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Riverview Place Apartments

2.7 Star Rating
180 Lees Ave, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 8 Reviews
2.7
2.7 Star Rating

Management
2.8 Star Rating
Heating
1.7 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.6 Star Rating
Laundry
3.2 Star Rating
Parking
2.2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.6 Star Rating
Storage
3.8 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2.9 Star Rating
Quietness
2.9 Star Rating
Safety
2.6 Star Rating
Hot Water
4 Star Rating
January 02, 2019
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
This place seemed fine enough when I visited while apartment hunting. However, once I moved in I quickly realized that that was not the case. A lot of people say that the management is horrible here, but that is really not the case. They deal with a lot of crap because the building is full of irresponsible and inconsiderate tenants (90% students). If you're nice to them, they'll be nice to you. The issues in the building have more to do with Paramount Apartments not wanting to spend the money needed to make serious changes, than the staff who actually work in the building. They do what they can with what they have.

There is a lot of nonsense that goes on in this building. Just a few weeks ago the alarm went off at 12:30 am and everyone had to evacuate in -24 weather because some idiot threw a lit cigarette down the trash chute and set the garbage room on fire. There was flooding on the first 2 floors.There is an insane pest problem (cockroaches) that cannot be resolved because they don't spray the entire building at once. The roaches just travel from floor to floor. There was an infestation on my floor over the summer and it took over a month to sort out because they were doing it one unit at a time and then finally they did the entire floor. I've opened my front door and had roaches just scurry in from the hallway. As for maintenance, they are very quick to respond. However, cosmetic stuff rarely gets addressed. This is where being nice to the building staff can sometimes help.

They do have a very nice man come in every morning to clean the common areas like the lobby, the elevators, etc. but the building is always dirty anyway because tenants act like children and leave trash everywhere. It is not uncommon to find a nice puddle of dog pee in the hallway. The hallways always smell, be it weed (since legalization it's worse), or garbage, or various food smells. There is underground parking but it is not well maintained. The ground is very uneven, bubbling and cracking, and the garage breaks at least once a month. Laundry room is a nightmare, especially on weekends. Half the machines are usually out of order, and tenants tend to leave their laundry in the machines all day.

The kitchens in the one bedrooms are very small. The apartments get ridiculously hot in the summer so you WILL need an air conditioner (not included). The hydro bill for a 1 bedroom is unusually high ($80-125) even if you're conservative with your usage. Visitor parking is paid parking. With the constant roach problem, I would not recommend eating at either of the two restaurants on the ground floor. There is a hair salon and convenience store in the building.They tell you that there is security in the building but its just one very old man who comes in the evenings on weekends and sits in the lobby. He is sweet as pie but honestly he is so old and frail I really don't see what he could possibly do if something actually happened.

All in all if you're a student and don't really care about these things and just need a place close to campus, this is the place for you. I moved here because I wanted a shorter commute to work and the location can't be beat. You can be in the downtown core in 15min in rush hour traffic. Lees Ave is a sketchy street in general but it is close Ottawa U, Downtown, and transit. O-Train station to open just across the street.
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pets Pets Allowed
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July 26, 2018
2.9
2.9 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Not terrible place. Clean ish, considering the age of the place. Don't expect a new apartment. The cost is average. The location is ideal for University or living just outside downtown. Maintenance is average but they can be slow to fix cosmetic things. Real issues such as plumbing and electrical they fix within a few days.

Overall, not a terrible spot. It's old, but they are fair sized and not tooooo dirty.
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August 17, 2017
1.0
1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
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October 13, 2015
1.5
1.5 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
horrible neighborhood , building has constant crime , roaches are crawling up and down the hallways , management is lazy and rude , loud parties every single weekend and some weekdays . hardly any visitor parking , hydro is almost 200$ for a 1 bedroom . gets over 47 degrees in your apt in the summer ./.. neighborhood is sketchy
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June 11, 2015
5.0
5 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
5 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
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