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Paintbox Condos, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(3 reviews)
Condo address: 225 Sackville St. Toronto, ON M5A 0B9
(4.6 out of 5 stars)
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close to DVP

(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by John P. Mar 18, 2018
We live in a 2 bedroom lake view and west downtown view. Access to Dundas street car, Dvp, and only a 15 Min Walk To Eaton Centre And Yonge St. Next to new six acre Community Park and regional aquatic center, Great amenities, first class fitness facilities, Games room, Concierge, Roof top patio and lounge. Great downtown community.
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Looking for a larger unit

(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Alexander Evans Jul 10, 2017
This building is great for anyone looking for a larger unit and a big balcony. I live on the 13th floor and face south with an unobstructed view of downtown, the distillery district and the lake including the islands. The building has a ton of indoor spaces for your bike which they charge only $50 per year for. Paintbox has a gym with an ample amount of equipment with a good variety, a theatre, party room, outdoor terrace and BBQ area, public garden and a large meeting room off of the lobby with Wi-Fi.

The area is going through a huge transition right now so you have to be tolerant of all the construction around you constantly but in the end it will be well worth it including the new 6 acre park they are currently constructing across the street. We have a streetcar stop right at our door step on Dundas and can walk south one block to the Queen line and over to Parliament to go north or south with the TTC so it is very convenient to get around using public transit. As for the people living in the building it seems to be a lot of people who are early in their careers, students and people who have downsized so you get a wide variety of people, most of whom are very friendly. The social committee is pretty active organizing different events every month and there is a networking group that is getting bigger and bigger every month.

The only down side to the building has been some of the managements decisions regarding the use of the BBQ's, party room and terrace. As a result of a couple of bad experiences they are trying to enforce a no alcohol policy for these areas which is beyond ridiculous and in my mind not enforceable. They have also imposed stricter rules for the party room including the use of paid security for larger groups which is too heavy handed. In my view the board needs to take more control and not allow the building manager to impose such strict rules. Beyond that they building is great. Construction quality is at par with higher end buildings and like most buildings these days we experience the typical problems with elevators from time to time. If you are in the market for a resale condo or want to rent in this area, this building should be on the top of your list.
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First Time

(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Roger R May 15, 2017
This was the first time my wife & I have lived in a condo and the experience has been very positive! Everything is easy. I enjoy not having to do steps all the time.

We have a very nice gym on the 2nd floor. Right next to a wonderful Theater room to watch movies in HD. I enjoy using the BBQs on the 4th floor patio.

Our suite faces South & West and we get lots of light. We also enjoy our view of the lake and the CN Tower.

The building offers a studio suite as a hotel room which you can book for your visiting friends/relatives for $70/night (I think.)

But the best part about living in the PaintBox is that there is a sense of community. We have a Social committee which is always offering activities to participate in. There is a garden committee with a happy garden on the 5th floor. And we have a very active Networking Group. We have made many new friends here.

We are happy.
== Thanksgiving. The Paintbox Social Committee hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for residents. We had over 40 people attend. Not only did they come to eat; they came to stay. Everyone was enjoying each others company. The evening went late.

How many condo buildings have a Thanksgiving dinner for the people who live there?
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