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Last Yes Vote: November 18, 2017
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Merivale Manor Apartment

2.5 Star Rating
1220 Merivale Rd, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 8 Reviews
2.5
2.5 Star Rating

Management
2 Star Rating
Heating
3.3 Star Rating
Cooling
2.2 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.5 Star Rating
Laundry
2.5 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.9 Star Rating
Storage
2.5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2.6 Star Rating
Quietness
2.4 Star Rating
Safety
2.6 Star Rating
Hot Water
3.3 Star Rating
July 02, 2018
1.8
1.8 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Paramount "updated" the laundry room with top loading washers that are much less convenient to use than front loading, increased the cost of the dryers by 50 cents, and removed a community notice board.

The visitor parking only has 9 spots for a 12 storey building and you have to pay through an app or credit card to a predatory parking company that will wait for time to run out on people's parking and immediately ticket them.

Manager's office door is always shut and staff are very unwelcoming since Paramount took over and started making exclusively negative changes.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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November 18, 2017
2.0
2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Have had 3 bed bug sprays and one cockroach inspection in less than two years. The last two summers it's always brickwork repairs which means incessant noise. There is no easy to bring groceries upstairs to your apartment because you can't technically park in front of main doors, so you have to carry groceries up and down stairs. With new management they hired parksafe for the parking lot and now visitors parking no longer free for guests. Also they refuse to maintain outdoor parking for the winter and they tried to relocate us to visitors but no reserved for tenants signs so visitors currently parked in my spot which means I no longer even have an assigned parking spot. Door to new managers office always closed. Laundry machines dirty, one is always broken. Parking garage can fit only one car driving and not two so beware going up and down that dangerous thing. If you choose outdoor parking you have to wind up the parking garage six times before reaching the top and then go down a flight of stairs to ground floor to get inside building. Again outdoor parking not properly maintained in the winter. Hallways smell like smoke almost always and smoke smell seeps into your apartment. I like the fact that the building is pet friendly but if there is a dog barking all the way down the hallway believe me you will hear it. Seems like all apartment buildings are the same and paramount and osgoode seem to own the majority of them so moving to a new one is probably not even worth it at this time.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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November 16, 2017
2.3
2.3 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
3 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Paramount Properties has come in and changed our visitor parking to a pay lot to gouge a couple extra dollars grom our guests. They have not communicated anything to residence since taking over and will not respond to your emails. AVOID!
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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August 26, 2017
4.1
4.1 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
2 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
This was the first place I ever lived alone. Management was very understanding and patient with me as I was a struggling teenager trying to financially figure out how to be an adult. Building parking lot was undergoing construction at the time but workers were polite and followed noise bi law. Building was kept very clean and neighbours were very nice.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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August 30, 2017
Response from Osgoode Properties:
Thank you for the great review and choosing Merivale Manor as your first home.We value your feedback. Thanks!

July 07, 2017
5.0
5 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
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
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Love this place , I wish I could give 10 Stars , if I could , Management is so helpful and very pro-active for any issue I have, I feel so safe , I see security patrolling the premise , they also have a after hour line you can contact. The office is open 6 days a week .Amazing staff, I would not rent any where else.
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