Eric on 07/04/2015
I have moved since March 01 and have no sightings of bed bugs or pests, James, the office manager was helpful and the apt price was reasonable. The area is becoming really hipster which I think is good cause I use to live in Parkdale years ago when i it was more like a hell hole and am happy the direction it's going. a lot of people from all walks of life in the building and neighbourhood.
Anonymous on 05/26/2015
Before moving in, we noticed a lot of cockroaches, some dead, some alive, and on request they fumigated the apartment. After moving in we saw quite a few cockroaches and the unit was fumigated another time. Since then, I have only seen 1 or 2. No bed bugs, no mice. However, I would not recommend living here. The building does have a variety of people living in it, but you also get a lot of weirdos and a lot of noise in the middle of the night. People are able to come in and out because managemen
t hasn't fixed one of the entrances. There are always cops coming around. For the price - I get it, but I would spend a 50$ more a month and go somewhere else.
nikki on 04/13/2015
wellllllll,roaches,bedbugs,ratssssss,not miceeeeeee,etc...I wasn't going to move in but they refused to reimburse my first and last,so im living my term only 6mths left,but not without a fight, but I will save the rest for court,they got rid of the one person who ever cared about anyone,or this place!and all the bad mouthing around here on the nature of Cathy's exit from here the hell hole is DEFAMATION and Cathy if you do bother reading this please join us!The things they have said we have it a
ll on RECORDING,so the years who knows more then you,how can you be quiet in these circumstances,these people brought some JIM,who must be a Wynn by his disgusting nature,and his bodyguard security who doesn't care about what happens because he is busy watching this man for the 4 hrs he does come to his appointments at the building,but have to deal with SECURITY now? what does this guy know anyway,all drug dealers came outta hiding they do as they please as far as lobby dealing,all doors broken,garbage all over and when you do call security he is busy with office ?But we have a committee set up with over 100 tenants at park dale legal,since we are being harassed,abused and neglected and the racisim and foul way of speaking to US that live here and being told our increase is due to renovations on property!!!! ummmmm no maybe new people get new appliances and kitchens and JIM got a new office but now we have to call the CITY OF TORONTO to get anything ,EVEN APPOINTMENTS TO TALK TO MANAGEMENT !!!! not even in condo living do we need appointments for answers ,we pay rent,and would like to have these racist outta here,we have a leader that lives @103 look him up and is the vice president of park dale tenant association his name is Bill and is willing to fight hand in hand ,we will get our dignity back because we have fire dept ,coalition against poverty ,Toronto police,human rights board all on board.Bedbugs thats nothing in terms of all everything else that is happening around here.
anonymous on 03/15/2015
I am a new tenant since February and so far no sighting at all of Bed bugs or any pests; oddly enough I had ants ( I'm on the first floor) but the manager or staff, I assume put down ant traps right away and the problem was gone in a few days.
Amon on 03/03/2015
I came into the building in August of last year and have no bug issues to report , my last building had a minor issue with the same but were told by management to not bring in old or antique furniture because they hide in it; I didn't believe it but after googling it it's true who knew it; I guess I'l stick with my Ikea :)
Marion K on 03/03/2015
I live here and have yet to see a bed bug and not really sure what to to look for either. My apartment was treated last year, assuming as a deterrent, but have not encountered any problem with bugs, my neighbour next door, as well appears to be free of any form of pests. Building is fine, rent a little expensive but need the great location, Landowne subway is a bit of a bus ride but streetcar is 5 min.
anonymous on 02/27/2015
I live on the 12th floor at the 103 building and have seen nothing in the way of bugs or anything. My only complaint is my neighbour has some sort of small dog, think a shitzu that yaps all the time on the balcony. I have spoken to the office downstairs and they had spoken to the tenant; people that have dogs in apts should take care of them or not have a dog at all in an apt.
