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Wall Covering & Paint Policy



Tabled at the GMM on September 22, 1992.
Approved at the GMM on February 9, 1993. (
Form updated on March 24, 2003)

See Maintenance By-law Section C, Unit Maintenance, 1. Painting and Wallpapering.

The underlying principle, agreed to at a General Meeting July 3, 1990, is that stripping of wallpaper and repainting of walls is the responsibility of the incoming member.

However, this only applies if the outgoing member has followed these rules:


1. Wallpaper must be dry-strippable.

2. Members must be aware that even dry-strippable paper leaves a paper residue on the walls when stripped.

3. The Co-op will pay the cost of rental of a wall-paper stripper for incoming members who wish to remove wall-paper.

4. Incoming members who are physically unable to do the work may be given assistance by the Co op.

5. The cost of “down time” to allow a member to strip wallpaper prior to moving in will be borne by the member moving in.


6. Only surfaces previously painted may be painted. (Do not paint smoke detectors, electric baseboard heaters, etc.)

7. Paint must be washable.

8. Members are responsible for painting their own units. The Co-op will cover the cost of sufficient paint to repaint the whole unit once every five years. This allowance may be claimed in installments, if the whole unit is not painted at one time.

9. A member will not generally be reimbursed for the cost of paint purchased individually.

10. Where a member is physically unable to carry out the painting, the Co-op may provide assistance.

11. Paint will be allocated to paint the whole unit every three years except in the case of Move-ins. Generally, members who are moving into a new unit will be allowed.

To order paint for that unit, regardless of whether that unit has received its quota, or whether the member had drawn the full allotment for the previous unit.

12. To compensate members for painting their own units the Co-op provides a range of approximately 300 colours, instead of 1 or 2. Members must order colours within the colour range if the Co-op is paying for the paint. We discourage painting with deeper toned colours, which subsequently are more difficult to cover.

13. It is possible to order oil-based paint for painting trim.

14. White ceiling paint is available as an additional allotment every three years, on a scale based on the size of the unit.

15. Basement stairs and floors: sufficient and proper paint is available on demand, although colour choice is limited.

16. At Move-in, primer paint will be made available to cover dark colours.

17. Members are responsible for the cost of cleaning paint from floors, walls, carpet or any other places it should not be.

18. See the Woodsworth Members Handbook for painting and wallpapering tips.


Members who wish to do anything to their walls other than paint or wallpaper, must apply to the Maintenance Committee for permission. Normally, anything stuck permanently to the wall, such as panelling, mirrored tile, or ceramic tile, would be considered a permanent renovation and if approved, become the property of the Co-op.



(Minor changes to the following procedure will not require membership approval, but must be published in the Weekly.)

1. Records will be kept for each unit, including a break down of rooms per unit, quantity of paint estimated per room, date and colour paint was distributed per room.

2. The allocation of paint is determined by a formula based on size of unit. Members may claim their paint allowance in installments, if the member wishes to paint less than the whole unit at one time.

3. The paint supplied will be middle-of-the-line Eggshell Latex, unless the member requests otherwise, for all rooms except as outlined in paragraph 4.

4. Members may order alkyd (oil-based) or Latex paint for kitchens and trim. If nothing is specified, semi-gloss will be supplied. Alkyd paint will be supplied for bathrooms.

5. Paint for trim, ceilings, and basement stairs and floors may be ordered as per the Painting Policy, clauses 8, 9 and 10.

6. Members must come in to the office to either choose their paint, or sign out a book of paint chips. When ordering paint, the member must fill out a Paint Order Form (see attached). The paint chip books must be signed back into the office before paint will be ordered.

7. Paint will be ordered, once a week on (Tuesdays). Members must have their order in no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday. Any orders received after 5:00 P.M. on Monday will not be processed until the following Tuesday. Members may call the office, from Wednesday on, to arrange pick up of their paint. Other arrangements may be made for members physically unable to pick up their paint. This may be discussed with the Paint Co-ordinator.

