Greetings from the Board

While the waste pipe clean-out project was an inconvenience to some of us it was a timely project. At our AGM we will have samples of blocked pipes to show you how necessary it was to initiate this project.

At last year’s AGM Hildy reported on the results of the survey that had been conducted previously. Your input indicated that the hot tub was used by few and removing it was a possibility approved by many. At this year’s AGM we will be asking you if this opinion remains a majority. If so, we will take steps to remove it (and thus save hydro and maintenance costs). Moving the exercise room to the hot tub room is a distinct possibility. Imagine having windows and a door you can open while you exercise! So start thinking about what you would like to see happen.

Till next time,

Barry, Hildy and Judy

Decor Committee Meeting

Condo Building - 192 Jarvis Street, TorontoThere will be a meeting of the Decor Committee on

Monday, February 24th at 7Pm in the Party Room.

We will be discussing the replacement of the whirlpool room with a new gym and standardized window boxes on balconies.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting or joining the Décor Committee is welcome to attend.

The lobby to P1 has been freshly painted and looks great. Thanks to Chris for his work.

If you have any questions, please contact:  Victoria D. – Chair, Décor Committee

décor@192jarvis.com

A new look for Jarvis & Dundas – Plans for Hilton Garden Inn

dundas-square-gardens-heroYou may have noticed a large 2-page ad for “Dundas Square Gardens” in today’s Toronto Star (pages A12-A13). It includes an artist’s rendition of the development at 200 Dundas Street East, the northeast corner of Jarvis & Dundas, where we now find the Hilton Garden Inn. Developers apparently plan to replace the hotel with a 47-story condominium.

Images of the project that are found on the developer’s website seem to make use of a good deal of artistic licence – like showing the CN tower north of Dundas and what looks like Dundas Square in the background, east of the corner.  They are all a bit fanciful (and confusing), but they give an idea of what the developer has in mind for the corner. Click on the images for a larger view.

The developers, Eaton’s Group, don’t provide a lot of information, but they list the following details for the project on their webpage:

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  • Live centre stage, steps from Yonge & Dundas in the heart of Toronto’s most exhilarating neighborhood
  • Architect: Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects
  • Interior Designer: Munge Leung
  • Number of Buildings: 1
  • Number of Floors: 47
  • Number of Units: 978
  • Status: Now Selling

Plans are likely in the early stages and will no doubt change as they move through the city’s planning process, but more transformations are clearly in store for our neighbourhood.

In case you are interested, the project’s (minimal) website can be found here.

You may also be interested in this post on UrbanToronto.ca  that provides a review of the plans. Here are a few more images I found on the web. Enjoy!

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