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Last Yes Vote: October 09, 2016
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Cam York Apartments

3 Star Rating
253, 255, 257 York St, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 10 Reviews
3.0
3 Star Rating

Management
2.9 Star Rating
Heating
4.5 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3.1 Star Rating
Laundry
3.5 Star Rating
Parking
3.2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.7 Star Rating
Storage
2.8 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4.1 Star Rating
Quietness
2.7 Star Rating
Safety
2.5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
June 30, 2017
3.7
3.7 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
4 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I've been here for a several months now and my experience has been quite positive. I rented a two bedroom place at the 255 building and so far no bugs or cockroaches to speak of. The management is very helpful and friendly and I've found the landlord to be accommodating and reasonable.

The location is the big draw and ultimately what did it for me. Being so close to everything downtown is a high priority for me. The neighbors are mostly very friendly and overall I'm enjoying my time here.
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July 01, 2016
2.3
2.3 Star Rating

Management
4 Star Rating
Heating
4 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
1) I gave maintenance a 4 because the only good thing about this building is the superintendent. He's the sweetest man, doing the best he can with the little he gets from the ****** landlord.
2) Cockroaches. Cockroaches everywhere. In the two years I had to live there, I had to empty the entirety of my kitchen cupboards and drawers and displace them into the living room 7 times so that they could do a "treatment" and they just kept coming back. I've tried to tell the landlord there is an infestation, but he seems to only do the bare minimum.
3) Shady area of town. I was on the main floor so I probably got the worst of it, but 2 of my neighbour's have been evicted for drugs and domestic violence, there have been crackheads on my back porch smoking and dealing drugs more times than I can count. I've had my mail stolen because I was never given a mailbox that actually locked. Oh, and the house next door is some kind of half way house for sex workers. They're usually pretty quiet, but once in a while they bring sketchy guys by and meet with their dealers outside
4) The walls are paper thin. I've heard my neighbour's cell vibrate through the floor. Every. Single. Step. They took. I could head it. You *will* hear your neighbour doing dishes and just having plain conversations. You will never have a quiet, relaxing night ever again
5) there is one single dryer and washer in each building for all units. They get gross and dirty and no one seems to clean it, so I did.
It's actually the worst place I ever lived. The landlord should just tear the place down and rebuild. The craftsmanship is questionable anyways; the landlord hires the cheapest people he can find to do the least expensive repairs possible. Don't live here. You'll leave within a year or you'll hate your entire stay.
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June 09, 2015
2.1
2.1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Worst Living experience EVER. The landlord loved to harass me and try to find extra charges to me due to the NEGLECT on the rental unit. The condo board is a joke. The care taker stole every garbage bin I bought out of pocket expense, and never returned it. I was uncomfortable and had extreme anxiety while renting with them. I wouldn't recommend anyone to live under the care of Camyork. The neighborhood was ok. The condo board would complain to the landlord instead of a simple knock on my door to address concerns. What a joke. I paid too much money for a falling apart unit, and a year worth of severe anxiety. SO glad to be out of their grip.
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March 15, 2015
4.6
4.6 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The superintendent is so kind, helpful and friendly. So far, I have always been able to rely on him. The landlord is quick to respond to emails, and is willing to act or compromise on any issue. I've heard differently from other tenants, but I also have reason to question their approach when voicing insatisfaction. The location in PRIME. Although the building is old and there is sometimes noise from the pipes, or neighbours' footsteps, you're far from the bar/club noise, or the craziness of the Sandy Hill area. No issues ever with heating, cooling or laundry.

Even the neighbours: Sure, some are a bit "special", but you can expect that in the downtown area... The good by far exceeds the bad!

Strongly recommended for pretty much anyone!
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October 11, 2014
4.4
4.4 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
We stayed here for two years and had a nice time. Excellent location. The landlord is cordial and helping. In a apartment, sure different kind of people live, but they do not bother you. So all these crying of others about drug dealer, I think is not so relevant. The care taker always showed up when we needed help. The building is old, thus have its own loopholes. Heating and water, never was a problem. The laundry at the basement always worked perfectly.
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