common areas belong to all of us. Thankfully the laundry room continues to be kept clean at least for now.

Yes the super and cleaners are responsible for keeping the areas clean but messy tenants will continue to make a mess and cleaning is not a 24/7 activity, cleanliness is.

I’m happy that at least the hallway to my apartment is kept clean.

About a year ago there was indication that roaches had moved in. I caught one in my very clean apartment and the apartment was sprayed. It was a chore as I had to empty my kitchen cupboards. Another activity I did not have to do in the years prior. Why did it happen?
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Re the elevator noise, I sympathize but unfortunately they are probably overworked with taking out old and bringing in new windows and doors and I’m sure it is taking a toll on the elevators as the construction noise and clean ups are doing to us humans.

My only hope is that M&R will not, yet again, increase our rent to recover the expense of replacing 40+ year old windows and balcony doors, as was done with the repairs to garage and front entrance. After all they should be able to realize savings from the energy efficient windows and balcony doors.
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Lydia 2022.03.26 re Window Change Cleanup
From: Lydia C.
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:57 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Window installation feedback

Hi Bill,
I appreciate the feedback being shared with everyone on the new window installation project, thanks to you and the others tenants for keeping the lines of communication open as it seems otherwise most of us would be left quite in the dark with no update at all from the superintendents.

I am concerned about the many reports that tenants have had to do extensive cleaning following the installation, am I to understand that the paid trades and superintendents are not removing the dust and glass shards? Are measure and equipment such as air filters even put in place to help collect the dust during the work? I've dealt with a number of construction projects as part of my work and no respectable trades or sups would leave the premises dusty and not vacuumed following such work, that is very unprofessional and careless! Tenants should not have to spend time cleaning after work requested by the landlord and run the risk of getting injured by glass shards left behind, the apartment should be back to its original state for the tenant whether if be done by the trades, the sups or a cleaning crew.

I'd appreciate if you can post this and if other tenants can provide further details on how they found their apartment following the installation.

Thanks,
Lydia
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Fanoula Fitsos 2022.03.26 re Problems
From: Fanoula Filtsos
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:13 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.03.26

Hello Bill
And thank you for adding me to the list.
I do hope this is the correct email thread to send this email to.

Bill, I have been a resident here at Wynford Towers for close to 3 yrs. I am currently greatly disappointed with the level of management and care the current superintendents are offering.

Here is why.
Since Feb 14, the elevators (the freight and 3rd elevator) have been making a lot of noise while in service. I am in the 01 line and right by the elevators and very affected by this.
As is the policy I have sent several emails and found the response or level of action on the super's parts was slow and disinterested in helping me.
I work from home so the noise factor and my sleepless nights were starting to affect me greatly.
I had no choice but to contact the bylaw office and send in a request for the bylaw officer to come.
Since that time at the beginning of March, the elevators "apparently" were serviced several times but the noise has not ceased!
I am at my wit's end and need assistance from the Residents.
Yesterday on March 25, I contacted the supers, and again told them we are still not moving forward. Their response was they will book a technician in the evening and have him come into my unit to observe.
To date, I have had 6 such visits! And no Results!
Can you help?

On another note, the level of cleanliness in the building has talked a severe downturn and I am appalled as a resident that the elevators are nasty and unclean up entering.
Garbage out back is all over the place and no action is ever taken to clean anything up.
We are dealing with serious issues in the future such as cockroach infestation because of the lack of cleanliness.
Am I alone here?
Your response would be greatly appreciated and welcomed on how to fix the elevators and get my life back.
Cheers
Fanoula apt 1001
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Eric Thom 2022.03.26 re Thanks for Window Report
From: eric@ericthom.ca
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2022 11:01 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: News
Hey, Bill - please pass along my appreciation to Isabel for her most informative and somewhat calming Report on the Window Replacement Process. I’ve been living in fear since the idea first arose, long before the building was taken over with the actual work. Some helpful tips and a detailed ‘what you need to know’. Thanks for this newsletter and all you do, Bill – always.
E
Eric Thom
35 Wynford Heights Crescent, #209,
North York, ON
M3C 1K9
(416) 757-7501
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Isabel Albert Window Change Report 2022.03.26
Hi Bill,
This is my account of the window changes done in my apartment this week, and what was done to prepare and some tips on what is needed after. I hope this helps the tenants who haven't yet had the work done. See attached. I've included some photos.

Isabel Albert

Summary of Window Changes, unit 906 (2 bedroom unit) by Isabel Albert

My window changes were scheduled for Wednesday March 23rd. This is a summary of what was done leading up to the changes and in the couple of days after, so that other tenants will know what to expect.

The weekend before: March 19 – 21
I picked up packing boxes, plain newsprint paper and packing tape from Home Depot. I bought 12 boxes but only ended up using 6.
I packed up any table top breakable or valuable items in boxes, removed art from the walls, got my shoes and boots out of the entrance area and pushed my balcony furniture away from the glass doors. If you have any clothing hanging on door hooks, cover it with plastic garbage bags to keep off the dust.
I also boarded my 2 cats because all the commotion and noise from the drilling would have been traumatizing.
I got 2 rolls of plastic from the management office in advance.
I met with Mitch from M and R who I believe is the project manager for the window changes. He did a walk-through of my unit to see the amount of work that I needed help with.

Tuesday March 22:
The M and R handyman and a helper came to my apartment that afternoon and spent around 2 hours. They:
- Took down the window blinds, drapes, brackets and rods holding them. They bagged all the brackets and screws for safe-keeping.
- Took down any heavy glass covered artwork from the walls.
- Rolled up area rugs and moved them out of the way.
- Moved furniture away from windows and made sure it was positioned where it would not get damaged.
- Covered all the furniture in plastic that was taped into place. (see photos provided).

Wednesday March 23:
The window workers arrived on the dot of 8 AM and put down plastic sheeting in the hallway where they would place the removed window glass. They told me all the glass gets removed from windows first, and then they drill to remove the window frames.
Mitch gave me the key to a vacant apartment where I could watch TV or stay as long as I needed for the day. Wifi was available. I stayed a couple of hours then went out for the rest of the day.
When I arrived home around 4:30 PM with my cats, the job was completed, and the workers were gone. They left the windows open to air out the apartment. There were no smells of glue or other adhesives. I could see that some caulking around the windows was incomplete. However the plaster was already repaired where it had been chipped.

