Anonymous on 01/19/2016
I'm on the 7th floor in this building and moved in on February 1, 2015. I'm moving out at the end of February 2016. I discovered cockroaches the first week (February 2015) after moving in. Pest control came and treated the apartment and I haven't had roaches since, but I have had BED BUGS. In the fall of 2015 they had all the windows replaced in the building; I ended up with an infestation within a few weeks of the work being done in apartment. I guess the workers stirred up the bugs and spread
them around. I know that several other tenants have had treatments for bed bugs at the same time.
The property management people have been wonderful and very professional, but the building is infested. It's a great location in the city and is relatively inexpensive, but it seems impossible to avoid bugs in this building. I have met several former tenants who all moved out due to problems with pests. I guess you get what you pay for.
Anonymous on 09/21/2015
Been living here since 2006. Honestly financially it is a cheap place to live however with cheapness comes consequences. In this building dually noted. Hasn't been this bad in years since the previous rental agent got fired for some unknown reason and now the rental agents are a revolving door. Leak in the roof caused lots of water damaged to my kitchen and closet as they are adjacent to each other and now the increased in cockroaches is unbearably stressful. In a bachelor apartment with limited
amount of space. Management all the way to head office very rude customer service. The superintendents have horrible personal hygiene standards which is disgusting when they come to inspect your unit. They always want to place the blame on the tenants. Recently a neighbour approached me and asked if I had any cockroach problems I said yes really badly. His response was that the rental office told him his unit was the only one. Which in theory makes no sense as to why they would assume that knowing the habits of cockroaches they spread like crazy. And not the mention they also had bed bugs which is 2 units down from mine and I am paranoid because I've heard of several other floors experiencing that same issue. thankfully I haven't had them in my 8+ years of living there but scary when it hits close to home. They do the bare minimum to maintain this building. The laundry room is always flooded and machines are half working. Not clear on who is supposed to report these issues. And the hot water is extremely hot ever since the upgraded the shower heads. Now they are replacing the windows hopefully that helps with the extreme cold temperatures that can be felt during harsh winter months. 2 heaters in a bachelor wasn't enough to keep it warm. They're solution was to left up the curtains and move things away from the radiator but that only works if the radiator is producing enough heat. Needless to say... Cockroaches, bedbugs, mice, other insects, leaks and more maintenance of this building exist @ 666 Ontario street. If the number isn't enough to scare you away. Trust me the lack of care should. I am hoping to get out of here once my situation becomes clear. Main bonus is price some what and location location location!!
Anonymous on 08/13/2015
In 2 years, we have had no bed bug problems (8th floor)! Cockroaches have been another story, however. Roaches are manageable (management has been quick to spray, and that usually helps a bit) - bed bugs are not.
Anonymous on 06/25/2015
Is there any updates of bedbugs? is there lots bedbugs still?
Anonymous on 04/30/2015
Still roaches in this building, not as bad as a year ago or even a few months ago but make no mistake. They are here. Saw one outside the elevator on my floor the other day as well as one outside the parking garage....
Anonymous on 04/11/2015
Is there anything up-to-date. Is it still infested with roaches? I'm looking to rent here. Please let me know. THank you.
Anonymous on 07/21/2011
Found 1 bed bug in July and received treatment. After treatment also found 1 more (dieing) bed bug, dieing spider beetles and what I swear looked like an oriental cockroach (which apparently are never found in buildings and usually are only in sewer systems?). Haven't seen anything since.
Anonymous on 04/10/2011
NO BUGS: I have been living here for almost a year now and I have never had a problem with bedbugs. One time i left an empty carton of ice cream in the garbage and when i opened the cupboard a bug (i think it was a roach) was down there. I scrambled so fast to kill it that i didn't have time to see what it was. other than that one time i have not seen a bug in my apartment. as long as you keep your place clean you should be fine.
MANAGEMENT: The management in this building is EXCELLENT! So f
riendly and very helpful! The building is well maintained with fresh coats of paint and a great maintenance guy and reasonable cleanliness.
BUILDING: As with any other high rise apartment, the hallways smell of all sorts of international foods and sometimes unidentifiable odors, but a little air freshener near your door and it won't get into your apartment. The walls are made of concrete and I have not once heard any noise from my neighbours. But beware, people in the halls can hear sounds that come from your apartment so if your into singing to yourself, someone may be listening.
Dr. Stephen J. Krune on 04/09/2011
4/8/2011 One of the residents is a guy who is into bodybuilding, problem is his unit absolutely reeks of something, I can smell it from down the hall the second I step off the elevator. Naturally with the smell are signs of a massive roach and bedbug infestation. I've honestly considered calling the police because I think he might be doing a Jeffrey Dahmer in there. Also a streams of obese women in their late 30s seems to come and go from his unit. I hate to ding a place for just one problem te
nant but he is a special case. I attempted to bring my concerns to his attention and he threatened to beat the hell out of me. Thing is he is so short I think I could hold him at arms length fairly easily. I've reported him to the building management but the 50 year old lady who took my complaint seems to be buddies with him. She smells like dead people.
Former Tenant on 11/01/2009
I lived at this location for almost two years (on the 16th floor) and never had a bed bug problem. However, once I found one single bed bug on my windowsill and it sent me into a panic. I never found another one but was always on the lookout as I am pretty sure my neighbours had a bed bug problem.
As for cockroaches and mice. I sealed up all of the holes and cracks in the closets, around the radiators, and around the toilets etc... This worked really well. Otherwise there are mice and bugs l
iving in the walls of the entire building and they will get into your unit too.
The management here are excellent however, and you can get roach treatment or spraying every month until the problem is gone. Just have to ask and it is free.
Nicky on 10/04/2009
Never had any problems with roaches or mice (I have a cat that I suspect deters both...) but there were bedbugs in the apartment. When I reported it to management, they just handed me a leaflet about what to do and to call me when I wanted the apartment sprayed.
I bought some bug killer and took my apartment apart. Eventually found them in the bed frame and killed them all. I moved out and never have had problems since.
This is a very cheap building but NOT a clean one.
nadia on 08/30/2009
666 Ontario street
Let s start by saying that the management was great And Superintendent has always helped us the best way that she could.However the facts are the facts .
1- I have never be that sick in my whole life
2- appartement was infected with insects of all species.
3- we catch a total 15 mice in that appartement . yes 15 in a period of 2 month I believe. Because our neighboor has hygiene pbs. Anyway 15 mice.
4- last but not least bedbugs. We had ne
ver heard about them before. I didn t understand where my marks came from . And then I saw them . Bedbugs .The bottom of my bed black of bedbugs. They then infectd the living room my brother bed sofa everything
we lost everything. then we move. unfortunately with them. We just had a spray. So far so good.we r going to have another spray next week.
St Jamestown on 08/26/2009
Every building in this neighbourhood from Howard to Wellesley from Sherbourne to Parliament is infested with Roaches. I would suspect from living in St. Jamestown that nearly everybuilding has at least a couple units with bedbugs. Just take a peak at all the trash areas, mattresses everywhere.
Anonymous on 08/25/2009
This is to not report an issue with bedbugs, but rather an issues with cockroaches. This building is totally infested with them. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. BEWARE. It needs to be fumigated and nothing has been done. Live here at your own peril.