Anonymous on 02/19/2015
So I moved in not even a week ago I see a roach first night I'm here surprise should have known it was to good to be true with this view for only 950$ a month. Over the next 2 days I notice bites and I'm super itchy so you know what that means bed bugs now. So cock roachs and bed bugs great most dirty place I've ever lived in, the next day I see a huge infestion of ants (I hope there ants can't really tell because there so small.) on top of that my baseboards are so badly eaten that when I touch
them they decay off. Disgusting this building needs to be burned down so sad to see people living in here long term I'm getting out ASAP. I don't have a choice for next couple months. Please don't move in here unless your okay with bedbugs, cockroaches and other weird bugs .. And musky smells coming from the heaters. Did I mention I siliconed my whole apartment as soon as I seen cockroach but still bugs coming eating threw the baseboards. Very unsafe unclean building
Megan S on 02/11/2015
I moved in to 103 West Lodge about 1 year ago and have been living happily in my bachelor unit until the month of February when I found a small infestation of bedbugs on my mattress (Sunday Feb. 8th, 2015). Luckily I was able to catch them early enough so they didn't do too much damage to my mattress. My brother is an exterminator and he was able to assess the photo I sent him of the infestation and informed me I have had them for just one month prior to discovery. Before I moved in I looked up
the building as it's not the cleanest building and I found there hadn't been a bedbug report in the past 5 years.
In my rental agreement it states that each tenant is responsible for pest control of their unit. Since this is low cost building I assume there are people living here that are unable to afford the cost of fumigation or pest control, which is going to be creating a constant circle of needing to fumigate my small apartment.
Allan B. on 01/15/2015
moved into this building in September, great location and the area is actually becoming pretty hipster trendy cool being so close to Queen st and Ossington but the area still has some semblance of an ethnic neighbourhood ; although not sure how much longer. No evidence of any pests but have had my unit treated when they did the whole building and keep my unit very nice. It's a large building with a pretty diverse make-up but everyone seems quite nice. the management has been fine and had only o
ne issue with a neighbour's dog barking on the balcony but was addressed promptly; and someone kept grabbing my parking spot but the parking"squatter" was ticketed and finally assume moved on.
andrea on 01/14/2015
It is so sad, to come across reads like this, we all know how, and why bedbugs come into our homes, and spread and to bluntly blame others for this is un called for ,I have lived at 105 Westlodge for over 15years ,and as all on here would like to share ,that the living conditions are individual ,people chose a way of life ,I didn't rent a run down apt, or why would I rent it?I leave for work everyday and see the cleaning staff doing what they need to do, but as tenants we should also follow the
lead. Cleanliness is a common sense thing......Management can only do so much without help....Rent increase? Doesn't the rent increase anywhere you live? Again a choice? I have no bedbugs, and the few roach's I see belong to my neighbors whom refuse "due to human rights" fumigation, and this is because I have been to the office and have been witness to request for my neighbors to get treatment and they are rood and simply don't care......If you treat your place like your own ,not just a rental im 100% this would not happen, poorly kept building or do WE make it this? maintenance request are done...at least when ever I have had any they have and in a timely fashion like any other place ...Don't down your home, at the end you down yourself...Bedbugs travel, and come from outside...so think about it friends??? Is it the building ???? I doubt it! have a nice day .
jiggy on 12/03/2014
this is the shittiest of the shittiest building. Fraudulent management and rude management and security guard. I was given a parking spot and didn't have to pay because the management then told me that a two bedroom apartment came with a parking spot. Until recently they decided to subcontract the parking management to ssg or something. They sent me a notice saying i would have to pay $700 for parking or they would begin court proceedings against me. When i Went into the office to speak to them
about it, I was told to come the next day. I took off from work to get it fixed and the lady i was supposed to meet was not in, the secretary would not even help and just plainly said i do not deal with papers. The security guard was just being rude meanwhile saying you cant park for free n stuff. I just need to get out of here ASAP. If you are considering mmoving here, take it from a person who has been and is currently living here, run as far as you can from here.
Sunshine on 10/15/2014
I lived at 105, 10 years ago.Same thing.Roaches and bad maintenance. People throwing garbage over the balconies. rent went up also. Even when you paid your rent on time,you still got a note, rent was not paid.
Anonymous 1000 Oct. 12, 12 on 10/17/2012
HORRIBLE PLACE TO LIVE!!! cockroaches EVERY WHERE.... ALL KIND OF COLORS......... APPLIANCES IN A REALLY BAD CONDITIONS...... ALL KIND OF TERRIBLE ODORS EVERYWHERE...... ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS, POOR MAINTENANCE.....
