My friend googled where I live, and this website came up first lol. I think this place used to have an issue with bugs in a unit downstairs like last year, but I've never seen one thank god! They sprayed the whole building and used these heat things which was cool. Love living here. Anyways...thought I'd share
Rob on 12/07/2012
Downtown Ottawa. Walking distance University of Ottawa (20 minute walk) and Carleton university (30 minute walk) to all locations including the parliament hill. Rideau centre. Canal. Across from a park. One block from beer store. Three blocks from grocery store.
Short bus ride to anywhere in the city. Everyone in the building is really cool.
Can't ask for a better location. I have been living at this address for three semesters.
Dave on 12/07/2012
My name is Dave, I have been living at this address for over 5 years. I have heard of other tenants with a problem with bugs. The Landlord has hired a professional company to spray the entire building. They even sprayed my unit, even though I have not experienced any problems at all since I moved in 5 years ago.
Anonymous on 10/19/2012
When searching for an apartment to live in while attending school in Ottawa, finding the apartment on 353 Lyon Street N was like a dream come true. When googling the address, the building came up as being registered for a bed bug infestation many years ago. The apartments claimed to be completely renovated, with many perks including free internet and cable included, and the landlord promised that the renos were due to the bugs and that the problem had been taken care of. As a student, this seeme
d perfect, but quickly turned into a nightmare as we moved in to the building and the same day our furniture was infested. When telling the landlord about the problem, he did not think that the problem was as bad as what we were saying it was. What he had failed to mention when we signed the lease earlier on move-in day is that nearly all the tenants that had decided to rent at the same time we did had already moved out due to the bed bug infestation. Myself and my roommate were left homeless for 3 weeks with promises of the building being fumigated, and the problem had not been solved when we tried to move back in. When all is said and done, myself and my roommate have had to buy all new furniture, throw out anything that could not be washed, and find a new apartment part way through the school year. As we were moving out, the landlord was already renting our rooms to other people, when we had found bugs earlier that day. Shame. I also see that the superintendant posted that there was never a problem- shame on you too for misleading poor students. Both us and our neighbours below and next door reported the problem to the super. He did not seem to mind that there was an infestation in his building.
I have lived at this address for the past 2 years and I have not had any bedbug encounters. The landlord has taken care of the problem.
sleepin tight on 04/14/2009
It is actually illegal for landlord to treat any unit with a "can of raid" this would be considered a commercial application and would require a pesticide applicator license and operating license. Violation can result in $50,000 fine and possible jail time. Landlord would be allowed to treat his own unit if he was living in that unit. Health department needs to get informed.
Aura on 02/02/2008
Richard, I have extensive experience as a tenant in Ottawa facing this issue. If you were willing to offer an email for contact here, we may be able to converse on some ideas for your space...
So sorry to hear that you've faced this infestation with such frustrating uncooperativeness. You're right that it takes a plan & the cooperation of all involved.
I will check back here soon.
Richard Murphy on 01/14/2008
After more then a month of trying to resolve this for myself and other tenants; we are still suffering from bedbugs. I have contacted the Ottawa Health department who feel the landlord is MORE then able to handle this with a common can of Raid.
I have done all that I can think of short of a violent act. I have repeatedly urged the city and the landlord and his agents to visit http://BedBugger.com/ but they refuse, insisting they know all they need know.
The welts the bugs give me often fo
rm a blister on top of the big welt I get after beening bitten. I've also found it can take hours before a bite can be detected.
The city health inspector could see the bedbugs we keep in a jar. They were alive.
BTW. One bedbug laid four eggs in the jar, each perfectly as far from the last as possible. It lloked like she was trying to spead her eggs as much as possible!