200 Balliol St
Toronto, ON M4S

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I am looking for an apartment on this building for early 2015. Can anyone say if the bug infestation and water issues have been resolved

A.G.


@Anonymous 21/11/02

You're right about that. Good Superintendents are not appreciated by Greenwin Inc. Do you remember Paul? Great guy, hard worker and tried his best to be fair to tenants, while cow towing to the unreasonable expectations of our pathetic property management. They fired Wade after being a good Superintendent for almost 10 years, again because he tried to fair to tenants. These Greenwin Inc. people and the property owner, Mrs. Latner just want to milk the tenants for every p

enny they can get and treat us like crap.

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I have lived in this building for 6 years and have never seen a cockroach or bedbug, however, I have noticed that the building has gone downhill even more since the old superintendant left. I found him to be very organized, approachable and a hard worker unlike the person who replaced him. Too bad Greenwin can't keep the good ones.


@Anonymous 10/10/2012

You're post is very odd. If you moved in a month ago, how would you know if "the last superintendent was disorganized and left the place in a mess"? I have lived in the building for many years and have never seen a cockroach, not once. Vacant apartments are supposed to be thoroughly inspected and cleaned prior to rental and that, by the way, is not done by the superintendents!


I moved in a month ago and the first day I was there, before I even had any food in the apartment, I saw 3 cockroaches so it appears they are infested. The last super attendant was disorganized and left the place a mess.


Dear "LULU on 09/07/2012":

The noise stopped about three months ago, eh? Hmmmmm. That's just when it started up, here, at Greenwin's 83 Isabella St.

Management does have a practice of offering problem tenants suites in their other buildings when things get too hot for them.

The new tenant pigs ( moved in July 1)at 83 Isabella have had the police called on them for OUTRAGEOUS noise, including hired strippers.


I have been living at 200 Balliol since 2004. No problems until 2 years ago when the tenant above me decided it was ok to have loud friends come over at 10 or later at night and yell and play loud music until 5 in the morning. No matter how often I spoke to mamagement nothing was done about the noise. After repeated letters finaly about 3 months ago the noise stopped. However about 2 months ago the tenant got an AC and there is water dripping on my balcony so much so that I can't sit on my b

alcony because if there is a slight breeze the water splashes on me. this morning the tenant decided to empty her bucket and she started to dump it over the balcony and the water landed all over my balcony and when I asked what she was doing she said "trying to empty the bucket". I told her she couldn't do that. That was the last straw. This morning I went to the Tenant/Landlord board and filed a complaint because no matter how many time I spoke to "management" and no matter how many letters I wrote the tenant is still not taking care of stopping the leak. So my advise is do your homework before moving in here.

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I regret my typographical erratum, "amek", which should read "make".


I object to BEDBUGLEGALCONTROL.COM posting ads on this site. It is supposed to be for residents of infested properties, not opportunists trying to amek a buck off of them.


RE: Another Greenwin building:

SIMILAR THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT OUR GREENWIN BUILDING -- 81/83 Isabella (one building, with two fronts on Isabella St.)

General cockroach infestation since late April, at least.

Floods.

Garbage strewn all over, outside, and in the lane, and an adjacent parking lot.

FILTHY laundry room and machines.

There have been, for some time, Orders to Comply from Municipal Standards, on various issues that are not addressed for months (including the infestat

ion).

The superintendent here is barely into his twenties, COMPLETELY INEXPERIENCED, BUMBLING AND LAZY, and has lied to us on most issues, as has the property manager.


Greenwin, incidentally, has NOT been bought by anyone. It is the same company it has always been.

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Dear tenants the cockroaches have gotten so bad in my apartment that I have been forced to call the Toronto Health department who have put me into contact with The Municipal Licensing & Standards of Toronto who will be coming to investigate 200 Balliol St. Toronto and Greenwin Inc. I strongly encourage all residents to please email 311@toronto.ca they got back to me within 24hrs and are there to help us! I also believe they will be very interested in hearing about the water main breakages, the

frequent (without warning) weekly water shut offs, the elevator incident where we were without for a month and our terrible lobby that’s been torn apart for three months now. DO GO TO building management she is useless and will not help you email 311@toronto.ca they will help!!!

