i stayed here Nov 2006 - Aug 2007.
The first room i stayed in smelled like something died in the walls and was rotting. I stayed one night in it. ugh
Then I moved to another room, and after a few nights and realized i was being bled dry by bedbugs. my first encounter with the devils. bfast, lunch & dinner bites all over. I slept with lights on, and my skin was crawling with creepiness.
After a few nights, I moved to a third room which actually quite nice. Top floor, corner room, t
wo windows, no smell, great view.
Forewarned, I sanitized the room with bleach, Raid spray and bombs. i nuked the place for 24 hours while i stayed elsewhere.
I encased mattress in industrial plastic sheeting, sealed it with packing tape. Bought my own bedding, threw theirs out. I wasn't troubled by bedbugs again in the 9 months i was in that room.
The showers, toilets and hallways were decrepit, often horribly filthy.
I am a professional, who lived on the "downside" for a while : ) But, hey it was cheap, centrally located, and had a decayed charm. When i would emerge from the bldg each morning, i felt like iwas reentering the world. It was so wrong, it was right. And actually, most of the peopel who worked there were damn fine people.
Anyways, it is a bedbug heaven at this place. The Province or city is leasing this place, renovating and housing the homeless in it now .. good luck getting rid of the bedbugs eh? Panhandler blood good as mine lol