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Alcade Apartments

1.6 Star Rating
720 Dorchester Ave, Winnipeg Manitoba
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Overall Rating based on 6 Reviews
1.6
1.6 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.3 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.2 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3.7 Star Rating
Quietness
1.5 Star Rating
Safety
1.2 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
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August 15, 2017
1.3
1.3 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
2 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The building is never cleaned I lived in the basement and swept and mopped the floors cause it was so nasty!! I got a bill for 400$ for heat for one month! Luckily I didn't have to pay it because of the rental agreement that I never signed! The water was brown!! I complained and the landlord said there was nothing they could do! My apartment was broken into and so I had no working door or a few months until finally he agreed to fix it after I didn't! I had no electricity for about 4 days all my food went bad! (Since the 400$ hydro bill, it was no longer in my name.) I was never compensated and was evicted. Don't believe in the paranormal? Move in the basement there! Rent is cheap but you share the place with the mice and houseflies that breed on the rotting mice! The place has potential but not with these owners! Also there is NO parking and you will get a BUNCH of tickets because of the no parking bans etc! I would look elsewhere!
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March 25, 2015
1.2
1.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I have rented MANY many character apartments and this was BY FAR the absolute worst. I wouldn't stay in this building if the rent were free.

The location is great as far as accessibility, however there is no parking lot for this building. So that leaves you fighting for street parking every evening, especially in the summer when the Corydon village bars are busy. Also less than awesome in the winter when you can't plug in or when there is an overnight ban for your entire area.

The building itself has potential, some of the suites have gorgeous huge sunrooms, working fireplaces, and large beautiful windows. HOWEVER, the maintenance for this building is somewhere between bare minimal and a laughable joke. I mean bandaid fixes on everything. Leaking ceiling in the bathroom for months, raining over you as you went to the bathroom. VILE carpet in the bedroom that was not cleaned before I moved in. When I asked to have it cleaned (because it was COVERED in cat hair and SOAKED in cat urine) I was told it was already cleaned. Being that I had to move out of my last place because my lease was up and it was the last of the month, I had to bite the cost of renting a carpet cleaner ($100) and do it myself. Let me tell you, TAR BLACK disgusting water came out of that carpet. I don't believe it had EVER been cleaned.

The floors and walls are paper thin. You can hear literally E-V-E-R-Y THING. I was unlucky enough to have a couple living above me who loved to party, fight, and #$!! as loud as possible. Below me, a couple of nerds who loved xbox and would shout at their tv. It was so loud, you couldn't watch tv some nights because the sound from other suites was too distracting. I could hear the cell phone of the tenant above me when their phone was on vibrate. Noise complaints were not taken seriously. Many nights I would be up until 4am listening to my neighbours party, while I had to be up for work at 6am.

Security for the building is non existent. The front door is often jammed open from people who are too lazy to come down and let their friends in. The buzzer was broken half the time, and the lock on the front door didn't work. If you pulled the door hard enough it would just open. The fire escape for the building is basically an invitation to break in. It is a wooden staircase that is accessible to all. It went right up to my bedroom window so sleeping with the window open on hot summer nights was not an option. Sidenote: a building just up the street (red brick multiplex on wellington) was broken into through a bedroom window, so yes I was being paranoid, but probably for good reason.

Fire escapes were never maintained either. People throw their garbage out on them and attract rodents. Snow is left to build up.

Laundry is expensive for the busted up old machine offered. There is one washer, one dryer for the entire building. More often than not the washer was broken. Clothes came out smelling awful from mould and build up of god knows what in the machines.

Always garbage in the halls, and out front of the building. They re-shingled the roof late into the season and left all of the scraps (broken shingles and nails) all around the building. It was soon covered in snow.

People are constantly smoking in this building. Because the floors and walls are paper thin, you smell it instantly in your suite.

SQUEAKY FLOORS. The worst I've had in any character building.

Found a mouse in my suite (on the 2nd floor) and in the basement. Tons of creepy crawly bugs. No bed bugs.

I have always had a great love for character buildings and the quirks that come with them, but this building was nothing more than an absolute garbage dump.

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July 08, 2014
1.6
1.6 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Great location and it used to be cheap rent until they refinished the common area aka hallway.

Laundry is in the basement and there is only 1 washer and dryer for the entire building. It sucks when the washer or dryer is broken.

Front door is always jammed open by tenants, so security sucks.

Suites are character/heritage, but are filthy and in dire need of maintenance.
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November 24, 2012
1.2
1.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I have had the worst experience I've ever had living here. Mice Cockroaches, rotting floors (above me and below) The basement is left like a dumpy storage area. And it smells. Sewer backed up into my kitchen and lanlord refuses to repair and put apartment back into liveable and sanitary living coondition. It literally RAINS over my toilet (not clean water either)
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August 15, 2012
2.0
2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The basement common areas are sub par and some tenants constantly leave the exterior door propped open all day causing a security risk.
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