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The Pinnacle on Adelaide, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(3 reviews)
Condo address: 295 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 0L4
(1.9 out of 5 stars)
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Very central

(3.6 out of 5 stars)
by Serge Feb 18, 2018
I rented a one-bedroom unit here. It depends what you are looking for – if you love going out, being in the centre of city and/or nightlife, the location is great. You are close to everything: bars, restaurants, TIFF festival, clubs and downtown’s financial district. Probably around 10-15 minutes walk to the subway station. The units are though are a bit small for my taste and the building could be maintained better – I experienced many times broken elevators. It results in painful waiting times in the morning. Overall though, I enjoyed living here.
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terribly managed

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Oct 31, 2017
This building is terribly managed and the day to day operations are far below par for the area. From the bottom to the top, there is little to no effective communication and the Management team always seem to have a chip on their shoulder - perhaps dealing with the many issues and complaints was not what they thought they signed up for. Between constant elevator break downs and repairs, flooding, area construction, balcony fires, etc, there are practically no days that are problem free. While it is a nice building from the outside, the sparkle quickly fades and we can already see signs of hastily done construction and maintenance. This is not even taking into account Pinnacle's next tower which is under construction merely across the street (you can enjoy 7:30am work and will be losing the sky line views). Between shoddy repairs, having my unit entered without permission, no window cleaning, no air conditioning in hallways and elevators, miniscule gym (46 storeys - maybe space for 8-10 people), poorly trained concierge and lack of management and communication, I would advise everyone to look elsewhere - do not waste your money on this development!
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the worst building I lived in

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Ali Rizvi Mar 19, 2017
I stayed in this building for 2 months and this is perhaps the worst building I lived in despite it being the youngest building I have stayed in. Over a short stay of 2 months, several issues creeped up which scared me away from purchasing a unit in this building. Some major issues are listed below:

1. ELEVATOR BREAKDOWN: The high rise elevators are HORRIBLE. They broke down three times during my short, 2-month stay. A wait of 10-15 min is typical when one of the elevators have broken down.

2. FAULTY DUCTWORK: The ductwork in my unit made a continuous banging sound when the bathroom ventilator was on. Apparently, this issue is prevalent in several units in this building, as informed to me by the landlord. The noise is so loud you can't sleep if the bathroom ventilator is turned on at night.

3. NO AC in ELEVATORS: It seems that there is no air conditioning in the elevators (at least they were never turned on during Toronto's scorching summer of 2016). While this is a trivial problem in winter, or for people staying at lower floors, people who stay at the higher floors (as in my case) during the warmer months, it becomes a real problem. It was very typical of me to get completely soaked in sweat by the time I reached my unit.

4. POOL BREAKDOWN: The swimming pool broke down once during my 2-month stay. Not expected of a recent construction like this one.

5. STEAM ROOM LEAKAGE: The steam room leakage occurred once during my 2-month stay there. Again, something not expected of a recent construction like this one. It triggered the fire alarm.

6. WHIRLPOOL BREAKDOWN: The whirlpool also broke down in my short 2-month stay.

7. NO AIRBNB: While this may be a good thing for the residents, there is a strict policy for owners of units to not rent out their units for less than 1 month. So be mindful.

8. SINK in KITCHEN NOT SECURED PROPERLY: I could easily move the kitchen sink which seemed to be floating over two planks of wood. Move it too much to the right or to the left, and the sink would slip off the plank. But this may be an issue with the unit I stayed in only.

9. WEIRD SMELL OF GARBAGE IN LOBBY: Quite often I could smell garbage in the main lobby where the concierge was seated especially when the air conditioning was off. Perhaps, the garbage chute is in proximity to the lobby? That smell doesn't leave a good impression on your guests.

Such a high breakdown frequency in this building goes to tell the quality of materials used in this construction. These problems should only get worse with time as the building ages. This will also eat up the condo reserve fund. Not a place I will ever invest.
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