Smelly Toilet Water

On Thursday we noticed a foul smell coming from our bathroom. It took a while to identify the toilet as the cause. The water (after flushing) smelled like raw sewage and had a black tint to it.

According to the notice posted in the building, the rainwater collection system is being repaired and chlorine has been added to the purification system to “assist with the current odour”.

The new water coming in is already much clearer, but there is still a lingering smell in our bathroom. A smelly black film has built up in our toilet tank. Has anyone else had luck getting rid of it? I took a toilet brush to the parts I could easily scrub but it still looks pretty gross. I’m not sure the chemicals alone will clear it up.

Toilet Tank

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Gardening 2016

Garden 2016

Another successful year of rooftop gardening for all the tenants involved. This year, there are even pumpkins.


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Pokemon Plaza

They’re going to have to replace the sparrows with Pikachus becuase Pokemon Go has officially taken over the Olympic Village plaza.

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Balcony Cleaning

Balcony Before

Balcony Before

Balcony After

Balcony After

Black Tie Property Services did an excellent job power washing the balconies. Really happy with how clean our balcony is now.

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Apartments Available at 122 Walter Hardwick

Living Room

There is currently one vacancy listed in our building, a two-bedroom unit for $1975/month.

According to the City of Vancouver’s database, 122 Walter Hardwick has:

  • 59 1-bedroom units
  • 12 2-bedroom units
  • 16 3-bedroom units
  • 14 4-bedroom units

Unfortunately, our landlords, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Affordable Housing Society, are currently using two 1-bedroom units as office space for their staff. That is in addition to the purpose-built office space on the 2nd floor. When Vancouver’s rental vacancy rates are among the lowest in the world (less than 1%), it is a shame that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. isn’t able to rent more of the units in our building to people who need them.

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False Creek Beaver

False Creek Beaver

Spotted the False Creek beaver this morning, happily munching on some twigs outside of its lodge.

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Red Dot Campaign

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Great idea from one of our neighbours. Red dots are available next to the mailboxes in the lobby. Add one inside of your mailbox to avoid annoying junk mail.

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