560 Birchmount Rd
Toronto, ON M1K

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I have lived in this building for about 12 years.
It was a pretty good building and property management maintained it very well. Customer Satisfaction. However over the past few years it has deteriorated to the point, it would be an impossibility to bring it back up to a good standard. The elevators are always broken, there is mould in the building, caused by old leaking
plumbing. DO NOT take or leave your children unattended on the balcony as the railings are rusting away and insecure and m

ost recently the ancient heating boilers went and there was no heat
for 2 days. The biggest problem is the management
Northwest Property Corp and a new owner who will not put money into the building. TIME to get out before the building collapses. One final note the Super and assistant are good people, they are tired of putting bandages on this old building.Yes
there are mice in the building

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I have been living here for 9 years now and Yes old tenants there are bed bugs and roaches and mice here.... Its not about being clean or dirty, bed bugs are a problem and are only eliminated when you get sprayed. Your right they do go from apt to apt so NO ONE is safe.... Call the board of health and they will explain it to you. And yes the super and the property management know all of this because I have personally put it in writting and sent it to everyone..... and spoken to them as well so

if they say they don't know they are lying....Part of the problem is having tenants that are renting monthly because they keep moving so spare me the HUMAN RIGHTS story because we all have rights. We just need tenants to collectively take care of the property maybe the solution is a tenant association so we can come together as concerned tenants. for those of you who are dealing with bed bugs you can eliminate them here is how... We havent had the problem for 4 years now. PS. for everyone if someone in the building has bed bugs they are doing their laundry in the laundry room so it is everyones problem.. PS they have been seen in the books in the laundry room too. Be careful.

Use vaseline on the bottoms of all your furniture (they cant climb up)
Use double sided tape along all your base boards and electrical outlets it catches them when they enter and exit. Ps they do come through the electrical outlets
Use a cocking on/in all cracks in your walls they come through there too
Use "green earth bed bug killer" its a powder that is safe for pets and kids. Its made out of crushed sea shells that kills them. It HAS TO SAY FOR BED BUGS OR IT'S NOT NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS YOU..... WE LIVED THIS NIGHTMARE FOR 1 YEAR AND LOST ALOT OF FURNITURE, BOOKS CLOTHES AND NO ONE TOLD US even though everyone knew...... PS they dont like carpet they cant walk on it....so we only had the problem in the bedrooms....
Good luck and we tenants need to come together to protect our rights. I dont know about anyone else but I pay ALOT OF $$$$$ TO LIVE HERE....

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I hope I am not speaking too soon...but they clogged the "rotting" pieces of cupboard under sinks in kitchen and bathroom with steel wool and I haven't seen any since but can hear them. It is only a quick fix....they will have to fix it properly I suppose. They have left my apartment for now but are behind the wall under the sink in the kitchen....such a disturbing noise....yuck! BEWARE!


I saw a mouse in my apartment too it was in my washroom,I guess I am not the only one with this problem


February 19 2011 - Below is WITHOUT PREJUDICE and the true facts!!!!!
I saw a mouse in my apartment on February 13th, 5:25 a.m.....I have a phobia of these creatures. I left messages for Superintendant and Management. I was brought mouse traps and they were placed around my apartment on the same day. Management from head office visited my apartment on February 16th to access the situation. On February 17th 9:00 p.m., my visitor and I heard a noise in the bottom cupboards of the kitchen.

My visitor looked and on 5 nicely javexed clean dishclothes were approximately 30 to 50 pieces of mouse droppings. Another call to management and superintendant. Friday, February 18th I was informed my apartment had been visited by pest control....time will tell if the unhealthy, unwanted visitors have gone from my apartment. I am hoping for EVERYONE's sake pest control will visit the whole building and we can all live in a clean and healthy environment.
Maybe a petition should be formed....
Signed another concerned tenant who is ILLEGALLY being recorded by the superintendant. Beware!

