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Is it worth buying a portable garage shelter to keep the car somewhat out of the elements?

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dassub wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 3:35 pm
I am SO happy these are not allowed in Toronto. They would make the streets look ghetto as hell.
Not sure why people are down voting the thread for the question.

But as mentioned by a couple others, Toronto bylaws do not allow the use of these.

I’m also one of those asses that that would call in my neighbors if I saw them put one up, as they make the neighborhood look cheap and run down. Same with people who put up traps around their car ports- building a wall is fine, but a tarp makes the entire neighborhood look like crap.
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How much does it cost to build a garage then?
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CensoredByRFD wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:54 pm
Not sure why people are down voting the thread for the question.

But as mentioned by a couple others, Toronto bylaws do not allow the use of these.

I’m also one of those asses that that would call in my neighbors if I saw them put one up, as they make the neighborhood look cheap and run down. Same with people who put up traps around their car ports- building a wall is fine, but a tarp makes the entire neighborhood look like crap.
Did the OP even buy his car? Or were they all hypothetical scenarios? :)
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AtlsNBP wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 7:19 pm
How much does it cost to build a garage then?
In Toronto probably $250,000

Elsewhere, $ 25,000
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Btw, to be clear I'm not saying homes w/o garages are ghetto (there are some expensive old-style properties predating cars for example), just following those neggers' flawed logic, which is nonsense, obviously.

Anyway, I personally don't automatically think it's ghetto, depends how it looks. Ftn over form I say, esp in our Cdn winters.
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Oni-kun wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:23 am
I would worry about how strong it actually is. Seems like if the wind just scooped right into it, that you'll now have a $250 piece of trash to pick up on either your own or someone elses property.
I'd be worried about it collapsing and damaging my car!
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tranquility922 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:28 pm
Crazy neggers. I could understand disagreeing if it's illegal but to neg an innocent question just because you think it's "ghetto"? Here's news for you if you think like that: if you don't have an enclosed garage, it's already ghetto, get over yourselves, fake wannabe snobs.

Foolishness.
Amen, too many people with head up their own butt. It's white, blends right in after it snows, unless snow is gold and blue or something in your posh neighborhood.

As for the shelter, it's really narrow unless you get the double wide, you can barely open doors on both side. You will need some sort of tie down, either bolts into driveway or guylines, blocks on the lower bar isn't enough in wind gusts. I don't think it protects the car in anyway, just save some time in the morning since you don't have to shovel (as much) snow to get out of driveway. On the occasional freezing rain it works awesome though.
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I remember seeing one of these in Quebec City and it also had a 'tunnel' connected to it that went to the front door of the house
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AtlsNBP wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 7:19 pm
How much does it cost to build a garage then?
~$20-60K, a carport would be much cheaper.
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I think you need city's approval for you to build one?

Once built, it may increase the house's value? or just sell the place and move ?

I'm raised in a house with no garage. moved out and lived in condo with underground parking and now have garage in the house.
Secure and keep the car above freezing temperature and never have to shave the ice off in the morning.
Only thing is work parking is outdoor.
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