If you’ve asked this aloud before, you may be slightly overly-interested in Toronto real estate.
If you’ve asked this aloud before…….in a group of people, you might be obsessed with Toronto real estate.
I don’t know if real estate “gossip” is a ‘thing,’ but if it were, many people would be offering theories about this really weird crane that is still affixed to the L-Tower, three years after completion of the building…
I just Googled “L-Tower,” and the top five auto completes were:
Not a good start, am I right?
The video says it all, but just in case you need more, here’s the article I referenced:
“Merry Christmas,” now get out.
I heard a few tall tales about residents in the building and what life was like living 50-something stories up, and having no elevator for a day. Imagine being trapped in your own home?
Another article, this one from 2015:
Leaks in the ceiling, an incomplete lobby, a broken front door, frequent fire alarms, power outages, elevator shut-downs, and amenities that aren’t finished. This is old news to many of you.
There’s even a note about complaints to the Ontario Ministry of Labour about safety concerns, and the corresponding stopped work order.
As for the crane, not to be confused with the “derrick,” it too was left in place way too long.
Here’s a 2016 article about the crane, and the building being 18-months behind schedule:
Even incidents that have nothing to do with real estate, or the running of a condominium, made headlines at the L-Tower.
HERE is a story about a raccoon that climbed 58-storeys up the L-Tower’s crane, and the corresponding photo from the crane-operator went viral!
I’m not trying to pick on this building. To be fair, delays are common, if not expected with Toronto condominiums these days. The L-Tower was delayed as long as dozens of other condos in the city.
But the crane and ‘derrick’ continue to live in Toronto real estate infamy.
And the problems in the building, past and present, continue to raise eyebrows.