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#21 tedward

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:43 AM


This is where I would want to watch the big games. How is this NOT in constant use? ;)

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#22 MarkoJ

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

That's what she said.

Interesting comments here. And I repeat, tennis courts anyone?


In Europe most countries do not have public tennis courts - you have to pay per hour to play. Here in Victoria, we have an abundance of public courts so I don't really see a need for one as an amenity. It would hardly be used - how often do you see people working out in condo gyms? Let alone playing a sport that requires a partner.

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#23 MarkoJ

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:07 AM

This is where I would want to watch the big games. How is this NOT in constant use? ;)


Most people have a 50'' TV in their unit and they are closer to their fridge and laptop as well. I thought more people would use the BBQ but guess not.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hey, how about a common walk-in freezer? With individual lockers for each unit, then that replaces the deep-freeze they had at their SFD.
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#26 tedward

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

Hey, how about a common walk-in freezer? With individual lockers for each unit, then that replaces the deep-freeze they had at their SFD.

Now that is a cool idea. :cheers:

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#27 phx

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:25 PM

Things like concierge service definitely higher strata fees.


Do many have that service?

I assumed it was something the developer would set up to make a project more appealing, but would be discontinued once the units were sold and the new owners realized the cost.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

Do many have that service?

I assumed it was something the developer would set up to make a project more appealing, but would be discontinued once the units were sold and the new owners realized the cost.


Come to think of it, I can only think of one place I've ever seen with a doorman in Victoria: The Aria. Even then, it's more of a security desk than anything. I couldn't tell you if it is still there.

#29 Hikermatt

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:20 PM

I'm pretty sure Bayview has a concierge. Not sure if it's full time.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

Shoal Point has a concierge.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

Finlayson Reach has a concierge (during the day).

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#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:08 AM

I used to live part-time in Vancouver, circa 1991, our building had a night-time security guy, not much of a concierge.

Ah, here it is, still a striking building, really the only one with rounded corner balconies. Harwood and Burrard, 5 suites per floor, one corner balcony was divided in half. Nice spot to be in. I think we were 14th floor...


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

What exactly does a concierge in a condo do?

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#34 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

What exactly does a concierge in a condo do?


He arranges the girls, hopefully.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

One thing they do I'm told, is sign for and hold courier packages for you on your authorization. That would be handy for some folk because I always see numerous FedEx/Purolator etc. "no answer, final notice" tags on the front door of my concierge-less condo building.

I'm fearful of the annual maintenance and insurance cost of a large common-area swimming pool and fitness area. I bet it would be cheaper to get a pass at the local rec centre.
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#36 aastra

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

Doesn't Shutters also have a concierge?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'm fearful of the annual maintenance and insurance cost of a large common-area swimming pool and fitness area. I bet it would be cheaper to get a pass at the local rec centre.


Cheaper but not as convenient.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

Shoal Pt has a concierge, but does not have a full time or live in caretaker. (I think they have a contracted service). My building is a similar size - we have a live in caretaker couple, which is absolutely necessary when you have 21 stories, pool, and a constant stream of tradespeople doing renos and regular move ins and outs (we have approx 50% rentals which imho add to the wear and tear on the building).
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