BAD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.......... SMOKING MARIJUANA
IN EACH FLOOR..........
GARBAGE INSIDE THE BUILDING AND OUTSIDE THE BUILDING
BED BAGS, EVERYWHERE..................
THIS IS NOT A BUILDING FOR A NORMAL PEOPLE........ YOU WOULD BE ALERT ABOUT IT...........
Anonymous on 07/03/2012
This is one of the worst buildings to live at around parkdale. The rent is cheap but keeps going up every year. Lots of roaches, and bed bugs and when we go and complain to the super, they make it sound like we brought them here in the first place instead of trying to take action and getting rid of it once and for all. Never seen or heard of bed bugs before coming to west lodge.
So people who are looking for apartment for cheap. Please for your sake, don't go to the west lodge apartments.
disapointedinpdale on 01/02/2012
I don't have bed bugs in my apt., but lots of roaches! Very low maintenance building. It's literally falling apart. Crappy elevators and laundry facilitates. Very loud and nosy at all times of the day and night. Rude and disrespectful management. Other tenants living in the building are just as bad! Never feel safe coming home at night even though there is a security guard and friends don't feel comfortable visiting. There has been 2 fires since I'v lived here and its no surprise to see a pol
ice car or two parked outside the building. Every couple of months the apt. will smell of chemicals (probably from a drug lab in build) and apt. was not cleaned upon moving in and repairs were not made to things that needed fixing. If you don't want to live in third world conditions with third world people, definitely stay far away from this building. Worst living experience Iv ever had!
Anonymous on 09/25/2011
I lived at West lodge 105 back in 2004. I had roaches, but not often.No bedbugs though. It's a low maintenance builing.Both of them. Rent goes up every year.
Anonymous on 09/21/2011
There is not only a stories about bedbug here.....
There is all kind of insects, and unhealthy environment for me, my daughters, and all the children who live in the same building.
Is the Land of none... Plenty of new immigrant who cannot have the right word to fight with the terrible management and the careless of the Landlord
We live in the middle of the garbage.
I would love to see the Government institution to stop this type of situation here in the middle of High Park and Down Town.
e Police, Firefighters, and the Paramedics, stop every day in front of these two buildings...
And the situation come worst and worst, everyday
Anonymous on 10/07/2010
In the month of January we noticed bites, so the apartment got sprayed and we did laundry. We kept dealing with the problem up until August. Evidently we needed repeated treatment but the landlords made us feel as if it was our fault that we kept getting bit, instead of properly spraying the adjacent units as well. Eventually, they stopped spraying and offering help.
The landlords here are slumlords. If you are looking for a cheap apartment, honestly, find a different place. If you are not de
aling with bedbugs, you may be dealing with roaches at this location or some other thing that these careless slumlords will give you a hard time about. Tenants are constantly having problems with these slumlords. Bedbugs are a citywide problem but you need landlords that will deal with the problem properly and not treat you with disrespect.
Anonymous on 05/25/2010
Moved in August of 2009. Didn't find evidence of bedbugs until December. I have had two spray treatments, bagged clothing and other materials, but they are still here. I have known a couple of tenants who had problems with bedbugs although the landlords denied the existence of the bedbugs.
My recommendation is that if you're looking for cheap rent, look elsewhere.
Nick on 12/30/2009
Date: December 15th, 2009
Location: 103 West Lodge Ave. Apt. 1423
Details: After living at 103 West Lodge for just shy of 2 years in one of their 1 bedroom units on the 14th floor we started noticing bed bug bites one day. We have never had this problem before or heard of anyone in the building having this problem either. Over the course of 5 days we accumulated multiple bites and immediately contacted the landlord's office for fumigation. We threw out our bed, as well as bedding, bedroom
carpet, clothing and many other belongings to try and eliminate the bugs completely. We thoroughly cleaned and prepped the unit for fumigation over the course of 24 hours. After much research into other bed bug infestations we decided not to return to the unit and have therefore not been able to accurately assess the effectiveness of the treatment. In hindsight we believe our new neighbours brought the bugs in since we started experiencing the bites shortly after their arrival next door and this theory was supported but not confirmed by the superintendent.