I awoke one morning, in what I have renovated myself to be a beutiful bachelor appartment (was far from when I moved in), suprised to find my arm and belly swollen and COVERED with bits. Having only moved in less than 5 months earlier and having taken the preventative measures (funded by me as expected from the landlord) I was in uder dispair realising that my place has been infested by the evil bed bugs. With further research on this matter I found that I also had seen some coachroaches (so sma
ll I didnt know what they were) in my apartment (also despite preventative measures I funded). Never having dealt with these problems I had no idea what to do. Filled with stress and little sleep, my buliding staff literally laughed when I asked where I was suppose to live while my place was treated. This situation as many other tenants have expressed are so poorly handeled by the building staff, I would advise anyone not to live here. Several other appartments in my hallway were also infested, thus they treat one place causing bugs to run to the nextm, never solving the problem, all at the tenants expense of time, money, and stress!!!!
If you want bugs galore and employees that play on the computer all day rather than doing any work,this is the place to go.You need to enjoy drunks signing s well.
Anonymous on 12/03/2012
Still bedbugs and cockroaches in this building. Now they have an incentive to get your family and friends in here. They will take off 200.00 for 1 months rent if you find someone to rent an apt. from them. As if I am going to tell anyone I care about to move in here when there are bedbugs and cockroaches here. I so wish I could afford another place.
Anonymous on 10/28/2012
I am now of the opinion that no matter what, the bed bugs and cockroaches will keep coming back. They know we are stuck living here because the rent is low, but it is so sad that we are required to live like this. I am a clean, quiet tenant but when I open up my cupboard to get a cup and see a cockroach scurrying around, and hear all of the reports of bedbugs, it just saddens me. Never had this problem in my life. I am in my 50s. :(
observe on 10/17/2012
The management seems to be going towards explaining themselves in various courtrooms from bugs to fire safety.
Jude on 08/27/2012
Moved in 26 May 2012 - I haven't unpacked yet - cockroaches everywhere.
Wrote a long letter with photos to the new management Q Residential in Toronto. They sent it back to this building and nothing has been done. The place is never cleaned.
Pissed Off! on 07/14/2012
The problem started back in November 2011 when I first found the blood-sucking parasites in my unit. The owner, at the time was guick to blame me for bringing them into the building and refused to treat them! I found out that she told every other tenant the same thing and encouraged them to spray/chemicalize their own apartments. She even told me where to purchace the toxic chemical's. I called the city Health dept. and they were already awhere of what was going on here and had tried, on several
occasion's to contact the owner but she had been evading them.
I had no interest in spraying toxic chemical's in my apartment considering that I suffer from several chemical sensitives. The spray that they offer is not one-hundred percent effective and I've heard from several people that they have gone through several sprying's, thus repeated exsposure. I tired for a couple of month's to deal with this problem on my own...cleaning, washing and chalking baseboard's and every crack possible. I even had to throw out furniture and electronic's which isn't easy to do when you don't have the mean's to replace any of these iteam's.
When the buiding was sold and the new property management took over I gave them a couple of week's to settle in before I reported the problem with them.
It seemed that no matter what I did to get rid of them they kept returning.
The new company was quick to offer to spray with toxic chemical's. When I told her my prediciment she said she would get back to me about using alternative method's. When I didn't hear from her for two week's I went back to her and she would say stuff like she was waiting for the pest control company to get back to her...this little routine of her's went on for several more week's. So...I began to put every thing in writing!
I SHOULD OF DONE THIS FROM THE BEGINNING!
Once again I was meet with delay's and excuse's as to why I hadn't gotten back an answer. The other option's avilable to get rid of bedbug's, in a non-toxic manner is using a steam treatment or frezeing the parasite's.
Then she said that I would need a note from my doctor concerning my chemical senstivities. I provided her with said letter. Once again I heard nothing back from her.
While all this was happening what I couldn't figure out was, where were fully grown adult bedbugs where coming from? They would show up in the middle of the day and start crawling up my leg, desparate for their next meal. That's when I found them wandering the hallway's!!! She had already done a inspection of my apartment as part of her asscessment that I needed treatment. Now I was told that another inspection was being done by the pest control company [more delay's]. A couple of day's later when I asked about it she admitted that several unit's had them. I even asked my nextdoor neighbour and he admitted to having them.
I had enough finally and sent them a strongly worded letter telling them I would be taking action against them for neglect and I would also take into account the undue stress this was causing me. Low and behold I recevied a written letter, almost immediately, slipped under my door stating that they would only provide the chemical treatment and that if I wanted it done without chemical's that I should ask the province to pay for it [O.D.S.P.]. This came as a surprise after I submitted the required letter from my Doctor which she said was necessary for them to do my unit in a non-chemical manner?.
I'm sorry this letter is so long but I wanted you to see the pattern of behaviour they used in delaying this process.
Unfortunately this isn't the only problem with this building since they took over. On several occassions there has been dirty old mattress's and couch's strewn around the back of the building and the garbage bin's are no-longer being emptied as frequently as they use to be so lately there has been a stench eminating up, throughout the building on several floor's. They tired to mask the smell using chemical deodorizer's.
Also they began hallway renovation's over a month ago. This mean's that matainance has pretty muched stopped except for two seperate sweeping's. One of them was because I had to ask for it. The worker's left chunk's of debris laying around on the floorand my major concern was that they were removing asbesto tile's. The renovation company is from out-of-town and at one point they disappeared for two week's? They returned finally this week[July 9-14] and have been sanding down everything including our door's. The dust out in the hallway is incredable. This was even after a lite sweeping. It has now tracked into my apartment as I sure it has with other tenant's.
My motto in life is; action's speak louder then word's...In my opinion, this perticular property management company has very little requard for it's tenants and their property.
Yep. The bedbugs and roaches are baaaack. Started in June 2012. Have had apartment treated 3, yes 3, times for the roaches and they keep coming back. They are all over the building. You can be the cleanest tenant in the world, but if roaches are in the building, it is really hard to get rid of them. And now bed bugs are here too.!
Fed up on 12/07/2011
The landlady is so sweet til you move in. She told me it was a clean quiet building. When I discovered a cockroach in my apartment (had to go online to figure out what it was!) she told me I must have moved in with them! I have seen cockroaches in the hallways, even the elevator! Im wondering if I could break my lease, because nothing is being done about it.
Anonymous on 12/05/2011
Anonymous on 11/29/2011
This building also has roaches! I had to go to the tenant board who thankfully terminated the lease do not move here they do not take care of any pest issues
Anonymous on 09/18/2011
We first noticed something in February of this year. I had bites, but my partner didn't notice anything. We were in denial for a couple of weeks until I finally saw one. I told our landlord who brushed us off and told us that it was not their responsibility. I was surprised of the lack of concern since we live in a large seven floor apartment building. We began to systematically wash everything in very hot water and steam the couches and mattress. We taped up all the cracks in the wall and bough
t bed bug detectors - the sticky pads that are supposed to catch them. We thought we had gotten rid of them, because the bites stopped, but this week they were back again. Now we are going through the washing process again and purchased mattress, box spring, and pillow casings. We're debating our next move.