Thursday March 24:
In the morning a worker came in to finish the caulking and said it would take 6 hours to dry.
I spent most of the day removing plastic from furniture, taking down tape from the walls, wiping up plaster dust and small chunks of plaster, vacuuming and washing floors.
I’ve had to wipe down the furniture 3 times so far because it takes a while for all the dust to settle. It takes a pretty powerful vacuum to get up all the dust and tiny shards of glass from the floors.
WARNING: Don’t walk bare foot until you’ve vacuumed at least once, because you could get a tiny shard of glass in your foot. Don’t leave any shoes or slippers by your front door because they could get tiny shards of glass in them. Both happened to me.

Friday March 25:
The M and R handyman and a helper came back to re-install my blinds and drapes, roll out the rugs, hang the heavier pictures and move all the furniture back into place. This took around 2 hours. They took away the protective plastic. Overall they did a fantastic job. They were very helpful and patient.
All I have left to do is unpack the boxes.

About the new windows and sliding glass doors:
Some tenants have complained about the windows being unsightly, but they are bright and clean. They are also draft-free and totally sound proof. I am not hearing any more traffic noises, sirens, motor bikes or recycling trucks that I used to hear. I can’t believe how quiet it is now! The balcony door slides smoothly. I’m happy the results, and I’m grateful for the help that M and R provided.
These pictures show how my furniture was wrapped in plastic. I could not have done such a great job on my own:

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Navo Email Scam 2022.03.24
The email below received by a number of residents from Navo Chinoy is a scam. Do not reply.

Note: Please let me know by reply to this email if you received the email from Navo, so we can try to determine how the addesses were obtained. Thank you.
Bill Lynn.


From: Navo Chinoy
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:45 PM
Subject: Catching up
I hope you are good?
Sorry to bother you, Actually, I need a favor from you. I'd appreciate if you could email me back when you get this ASAP.

Warm Regards,
Navo Chinoy
Sent from my iPad
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Mary Persaud re Positive Feedback on New Windows
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:11 PM
To: 35 Wynford ; Bill Lynn ; Rafael Tablada ; Randy Daiter M&R Propety Management
Subject: Positive feedback

I know how much positive feedback means with any project.

Tonight was the first windy night since getting new windows.

My lift chair is right beside the window.

With the old ones when it was windy I would hear the wind howling, screen fluttering and would be enveloped in a draft.

With the new windows no howling, no fluttering and no draft. I had to look out the window to know it was windy out.

Great improvement Thank you
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Pool Closed 23 March
A notice in the lobby says the pool will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, 23 March 2022.
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Glen Heffron, 2022.03.18 re Zoom Kaffee Klatsch
From: Big Glen
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2022 12:11 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Hi Bill
Hi Bill....it seems with the good weather and the reopening of the social room, no one really wants the Zoom anymore. Last week there were only 2 and myself and this week just Eric and me so I think that I’ll pass on the Zoom for now.
Hope to see you around....take care and talk soon.
Glen
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Diana Boddington, 2022.03.17 re Lobby Watch Channel
From: Diana Boddington
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:10 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Lobby watch camera.

Good morning Bill,
You may or may not be aware that the Lobby Watch camera is now working and can be found on either Channel 59 or Channel 988. We can now check if the mail is in or visitors arriving. Feel free to share this in your weekly news posting.
Have a good day.
Diana Boddington
Apt. 1903.
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Lori Boyer, 2022.03.14 re Kitchen Sink Backup
From: Boyer, Lori
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2022 3:48 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Kitchen sink overflow
Hi Bill,
I want to comment on kitchen sink overflow issue as well. I’ve also been subject to kitchen sink back-up almost every night since my first day here and I have reported it numerous times to the Supers. I was told that it is due to ‘illegal use of a dishwasher or washer’. When Christine was here, she had plumbers come in and clean out my pipes under the sink but it only helped a little – which means that the blockage is below me. I know that when 65 Wynford had this issue, management had plumbers come in to clean the pipes in every unit on the affected line and that really seemed to help. I suggested that to our management but nothing came of it. I also looked at paragraph 23 of my Tenancy Agreement and it says that you must obtain written approval to bring in additional appliances.
Lori Boyer
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Back Door Closed, 2022.03.13
A notice advises that the back door is closed while the swing stage is in use for exterior window work. Access to the waste bins is via the east door.
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Doug Williams, 2022.03.13 re Dishwashers
From: WynfordTower Residents Association
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2022 10:23 AM
To: Douglas Williams
Subject: Re: PORTABLE DISH WASHERS

Hi Doug,

I was under the impression that dishwashers and clothes washers are not allowed at Wynford Tower.

However, I just had a look at our Tenancy Agreement.
Article 23 says, in part, that tenants can use their own appliances, including dishwahers and clothes washers, but the landlord can charge them $30/month for use of such appliances, plus the cost of electricity for that appliance, if applicable.

Bill Lynn, 1807

From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2022 5:33 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: PORTABLE DISH WASHERS
Hi Bill,
Mary Persaud assumes that dishwasher(s) is/are the cause of her backed up sink. But dishwashers don't cause such problems - it appears to be a drainage problem below her apartment.

A plumber friend says he knows of no technical reason to ban dishwashers from Wynford Tower. Built-in models would require alteration in the cabinetry, while portables work well and just take up additional space on the kitchen floor.

Dishwashers use less water than hand-washing.

As a matter of fact, the Ontario landlord has no legal right to forbid the use of portable dishwashers: https://www.justanswer.com/canada-law/b7gbk-1-ontario-want-portable-dishwasher.html

The vague "reason" that the original plumbing can't handle dishwashers holds no water!

Doug Williams
Wynford Tower

On Sun, 13 Mar 2022 at 17:22, WynfordTower Residents Association wrote:
Hi Doug,
I don’t see any mention of backed up drains in the reference you gave. Am I missing something?
Bill Lynn

From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2022 1:40 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: PORTABLE DISH WASHERS

https://www.justanswer.com/canada-law/b7gbk-1-ontario-want-portable-dishwasher.html

Backed up drains are not caused by portable dishwashers.
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Mary Persaud, 805, 2022.03.12 re Sink Inundation
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2022 2:09 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Kitchen sink overflow 05 line

Recurring problem these are pics of my kitchen sink.

