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Last Yes Vote: September 27, 2017
Last No Vote: January 05, 2017
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Towers of Polo Park

2.5 Star Rating
666 St. James St, Winnipeg Manitoba
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Overall Rating based on 10 Reviews
2.5
2.5 Star Rating

Management
2 Star Rating
Heating
2.3 Star Rating
Cooling
1.3 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.4 Star Rating
Laundry
1.8 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.3 Star Rating
Storage
1.8 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3.5 Star Rating
Quietness
3.1 Star Rating
Safety
2.7 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
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September 27, 2017
1.2
1.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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February 26, 2017
1.1
1.1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The beautiful Towers of Polopark. Well, let's start from the top. There are bed bugs, a lot of renos to disturb any activity you could possibly be doing (invited family over for a nice meal ? Doing some paperwork ? Forget all that when you hear the unbelievable amount of drilling on suits all around you for weeks or possibly months on end), two elevators for 16 floors in which one or both are down for some sort of imaginary maintenance/cleaning causing a rip in the fabric of your reality when you're climbing the seemingly never-ending Mount Everest to get back to the apartment furthermore, if you didn't collapse from an overwhelming crushing chest pain due to the hike then, you're more often than not going to stumble into the locals of 666 st james which is most accurately portrayed if you grab a copy of serial killer weekly from the nearby gas station, or could possibly be on drug dealers monthly (being the uncut verison), and if that didn't send you into some sort of never-ending psychosis, - you're free to rejoice with a soak in the cheap, generic tub which will be empty because the water has been shut off or not to forget after the toil and suffering from shopping to prepare for a big feast in the near distant future - you will have received a late notice that the power will be cut off to the enterity of the building with no end time in sight. If this subluxurious, borderline primitive, disgusting hellhold still strikes your fancy, then, there is one perk to living there - there's a therapeutic centre in proximity which can be referred to as the Liquor store.
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January 12, 2016
3.9
3.9 Star Rating

Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Heating
4 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Cooling
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I lived in this building for about 12 years, and felt I should comment after reading so many negative reviews.

The building did see a lot of improvements in the time I lived there (new floors/lights in common areas, new keycard entry, new laundry machines etc).

I never had a problem with pests, however, I moved out in January 2014, so apparently I missed much of the drama. At the time I lived there, pest control was sent out on two occasions, even though I'd never seen a single cockroach or bedbug.

The management always seemed competent enough (I definitely never heard any inappropriate announcements on the PA - it was only for emergencies). However, the management changed frequently and I probably saw 8-10 different managers in the time I lived there. For my first ten years, we had an excellent maintenance man, unfortunately he quit around 2011.

The rooftop swimming pool was fantastic, though I understand it was closed for the entirety of the 2015 summer. The air conditioning is rather mediocre, but I lived in the smallest type of unit, so it wasn't too hard to cool off the place. New balcony doors were installed in 2014, which helped address the heating/cooling situation (the old doors were quite drafty).

If the building is truly as bad as others are saying, I'm sorry to hear it, because for the 12 years I lived there, I actually really enjoyed it.
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December 25, 2015
1.9
1.9 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Where to start? If you want to live in a building full of cockroaches, bed bugs, and managed by one of the worst property companies around (WRE Development) then this is your ideal building.

This place is INFESTED with bed bugs, as in DOZENS of suites. Poulins must be making a fortune off this place. It's December 2015 and they are getting Poulins out to spray literally 30-40 suites in one go. Oh and they threaten to charge you $150 if you don't prepare properly for spraying, but when they screw up and "miss" some suites do they compensate you for your time being wasted? Nope. There are even bed bugs in the laundry room, so be careful you don't contaminate your clean clothes!

Building is advertised as having Central Air but that's more or less a lie, barely any cold air comes out of the vent so it is warm/hot in this place in the summer. They also advertise as having a roof-top pool but it was closed for the whole summer in 2015, do they compensate you for that? Nope. It's so great paying your landlord for things that you don't get. WRE Development has a good thing going here.

Maintenance requests can take ages to be responded to or just flat-out ignored. In general the common areas (hallways especially) are ugly and dumpy looking. Parkade regularly has small chunks of the ceiling fall down, where they will just sit on the ground because apparently nobody cleans down there. Water seems to be shut off at least 2-3 times a month, sometimes you won't have hot water for a day or so. Not like anyone needs hot water, right?

Stay well clear of this dump, unless you're okay with sharing your bed with insects and paying high rent for the privilege.
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December 12, 2015
1.7
1.7 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Management never seems to help with any concerns we have, from when they left screws on the ground after renovating, to the neglect of the parkade, now it's cockroaches and bed bugs in the building with regular visits from poulins. Oh, and the water has been shut off probably about one day every two weeks since we've moved in, which leaves nasty brown water for an hour or so. We've only regretted moving in since we did. Please don't move here
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