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Renovation History

Last Update: 2024-04-29

This is a summary of the renovations done at The 165 by the various landlords who have owned this building. Links are provided to supporting documents when possible. At the bottom is a summary of the work done showing what has been done, when and how often it was repeated.

Question: How much of this was really necessary?

Please note: Since not all renovation tasks require a landlord to notify tentants or are obvious to tenants there are a number of items that may not be listed here. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Renovations sorted by date

A&L Investments 1965 - 2007
1998-1999 Stairwells and hallways were re-plastered
All common areas were painted
Hallway carpets were replaced
The lobby was redecorated
The roof was repaired
Underground parking repaired and resurfaced
The boiler type furnace was replaced
2000 Balcony refurbishment (Tenant Initiated)
-The edges of all balcony slabs were cut back
-The edges were reformed with new concrete
-Some of the balcony guards were repaired
-The balcony guards were primed and painted
TransGlobe Property Management 2007 - 2012
2008-2009 The lobby was gutted and redone
The hallways were painted
All hallway carpets were replaced
The stairwells were cleaned and painted
The Elevators were lined with stainless steel
Our toilets were replaced
The roof was replaced
Flow restrictors were installed on all taps
The lobby intercom was replaced
The building's sign was changed
2008-2012 Renovation of vacant units
- Apartment floors were sanded and varnished
- Kitchen counters were replaced
- New appliances were installed
- Bathroom cabinets and counters were replaced
- Bath tubs and showers were upgraded
- Walls were repaired and painted
Few Units
2009 Front sheer wall repairs
- Rows of bricks removed
- Steel wall retainers replaced
- Rows of new bricks installed
2010-05-07 Balcony refurbishment
- The edges of all balcony slabs were cut back
- The edges were reformed with new concrete
- Some balcony guards got minor repairs
- The balcony guards were primed and painted
Starlight Investments 2012 - 2016
2012 Our toilets were replaced
Flow restrictors were installed on taps
2012 - 2013 The parking lot fire system was upgraded
New anchors for swing stages were installed
Building exterior and balcony repair
- The balcony slabs were cut back and reformed
- The balcony railings were replaced
- The entire building exterior was painted
Common area painting
- The hallways were painted
- The stairwells were painted
- Hallway carpets were replaced
- The lobby was painted and redecorated
Repairs were done to the garage entrance
Retaining walls were painted
Parking lot drains were repaired
The building's sign was changed
2012 - 2015 Remodelling vacant apartments
- Appliances were replaced
- Apartment floors were redone
- Counters and sinks were changed
- Bathrooms were redecorated
- Kitchens were redecorated
Many Units
2014 New domestic furnaces installed
New hot water boilers installed
2015 Parking garage refurbishment AGI
Northview Apartment REIT 2016-2020
2016-08-01 The building roof was replaced
The lobby intercom was replaced
AG SOL-80883-17
2016-2020 Remodelling vacant apartments
- Entire walls were removed from kitchens
- Kitchen islands were installed
- Kitchen cabinets were replaced
- Kitchen countertops were replaced
- Refrigerators and stoves were replaced
- Dishwashers were installed
- Bathroom counter tops were replaced
- Bathroom cabinets were replaced
- Tubs and showers were refurbished
- Kitchen and bathroom floors were tiled
- Closet doors were replaced
- Wood floors were replaced with vinyl planking
- Roller blinds were installed on windows
Most Units
2017-2020 Common area remodelling
- The lobby was redecorated
- The lobby doors were replaced
- Wainscoting was added in the halls and lobby
- The hallway carpets were replaced
- The hallways and lobby were painted
- Apartment doors were painted
Starlight Investments 2020 - 2021
2020Building resold immediately
CLV Group, Interrent REIT 2021 - Present
Unknown Replaced fire alarm controller Complete
NumerousRemodelling of vacant apartments Ongoing
2021-06-16 Upgrading lighting in underground parking Complete
2021-07-23 Balcony reconstruction
Replacing brickwork on exterior walls
Removing air conditioner housings
Power Washing
Exterior painting
2021-08-05 Lobby Construction (8th floor)
Replace floor, wall tiles and trim
Upgrade light fixtures
Upgrade 3 common area doors
2021-08-10 Stairwell painting Complete
2021-09-08 Sanding and staining door thresholds Complete
2021-09-22 Replacing smoke alarms Complete
2021-09-30 New apartment key distribution Complete
2021-10-15 Replacing apt. door knobs
Replacing apt. door locks
Replacing mail slot covers
Replacing peek holes
2021-11-04 Renovated community room opened Complete
2021-11-05 Elevator Modernization NoticeComplete
2021-11-16 Demolish and rebuild elevator landings
- Replace floor tile
- Replace wall panels
- Paint Elevator doors
- Install decorative trim
2021-11-17 Replace entrance canopy roof Complete
2021-11-23 Replace booster pump on parking sprinkler system Complete
2021-11-26 Removing garbage elevator and replacing cover Complete
2021-11-26 Renovating elevator landing at basement parking level Complete
2021-12-16 Painting the floor in the basement hallway Complete
2022-01-21 Entrance canopy reconstruction Complete
2022-02-07 Lobby demolition and reconstruction
- Replacing ceramic tiles
- Painting trim and walls
- New lighting
2022-03-01 Painting apartment doors
- door frames
- threshold plates
- door trim
2022-03-16 Painting doors in underground parking (No Notice) Complete
2022-03-16 Replacing garage door (Underground parking)
2022-03-18 Update on elevator modernizationOngoing
2022-03-28 Office glass door installation (in lobby) Complete
2022-04-05 Replace rear building door and frame Complete
2022-04-13 Replace selected toilets (30 units) Complete
2022-04-14 Install Air Conditioning in lobby (No notice) Complete
2022-04-18 Disabled access controls at back lobby door
(No Notice)
2022-04-21 Replacing hallway lights, 9th floor
(No Notice)
2022-04-27 Replacing basement exit doors Complete
2022-05-18 Demolition and renovation in apt 711 Complete
2022-06-10 Elevator modernization Complete
2022-06-21 Painting parking lines in garage and side lot Complete
2022-09-12 New canopy for rear lobby entrance Complete
2022-09-15 Ceilings and Plumbing near laundry room Complete
2022-09-28 Replace ceiling in the laundry room Complete
2022-10-23 Update on Elevator Modernization Complete
2022-12-20 New heaters in lobby (no notice) Complete
2023-02-20 Lobby wall renovation Complete
2023-03-16 Replace lobby intercom system Complete
2023-04-20 Unit entry door replacement Complete
2023-04-27 Rebuilding underground parking entrance Pending
2023-08-09 Underground parking entrance and Gym Pending
2023-09-14 Unit renovation Complete
2023-10-04 Unit renovation Complete
2023-10-25 Unit renovation Complete
2024-02-24 Unit renovation (5th and 7th floor) Complete
2024-04-04 Hallway painting (no notice) Ongoing

Renovations sorted by task

Balcony Refurbishment2000, 2010, 2012, 2021
Elevator Modernization2008, 2021
Elevator Landings2008, 2017, 2021
Exterior walls2009, 2012, 2021
Furnace Replacement1998, 2014
Hallway Carpets1999, 2008, 2017
Hallway Painting1999, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2021, 2024
Lobby Intercom1999, 2008, 2016, 2023
Lobby Redecoration1999, 2008,2012, 2017, 2022, 2023
Roof Repairs1998, 2008, 2016, 2021
Starwell Repainting1998, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2021
Toilet Replacement2008, 2012, 2021
Underground Parking1999, 2012, 2015, 2021, 2022
Vacant ApartmentsContinuous