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I have had to call the Toronto Health Department and now will be booking an appointment with Municipal Licensing and Standards Toronto to come and investigate the poor quality of 200 Balliol and Grennwin Inc. poor choice in building management. I strongly encourage all residents to do the same I was contacted by them within 24hrs of emailing- please email 311@toronto.ca. Since December 2011 there has been cockroaches in my appartment (kitchen) now they are everywhere and they are huge - when p

est control comes all they tell me is that I have to live with it due to the age of the building. That's not good enough for me, I pay WAY TOO much to be infested with bug. this is one of many vitals services that Greenwin Inc. is not providing!

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Don't move to this building unless you enjoy constant water shutoffs with no notice, building wide floods, frequent fire alarms at 3 am, paper thin walls, a new superintendent every six weeks or so etc.

I've lived her for nearly ten years and this building was ok until 2011. I believe Greenwin, which used to be a fairly good property management company, has been bought and sold several times and new management in place (though still bearing the Greenwin name).

Repairs to your unit are onl

y done on emergencies. For instance I've had almost no hot water pressure in my bathroom for nearly 3 months! I've put in work order after work order, I've called management nothing!!!

If you're looking for an apartment in the Davisville area, don't look here.

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There was a HUGE flood that started on the 11th floor and spread it's way down to the basement. Most of the carpets in the halls on the north side of the building have been totally soaked and probably will have to be replaced (though if management actually pays for it remains to be seen). The flood didn't affect me but my neighbour across the hall has water damage in the kitchen. Apparently, this is the third flood in the building in the last year and management has known about the probably

on the 11th floor for several weeks and done nothing. Time to move!!!!!

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Does anyone know what happened in the building today (August 15). I came home from work and it appears that a huge chunk of the building was flooded. There were work crews and fans everywhere.


Lived here for a year now, HATE it! Alarm system goes off every month! No water for 2 days- what's that about?! Elevators have been out of order! Lobby is still incomplete! This building is a joke!


It would be nice if they didn't shut down the water every two days!


"This is what happens when you have a completely ineffective property management company. When this building was being run by Greenwin Property Management Inc., (Debbie Ross, Rocco Morra, Carolyn Perriera, Ken Hinkson and Draga?) we never had these problems. This building has gone down-hill drastically since this new property management company (read 1 person) RPMG? group took over. The rents keep going up but the standards keep going down. "
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i think the building

is still under greenwin property management. 33 111 and 141 davisville buildings are RPMS ones

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I've been living here for over two years and haven't had a problem with bed bugs or cockroaches I've had an issue with small black beetles. Two of my neighbors have the same problem! This building is getting rundown. The lobby has been torn up for months even though it was supposed to be a two week renovation and last month an elevator broke down and wasn't repaired for at least three weeks. I've noticed that the building is increasingly attracting lower income people and families I believe t

hat has to do with the rents for this building are amongst the lowest in the Davisville area.

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Tons of Bugs, If you read reviews here that sound positive, its more Greenwin Employees writing them.

Today, one of the Elevators got stuck. Me and some other 9-10 people got stuck for 45 Min.

The alarm sound button didn't work and the talk (call help) button didn't work either.

The elevator needed a part and maintence, but they would only pay for the part.

This was July 12th 2012 at just before 9am ish.

Go live somewhere else and take me with you.


COCKROACHES!!! I returned home from holidays on July 5, 2012 to find (at least)two cockroaches living in my kitchen & washroom! I have a very clean unit and don't understand why they picked my place. Perhaps it's because I live close to the garbage chute and some moron on my floor just thows their trash bag on the floor instead of down the chute! I was absolutely disgusted and cleaned my unit as best I could, I also sprayed a full can of RAID everywhere because I was so freaded out. I haven't se

en another one in my unit and I pray to God I never do! But then I saw one riding the elevator this morning so I know they have the potential to be everywhere!! I'm freked out and can't sleep!

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I realize this is only supposed to be for reports but just to level things out even somewhat, I've been living here a year now and enjoying it. I've had no bedbugs, nor other bugs for that matter besides one spider in my bathroom. I can only vouch for my 6th floor apartment mind you but still, reading these posts you'd think we're all running around the halls, flailing our bug bitten arms. I like the place, perhaps my standards are low (?).

All I'd say is it's definitely worth checking out fo

r yourself.

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05/23/12
Thinking about moving into this building....what's that status with the bugs!!!! roaches....ants....
Please respond asap.


