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Last Yes Vote: May 09, 2018
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Mayview Towers

1.6 Star Rating
1440 Mayview Ave, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 11 Reviews
1.6
1.6 Star Rating

Management
1.5 Star Rating
Heating
2.3 Star Rating
Cooling
1.1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.7 Star Rating
Laundry
1.9 Star Rating
Parking
1.5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.3 Star Rating
Storage
1.5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1.2 Star Rating
Quietness
1.7 Star Rating
Safety
1.1 Star Rating
Hot Water
2.4 Star Rating
July 23, 2018
1.0
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
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Me and my partner have been living here about a year now and it is completely awful. During the winter i had to put plastic over my door to help keep the draft out, there was also snow coming inside my apartments and i had to put out blankets and sweaters for people when they came to visit. We would often sleep out even tho we bought a heater because it was too cold and they never did anything about it. We complained multiple times about this and how to heaters in our aparement were not working properly and they did not do anything. There is never anyone in the office. They dont even have a voice mail box when you call no one answers and if you go to the actual office no one is ever there.
They never mentioned cockroaches to us when we first moved in.. even tho we asked. i think its because it was our first apartment they must of thought we were dumb. We have called multiple times complaining about the roaches and the current lardlord never recorded them or put them in the data base so there is no proof i ever complained about it. The apartments are infested with roaches even if your a clean person. The building itself always smells awful its embarrassing to bring friends and family over because there are always bugs running around. The bugs dont even get scared of you, they'll scurry right up next to you. this was my first apartment and im trying to get out right now. I dont think the building follows protocol or any health and safety risk factors. You have to wait about 1 hour in the winter for hot water to shower and even then it doesn't go that hot. I have pictures of cockroaches in the laundry room actually inside the washer and dryer. The people in this building are disgusting as well - loud fighting and leave their garbage in the hall before they take it down. The landlord we had got arrested for fraud so realistically theres nothing right about this building. No one should have to live like this.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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June 30, 2018
1.7
1.7 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
2 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The hallway rugs have fully been ripped up since about January. About November the hallways were a patch work of rug and Nate floor. There are new people in the office and super . Since their arrival the main locks to the building have stopped being broken. There is a cockroach problem. Repairs are slow incoming but at least there us hope now with new staff. I have submitted repair list 4 times. Cracks in the Walla. Window frames can be ro keaking holes in them. Balcony doors if newer ones work well. Talents who have be here longer with older balcony doors have to struggle to open them. No screens on the Windows. Priority is giving to the newbies moving in, at least that is my experience
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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May 09, 2018
1.0
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
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
There is constant fight outside at night, screaming and shoyting after 12am. I was told it was all prostitutes and drug loards.. I think homeless people live in the area in some of the apts. It really is the worest things I have witnessed in years.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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March 10, 2018
1.7
1.7 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
- Strong smell of pot keeps me up all night. Sometimes at night the lobby is full of that smell.
- Smoking is allowed, hallways on my floor you can be hard to breath. I struggle a lot.
- There is no carpet in hallways, dirty looking cement floor which never gets clean. Been told it was going to be replaced, been over 3 months now. Walls and doors look worse for wear. Embarrassing to bring family or friends.
- I had to pay for hydro and I was asked to sign for billing to be done by a company called WYSE. I got my first bill for one month and it was $239 for a two bedroom apt. My usage was $7.95 according to their bill but their usage delivery fee is about $25 and will go up when you use more, so my first month bill was around $39 with taxes, plus account opening fee and another deposit fee which is $239 all together. So be very careful what you sign, this is never disclosed to you when you rent, my bill for one month was $239 and I received the bill on the 28 and deadline to pay was by 2nd and if you do not pay on deadline, there is late fee etc and then report to credit bureau, then disconnect the line and charge you more for reconnect etc. Read about WYSE review, you get an idea of who you will be dealing with. WYSE sounds like an organization who rides customers pressure us to pay their massive "delivery fees" by working with managers such as Golden Equity who do not disclose anything on their lease about what the billing structure of WYSE is as they do not give two cents on what WYSE is charging you or how you pay it. I am sure Golden Equity will not pay the massive fees of WYSE if they were in our place. I rather pay straight to the Ontario Hydro than 3rd party.
- There is no garbage shoot in a 10 floor property. This is also not informed to you when you move in. Most people keep their garbage in their apartment or on their balcony. May be why we have flies issues in the middle of dead winter. My apartment was infested with flies and they kept coming in. I had to fight with the management to get them block the way they were coming in. They have still not entirely fixed the problem. I started doing the work myself as the management ignored me entirely and I do not know what to do. They just want their rent, but I had to clean up thousands of flies out of this apartment and they are still coming from somewhere in the coldest month of the year and squeeze themselves into the south window.
- The height of the elevators when you move in be very careful. I had to throw away my couch because it did not fit. You have to have couch or anything else under 80 inches. Nobody tells you, you learn like me after loosing your comfy couch and other items.
- Pets are allowed, I love dogs but some people have huge dogs, and sanitation is not so great. entrance wreaks of pet smell when you walk in, the vent is bad.
- I was told Laundry room could have bed bugs from other tenants, be sure to not put your stuff on floor, be sure to inspect everything before you put your stuff in for a wash.
- Cockroaches and bed bugs were in my apartment when I moved in. I had to ask management several times. Cockroaches, and ghost ants walk around all day when I make coffee or sit down, i see them, the roaches are big and scary to me and the ants make me itch. I had to pack up everything and get it sprayed couple of months after moving in. What a hell that was.I have developed sever skin problem right now and I am on double antihistamines.
- There is no gally kitchen, it is small and cramped than any kitchen I have seen before in a two bedroom apartment, not large enough for a family or one larger person. It is very awkward and you got to shut something in order to open something else. Space is too tiny in my openion.
- If they show you an empty room and said it is being renovated like me, asked to see it when it is done, renovation in some areas is like DIY stuff, my apartment was not fully renovated. I have a bent cupboard doors, no proper hanging rod for my clothes, (I had to install one myself because management ignored my request thinking it was not important?),
Windows are old, make lots of noise, have many gaps and holes, hardly slide in some areas and stained with years of paint.I find the windows very very old.

