Monday, December 17, 2018

Zero % increase in condo fees

Zero % increase in condo fees for Six (6) Years straight

Place Royale Board of Directors is proud to announce an unprecedented Zero % Increase in Condo Fees for Six (6) Years straight.

Dear Owners

Place Royale Board of Directors has been able to save over 1.7 million dollars in the last six years. As such, we are very happy to announce that we will be maintaining a Zero Percent increase in Condo Fees for a sixth year straight.

The ability to maintain a zero percent increase shows the dedication, commitment and hard work of this board. We shoulder the responsibility of the building and protect your investment by using our personal time as well as sacrificing quality time with our families.  If you take a moment to really look at what we have accomplished, you would realize that this type of achievement is a kin to a very extraordinary phenomenon.

At this point, you the owners of Place Royale have in effect received a reduction in your Condo Fees for the first time in the history of this building; especially, if you take into account inflation and the constant rise in the cost of utilities.

- Be courteous to your neighbours and staff in the building
- Turn off your lights before you leave your suite
- Inform Security of any strange activity that you might notice
- Get involved in community events and get to know the people in the building:
   this is the best way to improve the security of the Condo
- Clean the Party Room and the BBQ area after you use the facility
- Make sure that your garbage goes down the chute 
- Do not leave garbage on the floor of the garbage chutes
- Clean the equipment you have used in the Gym and replace weights on the rack

2019-2020 Ongoing Repairs

Swimming Pool
The Swimming Pool is a high cost to the Condo and costs are rising due to heating, maintenance requirements due to new regulations and chemical treatment. This year repairs to the pool equipment cost over $17,000. The Pool also needs to be repainted and the changing rooms need to be repaired. Once repairs of the pool commence we will be looking at reducing the depth of the pool which will bring the pool up to the current safety standards at the same time reduce heating, chemical usage and maintenance. This will also make the pool safer for smaller children and persons who cannot swim.

Guest Suites
The Guest Suites are 80% completed. There is one more permit pending and once this permit is received then the suites will be completed and be available for use.

- Rooms can only be booked by a suite owner
- Booking of the suites will be through the Management Office
- Deposit: There will be a $400.00 deposit
- No Smoking in the suites
  (Should a guest smoke in the Suite then the cleaning cost will be taken from the deposit)
- Towels will be provided for an extra charge

Changing Rooms
The changing rooms are still in its original condition. Which means little or no improvements have been made to this area over the last 23 years. As such, much repairs are needed. Once renovated, the area will add significant value to the building. For now, minor repairs will be completed.

The Fancoil Program was a great success. Those residents who signed up for the program have confirmed that there is a clear difference in the air quality. They also noted that the strength of the airflow in their suites have increased.

Due to the detailed cleaning, the contractor was not able to complete all the suites that signed up for the program. Those suites will first on the list once the AC is turned back on in 2019. Cleaning cannot occur during the winter, as the fancoil is hot and will evaporate the cleaning agent.

Findings by the Fancoil Contractor:
- Very few owners are conducting a cleaning on a yearly basis
- The dirt level in the fan are consistent with over 10 years of accumulation
- Suites that had recent renovation had the highest concentration of dirt in the fans
- The contractor also highlighted that many residents are not changing their filters 
- Residents are not doing a yearly maintenance on their fancoil  

You can purchase filters from the Management office. 
Owners are reminded that it is your responsibility to maintain your Fancoil system. If you need assistance in finding a contractor, please contact the Management Office.

Some of the building stacks were completed this year. We were also able to clean out the horizontal lines that connect from our building to the main city line. In 2019, we will continue to clean out stacks. This will be done in zones, which means we will need residents to not use their washrooms and sinks for the period. A notice will be posted as to which zone is being cleaned.

The Games Room
The Games Room is another area that is its original condition. PRBD had planned to do some work in this area in 2018 however due to other areas of importance we were not able to get this area done. We hope that once the Guest Suites are completed we will be able to complete the Games Room, as this amenity is located on the first floor.

Replacement of the Windows in the Building will cost more than we have saved in the bank to date as such PRBD hope that by 2027 we will be able to replace all the windows in the building.
Windows: We also hope with the advent of more Condos being built, the cost of windows will go down.

PRBD is also trying to negotiate a payment plan system with window suppliers and if we are able to secure a good contractor and price, we could possibly start the project earlier. One this is for certain, is that based on our current funds we will not be able to replace the old windows with new ones.

In the mean time, PRBD is repairing windows based on investigation and failure. There is a waiting period as we have over 200 units and many people have been in queue for over a year.

Dev Maharaj: President Board of Directors

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Annual Year End Ball

Annual Year End Ball

Place Royale Board of Directors cordially invites You to our
Annual Year End Ball

Saturday, December 8th
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Place Royale Party Room

6:30 – 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 – 7:15 President’s Address/Update
7:15 – 7:20 Achievement Awards
7:20 – 7:30 Welcome to new Suite Owners
7:30 – 8.30 Dinner, Music and Entertainment

Dress Code - Semi-Formal

Please, confirm your participation so that we can better prepare for you.
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Happy Holidays!

Place Royale Board of Directors (PRBOD)
Dev, Val, Danielle, Manny, Mohammed

Friday, November 30, 2018

Newsletter Update 30

Newsletter Update 30

2019 Condo Fees Budget

Place Royale Board of Directors are currently working on the budget for the fiscal year 2019 in order to determine what percentage increase will be applicable for the 2019 fiscal year.