Friday Feb 18 2:44 pm and Sat Mar 12 1:25 pm.
There was another incident three days ago but I was busy cleaning up after window installation.

This had stopped for a while but restarted in Feb. nothing is being done but I’m not going to suffer in silence I will keep sending incidence photos until the problem is fixed permanently.

To whoever is using a dishwasher or washing machine Keep your crap water out of my sink PLEASE I don’t think you would appreciate some else doing it to you.
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Sheila Stone 2022.03.11 re Neighbourhood Development
From: Sheila Stone
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2022 9:54 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Fwd: Neighborhood Developments Update!

Begin forwarded message:

From: Joan Mills
Date: March 10, 2022 at 6:48:21 PM EST
To: stonesheila43@gmail.com
Subject: FW: Neighborhood Developments Update!

? SHEILA – WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO SEND THIS IMPORTANT E-MAIL TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS AT 35 WYNFORD ????
Arlene asks for your assistance to get this information out in our area!

Hi and we need your help in our wonderful neighbourhood!
See the attachment, at Neighbourhood Developments Update.pdf

Sheila Stone

This report is from Arlenemawson1@gmail.com
75 Wynford Place
Apt. 1607
Phone #416-489-6775

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Glen Heffron 2022.03.05 re Gym and Pool Capacity Limits
From: Big Glen
Sent: Saturday, March 5, 2022 12:47 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Toweer Residents Update 2022.03.05
Thanks Bill,
I meant to mention that the pool capacity is up to 10 and the gym is now set at 5. I emailed Debbie at head office yesterday because the online Linc is still saying 5 for the pool and 2 for the gym. She said that she would contact the Linc people and have it changed.
Glen
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Siobhan Mulrooney 2022.03.05 re Windows Replacement Experience
From: Siobhan Mulrooney
Sent: Saturday, March 5, 2022 8:18 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Apartment preparation for window replacement.
Yes Bill, they were very helpful.

On Mar 5, 2022, at 7:49 AM, Bill Lynn wrote:
Hi Siobhan,
According to my notes, the windows in your apartment were replaced 24 February.
Did M&R provide personnel to prepare your apartment, or did you get help yourself?
Thanks,
Bill Lynn, 1807
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Happy Birthday Paul 2022.03.02
A notice posted today tells us that it is Paul's birthday. Happy Birthday Paul.
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Steve Konstantelos 2022.02.28 re Windows Replacement Experience
From: STEVE KONSTANTELOS
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2022 8:05 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Window Replacement

I am aware that a lot of tenants are concerned about the window replacement initiative in our building and I thought that if I shared our experience with what transpired might help some be better prepared to deal with it by knowing what to expect.

I our case there was a little mix-up re the date of our installation so we had one day to get everything ready.

We started by moving some furniture away from the window areas and stated to cover everything with plastic which we got form the office. We made sure that the plastic was secured so it would not fly away from the draft when the windows were removed.

We had requested help from M&R with the removal of the window coverings and moving some of the heavier furniture pieces. The curtain removal guy was great and he also gave us a hand with some of the furniture as well. Somebody else was supposed to help with the furniture but did not show so when I contacted the office Mitch came up and gave us a hand.

The day of the installation the workers came at 8:00 and we moved into a quiet apartment set up for us (104). The installation was completed by 3:00.

When we got back to our unit we found that even though the workers had tried to vacuum the place, we still needed to go over it again ourselves. There were some hand print marks on the walls and ceilings and some marks on the walls here and there but considering the scope of the undertaking, not bad. We removed the plastic covers in some areas so we could get by over the weekend.

On Monday a plasterer came in to sand down the areas that were impacted during the installation and did some additional plastering and sanding; then a painter came by who primed the areas that need to be painted; and then another guy came to finish the caulking that was not ready to be done the day of the installation.


Tomorrow we are expecting the painter and the guy to hang up our curtains.
I am not going to say much about the design, it is a matter of taste, but we can now actually see clearly out of our windows. Unfortunately the lower, sliding part of the windows is too tall and spoil the view somewhat.

Good luck with your installation. It is not a walk in the park but will be over before you know it.
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Kaffee Klatsch Back in Social Room
Starting 25 February, Kaffee Klatsch is in the Social Room on Fridays from 10 AM until 12 noon. All welcome.
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Steven Ziegler 2022.02.25 re Languages in Overlea Notice
From: Overlea
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2022 1:12 PM
To: 'Bill Lynn'
Subject: RE: Languages in Notice about Overlea Consultation
Hi Bill,

Many thanks for your email and for sharing the project details with the resident website.

The English public notice was translated into Urdu, Tagalog and Farsi. I linked to all the notices if you wanted electronic copies of them. Links lost in copying.

I'm not sure if you saw it, but we also have a project video on our website that has closed captions in Urdu, Farsi, Tagalog, Gujarati and Arabic.
Link to website
Link to Video
Note: To select the closed caption language in the video, pick Settings (gear), pick Subtitles, and select the desired language.

I hope that information is helpful and please let me know if you need anything else. It would be great to see you and other Wynford Tower Residents at our public meetings next week.

Kind regards,
Steven Ziegler (he/him)
Senior Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto

From: Bill Lynn [mailto:wblynn@wblynn.ca]
Sent: February 25, 2022 12:23 PM
To: Overlea
Subject: Languages in Notice about Overlea Consultation

Dear Mr. Ziegler,

There are 3 languages in addition to English in the recent notice about Public Consultation re Overlea Blvd.
Could you please tell me what they are?
I propose to post your response in the News & Notes page of our residents website, at wynfordtowerresidents.ca/news. Thank you very much,
Bill
William Lynn,
WTRA Publicist
1807-35 Wynford Heights Crescent,
Toronto, ON, M3C 1L1
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Kathy Hoover 2022.02.25 re Windows Replacement Concerns
From: Kathy Hoover
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2022 8:20 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Concern - window replacement

I have mtiple concerns about tbe window replacement (respiratory disease/chem ofour allergies and several small animals who will need to be displaced), however my most recent concern came anout today.

While watching window contractors liad supplies onto our move out elevator, I noticed two huge barreks filled with crumpled old blankets.