8. Members must order colours within the colour range, if the Co-op is paying for the paint. The member may select from those colours whose first number is (EXAMPLE: 99YR 83/059).

9. The member may make his/her own arrangements with the Paint store for better quality or a greater quantity of paint, at his/her own expense. You must discuss this with the office staff.

10. No other arrangements will be made for reimbursement of cost of paint, except under exceptionable circumstances. (For example: No reimbursement for paint bought at any other store



Please read these instructions before you select or order your paint.

Your bathroom MUST be repainted in an oil-based paint.

Unless you specify otherwise, oil-based semi-gloss will be supplied for your kitchen and trim paint.

All other walls should be repainted in Latex (eggshell supplied unless specified otherwise).

All paints on the colour chips are numbered; you may select only from the chips that are in the first three rows.


*Once paints are mixed, they cannot be returned to the supplier.*

Date Ordered:

Unit: # Name:

Halls: # Kitchen: # Bathroom: #

Living room: # ______________ Dining room: # ______________ Sunroom: #

Ceiling (which rooms):

1st  Bedroom: # 2nd Bedroom: #

3rd Bedroom: # 4th Bedroom: #


OFFICE USE: Maximum Allowance: _____________________

Date Ordered:Date received:


Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted September 30, 2010.

Garbage Policy



Amended October 18, 1994
Amended November, 2008

(Note: The most recent City of Toronto Garbage/Recycling pamphlets

should accompany this document and are available

at its Web Site – )


1. Regular trash pick-up from street access units occurs once a week. Garbage
pick-up changes will be posted and published in the Weekly.

RECYCLING – TOWNHOUSE (including Wilton Street units)

City Pick-up

Newspapers and Blue Boxes are collected on Tuesdays. Blue Boxes should be put out only when full. Newspapers must be bundled with string or stored in plastic bags. Phone books and corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened and bundled) may be included with the newspaper pickup. Please see attached list for items which may be included in your Blue Box.

Garden Waste

Members should make every effort to compost leaves in either the garden itself or in the composter, instead of throwing it out as garbage. The City recommends that grass clippings be left on the lawn. The City will pick up weeds, leaves and plant trimmings for composting if they are put out in open containers. Branches and twigs less than 3 inches thick (7.5 cm) must be tied in bundles less than 2 feet in diameter and 4 feet long.


Members living in townhouses are strongly encouraged to acquire their own composters and utilize them in their own backyards. Alternately, any member may make use of the community compost bins located at the top of the garage ramp. Information is available through the Environment Committee regarding the acquisition and use of composters.

When using the Community Composter, please deposit PLANT material only. Meat and dairy products attract raccoons and other pests. Also, please deposit your waste IN the bin, not leave it in a plastic bag on top. There is no "compost fairy" who will empty it for you.

See list posted near composter for items which should and should not be composted.

Bulk Pick-up

You may arrange special pick-up of items of furniture such as box springs or dressers, and any other item heavier than 20kg (44 lb.) or longer than 1.2m (4 ft.) by calling 905-513-2716. There is a maximum of 3 items per pick-up.


Chute Rooms

No waste may obstruct use of the garbage chutes. Members are requested to remind others to adhere to this policy, and report to the Board or office serious ongoing infringements.

Glass must not be thrown down the chute, even if enclosed in bags, because of danger of injury to staff handling the garbage or costly damage to the composter or the chute. Glass items not suitable for recycling must be taken to the dumpster at the top of the ramp.

Recyclable material must not be left on the floor of the chute room, since this increases the workload for the caretaker who must clean it up. The Blue Boxes in the chute rooms are only for those members physically unable to transport their recyclables to the garage.


Blue Bags

Recyclable material (see attached Blue Box list) should be collected in each unit's Blue Bag and taken to the basement garage to be emptied in the Recycling bins there.


