650 Parliament Updates

650 Parliament Help Line: 416-929-3532 x9

650 Parliament Response Office: 260 Wellesley East (at the back) 

Email: 650helpline@wpsq.ca

Website: http://WPSQ.ca 

Wellesley Parliament Square Property Management Office: 416-929-3532 

Twitter: @650Parliament 

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650 Parliament: Update May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

650 Parliament Inc. management has posted an update on the Wellesley Parliament Square website.

The update is to notify tenants that the building owners are seeking permission from the courts to remove tenant belongings from apartments to facilitate quicker reconstruction of 650 Parliament Street. This request will likely be heard in the courts by mid-June.

When our office asked for a scheduled update on May 15, the draft statement provided by the 650 Parliament Inc. management spokesperson was confusing and unclear. We asked them to:

  1. Communicate directly with 650 Parliament tenants on their website;
  2. Clarify what the ownership intends to propose to the courts;
  3. Have the ownership confirm that it is providing relevant materials on this matter will be provided to class action counsel that is acting on behalf of 650 Parliament tenants in the class proceedings; and
  4. Hold a tenant meeting with 650 Parliament tenants to help communicate what the ownership is requesting and to answer questions.

We are pleased that management is taking action on items #1 to #3 following our request, and look forward to a positive response on #4. We have also offered to assist them with holding a tenant meeting. Should 650 Parliament tenants themselves wish to hold a tenant meeting with management on this complicated matter, Councillor Wong-Tam would be supportive.

If tenants wish to contact class counsel on this matter, they should contact the law firms of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP and Charney Lawyers. Please visit their website for information about the class action lawsuit as well as contact information. These are lawyers working on behalf of 650 Parliament tenants, and they will be your best source of information.

The property owner's update notifies the remaining tenants in short-term rental, hotel, or other arrangements that property management is attempting to secure local apartment accommodations for them. We have requested your landlord to provide as much notification as possible, and supports for individuals who may require additional time and assistance.

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650 Parliament: Update May 2, 2019

Update May 2, 2019

There are absolutely no changes to announce regarding the ongoing tenant assistance packages currently being provided. 

There is also no update to provide at this time regarding the reconstruction efforts.

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650 Parliament: Update April 16, 2019

Updated April 16, 2019

There have been many questions about Toronto Building's role in the restoration of 650 Parliament Street. We asked Toronto and East York Manager of Building Inspections, Andrew Wild, to more fulsomely comment.

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650 Parliament: Update April 2, 2019

Updated April 2, 2019

Repairs and construction work are ongoing. The Response Office has moved. There is no update on the tenant assistance program or construction schedule. 

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650 Parliament: Update March 15, 2019

Updated March 15, 2019

Repairs and construction work are ongoing. I have asked a series of questions of the landlord on your behalf. I have included their responses in this update.

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650 Parliament: Update March 2, 2019

Updated March 1, 2019

Repairs and construction work are ongoing. I have asked a series of questions of the landlord on your behalf. I have included their responses in this update.

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650 Parliament: February 15, 2019

Updated February 15, 2019

Repairs and construction work are ongoing. No further updates can be provided at this time due to legal proceedings.

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650 Parliament: Update February 1, 2019

Updated February 1, 2019

Toronto Building staff did inspections of the progress recently and were pleased with the quality of work that was being done.  Measurable progress is being made.

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650 Parliament: Update January 15, 2019

Updated January 15, 2019

Efforts continue to be made to relocate residents from hotels to rental apartments (furnished or unfurnished), as close to 650 Parliament as possible. Tenants in hotels offered accommodation in apartments must accept the relocation or provide reasons, in writing, for refusing to move from hotels. Tenants refusing relocation from hotels to local apartment accommodation may have their hotel bills and food allowances, etc., discontinued.

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650 Parliament: Update January 4, 2019

The Senior Building Inspector visited the site December 13th and was in discussion with the project engineer advising him they were close to requiring a building permit for the work to continue. A permit application was made on December 21st 2018 that is currently under review.

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