Please god tell me that dirty old blankets are nit going on dirty vans and then dragged theough galls and into our bedrooms kitchens diningrooms and balconies.

I've worked in property mgt 40 years. It takes one bed bug, one roach or one silverfish to hitch a ride on a blanket (i assume so heavy windows can be dropped on them) and migrate theoygh a building.

No disrespect to my neighbours, but I don’t want anyones filthy anything coming into my apartment. Its worry enough that fine metal/glass fragments will be in tbe spt for my small dog to ingest of step on. Now I m worried about transferrence of pests from otber units.

I mm not too thrilled with contractors coming in period. See those folks putside before they come into units. No social distancing. No masks.

It’s all a health hazard and I m not comvinced these ugly windows were worth the consequences. Did I mention ugly? From a distance out bkdg now looks a cross between a factory and a nursing home with all that framing .... ruined the building.
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Danielle And Dave Norman 2022.02.24 re Windows Replacement Experience
From: Danielle Norman
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:35 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Window Replacement Project

Hey Bill,
My husband and I did all the prep work and clean up ourselves, however, the offer of help was extended by M&R in the notice we received. This included contact info for anyone needing help.

We're fortunate enough to be able to do this on our own....fyi my husband is also very particular and likes everything done meticulously...so he preferred to do the prep work himself.

Have a good evening.
Danielle

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, 01:05:16 p.m. EST, WynfordTower Residents Association wrote:
Hi Danielle,

Thank you very much for your informative account of your windows replacement experience.
From your account I have the impression that you did all preparation and restoration yourselves, with no help from M&R. Is that correct?
Did the notice that you received include any offer from M&R to help prepare and restore the apartment?

Thanks,
Bill Lynn

From: Danielle Norman
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:17 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Cc: Rafael Tablada
Subject: Window Replacement Project

Good morning.

This message is in response to Douglas Williams' posted message dated February 22nd, 2022.

We're in apartment 704 and just had our windows replaced on Tuesday February 22nd. May I start off by saying that we are EXTREMELY PLEASED with the results. We immediately noticed that there was no draft coming from the windows and particularly from the patio door which always gave us grief.

The windows were replaced during the allotted time frame between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and we've have not found any broken glass shards anywhere in the apartment as previously reported by some tenants. However, the amount of cleaning you may need to do really depends on how you prepare your apartment.

We purchased some heavy duty tarps (see picture), pushed all of our furniture away from the windows and covered everything to prevent the dust from settling on everything. We also sealed all the kitchen cupboards and closets with clear plastic. Let's face it, it's inevitable....THERE WILL BE DUST. You may want to stock up on Swiffer dry dusters and the dry floor Swiffers. A vacuum will pick up any plaster debris, and you may want to watch out for what appears to be aluminum shavings, which I'm guessing come from the window frames. We only found a few of these when vacuuming.

We were here when the Plasterers and Painters came in to complete the follow up work. They showed up on time, were polite, expedient and kept their masks on at all times. There was also a gentleman who came by to check on the work and because we were home, he asked us if everything was done to our satisfaction.

We realize that this is disruptive but I'm choosing to look at it as short term pain for long term gain. Also....my spring cleaning is done early this year.

Danielle & Dave
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Glen Heffron 2022.02.23 re Pigeon Netting
From: Big Glen
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 7:13 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Balcony Netting

Yesterday I notice a sign on a pole out on Don Mills Road that advertised that they install Balcony Netting in apartments to stop birds from occupying your balcony. I have no idea who these people are or how good they are but seeing some have mentioned that Pigeons have been a problem, here is the number: 416-997-7915 .
416-997-7915 Like anything, if you call them, get a quote and references if possible.

Ed Note: See also 2021 News Pigeon Netting
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FMTA Tenant School Invitation
Tenants and Tenant Association leaders in the Greater Toronto Area are invited to participate in our upcoming Tenant School, designed to train you on the law and tenant organizing. Workshops are free and are taught by lawyers or other experts.

You do not have to attend every workshop. Please see below for registration information.

All sessions are 90 minutes long:
    Wednesday, March 2nd, 6 pm - Introduction to Landlord/Tenant law;
    Thursday, March 3rd, 6 pm - Getting Repairs Done;
    Saturday, March 5th, 2 pm - City Hall 101
    Sunday, March 6th, 2 pm - Community Organizing and Tenant Associations 101;
Online registration form at: Tenant School Registration

Event Address: Zoom links will be sent after you register.

Tenants can also email: joeita@torontotenants.org

FMTA Toronto Tenants.org
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Doug Williams 2022.02.22 re Windows Replacement Preparation
Ed Note 2022.02.25: We have heard very pleased comments from one couple who did their own preparation, but still no comment from anyone who used M&R assistance.

From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:02 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Dear Fellow-Tenants,
A growing number of apartments have had the new windows installed, but there's frustratingly little reportage from renters as to
    1) how the tenants have been treated by M&R and their representatives,
    2) how much preparatory work by M&R was done before installation,
    3) how long the installation process took,
    4) adequacy of M&R's post-installation cleanup,
    5) functionality of the new windows - better or worse than old?
    6) compensation for damage, inconvenience and lost time - or will M&R expect full rent payment for day(s) lost?
Communication with our neighbours is integral to defending our rights as rent-paying tenants. Please write to this site and let your neighbours know what you've been through at M&R's behest.

Doug Williams
35 Wynford Heights Crescent

From: lorrie One
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:42 PM
To: Douglas Williams ; WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Hi
I just got notice mine are being replaced March 2, 3 & 4.

I will be able to give a full report. There is already a problem - they will be coming in here three days in a row - asshats didn't consider that some of us work!

Will keep you updated

Lorraine
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Annie Peschmann 2022.02.18 re Social Room
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2022 7:04 PM
To: Glen & Delia Heffron ; Bill Lynn
Subject: Social Room
Gentlemen good evening.
Just to let you know that I received confirmation from Randy Daiter tonight that the Social room will be available to the tenants of 35 Wynford.
I now am negotiating the start date with Rafael.
I will keep you posted, but wanted to let you know since it came up this morning at Kaffee klatsch.
I am very pleased.
Annie
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Isabel Albert 2022.02.15 re Scam Alert
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:00 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: SCAM ALERT

Hi Bill,

Please post this SCAM ALERT in our newsletter.

