Independent Toronto Condo Reviews

Peter Street Condos, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(13 reviews)
Condo address: 101 Peter Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 0G6
(2.4 out of 5 stars)
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Looking forward to moving out

(1.7 out of 5 stars)
by Not impressed Jun 08, 2018
101 Peter Street is full of rentals and Airbnb units. There are a lot of noisy people visiting the building at all hours of the night. There is no sense of community here. The walls are thin in some parts of the condos, there for heating noisy neighbors and even light switches being turned on and off and doors closing. Very poor construction! All three elevators are never all functioning. Stay away from renting or buying here.
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Good building and management

(4.6 out of 5 stars)
by srbt May 31, 2018
Renting here - it is a great building to live in. Location is walking distance to TTC, right near lots of activities. It is also right on top of a supermarket which is rare in downtown Toronto. Units have better furnishings than most others I've seen, better quality and useful details, like outlets in the islands, which make it great for cooks like me! The building has a good gym with lots of equipment. Only downvoted as it doesn't have a pool. Not a lot of noise for the location too.
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Great units and location

(4.6 out of 5 stars)
by tttt May 31, 2018
Great building with responsive management. The location is very good as well. Units have larger layouts than newer buildings in the area, and better quality appliances. Doors are very thick so no noise can be heard from the hallways. Only downside about unit are structural columns, which make it difficult to furnish, but otherwise add personality and style. Units let in lots of light, especially corner ones, and have unobstructed views.
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Great building, minor issues

(4.6 out of 5 stars)
by Happy owner May 31, 2018
Don't pay too much attention to the negative reviews in here; most people are more motivated to review after a negative experience than after a positive experience. Pros: EXCELLENT location, Starbucks at main floor, grocery shop less than 20ft away, great bunch of people, amenities are well maintained, good unit layouts, etc. Cons: As with virtually all other new buildings in DT Toronto, there are a few issues like elevator downtime, but if anything this building is better than average. Airbnb guests are generally better than the average condo dweller to be honest, and generally speaking, they tend to be quieter than a young/rowdy neighbor. Highly recommend!
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decent building

(4.6 out of 5 stars)
by eh May 24, 2018
Good: Proximity to work/restaurants/cafe/shopping. New condo manager and board responses to issues quickly. Bad: Smaller lobby area. Can be noisy on weekend nights due to pub/club nearby Original owner/resident purchased from developer. Overall, I'm happy with my unit so far. On elevator comments: there was period of time (~2017) where the elevator service company was really bad (unresponsive to service call), but it had been improved drastically since the service company fired the previous area manager around mid 2017.
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ongoing pre drink !

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Mar 16, 2018
I would give this building less then a start if it was possible!! Elevators dont work ! This is one of only buildings downtown that allows Airbnb so its a contestant party feels like living in a hotel or an ongoing pre drink ! Management is pathetic, about 70-80 percent of the building is renters so there are no owners present at any meetings and therefor no complaints are made so nothing changes. Management says its normal for elevators to be constantly broken, insulting our intelligence as if none of have lived in other buildings and should believe this is normal. People are constantly loud and partying, full of hookers, and shady characters on weekends. Drive way in back is super narrow and people always block it. Not your king west type people living here, most tenants are very vanilla, you wouldnt think this is a fashion district condo. Stay away at any price !
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Great location, good layouts

(4.3 out of 5 stars)
by vainat Feb 05, 2018
Unlike other buildings nearby, this building has great layouts, with lots of space. All three units I have seen let in a lot of light, and there is little lost space. We do not hear a lot of noise, despite a lot of young people living in the building and lots of traffic nearby. The only negative I know of thus far is that the elevators often break, leaving few to service many floors, but I have seen this issue in many condo buildings in Toronto.
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(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Sep 30, 2017
This building is terrible.

The elevators are constantly out of service.
Concierge isn't 24 hour, so noise complaint's can't be handled.
Units become uncomfortably, hot as they switch the cooling system off too soon in the fall, and then don't reactivate it soon enough. There appear to be issues with the rigging system, so no window cleaning happens (although apparently you're supposed to clean your own if you can access them).
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This building is a disaster!

