Write A Review Reviews by Brian from Ossington Village
A review for Spring Home Heating & Cooling Systems Inc
I have nothing but great things to say about the folks at Spring Home, from George who came and assessed the problem, to the techs who installed both a new furnace and air conditioner. They all explained exactly what they were doing along the way. They showed up exactly when they said they would (including a reminder call from head office to let me know they were on their way) and got the job done quickly and efficiently. They also cleaned up well after their job and left the area around my new furnace (in a rather dirty basement) spotless. My neighbours are also quite happy that my new A/C is much quieter than the old one as they sit outside their house near where the A/C is. We've made them happy too, which is always a good thing. Right now I'm loving the iComfort thermostat too, which allows me to adjust my furnace and see the temperature of my house from my Android phone. This is something everyone needs to get. They explained to me how to use it and got me all set up. If you have issues with your furnace definitely call these guys. <br>They are fantastic.
Hi Brian, I glad that you are having fun with the wifi iComfort and also the new furnace/AC. Now it is your neighbor turn to replace their AC , so you don't have to listen to the noise from their AC :-) thank you very much for taking the time to write the review especially for a busy guy like you. Take care and enjoy the systems.
A review for Speelman's Garden Centre
On friday before the long weekend I wanted to get some work done on our front yard. Ya, it was last minute, but that's the way I roll. I called Speelman on the suggestion of another garden centre to find some flagstone, (which is actually very hard to find in Toronto). They had it in stock. Could it be delivered the next day, Saturday of the long weekend? Of course it could! How good is that? The order taker even suggested the right kind of underlayer - limestone crush, and figured out how much I needed. They called before the truck left the office, and arrived about 3/4 hour later. A nice driver dropped things exactly where we asked with deft crane skills. I'll be calling them again if I need landscaping supplies.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Well Done BBQ's
I had no idea this service even existed, but when I saw a review float by here on HomeStars I thought, Hey, that'll save me a few hours of messy blackness and probably end up with a cleaner BBQ. I was definitely right. They came early Sunday morning (on Mother's day) and went at the grill with their various tools. By the end the grill was sparkling and the top and sides were cleaner than I've seen them in ages. This is a service totally worth doing.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Reach Restoration, Inc.
What can I say except Jim is absolutely fantastic. We had recently had some pretty thick paint removed from the front of our house and needed the bricks tuckpointed and repaired. Jim came and clearly explained what needed to be done with some great knowledge of bricks - where my bricks came from, how they were cut, etc. His team communicated clearly every day what they were doing, and during the job kept the job site incredibly clean and made sure we could go in and out of our front door. I can't thank Jim and the team enough. All our neighbours have commented on how great the house looks now compared to how it looked prior.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Kuda Furniture & Homewares
This store is great to walk around and check out all the great, unique pieces imported from around the world. The staff are always friendly and you don't get that sales pressure you get shopping at other places. They know their stuff is unique and let you choose what you want. (and yes, as the other reviewer points out, their cats add a sense of luxury and hominess to the experience) We recently bought an entertainment unit and an armoire from them which are beautiful pieces. I was very impressed with the delivery folks who did a great job in getting the armoire up to the 2nd floor via an outside entrance. Love the old wood look.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Fluff Design & Decor
When we put on a home show booth we want to look good. The Vancouver Home + Design Show is a feature event for homeowners looking for contractors and HomeStars had a booth at the event. Fluff stepped up and helped us out making it look great. The booth was right beside the stage, so it needed to look good. The furniture that Fluff provided for the booth was comfortable, and provided our space with a modern and inviting mood. During stage shows and during the show home show attendees made themselves comfortable on the sofa and chairs, which is a testament to how it looked. I was also very impressed with how Fluff handled the logistics. The furniture was delivered and ready for when the show began, and I didn't need to worry that it would all get cleaned up at the end. If I lived in Vancouver, and needed my house staged, these are the folks that I'd have do it. Thanks again guys, and hope to work with you again next home show.
Thanks for the comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the process and result. We are very happy that you presented this opportunity to us as well. Once again, thank you very much for everything.
A review for Wilkens Contracting Inc
When you pick Otto Wilkens for a contractor you shouldn't do it because you're looking for a deal. It's unlikely he's going to be the cheapest, but you're going to get value, honesty, integrity, and something I appreciate throughout any home reno process - good communication. Otto took care of a piece of concrete in the front of our house, and we're very happy with how it looks and how the whole process turned out. Definitely keep Wilkens in mind if you're doing concrete or masonry work done.1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A review for Appliance Healer
Our dishwasher had slowly been getting worse, and a few days ago it finally stopped working. It sounded like there were things going on inside, but nothing was getting cleaned. After reading some reviews on HomeStars I called Sam on a Saturday and he apologized for not being able to come that day (even though I didn't really expect that he would) and on Monday showed up right when he said he would. He took a look at the dishwasher and you could tell he knew what he was doing. What really impressed me about his service was that he explained what he was doing through the whole process, which I really like. He thought it had to do with a small screw that had fallen into the system below, (and he got that out using some creative engineering with a vaccuum cleaner) but it turned out that the pump was broken. A call to the parts store and the part was on order. Next day he showed up again with the part, and carefully removed the dishwasher and replaced the part. I really liked how honest and straightforward he was through the entire process and if I needed more appliance repairs, I'd definitely call him back. Great job.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Telegramme Prints - Ossington
I recently had the pleasure of having the great people at Telegramme Prints frame 3 posters. One was this cool word art piece of the Ossington neighbourhood, and the other two were old Russian propaganda posters from the 80s that I picked up on a school trip. The colour and style advice were so spot on and they are looking great. One of the posters (or can I say 3 of them) were a serious challenge. This was a series of three posters that fit together with a picture of Yuri Gagarin. It ended up being a massive poster and framing job, and they made it work, and provided me all the tools to get it up on my wall. Super happy at how it all turned out! They communicate well, and they have great style. I love all the inventory of other products in their store too. I'm sure we'll be buying from from them soon.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for EkoCouture Custom Drapes
I was reading some reviews on HomeStars and came across this company, and what struck me was the picture in one of their reviews. It looked like something that might work for us. We live in a house in the downtown area which we renovated a few years ago and we've had makeshift curtains in our bedroom that we really needed to change. After a call to Irene and Viigo, they came over, measured our space and then invited us down to their showroom on Portland St. We looked at a bunch of different products and, with their great assistance and advice, picked a fabric. When we got home we decided it might not be right, so they were helpful in giving us the sample book for us to choose from when we were home. Once we got that it was much easier. They advice they offered on what kind of blinds and sheers to select was invaluable as we know nothing about these kinds of thing. Viigo came about a week after we ordered and installed the sheers, and they are looking great. He jokingly offered a lifetime warranty, but said he'd probably be in a nursing home when they break down. I believe him; they do look sturdy. Now we don't have to worry about our makeshift curtain falling down!0 of 0 people found this review helpful.