There is a new scam going around by email and text message. It claims to come from Ontario Health Services, offering individuals an $80 grant for completing their Covid vaccinations. They provide a link to fill out a form to receive your grant.. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. It originates from Virginia, USA, and is likely a phishing scam, looking for your personal information, your OHIP number, and personal banking information. It looks "official" because the link goes to an HealthOntario.org website. ( can't enter the actual link because it will cause your email to be hacked).

THIS IS A FAKE WEBSITE.

There is no such grant or it would be in the news for people to apply. Do not give out your personal information.

Isabel Albert
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Jules Bedeau 2022.02.13 re Eglinton Square
From: Jules Bedeau
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2022 5:05 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Webmail
Subject: Eglinton Sq to be redevloped

Link to Eglinton Square Development

Ed note: Following is an email that I sent to q4architects in December 2018, saying that my dream home would be an apartment above Eglinton Square shopping centre (in bold below). I won't live to see it, but maybe something similar will happen.

From: Bill Lynn
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 1:12 PM
To: info@q4architects.com
Subject: Mixed use mid-rise buildings
Dear Frances Martin-DiGiuseppe,

It was refreshing to read your take on residential development in The Star today. When I heard Jennifer Keesmaat’s presentation about the Eglinton LRT some five years ago, I pictured a street lined with mid-rise buildings, height proportional to street width, with retail and commercial space at ground level and residences above, wide sidewalks, bike lanes and laneways behind for deliveries, service vehicles, etc.

Since then, I have heard no more about this concept, but when I see the huge land areas along Eglinton in Scarborough devoted to shopping malls, strip malls, parking lots, etc. I am convinced that the supply of space for mixed-use development in Toronto is more than adequate for years to come, if only it is used properly.

My wife andI I live at Eglinton and the East Don river, and we do most of our shopping on Eglinton east of Victoria Park, which requires a car.

When I was raising a family in a 1000 sq ft bungalow, I had no thoughts of a dream home. Now in my 85th year, I have a dream home, which would be an apartment above Eglinton Square mall. Why? Because it is an enclosed mall with a Metro grocery store, bank branch, Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto Library branch, Hudson’s Bay store, myriad clothing, jewellery, household, electronic and other outlets and a food court with restaurant, and it will be a short walk to the Eglinton LRT. Only a medical clinic, day care centre and fitness centre are missing, but they would spring up if there were residences above. (LCBO and hardware stores not so likely).

Ideally the upper residences would be constructed without demolishing the mall, but this is a challenge that an architectural firm like yours could perhaps undertake.

I’m afraid I won’t be around to see this come to fruition, but I hope that you and foreward thinking architects like you will take up the challenge of mixed-use mid-rise development in areas currently devoted to low-rise commercial sprawl.

Regards,
William Lynn,
1807-35 Wynford Heights Crescent,
Toronto. ON, M3C 1L1
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Eileen Church 2022.02.07 re All's Well that Ends Well
From: Eileen Church
Sent: Monday, February 7, 2022 5:32 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: All’s well that ends well!

Hi Bill,
Further to my letter regarding the Laundry Thief. I am happy to report that all my grandson’s clothes were returned after much involvement by Roose, Raphael, Liza, Paul and Marta. Many thanks to all of them.
They did a remarkable job!
Best regards,
Eileen Church
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Isabel Albert 2022.02.05 re Dryers
From: ISABEL ALBERT
Sent: Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:56 PM
To: Raphael Tablada
Cc: 35 Wynford
Subject: Broken dryers in laundry room

Hi Raphael & Liza,

There are currently 4 dryers out of 12 that are OUT OF ORDER. They are # 12, 13, 16 and 21.
This causes a huge hassle when the laundry room is very busy without enough dryers for everyone. Our laundry gets removed from washers, and no dryer to use. Lots more running up and down from our apartments.

I have complained at least 3 times to Coinamatic in the past 3 months and written to Liza once or twice. Nothing appears to be done because mostly the SAME dryers are STILL broken.

Can you please do something about this and get Coinamatic in here to fix them?

Thank you.

Isabel Albert
Wynford Tower unit 906
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Windows Replacement Update Notice 2022.01.31
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FMTA 2022.01.31 re Eviction for Theft
From: FMTA Hotline
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2022 4:49 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: [fmta] William (Bill) Lynn left feedback on Email us

Hey Bill,

"Does a landlord have the right to evict a tenant who steals from the laundry?"

Landlords can try to evict tenants who engage in 'illegal acts". If someone committed theft, and they have evidence of this, then they'd be able to go to the Landlord and Tenant Board and try to evict them, yes. No idea how the court would decide though as it would depend on evidence.

Thanks,
Geordie
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Glen Heffron 2022.01.29 re Laundry Thief
From: Big Glen
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2022 10:14 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Good Morning

I just read with interest the article about the thief of clothes from the Laundry. While I don’t know the whole story, I can tell you that people do their washing and drying but don’t come to empty their machines when it stops. Seeing that there are so many machines that aren’t working, this can cause bad feelings when someone is waiting for that machine.

I certainly don’t condone anyone taking stuff that isn’t theirs, but I can understand the frustration that this would cause. People must use a timer and remove their cloths when the machines stop. Also the machines have to be fixed right away. There where 6 dryers and 1 washing machine broke last Monday and 5 people waiting for them. This will cause all kinds of problems as we can now see.

Again this is just a thought and I hope everything gets resolved

Glen
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Mary Persaud 2022.01.29 re Laundry Thief
From: Mary Persaud
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2022 11:13 AM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Laundry Theft

Blatant disregard for other peoples property and the thief had the gall to identify himself. The police should have been called by the super and the thief evicted.

This is by no means acceptable behavior in fact it’s absolutely disgusting not to mention scary to think the thief could be and is living next door.

People have no ethics, scruples or respect for others. They should not be living here.
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Jean Moulton 2022.01.29 re Blue Bin Cooperation
From: jean moulton
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:52 AM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.01.29
Bill, would you please post this?

It is understandable that the severe snow storm resulted in a back up of waste pickup. Aside from that I have noticed a trend which is annoying and causing our blue bins to be overloaded.

How many times in the last several months have I carried my recycling out and was unable to dump it into a bin because the bins were overflowing with boxes which had not been broken down (collapsed)?

Asking my neighbours to please always break down boxes.

