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Residents are free to discuss common issues, solutions, and list personal items for sale. The Facebook group is came about to fill the gap left by things that “aren’t the problem” of property management.
88 Harbour St and 100 Harbour St will be referred to below as “Harbour Plaza” collectively. They share an adjoining first floor lobby, as well as property management and maintenance staff.
How many floors are there?
The two towers reach up to 75 floors each. Residences start on the 6 floor.
How do I book the elevator and amenities (eg. barbecue)?
This can be found in the CondoControl dashboard.
What should I know about moving?
- You’ll need to register for CondoControl before you can book the elevator
- Elevators book up EARLY around the end+beginning of the month, this is prime moving time
- Moving involves two sets of elevators, and is extremely time consuming
- You must first move your household items from ground to the mezzanine floor
- You must then move your things down several long halls to the tower elevators
- There are some dollys/carts provided by concierge
Where is visitors parking?
Harbour Plaza do not have visitor parking. The developer decided that providing parking for residents’ visitors was an extravagance, and did not provide space for visitors.
Visitors for residents have the privilege of paying for parking at the IMPARK parking lot located at 1 York St.
How much is residence parking?
Residence parking can be found for between $200 to $250 per month.
The purchase price for these spots was listed between $50,000 and $70,000 (verification required).
Currently, over 50% of parking spaces are vacant, but there does not seem to be anything available.
It should be noted that the lowest level parking has experienced flooding previously, and that this may still be an issue.
Is there a connection to the Path?
Yes, both 88 Harbour St. and 100 Harbour St. are connected to the Path via second floor.
Is there a gym?
Harbour Plaza does not have a typical condominium gym.
Instead, each full bedroom per unit is given 1 gym membership, to Pure Fitness. eg.
- 1 bedroom = 1 membership
- 1 bedroom + den = 1 membership
- 2 bedroom = 2 memberships
- 2 bedroom + den = 2 memberships
The fee for the membership is built into the monthly maintenance fees, whether you use it or not. It’s accessible via the Path, and is on equal footing with other major chain gyms (eg. Goodlife).
Residents must fill out a form and submit it through property management. This can be found in the CondoControl dashboard.
Is there a pool?
There is a small pool in the Pure Fitness facility.
Who is the property management company?
Menres currently manages the Harbour Plaza buildings, which were developed by Menkes.
MenRes is a wholly-owned but separately operated company encompassing the residential condominium property management team of Menkes Developments Ltd.
You can find their details at: http://www.menres.com/property-list
Who are the internet service providers?
Currently, only Bell and Rogers have been granted access to the building.
This duopoly, well known for gauging consumers and providing terrible customer service, is a resident-hostile situation. Bell went so far as to issue a mandatory 10% increase in price after the first year, knowing that residents have no viable alternatives.
Does the building accept parcels from CanadaPost?
If you order packages that arrive by CanadaPost, there’s a small likelihood you can pick it up for the few parcel lockers in the lobby. Most likely, you will have to walk outdoors for 10 minutes to the nearest CanadaPost office.