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TV Towers

788 Hamilton

Vancouver, BC

Overal Rating

3.0

Total Reviews

9

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Across the street from the Vancouver Public Library and beside the CBC building Property consists of two adjoining buildings TV Towers 1 and TV Towers 2 Amenities include a small gym yoga room that is usually off limits to residents a small theatre that nobody uses a hot tub and sauna

Condo Reviews:

I was looking for reviews for other condos in Vancouver since I m moving to another city Then I was curious about the condo I m renting right now so I searched about TV towers and I felt uncomfortable about some of the reviews so I m writing about my opinion about the building I ve been renting a unit at TV tower for about a year and I didn't see much of a problem with the security or with the neighbors There haven't been many parties There once was a huge party one floor above though and when I called the concierge desk and talked about it the staffs mediated the issue in a nice manner and all was well resolved The building maintenance has been good too Things including the water pressure temperature waste disposal maintenance mail services and the elevators there are 3 elevators were fine

5

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I actually don't agree with the many of the reviews here since the condo works really nice for me Many people have mentioned concierge problems but I have never experienced any hostile or misconducted behavior from the concierges Many of them I have met were okay Not too close not too far they know how to keep their distance There are female concierges as well so it was even better I don't find my neighbors particularly loud or rude or dangerous Location is obviously great The building's in the central part of Vancouver and the library is right beside the building Transportation is also nice since there are buses connected to everywhere to works in downtown schools including UBC and SFU shopping malls post office etc with zero or one transfer mostly Personally I enjoy the unit I live in since I see the mountains and the sea as well as the city view not sure about other units though I live in the 2nd TV tower building on Robson So far I find the condo very satisfactory

4

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I am reading some of the older reviews and can't help thinking that they have been posted by a disgruntled tenant and or concierge staff that was let go I have proudly owned in TV Tower 1 since 2009 Prior to that I have owned in other Yaletown and Downtown buildings including the Seastar The Domus The Alvar and the West One and I must say TV Towers compares just as favorably All downtown buildings have good and bad residents but it is reassuring to know that this buildings management is very firm at enforcing the rules and by laws whether you are an owner or a tenant Examples If there are noisy neighbours you call the concierge to come verify the noise and s he will issue a warning a second offence will get you a fine The parkade gate has a traffic light system so that everyone waits for the gate to close and not let anyone else in This is monitored by camera's not waiting for the gate to close will land you a fine Since this system was implemented I have not heard of any car break ins Elevators Especially in newer buildings in the first few years there is a high turn over of residents and like most other buildings TV Towers has busy move in out days mostly at month end but all moves must be between 10 am and 4 pm minimizing the wait for other residents I never had to wait longer than a few minutes In summary I am very happy to be at TV Towers and have no plans of moving

5

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Below is my review of TV Towers I decided to post here because some earlier negative comments are in my opinion way overblown I have lived at this building since February 2011 and am very happy with the maintenance concierge services cleanliness and elevators If anything I find that the gym can get a little crowded The location is perfect and considering where it is it's amazingly quiet I hope above helps cheers

5

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Our daughter started her undergrad studies at UBC and we rented a 2 bedroom in tv towers II for her When we first looked at the building we were very pleased with the location and how new everything seemed and the rent of 2200 seemed justified for the space and location Two weeks into her stay my daughter started complaining about the noise in the building that came from parties on the upper and lower floors At night she could not rest in her bedroom as her neighbor prefered to smoke cigarettes and other substances on his balcony next to her bedroom window As other people already described the concierge service is very unprofessional and my daughter usually waited for the female concierge to be on duty feeling very uncomfortable with the way the male concierges in general and especially the tall male concierge treated her After my husband tried to resolve the situation with the concierge they accused my daughter of keeping an illegal cat in her unit that would be jumping up and down in the bathtub yes they really said that and got a noise complaint from the neighbors Luckily we have medical proof that my daughter is highly allergic to cats which helped us sort out this issue with her landlord very quickly but it was still a very unpleasant experience

1

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We've been in TV Towers for 2 1 2 years now and we have really noticed a decline in the quality of concierge service My wife has started waiting until the afternoon shift comes on to pick up mail or even walk through the lobby to avoid the creepy vibe coming from the front desk One concierge in particular seems to take pleasure in terrifying our child by high fiving him even though it's clearly not welcome and asks oddly personal questions of a 5 year old It's entirely inappropriate Things have not changed for the better since Master Hospitality Resources took over UPDATE Last week I was asked by the tall morning concierge K what my family would be doing in our apartment as we would receive so much mail While we only know him by his first name he knows all of our family members by first and last name and is keeping track and by this I mean COUNTING the number of personal correspondence we receive It is disgusting

1

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My spouse and I have lived at TV Towers for quite some time When the strata decided to go with Master Hospitality the quality of concierge service went downhill We too have been unable to get some of our mail as some of my parcels only have K instead of Kelly As of today we have 4 parcels that we are not allowed to get

1

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Good location Bad Lots to list Awful strata very noisy neighbours loud parties 2 elevators for 30 floors but usually only 1 working because they break down often or get booked for moves rude useless concierges recycling bins always overflowing not much visitor parking irresponsible dog owners let their dogs urinate on carpets or floors in common areas yoga room always locked security lacking cars broken into I lived in TV Towers for 1 year but wanted to move out after 1 week Glad to be gone Recommended to nobody

1

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The location of TV Towers is fabulous and pet friendly there is ample bike storage and suites are bright and sunny Nevertheless I can't vouch for this place The high turnover rate means that almost every weekend one elevator is booked There are only two elevators servicing almost 30 floors and so when one elevator is off limits we wait up to 15 minutes for it The people in this building are not very friendly the tenants are mostly language students or 20 somethings whose parents are paying their rent or mortgage and loud parties are common as is people tossing items off the balcony I am always clearing discarded cigarette butts from my own balcony Theft is common in the locker room and locks have been pried open Personal trainers living in the building often bring clients to the gym which makes it cramped for residents because it isn't big to begin with As far as the staff go the cleaners and two maintenance guys are a great asset to TV Towers Recently the strata hired a new concierge provider and the new concierges are terrible compared to the very professional and efficient people before Don't expect friendliness or helpfulness and don't expect the guys to bother doing security checks but they will hit on the women in the building and openly mock residents about clothing weight breast size looks etc as soon as the resident has left the concierge desk area

2

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