Trump Tower Toronto To Be Sold Off After Debt Default: Report


B00Mer
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Trump Tower Toronto To Be Sold Off After Debt Default: Report

Toronto’s Trump Tower has seen one disaster after another since it opened four years ago, but its latest debacle may be its last.

The Globe and Mail reports that the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is on the verge of being sold to an unnamed new owner after its current one failed to pay back a $260-million construction loan last year.

The sale will likely mean the Trump name will disappear from the building.



Donald Trump himself doesn’t own the Toronto tower — it belongs to Talon Developments, which licensed the Trump brand for the skyscraper, and hired a Trump-owned company to run the property.

Talon’s clients are “no longer interested in the Trump brand” because Trump himself has damaged it, company lawyer Symon Zucker said.

“It’s more important for him to be president than run a successful business,” Zucker told the Toronto Star last month.



Evidently sensing that Talon wanted to ditch his brand and axe the contract, Trump took the company to court last December in an effort to stop the move, the Star reported.

Rocky start

The billionaire businessman made numerous appearances in Toronto to promote the 65-story hotel and condo tower in its early years, but the project was problematic from the get-go.

A year after it opened, hotel room occupancy was at 50 per cent, and rooms were only fetching half the expected rate.

That was a problem for the investor-owners who bought individual hotel rooms in the tower as investments, and ended up losing the equivalent of about $175 a day.



Soon enough there was an investor revolt, and Talon revealed that fewer than 20 per cent of investors had closed on their units. Banks wouldn’t offer mortgages on the properties. Naturally, it all ended in litigation.

There were also construction issues, from glass panes falling off the building to an unstable antenna that forced the closure of busy downtown streets for almost two days.
“It’s more important for him to be president than run a successful business.”
— Talon lawyer Symon Zucker

Both the Toronto Trump Tower and the Vancouver Trump Tower were the target of protests following Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican migrants, as well as the presidential candidate's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Municipal politicians in both northern cities called for the Trump towers to be renamed, as did a majority of Canadians in a poll last fall.

At least in the case of the Toronto tower, their wishes look likely to be granted.

source: Trump Tower Toronto To Be Sold Off After Debt Default: Report
 
Curious Cdn
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Piece of sh1t is falling apart. What a cheap, nasty building.
 
Danbones
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Well, maybe they will elect hitlary down there, she will disappear the borders, and then there will at least be lots of southern tourists to fill those cheap rooms...
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Piece of sh1t is falling apart. What a cheap, nasty building.

But that's how you make Toronto great again.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

But that's how you make Toronto great again.

I only go there when I have to, which isn't very often.
 
B00Mer
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So a Trump building is in Default in Toronto, Canada, and he wants you to trust him with the US economy... Da Faq?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

So a Trump building is in Default in Toronto, Canada, and he wants you to trust him with the US economy... Da Faq?

You did of course read the article and understand that Trump does not own it .

BOOM BOOM ,how is that pounding in your brain ?
 
Dixie Cup
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Much to do about nothing - so the name is dropped. As pgs stated, Trump doesn't actually "own" the building.
 
Curious Cdn
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No, he just sells the name.

Either that or they'rea franchise like K.O.A
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

No, he just sells the name.

Either that or they'rea franchise like K.O.A

Yes, Trump is suppose to mean "Quality" LOL
 
MHz
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Nice catch.
I wonder how many more threads suffer from the same lack attention to the details part?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Yes, Trump is suppose to mean "Quality" LOL

Supposed not suppose.
 
MHz
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Hard to dot the i's when you are having a meltdown.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Supposed not suppose.

Wow a Grammar NAZI that mastrabates to giving reddies on a forum all day.

I guess the NAZI's stick togeather.. no wonder you like Trump
 
MHz
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Face it Boomer, there is no way in hell you can resurrect this topic back to where you don't look like a complete fool. The only thing worse would be trying to get the last word in as it just bumps it to the top. lol
Your momma would not be proud of you at this moment and that's a fact jack.