We will be looking at what we have saved and the cost of operations for the coming year; in addition to some of the unexpected expenses. Once a decision has been confirmed a notice will be sent out.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Drains Cleaning

Drains Cleaning


Main Drains and Stack Power Cleaning
Starting 08th August 2018

Cleaning of the Main Drains and Stacks will be carried out during the week.
Residents are asked to exercise caution, reduce their speed and watch for workers. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Thanks & Regards
Property Manager: Harry Judge

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pest Control

Pest Control


July 19th, 2018
Pest Control

Please be advised that pest control maintenance in units will be starting from July 24th to July 27th, 2018. Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday July 24th: Pent House - 17th Floor
Wednesday July 25th: 16th Floor -11th Floor
Thursday July 26th: 10th Floor - 6th Floor
Friday July 27th: 5th Floor - Ground Floor,

Starting From 9AM to 5PM each day.

We expect to finish 5 floors per day.

- Access to your unit is necessary to complete this Treatment. 
- If the pest control Cleaning Team, Aristo Pest Control, cannot get access to your unit for some reason they will move on to the next unit. Management will not be able to give an approximate time of entry to your suite.
- Security staff will accompany the Representative from Aristo Pest Controlinto each unit. 
- If staff is unable to enter your unit a second visit will be scheduled and the costs will be charged back to your suite account.

Your cooperation is very much appreciated. 

Cockroach gel/Dust treatment preparation list:

In order for our company to provide the most effective service possible, we ask that before our arrival you review and complete all the necessary preparations listed below. The following steps will ensure that our Technician is able to provide an effective and safe treatment.

- Empty all the kitchen cabinets and cupboards
- Take all the stuff  away from top of the fridge 
- Empty all the drawers. 
- Clean the countertop 
- Pull stove and fridge away from the wall at least 1 foot if possible
- Clear all the items from the washroom closets 
- Keep all the food containers, boxes and packets and other food items in an air tight container
- Babies and toddlers should be kept away from the treated area for 12 to 24hrs 
- Do not use household sprays or insecticides for a few weeks: Allow the treatment to work 
- Provide feedback to the Management after four weeks 
- Maintaining a Sanitary environment is the only way to control pests

Thanks & Regards
Property Manager: Harry Judge

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Come and join in the Flag Hoisting Ceremony
The anthem will be sung in both French and English

Date: July 01st 2018
Time: 10:00am
Location: At the front of the building

Dress Code: Wear a White or Red Top.

A message from Place Royale Board of Directors.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Tree Removal and Clean Up

Tree Removal and Clean Up


Tree Removal and Clean Up 

Clean up of the trees on the South Side of the property will be conducted from June 11th - June 22nd. Tree removal will also take place around the building. Please exercise caution

Thank you once again for your continued support in making our building a great place to live. 
Your cooperation is very much appreciated.


Property Manager: Harry Judge
Simsons Management

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Newsletter Update 28

Newsletter Update 28

Fancoil Maintenance

As a courtesy, the Cooperation will provide an inspection, cleaning and change of filters to each suite. Access to your suite will be necessary. 
Each owner is responsible for his/her A/C system. As such taking part in this program is voluntary. If you do not want the Fancoil Service, please let management/concierge know. 

NOTE: You are expected however to make sure that your A/C is serviced as this helps the building save energy. 

Garbage Chutes

Pressure Washing of Garbage Chutes will start in the second week of July.  


Repairs to the underground garage will start back in May and continue until December 2018. Crews will be working in the B1 and B2; please exercise caution when entering and exiting the building.
The Speed limit in the underground garage is 10km/h.

Shampooing of Carpets

Shampooing of the carpets will commence once the underground power washing has been completed. If there is a floor where the carpet needs special attention, please let the Management know so that the contractors can spend some more time in that area.

Underground Garage Pressure Washing

Starting on May 21st 2018
Time – 9:00am - 6:00pm
Parking Available as follows: 
- On the road as designated by the city (The Corporation will pay for roadside parking and the designated areas will be announced)
- Visitor parking

Window Cleaning

Will start in the first week of June.
Weather permitting
Time – 8:00am - 6:00pm

Spring Pest Treatment

Pest Control will be treating the building starting from the PH level down. This treatment will require access to your suite. One week treatment starting in the first week of July.

Tree Removal

We have removed 49 trees so far; there are still 12 trees to be removed. Removal of trees and clean up of the South Side of the building will commence after Victoria Day Weekend. 

Line Painting in B1 and B2

Will commence once the pressure washing has been completed. Dates to be announced. Cars will need to be removed by 9:00am


The BBQ will be available from May 01st. There is a procedure to utilize this amenity; please check with Security or the Management for details. Kindly clean the Grill so that the next person can enjoy the amenity.

Thank you for using the Friendship Pathway when exiting the building!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Air-Conditioning Switch Over

Air-Conditioning Switch Over


Air-Conditioning Switch Over

Dear Residents, 

The Heating system will be shut down on May 03rd and the system will take one week to switch over to Cooling. Should there be a cold spell, please connect with the Management Office for a portable heater. Priority will be given to families with small children and seniors.

This week is expected to be double digits as such you can turn your AC off and open a window to cool down. The Management Office also has a few fans if needed.

Once the A/C is turned on, please set your thermostat to 24 degrees and leave it on Auto. Your ability to save on energy helps the entire building.


Property Manager: Harry Judge
Simsons Management

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone Easter that brings you hope filled with lots of love, blessings, unlimited luck and most of all happiness that lasts for a life time!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Change of Elevator Company

Change of Elevator Company


Change of Elevator Company

Dear Residents,

This letter is to inform Residents that Bruce Elevator Service Ltd. will be servicing our elevators with immediate effect. The service from KONE has proven to be unreliable and a change of company would have come earlier however this contract was signed by the prior management.

The elevators are a vital service to our building and require the Elevator Company to exercise due diligence. In this new contract we will have 24h Service at no extra cost to the Corporation.


Property Manager: Harry Judge
Simsons Management