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We moved in In 2009. The apartment is infested with bed bugs and cockroaches!!Do not live here!!!
Bed bug investation in entire building. Owners not treating the entire building so bugs move from apartment to apartment


I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS BUILDING FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS NOW,I DONT HAVE TOO MANY VISITORS TO MY APT OR KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL, I KEEP MY APARTMENT CLEAN, SWEEP, VACCCUM AND MOP AND I DONT HAVE BED BUG OR ROACHES PROBLEM. SURE WE CAN BLAME THE MANAGEMENT OR SUPER, BUT DID THEY ACTUAL CAUSE THESE PROBLEMS? HAVE YOU REPORTED THE PROBLEM AND NOT ATTENDED? HAVE YOU CALLED HEAD OFFICE TO REPORT YOUR BED BUG PROBLEMS? BED BUG ARE HERE TO STAY UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS THE USE OF STRONG PEST CONTROLL.YOU

CAN BRING BED BUGS TO YOUR HOME BY A SIMPLE VISIT TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE/APT OR YOU CAN BRING THEM FROM SCHOOL, DAY CARE OR FROM ANY WHERE. CHECK YOUR MATRESS,PILLOWS AND IF YOU SLEEP ON YOUR SOFAS CHECK THEM ONCE A WEEK AND DO SOME THING DONT JUST SIT THEREE AND POINT YOUR FINGURE. IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION,YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.ACCORDING TO THE HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION, EVERYONE OF US HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE ANY PLACE THEY CAN AFFORD, WITHOUT BEEN DISCRIMINATED.SO DONT BLAME ON THE NEW TENANTS

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I have been living in this building for over 12 years, I know for certain that there were instances of Bed Bugs, but my apartment remains clean. As for cock roaches, I have never seen any, and have visited a number of the apartments in the building.

I feel for the people that get these bugs, but maybe management should return their thougts to the way it once was, and stop allowing every Tom, Dick and Harry move in.

I think that they should be strict on who they allow into the building.



I remember a time when quite a few apartments were always vacant because people did not meet the renting standards that were in place by the property managers years and years ago.

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The super knew there were bedbugs here before me and my family moved in. But he didn't disclose that to us when we signed the contract. We started getting bites around October 2009. It is awful!


While I was walking through the lobby this week (Sept. 9, 2009), I overheard a woman who lives in my building tell the super that she had bedbug in her her apartment,and the super said that there where not bedbug in the build!!!!I was surprised when I heard this because while the building is old, is not!!! well maintained. When the woman asked the super whether any other apartments had the problem, the super said no. The woman told the super that she is going to contact the management company!!

!.I don't know what apartment she lives in, but I hope it's far away from mine! WE NEED A NEW SUPER!!!!!this one does not do his job!!!!! on keeping the build maintained

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We lived there for 3 years and had bedbugs after a year. They were so bad and they didnt do anything about it. We went through 3 mattresses and at one point we were sleeping on an air mattress. We had to get rid of all our furniture and most of our clothes. Whenever we thought we got rid of them, they came back again because no one else in the building seemed to care








We were infested with bedbugs for 2 months before we finally got rid of them. The super told us that we were the only people in the building to report an infestation. The super also stated that we must have been the ones that brought them in. The bedbugs "mysteriously" disappeared when our neighbour moved out.


We moved in In 2008. The apartment was infested with bed bugs and cockroaches.We lived under horrible conditions. All our clothes were washed and put in plastic bags etc, etc for 3 months and we could not solve the problem. We eventually moved out and before we moved out without fumigating again or anything they were showing the apartment to new potential tenants. I told people why I was moving out. The Homestead people are so irresponsible and don't care to rent the unit even if they know th

e place is infested. I even saw the bed bugs and cockroaches in the day time. Before we moved out I saw one in my towel in the day time in the shower.
It is horrible!! DO NOT GO THERE!!The Superintendant does not do his job,

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Loaded with bugs and the landlord does nothing to solve the problem, you can hardly ever reach him and he doesn't return our telephone calls!!! We're out of this place and will never rent from this guy again!!!


What are you people taking about. Iv been living in this building for 10 years. and we have never had an issue. this is obviously isolated. and is tentants faults because they are not taking care of there apratment. the only responsibility the building managment has is to found out if its a major concern and come up with a resolution. IT is a great clean kept up builing, and will stay that way as long as other tentants keep there places clean. Bed bugs start from one loaction then spread. So put

the puzzle together.


PS. lets get a water heater in our pool

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I know the Superintendant and the Property Management company Northwest Medical Property Management is trying to blame the tenants, but I know for a fact that they have been aware of this problem for a few years now and refuse to do anything about it. Northwest should not be involved in residential properties if they are only in it to make money like they do at their medical building sites... We need a company who takes responsibility not passess the buck. Maybe it's time for the tenants to fo

rm a tenant association. We have been living with insecticides for a couple of years now because they WON'T spray the entire building. Just one apartment at a time and that's only if you yell loud enough. It doesn't seem fair. Maybe we should stop paying rent until they take care of the problems here.... IT MIGHT LOOK NICE FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT LOOK OUT ONCE YOUR IN.....

