Charles Street

Maintenance and Operations Updates

30 Charles Laundry Room Cash to Card Machine Repaired  

Please be advised that the cash to card machine in the 30 Charles laundry room has been repaired and should be functioning properly. If any additional issues are experienced moving forward please inform security or a member of the maintenance team. 

Heating System Startup 2023 

Please be advised that Building Operations staff, along with the University of Toronto Building Engineers are closely monitoring weather forecasts to determine when the heating systems in both buildings will be turned on for the upcoming heating season. Long-term weather forecasts over the next 2 -3 weeks indicate that the heating systems can remain off, and the buildings can retain enough heat to satisfy the temperature threshold of 21 degrees Celsius. If there are any weather changes that result in a drop in outdoor temperatures, the heating systems will be turned on immediately. This may happen at any point throughout the day. When the systems are turned on, residents will be notified as soon as possible.  

Important Information Regarding the Heating Systems 

The building heating systems are centrally operated, meaning they adjust to outdoor temperatures. As the outdoor temperature falls, the heating system will operate at a higher output to adjust for the temperature change; and vice versa. 

We remind our residents to check/confirm that all windows and balcony doors are closed and secured properly to eliminate cold air from entering the apartments. If you have a window Air Conditioning unit (A/C unit) installed, it is strongly recommended that the A/C unit be sealed on all sides to prevent cold air from entering during the winter months. This is especially critical underneath the A/C unit. Placing a towel underneath the A/C unit, above the windowsill, will help prevent cold air from entering your apartment. You can use a plastic bag and tape to cover and seal around the A/C unit. If there is an ‘operable’ vent on your A/C unit, make sure the vent is closed before covering your A/C unit. 

If you have difficulties stopping cold air from entering your apartment from around the A/C unit or if you have any other concerns regarding the heat output in the unit, please contact Building Maintenance, who will be able to assist. 

If your apartment is too cold (under 21 degrees Celsius), please contact the Residence Office as soon as possible to have a Maintenance Technician inspect the heating system. 

Unfortunately, Operations staff are unable to adjust the heating system to satisfy personal preferences. If you find that your unit is too warm for your liking, please allow time for the central system to adjust to changing outdoor temperatures and/or make arrangements to cool the space by using a fan or opening a window. 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.