As management has refused to keep the garbage containment area at the back of the building locked, I would suggest to anyone putting out mattresses, other soft upholstered items and rugs out there, to take a knife and slash the hell out of it so that it is unusable. Thanks to the desperation of management to keep units filled, not to mention the commission they receive, we now see absolutely no common sense being demonstrated in the type of tenants, who are being accepted. This bed bug infestat

ion was caused by a large group of inter-related people, who occupy a number of units in the building. They travel back and forth to each others units and that is how it was spread. This is not rumour, it is fact.

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@Jay I would have to agree with the other reply to your comment you have got to be workiing for management. Shame on your for posting here pretending to be a tenant.

As for people throwing out furniture with bedbugs on them there is a proper way to dispose of items that have bedbugs on them. I put the link below. If you have to spray paint on them that they have bedbugs so some freak who digs throw the garbage won't pick them up and bring them back into the place. Management should tell

anyone who brings in garbage from the bins that they will attempt to evict them since they are adding to the problem. Management should also be posting info and sending info to all tenants providing them with in on bedbugs and not be posting here like Jay did.

http://www.bedbugbeware.com/disposalinfo.html

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to the poster below, 200 Balliol is still run by Greenwin.


This is what happens when you have a completely ineffective property management company. When this building was being run by Greenwin Property Management Inc., (Debbie Ross, Rocco Morra, Carolyn Perriera, Ken Hinkson and Draga?) we never had these problems. This building has gone down-hill drastically since this new property management company (read 1 person) RPMG? group took over. The rents keep going up but the standards keep going down.


I've been a tenant for a number of years. Discovered we had bed bugs several months ago. Had our neighbors and friends check and they also found bed bugs in their apartments on the 9th, 16th, 18th and 19th floor. I do not have any faith left they can properly deal with this infestation. I am shocked and appalled to see for how long they have had this problem. Moved out.


I moved in at 200 Balliol a year and a half ago and moved out mid October but still had my apartment until today. I lived on the 23rd floor and never had any bed bugs issues. I did have a huge issue with the slow, smelly elevators and the dog on my floor left to scream and yap for hours on end every weekend. Anyone on the 23rd floor had bed bugs?


I haven't had trouble in my unit on the 4th floor but not surprised to hear there's bed bugs. There is always a ton of furniture in the garbage pile out back and people always bringing stuff back in the building.

The building is getting rather run down. Needs a new coat of paint, carpets, balcony railings...the lobby looks like it hasn't been touched since the 1990s. The spent a ton of money fixing the pool and fitness room that I think 5 people a month actually use.

Honestly it's har

d to find an apt building in Toronto that hasn't had issues with bed bugs.

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@Jay

Do you work for Greenwin Inc.? Sure sounds like it. Perhaps you have nothing to compare present conditions in the building to. This used to be a great building much like you described in your post but far, far from the reality of today.


beware; this building is invested, talk to the tenant board, get out of your lease, throw everything out that you cant clean or seal, this is very traumatic and it is important to stick together, talk to you neighbours, and dont blame them. Management is responsible for spraying but they are using pesticides not extreme heat even though the company they use will do extreme heat. My best to you all.


@No Name: I'm willing to bet your unit received a "preventative treatment" because someone either on the 21st or 20th floor had them. Many tenants are completely unaware that this has become a serious problem in the building. This is just the icing on the cake for me and I am getting the heck out of here as soon as possible.


This the tentant on 21st floor; yes this is absolutely disgusting, I can't sleep in my bed anymore; I keep waking up feeling something is biting my legs. I have notified the management about the issue; I just wanted to post it here so that everyone knows that the building has bed bugs which sooner or later will spread to all units. I still beleive someone on our floor had them or they wouldnt do a preventative treatment; did anyone elss god the preventative spray last week or it was just my floo

r?

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@No Name: This situation is getting completely out of hand. I can confirm that there was a unit on the 20th floor with bedbugs. That now makes the 3rd, 15th. 20th and 21st floors. I am disgusted and I am going to call Public Health. I have very little faith that property manager will deal with this situation effectively. I would suggest that all tenants go and voice their concern to the office.


