Language dispute at Quebec condo building over COVID-19 sign



text, letter: This sign is being called "disrespectful." Oct 21, 2020.


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This sign is being called “disrespectful.” Oct 21, 2020.

Melina Migiakis is furious with the administration at the Ahuntstic-Cartierville condo building her elderly grandparents call home over posted signs about COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s so disrespectful. It’s so degrading,” she told Global News.

Her anger was sparked by signs explaining COVID-19 measures banning people from accepting most visitors, written in French only. Her Greek immigrant grandparents don’t have a strong understanding of French.

READ MORE: Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say

“We saw the signs about COVID-19 in the elevator. My mother and I had written on the note: ‘English, please.’ You know, we even called them. He never got back to us,” she said.

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B.C. condo owner fined $27,000 for renting out apartment without strata approval

A tribunal has ordered a B.C. condo owner to pay fines totalling $27,000.

Monica Copeland was found to have rented out her apartment without first securing the approval of the strata council in violation of the strata’s bylaws.

Copeland bought the Central Saanich condo in 2014, and her daughter Morgan then began living in the unit.

In 2018, a person identified only as LA began to live with Morgan.

Copeland argued before the B.C. Civil Tribunal that LA was not renting, and was her daughter’s companion.

Moreover, the condo owner claimed that LA was not a tenant because there is no evidence that she paid rent.

However, B.C. Civil Resolution tribunal member Julie K. Gibson noted that the Residential Tenancy Act defines rent as “money paid…or a value or a right given or agreed to be given, by or on behalf of a tenant to a landlord”.

“The RTA definition

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‘It’s so disrespectful’: Language dispute at Quebec condo building over COVID-19 sign – Montreal

Melina Migiakis is furious with the administration at the Ahuntstic-Cartierville condo building her elderly grandparents call home over posted signs about COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s so disrespectful. It’s so degrading,” she told Global News.

Her anger was sparked by signs explaining COVID-19 measures banning people from accepting most visitors, written in French only. Her Greek immigrant grandparents don’t have a strong understanding of French.

READ MORE: Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say

“We saw the signs about COVID-19 in the elevator. My mother and I had written on the note: ‘English, please.’ You know, we even called them. He never got back to us,” she said.

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Suspects including young teens fired at cops during Toronto condo raid: police

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Published Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:19PM EDT


Last Updated Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:01PM EDT

Suspects arrested in an early-morning raid at a condo in Toronto’s Don Mills area allegedly opened fire on officers who approached them, police said Wednesday.

At 1:47 a.m. Wednesday morning, heavily armed members of Toronto police’s Emergency Task Force approached a condo unit near The Donway and Lawrence Avenue East.

As they got closer, police allege several people inside, possibly including several young teenagers, fired “multiple rounds” at them with handguns.

The officers were not hit and they did not return fire.

Once inside the unit, police say they located four adults and four teenagers.

A female occupant of the unit was taken to hospital after she developed difficulty breathing.

Investigators allegedly found a Walther P99 handgun and a subcompact Glock handgun inside the unit.

Four adults charged were identified by police as 40-year-old

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Calgary realtor says condo prices continue to tumble, demand for detached homes on the rise

CALGARY —
Calgary’s real-estate market has held steady throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand for condos falling and demand for detached homes rising. 

Realtor Justin Havre, with REMAX First, says many people are considering ditching their condos for more space in single-family homes.

“There’s obviously been a lot less desire for condominiums due to the density of how people are living and how people are looking to get more space,” said Havre. 

He adds that condos offer less space between neighbours using similar common areas, which in a pandemic, has turned people away. 

But he says its good news for the buying market. 

“The average price for a condominium has dropped by about 7.52 per cent,” said Havre. 

Right now prices are 23 per cent lower for a condominium, adding September was the strongest on record for the housing market in six years. 

“We are seeing condos that used to

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Enjoy The Palos Verdes Lifestyle At This Luxurious Condo

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA — This Rancho Palos Verdes home features balcony views of the pool and a great location in Rancho Palos Verdes.



a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: This home is at 5718 Ravenspur Dr. Unit 207, Rancho Palos Verdes.


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This home is at 5718 Ravenspur Dr. Unit 207, Rancho Palos Verdes.

