Three and a half years later … finally, our pre-delivery inspection.

G and I bought our condo eons ago, and, as is wont with new construction builds in Toronto, have waited endlessly and endured round after round of delay notices from the developer announcing yet another rescheduling of our occupancy date.

Needless to say, it was fantastic and a bit surreal to actually enter the building and the unit after ‘seeing’ it in your mind’s eye for so long. The place is gorgeous and we’re very happy. The PDI went well – G is an architect so he’s done these many times before – and there were only a few deficiencies to note beyond the usual paint touch-ups and missing light switch covers. Really, the biggest three were:

  • the integrated cupboard panel for the dishwasher was not installed – it’s a panel that hides the dishwasher to look like a cupboard;
  • a small strip of flashing was missing at the balcony door;
  • the waterline for the fridge ice machine and water dispenser was not hooked-up.

We had heard some real horror stories about PDIs that were nightmares with doors missing, floors not installed, no bathtubs, no heat, etc., so we are truly pleased with ours. I must say our developer is top-notch despite the adventure we had bickering over the smooth ceilings issue. They are a classy, professional outfit.

The building is still pretty much a construction zone but it is coming all very well. We move in a fortnight. The lobby and interiors are by the munge/leung interior design firm and are contemporary and gorgeous! You can see their fabulous interiors here.

One final bonus were our ceilings. We were expecting 9′ ceilings but when we measured, lo and behold 10′ instead. Ah, shucks darn! Below, a couple pictures … I should note the post-its are places we identified where touch-ups were needed.

1) the kitchen … omg, I can’t wait to start cooking

2) the livingroom; 3) G photographs the kitchen

Right, back to packing adventures here….

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9 Responses to PDI

  1. CurryPuffy says:

    Nice n’ bright condo!! The interior design is quite elegant too!!

  2. christao408 says:

    Is that Alan LEUNG or someone else?  Congrats on a successful PDI and I look forward to seeing the move-in pictures.

  3. ElusiveWords says:

    Wow… I love the tall ceilings and the bright windows. The kitchen looks great too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    so happy for you guys! the pplace looks really modern plus the view in the living room ! i can just see myself investing a telescope and spying on people across the buildings! haha kiddddinggg!! love the kitchen except i was never raelly a fan of the microwave being ontop of the stove.. i’ve been brain washed to think that the microwave waves are bad for you so when you use it you have to stand back a distance.. but then if you are cooking then you can’t mircowave at the same time? meh.. it’s probably one of those lies that my parents tell me ..

  5. kunhuo42 says:

    ooh, that must be so exciting to actually be able to walk around in your new place! happy canadian thanksgiving!

  6. Fatcat723 says:

    Thanksgiving for the new apartment. I would be ready to celebrate. This is to be an exciting time. But I always hated packing. Good luck

  7. ooh, G looks hot! nice ass! by the way, thanks for your comment – it means a lot to know that someone was drawn to my blog because of my writing.

  8. brooklyn2028 says:

    OMG so excited for you! My PDI is shortly too so I understand what you mean by actually seeing it in real life. Good luck with your packing!

  9. where abouts is your new place? It looks nice. congrats!

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