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Pinnacle Centre Condos, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(4 reviews)
Condo address: 12-16 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E 1R4
(3.3 out of 5 stars)
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Built from cardboard

 
(1.3 out of 5 stars)
by ryhc Aug 24, 2018
The location is about the only thing going for this monstrosity of a building. The building is very poorly built. Pipes are frequently bursting, causing not only structural damage to affect units, but also elevators. For the past 2 months, 2 of the 5 elevators have been down, and in the last month, 3 of the 5 are out of service--and there's no end in sight to this problem. There are constantly lines out the door of people waiting. Even when all 5 elevators were in operation, you may have to wait for five minutes for an elevator to get to the garage. The parking garage is likewise terrible. It's a labyrinth with no signage. Good luck finding your spot and the exit. It takes ages to get your car, if you have a spot on the 5th basement floor.
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Great south facing

 
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anne Marie Lorusso Sep 25, 2017
I'm a Realtor and just helped a client lease a great south facing furnished suite in this building for a surprisingly reasonable rent. She loves it in this building. From the great location, sleek lobby, amazing amenities including indoor pool, hot tubs, exercise room, plus rare downtown (and maintained) tennis and squash courts, a sundeck plus party and media rooms. Take the elevator downstairs to the restaurant on the main level or hop across the street for other necessities like Second Cup and Tim Horton's - both 1 block away. This is a great spot to start if you are new to Toronto and don't know where you 'should' live.
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a great downtown building

 
(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Aug 23, 2017
I lived in a 1-bedroom in the Pinnacle A building for 1 year. The layout of the unit was simple but spacious. It was quite new and very clean. The building itself has all the amenities you can ask for in a condo building. It has a large swimming pool and two hot tubs that are sparsely used given the number of units in the Pinnacle Centre. I also made use of a nice squash court in one of the other towers, and never got around to using the tennis court but always wanted to so that I could shank a few balls onto the Gardiner.
The building is so close to the waterfront, bay street, the ACC, Rogers Centre, and some nice bars on the Esplanade which is a bit of a quiter neighbourhood.
The only downsides of this building is that it's loud if you have the windows open, and if the elevators have issues, there can be very long waits for the elevator. In the year I lived there, this only happened 3-4 times.
Overall it's a great building for anyone working downtown or commuting out along the Gardiner.
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The building will suffice

 
(3.0 out of 5 stars)
by E L Jun 19, 2017
Elevator congestion can get annoying especially when one is in repair and another is used for moving (usually at the beginning of a month.) Whiffs of weed can make occasional visits to the elevator. Amenities are top notch, and not usually busy except for the courts which get booked solid during weekends.
Booking BBQ never an issue, even during summer long weekends thanks to the multiple large bbq units available to residents. Noise from neighbours not really an issue. I'll hear the occasion chair scraping or loose change falling on the hardwood, but that's about it. Try to avoid units beside the garbage chute though. The banging when the refuse trap door slams shut can be annoyingly startling. Parking can be a bit of pain, especially during evenings when there is an event. First 2 floors are for the public, with P3 to P5 for residents. If your parking spot is underground you'll have to deal with traffic if caught at a bad time. There's nothing for frustrating than taking 5 mins to descend 2 floors down the garage because people seem to believe one-way signs only exist in roads and not in garages. My parking spot was also illegally parked one time and I ended up paying for guest parking in my OWN building because the police did not care when I complained. That said you can easily go without a car living in this building. The Go Bus terminal is just minutes away and union station is also just a block away. I've witnessed a couple of incidents of flooding, mostly due to resident ignorance and negligence. My neighbours unit got flooded because the douche living upstairs turned on a faulty washer and left for the day. Needless to say my poor neighbours unit suffered water damage as soapy laundry sewage water seeped in. My unit was spared, but the corridor still stank like an old pair of crusty undies for weeks! All in all, the building is not perfect, but the location and amenities to make up for the shortcomings. If you're like a "meh/whatever" kind of person like me, this building will suffice.
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