ScaredGirl on 08/22/2015
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?
Anonymous on 08/07/2015
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!
JB on 08/04/2015
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".
Anonymous on 08/01/2015
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.
Anonymous on 06/18/2015
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.
Anonymous on 05/05/2015
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.
Who actually enjoys living here but would agree management is mean
Anonymous on 04/14/2015
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.
Anonymous on 04/01/2015
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!
Anonymous on 01/28/2015
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.
Anonymous on 01/14/2013
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.
Anonymous on 12/12/2012
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.
Anonymous on 05/11/2012
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.
Anonymous on 03/29/2012
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.
newbie-renter on 03/25/2012
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?
Anonymous on 01/06/2012
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.
Anonymous on 09/01/2011
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.
Anonymous on 08/04/2011
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.
Anonymous on 06/16/2011
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.
Anonymous on 01/03/2011
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.
big fella on 11/13/2010
50 Stephanie streer = roaches + mice
Anonymous on 09/18/2010
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.
A.H. on 07/13/2009
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.
Anonymous on 03/21/2008
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