Archive for the ‘Seafield News’ Category

Emerald Terrace Residents Win Right to Keep Homes and Pets

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Seafield residents learned today that residents of Emerald Terrace will be able to keep their homes and their pets!
The Residential Tenancy Branch found that the seven cat owners at Emerald Terrace on Nelson Street did not breach a “material part of their tenancy agreement”, despite having verbal rather than written permission to keep their animals.
Dispute [...]

Proposed Seafield Apartments Rent Increase Typical of Trend

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Normally, we don’t run articles from mainstream media on our homepage, but this article by Sandra Thomas that appeared in today’s Vancouver Courier gives an overview of not only the situation faced by Seafield Apartments residents, but the plight other renters face due to the gutting of the Residential Tenancy Act. She also talks [...]

Seafielders Speak Up on CBC’s On the Coast

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Seafield residents talk to Stephen Quinn
A few weeks ago, Stephen Quinn of CBC’s On the Coast visited 1133 Barclay Street, one of Gordon Nelson Investment’s renovicted buildings for a tour to see why rents are skyrocketing in the west end.
Last week, Stephen Quinn visited the Seafield to hear the other side of the story. The [...]

Seafield Blessed with Baby Girl!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Seafield Apartments welcomed its newest resident yesterday when Dana and Bobby Crudo became the proud parents of a baby girl!
Weighing 8 pounds, little Eliana Dora Crudo was born at 8:38 p.m. at home.
It was always Dana’s wish to deliver her baby at home — at the Seafield. Her dream was almost shattered when Chris Nelson, [...]

Seafield Tenants Face 73% Rent Increase

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Last Wednesday evening, January 14,residents of the West End’s Seafield Apartments at 1436 Pendrell Street received thick envelopes from their new landlords Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson of Gordon Nelson Investments (GNI) detailing the landlords’ application to the B.C. Residential Tenancy Branch for rent increases of up to 73%. The [...]

Are Seafielders Really Paying Market Prices for their Laundry?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

It’s true that Gordon Nelson Investments did eventually make good on their promise to return laundry services to the Seafield. And, being front loaders, the new washer and dryer are much more environmentally friendly than the machines of old.
But, replacing what used to be two washers and two dryers with one washer and one dryer [...]

Gordon Nelson Misplaces Rent Cheque, Issues Eviction Notice

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Seafielders were shocked to learn yesterday that Gordon Nelson Investments were attempting to evict a Seafield Apartments resident for not paying her rent — after they lost her rent cheque.
Wendy, who has lived at the Seafield for 31 years, has always paid her rent on time. She gives her rent cheques to the management – [...]

Seafielders Get Back Laundry Services — for Double the Price

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Yesterday, Seafielders breathed a sigh of relief as a washing machine and dryer were unloaded in front of the building to be taken down to the laundry room.
But, the laundry machines come at a new price: $2.75 a wash and $2.75 a dry (an 83% price increase).
Laundry, a service historically offered at the Seafield, was [...]

Emerald Terrace Pet Owners Share Their Story

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Today, a few Seafield residents showed their support for pet owners at Emerald Terrace Apartments by attending their media event. Residents of the west end apartment building spent the afternoon sharing their story of harassment and intimidation by their landlord, Hollyburn Properties, simply because they own pets.
Residents of Emerald Terrace were fist issued notices of [...]

Emerald Terrace Evictions: Since when has Owning a Pet Become a Crime?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Yesterday night, Seafield residents were shocked to learn that 11 of our neighbours and friends at Emerald Terrace, a Hollyburn building in Vancouver’s West End, had received eviction notices.
Their crime? Refusing to give up their beloved pets. The ones they have lived with for years.
Hollyburn plans to have the pet owners out by the end [...]

Gordon Nelson Gives the Gift that Keeps on Smelling: Dirty Laundry

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Seafield residents received an end-of-year gift from landlords Chris Nelson and Jason Gordon of Gordon Nelson Investments: dirty laundry.
As of 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday December 30, Seafield Apartments’ two washers and two dryers disappeared with no warning from Gordon Nelson Investments. A note was stuck on the laundry room door saying that the machines would [...]

Seafield Residents Celebrate the Season and Their Community

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Refusing to let our eventful summer and fall dampen our spirits, Seafielders held our annual Christmas hall-i-day party last week. With the hall at Seafield Apartments full of close friends, food and Christmas treats, Seafielders celebrated not only the holidays, but also one more month together as a community (the best gift any of us [...]

Seafield Tenant Coins “Renoviction”

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Great ideas are often the product of enormous stress, lack of sleep and the absence of a meal or three.

This was the exact circumstance that Seafield Apartments tenant Heather Pawsey found herself in when she combined two seemingly unrelated words that had been on her mind since early September — renovation and eviction — in front of her students.

And so it happened: the word “renoviction” was born.

Vision Landslide Boon to West End Renters

Monday, November 17th, 2008

As mayor, Gregor Robertson promises to scruitinize permits issued to landlords.

The landslide victory by Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team is cause for celebration for the residents of the Seafield Apartments in Vancouver’s West End. The residents, who have been threatened with eviction by their new landlords, Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson (Gordon Nelson Investments Inc.), have a powerful ally in Robertson who promised, in a press conference on the Seafield’s front steps November 9th, that he would safeguard renters’ rights and address the increasing city-wide crisis of renovation driven evictions.

Vision Vancouver Stands up for Seafield

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Gregor Robertson promises Seafielders he will Scrutinize Permits

Mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson promised renters that, if elected, the city will scrutinize permits issued to landlords to determine whether renovations are necessary to maintain a building, or whether they are being used to justify evictions and massive rent increases.

Seafield Halloween Full of Candy, Costumes and Coverage

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Nightmare at 1436 Pendrell Street

Traditionally a fun event for the neighbourhood kids, this year’s Seafield Halloween was slightly different as Seafielders took the opportunity to discuss their recent mass eviction threat from new building owners Gordon Nelson Investments with members of the community and the media.

Nightmare at 1436 Pendrell Street

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Come to "The Nightmare at 1436 Pendrell Street"

Halloween at Seafield Apartments is the talk of the town. Residents ham it up big time with candy, costumes and a major display for the kids. We always get a huge turn out, and have an absolute blast!

Sadly, this Halloween may be Seafield’s last due to recent eviction threats from Gordon Nelson Investments, the new owner of our building.

‘Gordon Nelson: Shame on You’

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Seafield Resident Talks to Reporters About Mass Evictions in Vancouver's West End

Renters participating in a Renters at Risk rally for the “right of first refusal” chanted “Gordon Nelson: Shame on You” on Saturday, October 25 outside of 1209 Jervis Street, a West End building that Gordon Nelson Investments Inc. issued eviction notices to last winter.

Seafield Residents Surround City Hall

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Seafield Apartments residents join the Renters at Risk crew to "Surround City Hall" for affordable housing

Seafield Apartments Residents showed their support for affordable housing by participating in the Citywide Housing Coalition’s “Surround City Hall” event.

Check Out Seafield Stories

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Wondering what it is that makes Seafield Apartments such a special place? Read Seafield Stories to get a glimpse into Seafield life.

Introducing Seafield Apartments

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Seafield Apartments Vancouver West End

Seafield Apartments is a historical apartment building in Vancouver’s west end. This building is home to a tight community of long term tenants.