Facetime-May 24

Members of your Board will be available  in the party room, to gather your input about our shared community.

committeeWe will discuss your items at the Board meeting afterwards.

When: Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30-5:55PM

Where: the party room

Unit 901 for sale

Brokerage link:  http://sothebysrealty.ca/en/property/ontario/southwestern-ontario-real-estate/kitchener-waterloo/188038/#

MLS link: 

http://v3.torontomls.net/Live/Pages/Public/Link.aspx?Key=7110c28cc3a14a45a94a5257a1d858a3&App=TREB

Click here to view the property brochure:

Here’s what the seller has to say in his own words:

You know Queen’s Place… You love Queen’s Place!

Me too… But I am moving to a new chapter in my life, so with much reluctance, I need to sell my suite in our amazing building.

I can honestly say I have loved living here. It is a great building in a great location, and all my friends who have visited me here are always impressed by the “high rent” feel of the place. Only you and I know how affordable it is to buy in here! Of course, with all the development going in downtown, like the LRT and everything else, I know I am probably selling at exactly the wrong time. I doubt this building will be affordable for much longer, especially given how crazy the real estate market is. But my situation is what it is.

I will miss the amazing sunset views. With Victoria Park and the transit station so close these views will always be there, so the lucky new owner will enjoy them forever. 

I should mention some details about the suite. It is on the 9th floor, as I said, with amazing unobstructed views. There are two large bedrooms, ha ha, not like those shoebox rooms in new buildings. That’s the thing about our generation of building. The room sizes are fantastic. 

My master bedroom has enough space for all my bedroom furniture, plus I have enough extra room for an office desk and additional shelving. Plus there are two large wardrobe closets. 

There are two bathrooms, a powder room for guests, and a 5 piece semi-ensuite off the master bedroom. Get this: There are two showers, one in the main bathtub and a huge separate shower stall. No need to rush in the morning, two people can shower at once!

The kitchen is big enough to “eat-in” and there is a convenient pass-through window to the dining room. The serving window can also double as a breakfast bar, or for that matter a cocktail bar. The dining room has a corner window, so your guests will be able to marvel a the great views, especially at night when twinkling city lights augment the candles on the dining table.

I like to read in the solarium, but it is also a nice lunch-time place on the weekends. It is so sunny and bright you cannot be in a bad mood in there, even if you tried (which I don’t).

I think you will like the floorplan. I do. The bedroom areas are separated from the main living/entertaining areas by a long hallway, so it almost feels like you are living in a bungalow. It feels very “homey.” It is hard to find this sort of layout in anything except really expensive suites.

The main foyer/entrance hall is big so there is lots of room to take off coats and slip off shoes, or vice-versa. There is a large coat closet too. Like I said, there is lots of space and the layout is very sensible and efficient. It is hard to find that these day at any price.

You guys already know about our common areas, the party room, lounge, back lobby, mini library and, of course the rooftop deck.

By the way, I have the most incredible parking spot where I can usually drive-in and out. it is spot #25. 

I am only asking $229,999, so as you can see, I am a serious seller. If you want to move up into a higher/larger suite, or know of a friend who wants to lock into the building before it is too late have them call my real estate agent, Brian Gray, at 416-556-6006. He is with Sotheby’s which, as you are probably aware, is an ultra high-end international brokerage. Having said that, he thinks Queen’s Place is undervalued and some savvy investor will probably snap it up.

It’s a “Nelson & Lupé are Super Supers!” Party

Dear Residents of Queen’s Place,

Our wonderful superintendent’s Lupé and Nelson will soon be leaving our community. They have decided to retire and are both happy and excited to start the next chapter of their lives.

The Social Committee would like to invite all residents to enjoy coffee and cake to wish them the best.

Please drop by The Party Room Thursday February 23rd 7 – 8 pm

Hope to see many of you there!

Cooling to Heating Switchover

Please be advised that after considering forecasted temperatures this week, your Board of Directors have decided to switch from cooling to heating on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. heating-cooling

Typically this process will take 2 to 3 days to reach optimum heating temperatures in the units.

If your ensuite heating/cooling unit requires servicing, residents may call the building’s preferred contractor, Conestoga Mechanical at 519-579-6740 and ask for service in the HVAC department.  Residents are also welcome to call their own preferred heating/cooling specialist.

Annual Fire Inspection August 29-31

Please be advised that the annual fire inspection is scheduled for

August 29th, 30th and 31st, 2016.

Alarms and bells will be ringing intermittently throughout the day on Tuesday, August 30th.

Smoke alarm testingAccess to individual units is required, to test the smoke detectors and will take place during the day on  Monday, August 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. Should you not be at home a corporation representative will provide access and stay with the contractor.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Management

Comprehensive Review of Zoning By-Law (CRoZBy)

All owners should have received a package from the City of Kitchener regarding the zoning by-law review that may affect our building.  In short, our area of Kitchener is currently zoned Retail Core (D-1) and is changing to City Centre District (UGC-1).

This is a chance for us to help shape the laws that will govern how our neighbourhood is developed. The Board of Directors strongly encourages residents and owners to  return the feedback form included in the package and attend the drop-in sessions at Kitchener City Hall on June 22nd and 28th, from 4-8pm.

Here are some topics on which you may want to provide feedback or ask questions about:

  • Maximum building height
  • Privacy with respect to view from adjacent buildings
  • Requirements for mixed use at street level (i.e. shops and attractions to promote foot traffic)
  • Requirements for developers to provide green spaces
  • Noise by-law amendments

Feel free to add other topics via the Comments form .

Further details on CRoZBy can be found on its website at http://www.kitchener.ca/crozby

 

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