A few days ago my unit was sparyed for bed bugs as a preventative measure; the day after I saw about 10 bed bugs hiding under my bed, inside my pillow case and even crawling on the walls by the bed (around 3 in the morning). I had never noticed anything before; I guess someone in my floor must have had them and thats why they did the prevantative spray thing. But I wonder if spraying activated them. I live on 21st floor


Confirmed by a tenant on the third floor. Unit has bedbugs!


Some of you have mentioned the scavengers/tenants that go into the garbage area out back. This area is meant to be kept locked. That was the whole purpose of building it in the first place and you can bet this will be one of the things that the landlord will claim as a "capital expenditure" in order to get an above guideline increase. Not that long ago, I threw out a mattress and within hours it was taken by a tenant in the building. I spoke to our completely useless property manager about t

his and he promised he would make sure it was kept locked. Just like many other promises he makes, he did nothing and this garbage area is visited daily by those who scavenge for furniture. Also, I was at the office just recently while he was on the phone discussing bedbugs on the 15th floor! Ever since this new property management company took over the building is going to hell in a hand basket.

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I have lived here for 2 years. This place is great. NO bed bugs, NO roaches. Never found any bugs besides the occasional lady bug or fly. The supers are great, repairs are done on time. The lobby, laundry, landscape are clean and maintained. For a one bedroom for a very reasonable price, in a very safe neighborhood, (never seen anything suspicious), so close to downtown, so many great restaurants nearby, you can't find a better place.


I went for a swim today and was shocked to find dead bed bugs all over the shallow end of the pool!


I've been in this building over a year now and while I haven't had bed bugs, I wish management would do something about the garbage lot behind the building. Today I saw a couple of tenants who live on the other side of my floor taking a few things out of the trash. I told them they're probably infested but they didn't seem to care!!!! I wish management would post signs or something. Not that will stop people, but it's getting annoying!

I'm going to moving out soon, thankfully!


Last weekend I was cleaning my bedroom, when I noticed a few dead bugs behind a bookcase! I FREAKED OUT! After closer examination, these were defiantly NOT bed bugs! They were too dark in colour and they appeared to have an exoskeleton. I brought a sample to a friend who works in pest control and turns out they're a form of carpet beetles. Fewf! Funny I don't have a single carpet in my unit, but they live off of fabric, hair, dust etc.

To the person who posted back in May, what floor are

you on?

I'm hoping management informs the units surrounding you and advised them to be treated as well. If you treat one unit but not the surrounding ones, the bugs move.

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Yes. I found a bedbug in my apartment recently. I contacted the Super and he immediately scheduled treatment and confirmed that a couple other people had them this year. Response from Super/Property Manager was good when I had additional pre-treatment questions. As for my fellow tenants, I see lots of people bringing the thrown-out furniture from the garbage back INTO my building: how stupid are people?! There is a fence being built around the garbage; hopefully that'll help. I don't think movin

g will help; it's a Toronto-wide problem.

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No bedbugs. I've personally thrown a matress not because of the bedbugs but because it's needed anymore.


While I haven't had any trouble in my unit, I've been noticing an increasing number of mattresses and other furniture being dumped at the rear of the building. I'm pretty sure there are bedbugs but have no idea how wide spread the problem is.


Hi there, my family and I are looking at this building as a prospective new home and I'm wondering if there is still a problem with bed bugs? Thanks.


"Puzzled" the notices were up by the elevators informing people to not take furniture (from outside by the dumpsters) into the building that - that they were bed bugs and it was likely the items out by the dumpster had come from units with it.


I have lived in this building since 1999 and I read all notices put up by management and I have NEVER seen any notice about bedbugs. I can assure you that if I had, I would not forget it.


Kudos to the landlord for informing tenants and posting. Hiding the problem doesn't help and only creates anger and resentment.


Approximately a year and a half ago we lived in this building and for months in 2006/2007 I had what were thought to be hives. I went to numerous doctors and it was decided that if my "hives" lasted for 4 months I'd undergo extensive allergy tests. Well, right before the 4th month I discovered a bed bug in our apartment. I was horrified. I informed the super of the building who said that yes, people had reported bed bugs as of late. They were very quick in spraying our apartment (we only needed

1 treatment and that, combined with lots of laundry, did the trick) and as a result of the recent reports of bed bugs they posted notices in the building elevator and lobby.

I was shocked that this building had bed bugs, but it goes to show that high end buildings and areas aren't safe from bed bugs.

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