Stove and Fridge

Your apartment is unfurnished, but includes a kitchen stove and refrigerator. Both major appliances require some regular cleaning and maintenance for which you, the resident, are responsible. Your oven should be cleaned regularly with a cleaner as described in the “Canadian Green Consumer Guide” book or a commercial oven cleaner. If grease splatters on the walls or ceiling, please clean it! Grease and other food particles attract pests, and can result in fires or smoke. Stovetop elements and rings are removable and can be cleaned with oven cleaner. Many refrigerators in these buildings are not frost-free models. This means that you need to defrost your fridge monthly to ensure that it continues to operate properly.

How to Defrost Your Fridge

  • Turn the thermostat to the OFF position.
  • Remove all the contents of the fridge and freezer.
  • Leave the fridge door open so that the frost can melt. If you are short on time, or have perishable goods, you can place a METAL bowl or pot of hot water in the freezer (see diagram) to speed the defrost process.
  • Do not ever use a sharp object to crack the ice – if you puncture the wall of the freezer you will be held responsible for its replacement, which can be very costly.

Air Conditioners

All window mounted air conditioners must be installed and removed through the Residence Office at a cost paid for by residents. Please contact the Residence Office to book an appointment – this is required to ensure safe, secure and consistent installation.

It is strictly prohibited to install or remove an air conditioner yourself – this is in your lease and is Not Negotiable.

Please also note that:

  • You are permitted to have only one air conditioner in your apartment
  • Air conditioners can only be installed in living rooms
  • The maximum size is 23″ wide x 17″ high
  • The voltage must be 120V. The maximum cooling capacity is 8,000-10,000 BTU

As outdoor temperatures begin to get warmer, please schedule your appointment to ensure your air conditioner is installed and ready to go.  We are not responsible for the condition of your air conditioner unit; therefore, we advise you to ensure the unit is in good operating condition before the window installation date.

Floor standing portable air-conditioner units are permitted in this residence. These units do not need to be installed by the residence contractor: it is the responsibility of the residence to ensure the proper installation and maintenance of this unit as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Only one portable air conditioner is allowed per unit. There are more details regarding this in the Residence Handbook. 

The safety of our residents and community members is extremely important to us. Remember that breaking the terms of your lease may lead to eviction.

If you have questions about the cost of an installation or removal or have questions about the procedure, please contact the Residence Office or by phone at 416-978-8304 or in person. Thank you.

Prohibited Appliances

Did You Know…that Residents are responsible for paying repair costs that may be needed if damage occurs!

Your lease states that you are STRICTLY prohibited from having, installing and/or using any these of these appliances:

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers

The building water system cannot safely handle the water load from washers and dishwashing machines.

Using these machines in your apartment causes flooding of dirty water into apartments on the same plumbing line, loss of water pressure, sudden change in water temperature to icy or scalding. Dryers can overload the electrical system.

If you are found to be storing one of these appliances in your apartment, you will either have to sell it or it will be removed by Management and stored until you move out or are able to sell it to someone outside of the buildings. Repeated presence or use of appliances will result in eviction for interfering with others’ enjoyment of their apartments and/or for causing damage to your apartment or others.