It was built in 1973 and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s listed at $620,000.

  • Address: 5718 Ravenspur Dr Unit 207, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Price: $620,000
  • Square Feet: 1348
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths
  • Built: 1973
  • Features: Don’t miss this one! This private and beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath second floor end unit features a balcony off the living room which overlooks pool. Enjoy hardwood floors in hallway & living room. The luxury kitchen has marble floors & granite countertop/backslash and wet bar. Enjoy the spacious master bedroom, featuring an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi tub with granite tile. Amazing details throughout including, professional beveled mirrors. The balcony even has
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Large Culver City Condo Located Near Mall, Trader Joe’s

CULVER CITY, CA — This spacious Culver City condo features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It was built in 1969 and it’s listed at $599,900.

  • Address: 6250 Buckingham Pkwy Unit 110, Culver City, California
  • Price: $599,900
  • Square Feet: 1,074
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths
  • Built: 1969
  • Features: Spacious 2-bedroom 2-bathroom condominium with lots of natural light overlooking the Fox Hills Park, located in a desirable area of Culver City. This unit offers an open living room/kitchen concept that opens into a nice outdoor balcony with direct views of the park across the way where you could enjoy activities such as a jogging path with an exercise station, tennis, basketball, playgrounds, BBQs, picnic areas and more! Unit includes a sizable master bedroom with large walk in closet and full bathroom. The second bedroom is also very spacious and opens to a small private outdoor patio space which also overlooks the park
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Marina Del Rey Condo Has Ocean, Tree Views: $764,980

MARINA DEL REY, CA — This Marina del Rey condo just listed for $764,980 and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was built in 1972.

  • Address: 4337 Marina City Dr Unit 349, Marina del Rey, California
  • Price: $764,980
  • Square Feet: 1,722
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths
  • Built: 1972
  • Features: Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit with Treetop, mountain, and marina views. Features an open floor plan which showcases the floor to ceiling windows. Comes equipped with recessed lighting throughout, ceiling speakers, completely renovated bathrooms and brand new hardwood flooring. Marina City Club offers 3 swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, 3 racquet ball courts, a huge executive gym, free classes (spinning, yoga, cardio, stretch & more), a beautiful restaurant & bar (room service offered), gourmet market, daytime cafe, beauty salon and a car wash. This community is gated and provides 24 hr guarded security. Perfectly
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Baselitz, Condo Fetch $34MM USD in Phillips Sale

Coinciding with London’s Frieze week, Phillips recently presented its contemporary art evening sale event at its U.K. headquarters. A total of 36 lots fetched a total of £26.3 million ($34.1 million USD) with buyer’s premium included.

One of the top lots included in the sale were by blue-chip artists including Georg Baselitz’s landmark Das letzte Selbstbidnis I (1982) portraying the artist’s signature upside-down figure which hammered at £4.1 million GBP, achieving roudhly $5 million USD — the third highest price for the artist in record. The iconic work came from the collection of the Paris-based contemporary art patron Marcel Brient.

Other top lots include Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Pestus) 1982, a work on paper which sold for £2.2 million GBP ($2.9 million USD). George Condo’s The Age of Reason 2010 painting hammered £2,261,000 GBP (approx. $2,931,613 USD). Moreover, Banksy’s Girl with Balloon & Morons Sepia 2007 work achieved £1,232,500 GBP (approx.

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Fannie Asks Mortgage Execs How to Improve Condo Lending

The most recent Fannie Mae’s Lender Sentiment Survey
focuses on the complexities of lending to the condominium market. The company
stresses that this type of housing can play an important role in narrowing the supply gap for
affordable housing options as well as providing an attractive alternative for
homeowners seeking to downsize. However, since the great recession, there has
been a significant shortage of both new and existing units for sale.

Condos
represent 8 to10 percent of the mortgage market but tend to exist primarily and
thus play a larger role in many urban areas. They also present unique risks
given the financial responsibility owners share for the operation and maintenance
of the common areas and shared amenities. Lenders may also face increased time
and costs due to the complexity of underwriting condo project eligibility.

Fannie Mae
asked more than 200 senior mortgage executives about market trends and to help

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