Responding to Noise Problems from Pace Condo

Pace Condo - Floors 4 - 6As mentioned in a previous post, several residents of 192 Jarvis have complained about noise coming from balconies at the Pace Condo building. If you experience problems with unreasonable levels of noise, or noise late at night, we encourage you to contact Pace Security at 416-214-2712. You might also want to speak to our Property Manager, Dan V., since he has established a good working relationship with the property manager at Pace.

Keep in mind that noise complaints will likely be most effective if you can provide as much detail as possible: Where is the noise coming from (see next paragraph)? What is the nature of the noise? What time did it start/stop? Has this previously been a problem?

Pace has provided us with floor plans of their building to assist us in identifying which apartments are creating noise. There are three different plans. The first shows the apartments on floors 3 to 6 (the first two floors are retail space). The second floor plan shows Floor 7 (immediately below the amenities floor), which is slightly different from the other floors of the podium. The third plan shows the apartments for the tower, floors 9 to 43. The amenities floor is located on level 8.

You can find the floor plans here (or by clicking the image to the right). The can also be found under the “Condo Governance” tab on the homepage.

Noise concerns from Pace?

PACE CondoNow that people are moving into PACE Condo, several of us on the north side of the building have experienced problems with noise coming from our new neighbours – a barking dog or noise from people on balconies.

Here is the phone number for security at Pace, which residents at 192 Jarvis might want to call to report noise concerns at night or weekends: 416-214-2712. Hopefully their security service can provide an immediate remedy after business hours. 

Dan is developing a good working relationship with the property manager at Pace, so you might want to alert him to ongoing or less immediate problems.

The LIFE Institute Announces new courses

lifeThe LIFE Institute – Ryerson University – announces the courses for Fall, 2015.

To review our Fall 2015 program, please visit the LIFE website and click on COURSES.

You can sort the courses alphabetically, by category or day of the week using the Search ‘pull-downs’ located on the left side of the web page.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 17. Popular courses fill up quickly.

50+Festival – “Aging is Changing”

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education’s Programs for 50+ invites you to the annual 50+ Festival. The festival will host a dynamic series of events that will invite participants to examine vibrant aging and reinvention. From a presentation on finding purpose, passion, and perspective in aging, to workshops on mindfulness and psychology, to a play about sexual awakening in later life, the festival will cover a wide variety of topics related to healthy aging for older adults.

50+ Festival: Aging is Changing
Monday, June 1–Thursday, June 4, 2015
Ryerson University Campus

Here is a selection of this year’s programming:

* Aging is Changing: Finding Purpose, Passion, and Perspective, Dr. Harry (Rick) Moody
* How to Succeed as a Seniorpreneur, Rick Spence
* FORWARD: Fashion’s Next Generation
* Alz Live: The Rolling Stone of Dementia, Dave Kelso and David Macfarlane
* Film Night: Hell’s Grannies and Sybil & Betts: Requiem for a Friendship
* The Thaw: A Play about Sexual Awakening in Later Life, Laurie Williams
* The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
* Theatre Out of the Box, The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO
* Get Psyched! Engaging with Aging and Psychology, presented in partnership with the Ryerson Senior Participant Pool (RSPP)

Several programs are free. Have a look at the entire program and sign up for whatever interests you.

Community Meeting – Heritage Conservation District Plan, Feb 24th, 6 – 8 pm

The City of Toronto has been working on a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan for the Garden District area. MHBC is undertaking the work for the City, with the assistance of Heritage Preservation Services staff. The first phase of the project (Heritage Conservation District Study) was completed in 2014 and supported by the Preservation Board on July 17th, 2014. MHBC began work on the preparation of the second phase of the project (Heritage Conservation District Plan) in the Fall of 2014, and is working on the development of the guidelines that will help to manage change within the Garden District area in the future. The Heritage Conservation District Plan will provide guidance to property owners and tenants who wish to make changes or modifications to their properties. The Heritage Conservation District Plan will establish those types of changes that will require approval of a heritage permit from the City and those that would not. The Heritage Conservation District Plan will also provide guidance for new development within the Garden District.

Community input is an important component associated with the development of the Heritage Conservation District Plan. You may have already received or seen the notice from City staff, but the project team is hosting a community meeting / workshop to obtain input on the direction of the draft guidelines. The meeting is planned for Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ryerson International Living Learning Centre located at 240 Jarvis Street. The meeting will be held in the International Room on the Main Floor, and will consist of an update from the project team followed by a roundtable workshop to review and discuss some of the draft guidelines. If you are able to, can you please confirm your attendance by reply to this email so that we can get an idea of the number of people attending? In addition, if you know of other people who may be interesting in attending the meeting, please pass this invitation on to them.

Following the input received at the meeting, the project team will finalize the draft of the Heritage Conservation District Plan and release it for further community review and input. It is expected that the document will be finalized in spring 2015 for later consideration by the Preservation Board.

Thank you for your interest in this project. Should you have any questions about the work being conducted, please let me know either by reply to this email or by sending an email to You can also contact Heritage Preservation Services staff (Michael Vidoni) directly at: 416-338-1092. We look forward to receiving your input as work continues on this exciting project.

Thank you,



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