All members are urged to compost their organic waste. Members may use the communal compost adjacent to the outside laundry facility. (List of things which may be composted is posted beside the composter)


The City of Toronto provides pick-up of hazardous wastes. Woodsworth Co-op has arranged for pick-up of waste on a quarterly basis. Members are required to dispose of their hazardous wastes at these times and not dispose of them with regular garbage pick-up. Advance notice of pick-ups will be given in The Woodsworth Weekly. Types of waste for the Toxic Taxi include: Varsol, old paint, strong cleaning fluids, etc. You may contact Toxic taxi by calling 416-392-4330.

You may contact Toxic Taxi by calling 416-392-4330.


Members are requested to recycle all bond paper using the barrels provided outside the Office and in the townhouse laundry facility.

See attached list for paper products which may be deposited in the barrel.


Members must use the two garbage receptacles, which are provided in the courtyard area adjacent to Albert Franck Place. One is for pop cans only, and the other for remaining litter. Both are clearly marked.


Members are required to recycle their used natural Christmas trees by leaving them for City pick-up on the designated days after Christmas. Announcements of pick-up dates will appear in The Woodsworth Weekly.


Members (including the elderly and the disabled) who are unable to deposit their own garbage, may seek assistance from other members, or may contact the Environment Committee for advice.


Put out only when full.

Include only:

* glass bottles and jars
* metal food and beverage cans
* plastic bottles and jugs


* bundle newspapers with string or store in bags
* include phone books
* flatten and bundle corrugated cardboard
* NO cereal/shoe-type boxes or pizza boxes


* grass clippings – leave on lawn or put out for collection in
open containers
* weeds, plant trimmings – put out in clear bags or open
* branches, twigs – less than 7.5 cm (3 in.) thick only. Tie in
bundles less than 0.6 m (2 ft.) in diameter and 1.2 m (4 ft) long
* fall leaves – rake and sweep to curb


The following paper may be put in the recycling paper barrel:

* copy paper (both white and colour)
* computer paper (both laser and non-laser)
* NCR/carbonless forms
* Woodsworth Weekly

Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted September 30, 2010.

Floor Covering Policy



Approved by GMM on April 9, 1992
Amended by Maintenance Committee on October 18, 1994


Members are permitted to permanently install wall-to-wall carpet.

NO adhesives may be used to install carpeting.

Minor damage to the floors caused by the nailing strips, near the baseboards will be acceptable. However, if adhesives are used, the member will be billed for the cost of repairing the damage to the floors.

The carpet belongs to the member who installed it. This means:

if the member moving in does not want the carpet, it is up to the member moving out to remove it, and to demonstrate that there is no major damage to the floors under it;

removal of carpeting may not slow up the move-out/move-in sequence. The cost of any such delays will be billed to the member moving out;

the member moving out has the right to sell the carpet to the member moving in, but the member moving in cannot be compelled to buy it; and

the unit inspection for move-out will include a check to ensure that no adhesives have been used in carpet installation, as well as a check for floor damage to the extent possible (whether the carpet is being removed or not).


Any member wishing to replace Co-op owned carpet must obtain approval before doing so. Approval may be absolute or conditional (e.g., unusual colour, pattern or quality may require replacement upon move-out).

No member may vacate a unit leaving an area previously carpeted by the Co-op uncarpeted.


Members may only install tile with the permission of the Co-op.

Anyone wishing to replace tile which has been applied directly to concrete will generally be given approval. This applies to floors in the medium rise, basements in the stacked townhouse, and ground floor areas in the mews units.

Approval will be given for installation of tiles in REASONABLE shades only. Whenever possible we would like to see a sample.

Members wishing to replace tile in the townhouse kitchens must choose from the Co-op choices on file in the office. The sub-floor must be inspected by the staff before the new tile is laid.

Members wishing to replace linoleum in the townhouse bathrooms must have the sub-floor inspected by the staff before the replacement sheet floor or tile is laid.

Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted September 30, 2010.