I have spent a lot of money moving in and settling down and hard for me to move out. All I am saying is, there is a lot of problems and sometimes it is worth paying a little more and get a place with half the risks and headaches with better management. The management here and at Montreal office are terrible. Slum Lords fit the bill.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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June 05, 2017
1.5
1.5 Star Rating

Management
2 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I moved into this building in April. When I came to view the manager showed me a basement apartment in the other building, and it was gross, like something you'd see out of hoarding--minus all the stuff, it was just cob-webs, dirt, and dirty old possessions someone left. It was hard to imagine a person lived like that. Not a good first impression, but since I was desperate, I asked to see something else, not in a basement... she showed me the place I currently live. It was in not bad condition, so I decided to take it. Upon viewing it, I was told not to worry too much about appearances because the unit was going to be completely remodeled. I put down my deposit and was pretty excited to tell you the truth, during the daytime it seems like an okay place and I had a great view of the city. I honestly had no idea about the neighbourhood, as I'm not originally from Ottawa... When I moved in, everything seemed okay, my place had a fresh coat of paint, and was very clean looking as far as I could tell. I honestly thought this was going to be decent. When I was putting away my things in the kitchen I got up on a stool to look on top of the cupboards and to my horror there were a bunch of dead cockroaches. It was disgusting that they didn't clean that up, and there was a bunch of bug "traps" so I knew someone knew about it... Like someone else stated in a previous review, it's pretty hard to find buildings without them. Since I am a clean person I rarely see them, so it's not a big deal, but I'm still grossed out. Moving past that, 2 months into living here my bathroom sink broke and flooded my bathroom for no other reason than poor installment, I have asked twice for it to be fixed and no one has come yet (it's been two weeks, and I give up, a friend of mine who is a super in another building is coming to fix it instead) very annoying. I have also experienced my closet doors coming off over nothing, and my stove, which is very old/gas/and not new at all, is broken as well... only half the elements work. On top of all this the building is all inclusive, so it was a huge shock to me to find last week my power cut off one day for about an hour, with no notice... and then the next day for overnight. I had to harass the manager 3 times to ask someone to come fix it... she stalled until her shift was up and no one came. I waited until sundown (close to 8 pm- it had been cut off since around noon) before I had to leave my home unless I wanted to sit alone in the dark. I tried looking around the apartment for a supervisor number, there was nothing. I went to the office and found an "emergency number". I called it multiple times only for it to go straight to voicemail everytime. After trying many times I left a message and hoped they would get back to me. No one did. I called first thing in the morning and the manager seemed shocked to hear I still had no power... Eventually that day it was turned back on, but all the food in my fridge went bad... On top of this the building was recently bought by "golden equity". The same "company" that bought my last place causing me to move because of their terrible management (I didn't know they bought this building too until a week after I moved in). They are one of the worst companies I have been forced twice now to deal with and if you have an opportunity, do not rent with them. I will be leaving as soon as my lease is up unless more things happen, and then I will be talking to my lawyer about getting out of this lease, if possible... As for the neighbourhood, it's so sketchy. People are always screaming and fighting outside (especially past 1 am). There are prostitutes and drug addicts everywhere, and honestly the amount of garbage (including used syringes, and used condoms) is absolutely disgusting. I would not wish this on anyone who has any other options. Oh and if you don't drive or have a bus pass good luck because the grocery store is quite the trek. The only positives are it's cheap rent - all inclusive (though upon looking at their site for this building it seems they now charge for hydro, so thats sh**ty), the laundry facilities are cheap, and it's close to some bus routes. If you are thinking of moving here I would honestly reconsider, I'm trying to make the best out of my own situation, but time and time again I feel like it was a huge mistake to move in here, and I am counting down the days until my lease is up. **I also want to add, I have ALWAYS paid my rent every time on the first, and always been pleasant to the management, so I can only chalk up their behaviour to laziness**
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