50 Stephanie St
Toronto, ON M5T

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My boyfriend and I move in a few months ago. I was told that it's a good building, but the roaches are not what I expected to ever have in my unit. Another tenant told me they treated the building about six years ago, but they did not stay away for very long. Can anyone tell me if the supers before this little short lady was any better then her or her husband that can not speak english? What a nightmare!

i have lived here for 3 years. never had any problems, until recently ive seen about 10 in the past 2 months. i gave the kitchen a good cleaning and havnt seen any since. they are spraying the whole building floor by floor at the moment. i dont want them to spray my place as im sensitive to chemicals and have allergies. they told me everyone gets it and theres nothing i can do about it. can any one provide advice for me other than move out.

I am on the 15th floor and saw a roach on the wall. Also, on my floor, my neighbour smoke pot, marijuana, whatever name you want to call it pretty much all day. I can smell it & even hear them (guy and girl) coughing.

I've been living at 50 Stephanie for just over a year now (on the upper levels) and I've never seen a cockroach or any other "bug" in that case in my apartment. I've also never noticed anything in the more communal areas of the building ie garbage chutes, laundry room, parking garages, lobby. and as far as I know, no one else on my floor has had an issue with any insects in their apartments. So I'm not sure if the roach infestations outlined below are due to perhaps being on lower levels as it s

eems that the higher floors don't have an issue. I am very particular about cleanliness in my apartment, especially since I do have a cat, but as we all know, that doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be an infestations.

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Yep roaches are in this building and the little short woman that is "well liked" is putting on a show. Do not rent here. As soon as you start living there, the niceties from the main superintendent will fall flat.

Okay. I moved into my apartment at 50 Stephanie Street in September, on a Wednesday night. By Thursday evening, I found little cockroaches crawling out of holes in the kitchen baseboard. I went into the bathroom and upon turning on the light, dozens of small cockroaches scattered around the mirror and wall. I told the super, they sprayed, but sure enough LATER THAT DAY i found one in my toilet. I'm moving out.

To the person who posted below me on the 2 September 2015:
What floor are you on? Have you seen any other roaches?

I was going out through the door after lunch time today. I saw one ugly freakish-looking cockroach on my doorstep trying to get into my apartment.

I gave it the "Coup De Grace" after a rather long chase. It kept on hiding and moving very swiftly.

Hi! I am about to move into this building on the 9th floor. The super (a short woman) seemed really nice and well liked by all the tenants when I was there. She also told me this building was in high demand and said nothing of cockroaches.

I am deathly afraid of cockroaches, and reading these has made me worried since it appears that the entire building has a rather grotesque roach infestation. Can anyone please give me some more info/reassurances?

Hello! I am about to come to live to this building in a high floor.
Just wondering if the cockroaches problem is all over the building or at particular floors..
Could the people with cockroaches problems tell which floors were/are living please? Thanks!

I had stayed at this place for a few years.

A while ago, I saw one cockroach. I said "That's odd". My place was clean. Rubbish thrown out everyday.

I mentioned it to the sup. I was told that if I saw more to let him know. Well, a few days later, I saw a few.

I decided to go ahead with booking for the apartment to be sprayed. However, booking was only available in a week's time.

Well, about a week after I saw the first cockroach, all hell broke loose !

I must have gotten rid of m

ore than 300 cockroaches. Yep, you read it right ! I used bait boxes of all kinds I could find at hardware stores. Must have spent above $50.

It was like watching a horror movie and a hell of a nightmare.

Finally, my nightmare was over after an exterminator came to put baits, etc. in the kitchen, under the fridge, and pantry corners.

It took two weeks after the exterminator put the baits that I saw none around.

During that two weeks' period, I saw two cockroaches outside my apartment creeping from the adjacent apartment. That was a clue as to where they came from.

BTW, I google the cockroaches and found they are called "german cockroaches".

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Living at 50 Stephanie street was a night mare. Our unit was cockroach invested. We had our unit sprayed 5 times in the year, and we cleaned non-stop to try to get rid of the problem. The landlords treat you with no respect and expect you to accept it. We actually moved and ended up bringing the cockroaches to our new condo... Thankfully we had it sprayed once and the problem was gone. Only move into 50 Stephanie St. If you are totally okay with living with cockroaches.

I have lived in this apartment for 3 years and saw one cockroach the entire time I've lived here. I have known people in other units who had found a couple but the super's were quick to get the place sprayed. My friend also has lived in this building for 3 years and she also has only had 1 cockroach once. We both have dogs in our apartments so it could be that the dog scent makes them steer clear of our units but all I know is it's definitely not littered with roaches.

I have lived here for over 4 months I have only seen 1 roach and I live on the lower floors. Tell me where in a city you won't find roaches downtown ? Especially if it was built a long time ago. Some solutions include the pest spray but also patching up whole, redo cocking and inspect every corner and I'm sure they won't visit you again.

Your neighbour
Who actually enjoys living here but would agree management is mean

We live higher up in the building and have never encountered any cockroaches or mice. It must only be an issue on the bottom floors, but our unit is quite clean.