Thank you for cooperating. Let's help each other.

Jean #2106
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Eileen Church 2022.01.28 re Laundry Theft
From: Eileen Church
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2022 7:27 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Laundry Theft!
Hi Bill,
Please post the following:
BEWARE FOLKS! We have a laundry thief in our building!

On Monday night, 25th January/22, my grandson went down to do his laundry. He used two washing machines.
When he returned both of the machines were emptied. He was devastated. It comprised of most of his wardrobe and some expensive name brand sweaters.
We reported it to the Supers who indicated that the person had already been in touch but was refusing to return the clothes. However, after much prodding and persuasion on the part of the Supers, the person agreed to leave the clothes outside the door of his apartment the following day.
The Property Manager knocked on the door of the assailant; It was reported he didn’t open the door.
The following day, the clothes were left outside of the door of the perpetrator.
However, the most limited edition sweater was missing.
My grandson reported the case to the police and we are waiting for a policeman to be assigned to the case.
I think it’s time to improve screening of new tenants. Also a handbook of the rules and etiquette towards our neighbours should be implemented. In a case like this, surely the person needs to be given their notice to vacate.
Sincerely,
Eileen Church
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Gym and Pool Re-open Tuesday 1 February 2022
A notice posted 2022.01.28 advises that the gym and pool will re-open Tuesday 1 February, fron 10 AM to 7 PM. Booking online is required and numbers are restricted per details on the notice.
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Waste Area Complaints
Residents complained that the waste area was a mess earlier this week. It is understood that the pickup did not occur the previous week of the snow storm.

The problem seems to be rectified as of noon Friday 28 January 2022.
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Rafael Tablada re Power Outage Thursday 3 February
2022.01.29: Rafael advises that the garage doors will be open during the power outages.

Rafael Tablada called yesterday, and a notice is posted today, to advise that M&R are expecting power outages Thursday, 3 February 2022, from an estimated 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, for repairs to the heating system for the garage ramp. There will be no water, heat or electricity in the building during the outages, so no forced air heating and no elevator service.

It is suggested that departures and returns be scheduled outside those hours, electrical devices be charged and water containers be filled beforehand.

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Doug Williams 2022.01.26 re NYC 1932 Rent Strike
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:52 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: HISTORY LESSON
Hello Bill,
Came across this interesting photo today. New York City 1932. People weren't piqueaks back then. Please publish...


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Angela Naranjo 2022.01.25 re Laundry Thief
From: Angela Naranjo
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:22 AM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: News
Hello There,
Please be aware that someone is stealing the clothing from the laundry. A resident was complaining this morning that someone steal all his clothes last night.
Regards
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Bill Lynn 2022.01.24 re Another Phone Scam
11 AM Monday 24 January 2022, phone call from Anthony Peterson of Publishers Clearing House, 413-251-7198 to say I had won some $800,000 in their contest. He asked some questions, which I answered. He said he and two state marshalls would deliver a cheque for $761,000 (after taxes) to my door (he knew my address). Needed $1599 cash to cover bank charges. Could I get that? No. Okay, perhaps we can send the cheque by mail. Please hold. I hung up.
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Doug Williams 2022.01.22 re FMTA Invitation
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2022 1:48 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Hello Bill, Please post.

Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations

We’re reaching out to invite you to the first meeting of the FMTA Tenant Action Committee (TAC) on Wednesday, February 2nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This meeting will take place via Zoom.

TAC is a space for FMTA members, potential members, Board members, staff and volunteers to engage with and inform the advocacy work of the FMTA.

We know that we as tenants have the power to create change through organizing and advocating for policies that help all renters. TAC will focus on issues that affect tenants across Toronto and Ontario broadly, rather than individual or building/landlord specific issues.

At this first meeting, we will come together to identify key issues, discuss what we’re seeing on the ground, and brainstorm next steps and actions. We will be led by co-facilitators Nemoy Lewis and Chiara Padovani, current FMTA Board members. We hope to continue meeting monthly and it would be great to have you join us.

Please let us know if you can attend on February 2nd by RSVPing online here: TorontoTenants.org/tac

If you know a tenant who would be interested in joining TAC, please share this email with them.

We hope you can make it!

Register Now!

FMTA

P.S. Have you heard about FMTA’s "Fighting for Real Rent Control!" online panel on January 26th? Click here to learn more and register. Rent Control Mtg

FMTA
Canada This email was sent to dougwilliams1946@gmail.com.
Created by Campaign Gears
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Royally Scammed 2022.01.17
Following is a summary of a scam to which I allowed myself to succumb. Througout, I kept saying to myself, "This has all the earmarks of a scam". Unfortunately, I did not listen to myself.
Please take note of the procedure, which I found convincing even if the payment method seemed unlikely. I can't believe I bought it.

More 2022.01.22: It occurs to me that when someone on the phone says, "This is your oldest grandson", my natural reaction would be to say "Jason?". So I probably gave away his name.

Monday, 17 January 2022 (big snow day) after breakfast. Phone call from my “eldest grandson” saying he had rear-ended a car with a pregnant lady driving. She was in hospital and he was charged with reckless driving. I said “You do not sound like my grandson, what is your name?” He said “Mike”. I said “I do not have a grandson Mike”. He then said, “Just kidding, it’s Jason. I have a cold”. Seemed like his sense of humour so I bought it. He turned it over to “lawyer” Jamie Armstrong, who said Jason was charged with using his cell phone which caused the crash. $8000 cash was needed for bail. Do not tell anyone why it is needed, so I can get his charge withdrawn. Seemed unbelievable to me, but I went to RBC at Lawrence and Don Mills. Closed due to the snow storm. Called Jamie (647-220-4615) and he said he would get Jason released on his own recognisance overnight.

Tuesday 18 January 9:30 AM, went to the bank and withdrew $8000 cash (normal limit is $3000, but the teller got permission to give me $4000 and raised my ATM limit to $2000). Called Jamie. He said put it in a large envelope marked with Case #ACC24269. His courier would pick it up. He called a half hour later to say the courier was at the front door. I took the envelope of cash to a tall (6’4?), slim Black man wearing a hoodie.

