M5V - a condo nicely located in the heart of the entertainment district.
Architects: Teeple Architects, Core Architects
We were really excited when we bought our unit; LEED certified show room, well known Toronto architect firms (I'm a mechanical building designer btw), reputable developer(s), heck, even an nice article of it in the Toronto Star (no longer available but part of it can be found here).
Here's another 'settling' effect. Pfftt... more like poor construction effect.
They basically swept the construction dirt under our island! We can't wait to see what is under our kitchen counter.
Oh oh, even freakin better. The joint between our neighbor's door (potential neighbor) and our door looks like they threw some plaster between the door door frames and topped it all off with some spray foam or something. WTF.
Apparently, M5V is a LEED building. Oh wait... quick check on the CAGBC website (Canadian Green Building Counsel - the people who award you a LEED certification), apparently says M5V hasn't been awarded a certification yet. Keep your eyes out people. List of projects that are certified or are under review --> Here <--
As a fellow resident... and knowing that the building as been closed (at least our closing is done), what the hell is this? Why is it, that one of the first things I see when going out or coming home is a giant hole in the wall and a steal panel? Seriously, it's been here for like 2 months.
Other things to note.... the elevator lobby, smells like trash. Why? Cause its not ventilated properly. It needs to fight constantly with the smell of fresh coffee grinds from Starbucks, which I like actually, but that's only if the smell of grinds win. When it looses... god it smells.
Oh, speaking of garbage, the garbage chute likes to go out of service.... alot. I haven't quite figured out the pattern, but it seems that the closer it is to friday, the more likely the chute is to be down.
Sigh. This is just the beginning Lifetime / Tucker HiRise. I got more pictures and comments coming in. The people will know what they're buying into either here or at your other developments. We will not let your poor attention to quality and poor construction practices ruin our homes and steal our hard earned money.
Stay tuned readers! I'm only getting started.
Oh, and if you have a condo that's in as poor 'new' condition as mine, by all means... send it over with your comments... We'll be sure to make remarks based on what we see too!