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OMG, What is going on? I moved here a couple of months ago...cannot the "MINISTRY" insist the whole building be sprayed...I've been sleeping on my couch, after steam cleaning it, for the past 5 days....can somebody please step in and help us all!!!!!


OMG, What is going on? I moved here a couple of months ago...cannot the "MINISTRY" insist the whole building be sprayed...I've been sleeping on my couch, after steam cleaning it, for the past 5 days....can somebody please step in and help us all!!!!!


What really irks me about this whole situation is that the management is blaming the tenants. What they are failing to realize is that bed bugs can be brought in from any ware or from anyone. Unfortunately one tenant may have brought them in some time ago, weather it was from furniture, new or used or from someone's vacation. They were brought in and that's the end of it. Now how do we deal with this issue? first and foremost if you have apartment insurance they do not cover these sort of situat

ions. All you can do is hope that the super and building management will take the time and care to deal with this issue. As for the letter which has been given out but the super, it is ridiculous, I saw a note Saturday morning that was posted on the stairwells, good for whoever did it. It's about time someone took a stand, those poor tenants who I know who have been out hundreds of dollars dealing with this situation. I suggest anyone in the building who have this problem contact the city of Toronto I know I did, I fear for myself as well as my child. I do not need my four year old lying in bed getting bitten by anything. It's just disgusting. I already spoke to a family friend who deals with family law, and he has advised me that the only course for those of us who are affected by this situation is that we can file a civil suit in small claims court. It's not much but at least we can have some sort of monetary recourse. It's $80 to file the suit, and $60 for a title search, so we can see who actually owns the building. In a situation like this you sue the property management company as well as the owner of the building. Good luck to any and all who are affected by this situaion, and I think it's about time I look for another apartment.

Cheers.

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Apparently the building is trying to blame this SERIOUS PROBLEM on the tenants who were unfortunate enough to get bed bugs. Now the Management who never advised any tenant before about the bed bugs is circulating a letter telling tenants that the tenants who got bed bugs brought them in FALSE.... WHAT about the TENANT who moved into the unit and the Super and Management knew about this problem and they were never advised....allowing the previous tenant to sale furniture...now they are advising t

enants to be very careful when they buy used furniture, give me a break. ASK YOURSELVES THIS QUESTION, WHY WE AS TENANTS WERE NOT ADVISED ABOUT THE BED BUGS EARLIER. WHEN YOU TREAT ONE UNIT AT A TIME THESE CREATURES TRAVEL FROM UNIT TO UNIT, WHY IS THE WHOLE BUILDING NOT BEEN EXTERMINATED AT THE SAME TIME. I'LL TELL YOU WHY THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY......

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We were living in a 2 bedroom apartment and moved into a 3 bedroom apartment in the same building. The Super and Property Manager knew the apt we were moving into had bedbugs because he told another tenant about it. (This is how we found out) When we confronted the super he said he couldn't tell us because of the Privacy Laws (which he violated by telling another tenant). We moved in and the nightmare began.
It was christmas time and after we unpacked we had to repack and put everything we

owned on the balcony in order to be sprayed. There was an ice storm and so much was damaged that we had to throw it out. After 4 months of this and contacting lawyers and the board of health the owners of the building (no one would help us) . We had to fight to not pay for the treatments with the building owners. We ended up replacing all three bedroom suites, buying bedbug matress covers all the while taking pictures of everything. Its amazing how a corportation can get away with taking no responsibility for the living conditions they provide for people. The rent in this building is very high you just expect more assistance and compassion. The interesting part was the super & Property manager allowed the tenants of this apartment to sell all their furniture throughout the building knowing the situation. We have been free of the bedbugs for 1 year now, but we have replaced it with living with insecticide daily. Im sure this is a health issue for my family, but what choice do I have.

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On Sunday August 2, 2009 my mom found out she was infested with bed bugs. Turns out the building ha had prior infestations and kept it quiet. The super asked me not to tell anyone, and I will be waiting for the city to advise me tomorrow. Yuck!!! She has had to throw away her matress and box spring, and headboard. Poor lady is covered in welts from the bites.







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