We have only moved into this building a year ago. Within a few months, my entire body was covered in bed bug bites. I still have the scars to prove it. We even see them crawling around. At night, it's impossible to eat anything because the kitchen is covered in roaches. When I open the refridgerator the roaches greet me with a wave. And Donna, no, we are not dirty, and not "living on the system" and "a waste to society". My mom goes to work and a cleaning lady even comes. There is no food lying
around and our apartment is always tidy, yet the roaches eat the cardboard boxes that cookies, cereal, even gargbage bags come in. We keep calling for someone to do something about it and sometimes we get ignored or a guy comes in and feed the roaches some brown stuff and leaves. That's the frustrating part. All buildings have their problems but I'm sure they are being taken care of. The sad part is that we pay almost $1,200 a month to live in fear and disgust in our own home. I'm only 17 and I can't move out on my own yet. I can't wait. Then I won't be known as the "bed bug girl" at school.
Hi. My name is Donna and I'm the property manager for 123 Bellamy Road N., Scarborough, Ontario. I would like to respond to the comments left on this site. First, thank you to the people who are smart enough to realize that this problem exists because of some tenants who do not take care of their "homes" and always like to blame others for their problems. Have we had instances where tenants had bed bugs? Yes. Have we dealt with the situation immediately? YES! This building has been built, owne
d and operated by the same family for almost 50 years. We take pride in our building and so do our supers, who have been with us for approximately 28 years! There are very few buildings in the city who have not had their share of roaches, mice and yes, bed bugs. But you also have to look at the people who are running these buildings. Do they care about their tenants and the living conditions of the building? We do! Are they constantly fixing up and upgrading when necessary? We are! Is the building kept clean? Our is! There are always going to be tenants who are upset for one reason or another and figure this is a way to get back at us. But if you are looking for a nice place to live, give us a chance. Come to see the building for yourself. Don't take some upset tenant's word for it that our building is infested, because IT IS NOT! Thanks for listening.
My cleaning lady was trying to help someone from our church organize, clean and dust her apartment.
The cleaning lady said that she saw a few roaches in the apartment, but almost died when she noticed thousands of them when she was putting garbage down the garbage chute. Seeing so many of the critters, scared the crap out of her. That means the building is infested.
She said the lady that she was helping seemed to have bites of some kind on her arms and legs. she says she notices sma
ll blood stains on her mattress sometimes. it would appear that these are bed bug bites which are more noticeable in the morning.
That building has to do something soon. this is not a healthy environment to bring up a family or for people to live.
The building management should be doing something to clean up this building.
As having lived in the building many years, most of the problems are usually caused by the tenants themselves throwing garbage without proper bagging, or just leaving in the garbage room. The management tries to keep the place clean, but some people are just plain 'slobs' so everyone pays the price. CLEAN UP ONES OWN ACT FIRST
Anonymous on 10/19/2011
To the last person. Good that you are leaving. You are probably one of the many people who are living off the system and contributing absolutely nothing to society. Leave and take you idle hands and idle mind with you. I am sure that you are easily replaced by a person that actually believes in putting time and effort into their work and home. Because you obviously have no life or direction. Good riddance!
Anonymous on 03/05/2011
ALL OF THE ABOVE.
In abundance.. I'm leaving.
Anonymous on 11/03/2010
We have lived here for years and have seen many uninvited creatures from mice to cockroaches to yes, bedbugs. Like with most buildings around this area, they try to get rid of them by spraying but the problem persists. As long as your not afraid of getting bitten once in a while, its not so bad.