April 1-2015
We move-in june 2012 and as we were unpacking my sister who was helping and I saw a big cockroache on the wall right next to us!
My husband and I could not beleave how infested our unit was, they had to rip apart the kitchen and bathroom, when the pest control would spay they were dropping to the floor by the dozens! It took 2 1/2 months to get rid of most of the roaches and install a new kitchen & bathroom but we would still see some because the building is full of them. We fina

ly move-out a month ago and had to share this with you so you know what you will getting your self into. Take care!

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I moved in 9 months ago, we've been sprayed for cockroaches 4 times and not once has it fixed the issue. In fact I just sprayed 3 days ago and have found 4 today alone. When I brought up the issue wight he super he stated "well, we don't like them either"

The landlords are terrible and not helpful, seemingly going out of their way to make things difficult. I've been renting for over a decade in several provinces, and have yet to find a place that compares to how terrible 50 Stephanie Street i


Do not rent here. You will just move the second you can.

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Have been living here for a few months and it's absolutely disgusting. I am constantly cleaning my bathroom and kitchen, but still see cockroaches everywhere. I use Lysol on my counter tops every other day, and there's always some remnants of roach poop in my cupboards.

In the evening, I often hear a mouse scratching through the walls and it drives me insane. The supers haven't done anything, don't seem like they *will* do anything, and insist it's my problem to take care of - how are they st

ill around? Can't wait to move out.

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I have NEVER had such an issue with cockroaches in my entire life. I saw a minimum of 5-7 a DAY! in the kitchen and in the bathroom. When I reported it I was told that they were probably just "passing through" and that I should keep my apartment clean (which it was!). I expected a little more urgency around the situation but I guess when you dont care about your tenants or about general hygiene why would you!? No longer there, moved a few months ago directly because of this issue and thank goodn

ess Im out! In my opinion, there should be a law that dictates apartments are required to spray the building at least twice a year as a preventative measure. All I can say about 50 Stephanie is, if you dont mind tons of roaches in your kitchen, on your food, on your pots pans, plates and glasses than this is the place for you! Oh and the general smell of garbage and poo that graced us with its presence in the front lobby is an added bonus.

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I moved in a couple months ago and started seeing mice about a month in and it has never stopped! We've had the so called pest control which is really just a fancy name for men with plaster. AND we've had an entire building inspection where they drilled holes and put poison in the walls. So far none of this has worked and we still remain to hear, see and find mouse poo everywhere. We are an extremely clean unit, we are not sloppy and we always clean up after we eat/cook. The supers are absolutel

y useless when it comes to helping out.

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This building is terrible. There are roaches coming out of the leaky faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. I've reported on several occasions but no one does anything about it. The supers tell me I'm lying even though I showed the pictures. They come and spray and spray and nothing happens, there are mice running in the corridors on the 1st and 8th floors. Stay away, I'm hoping to leave soon as I can't take this anymore, plus the tennants who don't report whats going on are the ones who let it g

et bad but the supers don't seem to care. Painting the walls does not help the pest problem.

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Hello, I'm planning on moving in during the Summer. Does anyone know of any bed bugs updates on this building? or any type of infestations?

I've lived here on the 10th floor for almost two years now. We have heard a mouse in the walls several times and seen one twice. We have since taped up all holes into our apartment and have not had a problem since. Never seen any bugs or cockroaches.

I live on the 20th floor and just found a dead mouse in my bathroom closet. I have a cat, so hopefully it'll keep any others away.

I'm so surprised that I'm seeing 50 Stephanie St on this site...I lived there from 2004-mid 2010 and never had any problems. One summer there were moths in the kitchen but that was because of open food in the cupboards, and it was fumigated within a week. Never saw mice, bedbugs, or a single roach. Guess I was lucky.

Just moved into this apartment (3rd floor) and the first hour I was there unpacking I saw a cockroach. The following week saw some every day. Got them to put poison to kill them in my kitchen and have been finding them dead around my kitchen. I've put everything in containers and keeping the kitchen clean and haven't seen any for the past week. Hopefully it worked. And for the mice problem I heard people in the building complain about it but say if you have a cat the mice smell them and won't co

me into your unit.

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January 2nd, 2011: I have a friend that lives on the 2nd floor of 50 Stephanie Street. Her apartment is infested with cockroaches and other weird looking bugs. They come out of the cracks in the baseboard, the plugs in the wall, and the taps in the sink. She has tried to use chemicals from the hardware store to kill the bugs but they always seem to come back. My friend says she had mice in the summer of 2010 but she hasn't seen any bedbugs.

50 Stephanie streer = roaches + mice

At least two apartments were badly infected with bedbugs. It started in one apartment, and spread to the second when the tenant (who were friends) visited each other.

One of the apartments was treated, and they got rid of the bedbugs. The second one, the tenant did not notify the landlords because he didn't want to be exposed to all of the chemicals.

May-July 2009
I asked the landlords about any problems with bug infestations and they claimed to not have had any at all. My boyfriend and I haven't come across bedbugs in our apartment yet (on the 20th floor) but there are definitely cockroaches in the building. We have seen two come out of our bathroom sink within the last few months but the problem hasn't continued since we taped up all the holes in the walls.

2004-2005: 23rd floor Apartment was badly infested by the time I found out what was going on. I got rid of all beds, bedding and sofas, and also had the place sprayed. I moved shortly thereafter so I cannot state the effectiveness of the pesticide. Apt manager stated that they had not had reports of bed bugs for 2 years

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