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Sep 27, 2017
This building is a disaster, one elevator is permanently down, and often times two of them are down. This makes the line-ups during rush hour span out the door and often have to wait 10 minutes just to board an elevator. This is due to the fact that the building was flooded shortly after it was build and the condo board refused to allocate proper funds to fix them permanently. The lobby is freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer as there is no air circulation. The security guard is rarely present and when he is, there is no control of who enters and exits the building. This building allows AirBnB rentals and during weekends and holidays, it is often packed with out-of-towners partying and leaving it a mess (breaking and scratching elevators, leaving beer bottles everywhere, peeing in the stairwell, making noise all night long). The amenities are practically non-existent, there is a gym with one machine, which is often broken, the treadmills and elliptical machines are not maintained so they are often out of commission too. The heater/air conditioner in the units do not fully turn on and off and management takes too long to switch from heat to cold, so often makes for a very uncomfortable experience during spring and fall.
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This building is a joke

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Aug 19, 2017
This building is a complete joke.

There are 3 elevators to service 40 floors and it is a rare occasion when all 3 elevators are operating. It is perfectly normal that only one elevator works.

The bathrooms in the suites have very shallow sinks so water splashes everywhere. The bathtub drain is constantly being clogged. I had the buildings recommended plumber come and unclog the drain. He was in my suite for 10 minutes and the bill was $260 dollars.

The small condo stacked fridge and freezer has poor circulation causing for the fridge to also partially freeze.

Unfortunately, this building is full of Airbnb rentals. Since some of the walls are very thin and the balconies are attached on each floor.....the noise levels are horrible. This building feels like living in a frat house. Terribly annoying for those of us that live here full time and actually want to enjoy the homes that we pay to live in.

I am incredibly disappointed to be living here. I would never recommend this building to anyone.
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Many issues

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Aug 18, 2017
Hot water repeatedly doesn't work.

Elevators keep breaking.

My unit has a terribly shallow sink so the water keeps spraying.
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MANY Airbnb units

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Jun 13, 2017
This is a building with MANY Airbnb units. It feels like living in a hostel or a transient hotel. Since its not built for commercial hotel grade use, the overuse of multiple people partying in the Airbnb units have made the building feel run down and uncared for. There is no feeling of community or safety here. All tenants have had background checks and have gone through lengthy paperwork to live here. But we have no idea who all of the Airbnb customers and their friends are.....including all of the partiers, etc that are in the building on a regular basis. Anything could happen, and no one would be held accountable as the same security measures do not apply to Airbnb customers and their friends who they bring into the building. If you have the displeasure of living on the same floor as a Airbnb unit, expect increases in noise volume and unsavory visitors at all hours of the night in the hallways and on the balconies. The building quality including the single pane glass windows will have all sound from the balconies coming back through neighboring units - you will feel like youre at the Airbnb party yourself in a different unit in the building. For your own safety, and for overall sense of home & sense of community, dont rent or buy in this building. There are many things wrong with 101 Peter St but this one is the absolute worst.
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Issues with elevators and other issues

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Mar 14, 2017
Was so excited to move into this building - great location. Unfortunately apathetic management and piss-poor elevator service has completely ruined this building for me. I have never been so thrilled to move out of a unit! 1-2 elevators are down approximately 75% of the time, and because of the number of renters in the building, there is constantly at least 1 person trying to move putting more pressure on the wait times. Often a 15 minute wait. Or more. Often I would have to take the stairs down 20 flights in the morning. Elevator lobbies on every floor are ALWAYS roasting hot, at least 10 degrees higher than would be comfortable. A tiny gym that constantly has at least 1 machine out of order. The worst thing is that complaints or issues are constantly minimized by property management. Very few owners live in this building so there is not a lot of respect for the amenities or noise levels. Sinks in bathrooms are poorly designed (splash water everywhere), toilets in barrooms have an awkwardly tall basin and kitchen cupboards are impossible to clean but show marks incredibly easily. Balconies get super dusty and people always spit gum and cigarettes on the the balconies below. I wouldn't recommend renting or buying here in a million years.
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