Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If you plan on moving into a condo make sure your truck fits. Developers are keen on installing cutting edge architecture and landscapes which lure us in, yet often make making in a real pain. Take the new Festival Tower Condo in Toronto for example. Completed in 2010 it was designed to be home of the Toronto International Film Festival. It has movie theatres, exhibition space and even office space for this special festival. It even has 5-star hotel services and penthouses named after film stars. But if you plan on moving into the Toronto Festival Tower, be prepared to rent a small truck. The Festival Towers loading dock has no posted height clearance, but it will be brutally obvious once your movers arrive if the truck is too tall for the roughly 12'5' height restriction. These are some sacrifices many developers make in order to improve functionality and aesthetics. Make sure your movers know if your condo has a truck height restriction. Reputable van lines such as United Van Lines & Mayflower Transit have a database of such addresses. Condo's can also make your local moves more expensive due to long walks. For example if you plan on moving into 360 Bloor St. E. townhouses at the back there is an extremely long walk for movers. This is further complicated by traffic/parking restrictions on Bloor St. If you pay your movers by the hour be prepared to bite the bullet at this location. On the plus side the townhomes have a stunning view of Rosedale from their spacious balconies.
The key point here is to take height restrictions and long walks into consideration when planning your next move. It will save unnecessary expenses or stress from doing it right the first time.