Before noon Jamie called back to say the Judge needed another $9000 cash to ensure that Jason would be on good behaviour for the next two weeks. I said I don't have that much left. Jamie said he would try to get it reduced. Shortly said $8000 would be acceptable. I went to RBC branch at 65 Overlea, withdrew $3000 (daily limit), then to branch on Eglinton at Warden and withdrew another $2000. Called Jamie, same courier arrived shortly, around 4 PM. I called Jamie to ask if I would get a receipt for my payments. He took my email address to send it to me. Nothing received.

Wednesday 19 January 2022. I emailed grandson Jason to ask how he was doing, and did he know Jamie Armstrong. Never heard of him, no accident Monday morning. So the scam that I was worried about was a scam. Called Toronto police to report. An officer will call me back for details.

Wm. B. Lynn
2022.01.19.
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Snow 2022.01.17
17 January 2022 saw a 30+ cm snow dump on Toronto and eastern Ontario, that put the city in chaos. En route to the Shops at Don Mills before noon, there were six TTC busses stranded on the hill up Don Mills Road. Three more were stuck southbound across the road at The Donway West, so no traffic was getting through southbound. Trying to circumvent the blockage via the DVP, found it closed, so took Lawrence, Curlew, Victoria Park and Eglinton to get home.

Jules Bedeau sent us the following photos of our waste area Monday:


Tuesday late afternoon our driveway and parking lot were cleared.


The street, however, was still just a trail through the snow. To go to the mall across the street we'll have to use the east driveway.
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Steve Konstantelos 2022.01.17 re Noisy Neighbours
From: skonstantelos2001@rogers.com
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2022 10:32 PM
To: webmail@wynfordtowerresidents.ca
Subject: Noisy Neighbours
Hi Bill, I hope you are keeping well and healthy.

What do you do with neighbours, who every evening/night bombard us with non stop dropping, banging, clicking, scraping sounds? We can understand normal “living noises” but this is way beyond that. We tried to appeal to their sense of “good neighbours” but that does not seem to be working. The building management suggests that we call them when that happens but who wants to have people in their apartment during a covid epidemic?

Any suggestions you may have will be appreciated.

Cheers,
Steve Konstantelos, 2205

From: WynfordTower Residents Association
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:28 AM
To: skonstantelos2001@rogers.com
Subject: Re: Noisy Neighbours
Hi Steve,
The only thing I can think of is to call the supers when it is happening, as they suggested.
I don’t think I would worry about the supers visting them during the pandemic – not your problem.
I suppose an alternative would be to bombard them with similar noises, but that is probably counter-productive.
Bill Lynn
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Jules Bedeau 2022.01.17 re Snow
From: Jules Bedeau
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2022 2:37 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Webmail ; Wynford
Subject: Sharing some info

Marcheleos is closing early today

Guess why - Snow 2022.01.17
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Annie Peschmann 2022.01.17 re Snow
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2022 10:18 AM
Subject: Snow
    Snow. When is enuff enuff?
Annie
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Annie Peschmann 2022.01.17 re Carl Sagan Wisdom
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2022 1:58 PM
Subject: Fwd: The philosophy of Carl Sagan

A NASA Mission was leaving the solar system when, at the request of Carl Sagan, it was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and take a last photo of Earth across a great expanse of space. The attached video's accompanying words are spoken by Carl Sagan. You will do well to listen to them attentively!

Video: Carl Sagan Wisdom
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Carole Weiner 2022.01.15 re Tesla Assembly Plant
From: Carole Weiner
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2022 2:07 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents
Subject: Fw: Fw: TESLA ASSEMBLY PLANT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TESLA ASSEMBLY PLANT

This Is Pretty Fascinating !
From a roll of aluminum to a 4-wheel vehicle in 5 days!
160 ROBOTS
3,000 EMPLOYEES
5 DAYS TO A COMPLETED CAR
The TESLA Assembly Plant (from a roll of metal to 4-wheels)
The only factory in North America, located just east of Reno, Nevada, plus another just-announced factory in Austin, Texas.
This is how the car comes together. Quite amazing! Note how few employees there are involved in this assembly process.
Also, note that most of the components for the car are built in house.
There are few parts suppliers involved. The car is built all under one roof!
Things are changing.

    Link to Youtube / Tesla
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M&R 2022.01.13 re New Windows Performance
M&R remind us that that the new windows must be fully closed and latched to ensure draft-free performance.
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Doug Williams 2022.01.13 re Rent Control on FB
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:05 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Hello Bill, Please post
Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations
Metro Tenants Assn on FB
Thanks,
Doug Williams
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Roosevelt Robinson 2022.01.13 re Rent Control
From: Roosevelt Robinson
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:10 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Fwd: Fighting for Real Rent Control! Join the online panel Jan 26th
Bill,
You may wish to publicize this info.
Roose

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: FMTA
Date: Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 7:31 PM
Subject: Fighting for Real Rent Control! Join the online panel Jan 26th
To: Roosevelt Robinson

Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations
Roosevelt --
Every tenant in Toronto knows that rents are out of control. While our wages, pensions and support payments stay the same, landlords are taking a bigger and bigger chunk of our income to feed record-breaking profits.

It doesn't have to be like this. Join us on January 26th at 7pm for a conversation about Vacancy Rent Control, a solution to many of these problems. We will be joined by housing justice organizers from BC and Ontario, and we will learn more about Ontario's history of weakening rent control, the effects it has had on tenants, and what Vacancy Rent Control looks like in reality
.
Register For Free Now!
FMTA
TorontoTenants.org

FMTA
Canada
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Dace Veinberga 2022.01.08 re Heat
From: Dace Veinberga
Sent: Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:19 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2022.01.08

Hi, Bill, my heat also disappeared some time on Friday and remained off on Saturday morning. I called twice and was told both times to “wait because it might come back soon”. It returned around 2 pm.

On another note, when we have episodes of high winds, I can feel the wind through my (new) closed windows. It is definitely not warmer and long underwear is pretty much a daily necessity since this is my workspace.

Dace
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Annie Peschmann 2022.01.08 re World Population
From: Anna Peschmann
Sent: Friday, January 7, 2022 10:31 PM
Subject: Fwd: Earth’s Population Statistics in Perspective

The population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion.
For most people, it is a large figure However, if you condensed 7.8 billion into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics the resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.
Out of 100 :
11 are in Europe
5 are in North America
9 are in South America
15 are in Africa
60 are in Asia

49 live in the countryside
51 live in cities
75 have mobile phones
25 do not.

