Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. Let’s discuss two of the questions:
QUESTION: We own a unit in a large, old condominium. We have had little or no heat, or hot water, for a long time and have had temperatures inside as low as 61F. Management says they are working on it. But there has been no improvement. The township by-law office says the minimum heat is 68F. The township could issue a non-compliance order but that would probably result in a fine that the unit owners would share and may not ensure that the situation is corrected. Neither would going to the press which would devalue our units. What can we do?
I attended the February 2nd 2019 concert at the TSO which was advertised as “Sir Andrew Conducts Wagner”. The concert happened to also fall on Sir Andrew’s 75th birthday.
The concert consisted of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Albert Berg’s Three Pieces of Orchestra, and the first act of Die Walküre. The first act of Die Walküre featured solorits Lise Davidsen (Sieglinde), Simon O’Neill (Siegmund), and Brindley Sherratt (Hunding). All three were making their TSO debuts with the concert. Continue reading
Posted in Reviews
Tagged 2019, 75th Birthday, Albert Berg, Brindley Sherratt, Die Walküre, February 2nd, Lise Davidsen, Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, Roy Thomson Hall, Simon O'Neill, Sir Andrew Davis, Three Pieces of Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, TSO
The family of Clive Swift has announced that the actor has passed away on February 1st 2019, eight days prior to his 83rd birthday. The actor was best known for his portrayal of Richard Bucket in Keeping up Appearances, alongside Dame Patricia Routledge.
Mr. Swift was born February 9th, 1936 in Liverpool to Abram Sampson and Lily Rebecca Swift. His older brother, David, was also an actor. Continue reading
The Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown) has announced it Class of 2019 inductees.
Those elected to the Hall of Fame are: Continue reading
Posted in Sports, Toronto Blue Jays
Tagged All-Star, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Closer, Cy Young, Designated Hitter, Edgar Martínez, Major League Baseball, Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, MLB, National League, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay, Saves Leader, Seattle Mariners, Starting Pitcher, Third baseman, Toronto Blue Jays, World Series
Gerry Hyman has a new article for the Toronto Star. Let’s look at some of the questions raised:
QUESTION: Our board has implemented a rule that bans smoking on the common elements and in the units. The ban will take effect shortly. Can the owners seek an owners’ vote to cancel the rule? If so, will tenants get to vote or only unit owners? And what percentage of the voting owners is required to cancel the rule? Continue reading
Posted in Condominiums
Tagged Agenda, AGM, Annual General Meeting, By-laws and Rules, Condominium, Condominium Act, Leasing, Ontario, Requisition, Rules, Tenants
Famed German bass-baritone Theo Adam has passed away in his hometown of Dresden on Thursday January 10th, 2019. He was 92.
Mr Adam’s career spanned over four decades, starting with a performance of Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949. He would regularly sing with the Berlin State Opera and would also appear at many of the leading opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, the Salzburg Festival, and the Vienna State Opera. Continue reading
Posted in Obituaries
Tagged Bayreuth Festival, Death, Der Freischütz, Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Fidelio, Hans Sachs, Hänsel und Gretal, Kammersänger, Metropolitan Opera, Obituary, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, The Magic Flute, Theo Adam, Vienna State Opera, Wotan
I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and I hope everyone has a prosperous new year.
2018 has flown by. I recently recapped 2018 in this previous post.
Happy New Year, everyone!
As we are counting down the hours until 2018 begins, I would like to thank you for visiting my site this year.
I would also like to highlight the past year for this site: Continue reading
Posted in General
Tagged 2018, 97th Warriors' Day Parade, Anniversary, Canada, David Ogden Stiers, Etobicoke Ontario, Etobicoke Point, Government of Ontario, Long Branch Loop, Metrolinx, Ontario government, Queen Elizabeth II, Review, Toronto Ontario, Year in Review
The Maple Leaf
The 2019 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship opens today in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Team Canada is the defending Champions and are looking to retain the title on home ice.
The team plays four round robin games: Continue reading
I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you spend your Christmas with family and friends and have a wonderful and enjoyable Christmas.
The year is coming to a close and I would also like to thank everyone who has read my Blog this year for all the support as it is very appreciated. Thank you. Continue reading