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Tenants share their own horror stories of living -- in a manner of speaking -- on Zoro turf.


Barbequed Tenants? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Grover   
Monday, 28 August 2006

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The Vancouver fire department dropped by today to take stock of the deplorable conditions of stairwells and fire doors at Zoro Manor.  There should be no doubt where the heads-up came from.  Yesterday I did an informal survey of the firedoors. Out of a total of 20 doors that I looked at 13 did not close automatically, completely or securely. Several of these life-saving doors were actually propped open and one, as you'll see from the attached picture, is still hanging off its hinges.

Management of 1075 Jervis has been ordered in the past to make these doors secure but obviously the sanctions and follow-up inspections are wholly inadequate to achieve compliance.  The City of Vancouver has by-laws in place mandating functioning firedoors for a reason.  Such a state of disrepair represents considerable hazard to the rent-paying tenants at 1075 Jervis.

Of further interest to the fire inspector was the exit corridor adjacent to the laundry room which is blocked by building materials and dryer exhaust conduits.  In my faxes to both the fire department and city inspections office I further noted a dried puddle of urine in the south stairwell landing on the seventh floor.

The fire inspector will be back in a week or so to see if further sanctions will be necessary to achieve compliance on these and other key safety infractions. Stay Tuned....

 
Fungal Growth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Grover   
Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Fungal Growth - Suite 403 -1075 Jervis Street

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The biggest mistake visiting student Ms H--- [Name withheld by request] made in her international sojourn was moving into Suite 403 at 1075 Jervis Street. After just a few months in residence she developed lesions on both her forehead and right shoulder. Her doctor diagnosed the cause as fungal in nature perscribing the anti-fungal ointment Loprox pictured here. She maintains that the toxic environment of the Zoro-owned apartment is the source of the affliction. A long-term pattern of neglect in repairing leaky pipes – both clean and grey-water conduits – has resulted in an eight floor residence that is permeated with toxic molds and fungi.

 
Sprouting Mushrooms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Grover   
Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Sprouting Mushrooms - Suite 403 -1075 Jervis Street

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Ms H--- [Name withheld by request], a fastidious housekeeper, recently discovered the mushroom pictured here growing out of a dark corner of her bathroom in Suite 403 at 1075 Jervis Street.