30 have internet access
70 do not have the availability to go online

7 received university education
93 did not attend college.

83 can read
17 are illiterate.

33 are Christians
22 are Muslims
14 are Hindus
7 are Buddhists
12 are other religions
12 have no religious beliefs.

26 live less than 14 years
66 died between 15 - 64 years of age
8 are over 65 years old.

If you have your own home,
Eat full meals & drink clean water,
Have a mobile phone,
Can surf the internet, and
have gone to college,
You are in the miniscule privileged lot.
(in the less than 7% category)

Amongst 100 persons in the world, only 8 live or exceed the age of 65.

If you are over 65 years old, be content & grateful. Cherish life, grasp the moment.

If you did not leave this world before the age of 64 like the 92 persons who have gone before you, you are already the blessed amongst mankind.

Take good care of your own health. Cherish every remaining moment.

More (Read on): Regarding Momory Loss

"If anyone is aware of their memory problems, they do not have Alzheimer's."

It often happens in people 60 years and older that they complain that they lack memory. "The information is always in the brain, it is the "processor" that is lacking."

This is "Anosognosia" or temporary forgetfulness.

Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease. The most common cases are:
- forgetting the name of a person,
- going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there,
- a blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress,
- a waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys ..
After 60 years most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years ..

Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statements:
1."Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory."
2. "Those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer's, are not aware of what is happening."

"The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness."

Now for a little neurological test:
Only use your eyes!

1- Find the C in the table below!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2- If you found the C, then find the 6 in the table below.
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
69999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

3- Now find the N in the table below. Attention, it's a little more difficult!
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

If you pass these three tests without problem:
- you can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.
- your brain is in perfect shape!
- you are far from having any relationship with Alzheimer's.

We are truly blessed, So, share this with your over-55 friends, it can reassure them.
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Doug Williams 2022.01.07 re Laughing Landlords
From: Douglas Williams
Sent: Friday, January 7, 2022 6:33 PM
To: WynfordTower Residents Association
TODAY, DOUG FORD DECLARES RENT INCREASE OF 1.2%
CTV re Rent Incrase

This clever poem was written by a neighbour here at Wynford Tower who wishes to remain anonymous.

THE LAUGHING LANDLORDS
Today by magic, heaven sent,
Landlords get to raise our rent
An act that - surely! - is well-meant:
“Life better for each resident…

“…of luxurious Wynford Tower”
Where tenants enjoy all but power
To have a say - ne’er mind a vote:
(“Be grateful!” and “Don’t rock your boat!”)

On lifestyle issues that affect us.
Decreed By Law: landlords expect us
To pay more while getting less.
Why should we simply acquiesce?

Don’t call this a “democracy”
Its rightful name: plutocracy
Served by Ford’s bureaucracy:
Blood-sucking aristocracy!

Privileged by inherited wealth,
They run our lives largely by stealth:
Ideas that threaten mental health
Designed to make us worship wealth.

Their “genius” is at making money
“Our land” - for them - “of milk and honey”
While us poor renters they coerce
With rich men’s laws and rule by force.

The needless window installation
(Their PR fails at mitigation)
By billionaires who run our nation
Is how they avoid taxation!

Profiteering the causation
Of everything - wars to inflation -
It makes US work to make THEM richer.
Reality! You got the picture?

This injustice will endure
Until we recognize the cure:
See human shelter as birthright,
And outlaw the parasite.
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Heat Problem 2022.01.07
When we were leaving about 10 AM Friday to go across the street, our neighbour from a northside apartment was going down to tell the supers that the heat was off (not noticeable on the south side with the sun streaming in). When we went out the front door there was a Versatech truck parked and another arriving. A notice said heat and hot water would be off to fix a leak in the 04 living room riser. By noon our water was getting hot again, so all seemed well.

At 5:30, however, an email from Nancy Kitchen said there was no heat in the west rooms of her apartment, and she had reported it. No further information is available at 10 AM Saturday.
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24 Hour Coverage
Thursday, Gladys Spiller wondered who the man was at the concierge desk after hours the past week. Friday, Marta explained that the 35 supers had been on holiday and the 45 supers were quarantined, so M&R had a man on duty to ensure 24 hour coverage for the buildings.
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Gym, Pool & Social Room Closed Until at Least 26 January 2022
Notices posted 2022.01.05 advise that the gym, pool and social room will be closed until at least 26 January 2022, in accordance with government policy.
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Arnold Garson 2022.01.02 re Marcheleo's Shopping Bags
From: Arnold Garson
Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2022 5:09 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Marchelieos
Just to let you know, M«rcheleo's has discontinued plastic bags. They are now providing paper carry bags at $.30 each. No advanced notice of this.
Thought our members should know
All the best, Arnold
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COVID19 at Wynford Tower
A notice posted 2021.12.31 tells us that a Wynford Tower resident has been diagonosed with COVID19. No indication of where it was contracted.
Just a reminder that we need to maintain vigilance regarding masks, social distancing, etc.
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Gym and Pool Closed Until 6 January 2022
A notice posted 2021.12.31 advises that the gym and pool will be closed until Thursday 6 January 2022. No reason is given.
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Nancy Kitchen 2021.12.29 re Noise Complaints
From: Nancy Kitchen
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 3:01 PM
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: Wynford Tower Residents Update 2021.12.25
Hi Bill,
Just to let you know the drilling is happening now above me. When I first moved in I thought it was Jun as Jun and Naida lived directly above me. As the drilling has continued since they moved it's coming from higher than the 3rd floor.
Thanks,
Nancy
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Windows Replacement Update Notice 2021.12.22
A notice posted 2021.12.22, below, advises that replacement of windows and balcony doors will re-start 14 February 2022, rather than 10 January 2022 as originally scheduled.

In the 15 working days from 22 February to 10 December 2021, windows were replaced in the 04 apartments from floor 16 to 25, and the 05 apartments from floor 23 to 25, for a total of 13 apartments in 15 work days.

No reports have been received to date of any M&R assistance provided for preparation and restoration of apartments for window replacement.

If replacement proceeds at one apartment per day, the remaining 85 apartments on the south side of the building should be completed in about 17 work weeks from the 14 February 2022 restart (estimate not by M&R).

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