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Last Yes Vote: October 19, 2017
Last No Vote: January 06, 2018
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St. Laurent Towers

2.2 Star Rating
1975 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 4 Reviews
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
2.8 Star Rating
Heating
2.5 Star Rating
Cooling
2.2 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.2 Star Rating
Laundry
2.8 Star Rating
Parking
1.5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.2 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
2.2 Star Rating
Safety
2.2 Star Rating
Hot Water
1.7 Star Rating
January 06, 2018
3.2
3.2 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
3 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
It’s a great area but with in three days of moving in I found 2 live cockroaches with in 24 hours of each other. I was able to leave and they were good enough to give me last months rent back.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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October 19, 2017
2.5
2.5 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I just moved here not to long ago and I loved my apartment, it's spacious and clean, (at first glance). The night I moved here I was exhausted and didn't set up my bed, so I slept on my mattress on the floor. During the night I was tossing and turning, when I woke up I realized I signed the next year of my life away to a BED BUG nightmare. From talking to tenants in both 1975 and 1971 buildings, the general consensus is that there is a BED BUG and cockroach infestation. During the day everything is fine I might see 1 or 2 bed bugs but at night Woah , I spent more time looking at the floor killing bedbugs with pesticide than watching tv on my 55" flatscreen.
My couch is basically cosmetic at this point and I haven't invited anyone over to see the place in fear of them discovering I have bed bugs and being a pariah.
If one person sees that I have bed bugs no one is ever going to come over or invite me over. I hate it here. DO NOT RENT HERE!!!! You have been warned
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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August 09, 2017
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...
Worst building you can possible live in. About the parking, first day i moved in they told me I can park at that spot, then i got a warning from the ticket guy.
Also same day as i was moving in, multiple people who lived in the building told me there are bed bugs all over the building. As i lived here for a year, there so many bed bugs i found under my bed, it was the most disgusting thing i ever seen. They costed me so much money trying to fix my things, throwing away furniture, and using the dryer every day. They did treatment in my apartment twice and still there is lots of bugs. not just bed bugs, all kinds of bugs. roaches, flies, etc.
I tell the office about it, they told me the "professional" said there were NO ACTIVITY HAHAHAHA. then she called me and my family dirty ! the whole building is the throwing away their furniture every day ! every one tells me they have bed bugs.
So i tell her we are leaving early because this problem cant be solved and caused too much trouble, then she says she will call collections to get money from us.
ITS A SCAM COMPANY. YOU WILL LOSE SO MUCH MONEY IF YOU LIVE HERE. DONT ! THEY MADE MY LIFE <removed> HELL. damn disgusting building !
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October 28, 2015
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
2 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
4 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The St. Laurent Towers are conveniently located by the Elmvale shopping plaza which has a few places to eat, a grocery store, pharmacy and liquor stores. There are plenty of buses available at the OC Transpo station across the road which makes commuting easy.

Management seems to be working to improve the building. A garden has been added between the buildings, as well as barbecues in the rear of the building with picnic tables not far from the outdoor pool. Stairwells have been painted, and the A/C system has been fixed which makes the summers much more enjoyable, particularly with utilities included. As for safety, there are key fobs to open the doors to the building and a very handy touch screen panel is located in the lobby to allow guests to buzz in. Cameras have been recently installed in the elevator, which adds more security.

The parking lots have been repaved which is a huge improvement over the neglected roadways. Visitor parking is available, but at a cost. $1 per hour or $7 for 24 hours which is extremely inconvenient for having company over although I've never seen the lot monitored.

The basement of the building has a gym, storage and laundry. The gym is a nice size with several treadmills, a couple ellipticals and bikes as well as weights, a bench and mat. The storage units all had locks on them when we moved in so we were not able to get a unit. Management seems to be working to make sure the storage areas are secure by restricting access, but I can't speak to their availability. The laundry rooms are well equipped. It can get busy on the weekends and some tenants are not courteous when it comes to moving their loads along which is true with any building. There's also a soda machine in the laundry room which is convenient.

My biggest complaint is in regards to the cockroach issue that seems to be plaguing the building. Even after frequent visits by the exterminator the issue still continues. The office is quick to add you to a list of units to be treated, and it appears that the buildings have a regular weekly appointment. That being said, its hard to have company over, let alone feel comfortable in your unit when you're constantly fearing moving your coffee maker and seeing a cockroach scurry across the counter or having a cockroach run up the wall while you're doing dishes. Unfortunately as management does seem to care about the issue, the real limitation is tenants not bothering to report the issue and letting the problem spread from unit to unit,

Noise transfer is within expectations for an apartment building. Most noises heard come from the hallway instead of neighboring units with the exception of louder music on occasion. That being said the placement of apartment doors being directly across from each other, you can occasionally hear noise from across the hall.

TL;DR: not bad, but there are roaches
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