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2861 Baycrest Drive

1.5 Star Rating
2861 Baycrest Dr, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 8 Reviews
1.5
1.5 Star Rating

Management
1.3 Star Rating
Heating
2.1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.8 Star Rating
Laundry
1.7 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.2 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1.4 Star Rating
Quietness
1.6 Star Rating
Safety
1.3 Star Rating
Hot Water
1.4 Star Rating
October 23, 2018
1.3
1.3 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The below reviews perfectly cover what my boyfriend and I experienced over the year in 2016-2017 that we spent here, so I'll just list it nice and neatly for you with my added experience:

Cons:
- BED BUGS, EVEN in freshly renovated apartments, which ours was, so don't be fooled. We lost hundreds of dollars in furniture, and more on laundry costs.
- Management was unresponsive and mean, insulting us and accusing us of being the source of bed bugs, even though they know FULL WELL that the place is infested
- Cockroaches
- Smelly, dirt common areas and halls
- NOT secure: Front door ajar, garage door ALWAYS broken
- Hot water shut off often, as well as full water shut off (1-2 times a month, sometimes multiple times in a week for many hours)
- Hot water often didn't work at all, showered in cold water
- Heating never comfortable (too cold or too hot)
- Trash EVERYWHERE. I've watched a lady throw a dirty diaper from the balcony of her apartment. This happened all the time. I've almost been hit with trash walking my dog.
- Always construction/renos going on, so quite noisy.
- Administration doesn't keep trck of paperwork well; they lost our agreement, our billing info, including very confidential baking info on it, and the paperwork for hydro sign-up (so we ended up owing $200 after not being charged for 3-ish months).
- In a all-around terrible neighbourhood (crime, trash, poverty)


Pros
- right on bus route that takes you to heron station and Billings Bridge station
- Big balconies (ours was covered in pigeon feces when we got it)
- hydro was cheap, around $50/month
- Price was less than most places, but was absolutely NOT worth the stress and heartache of this place
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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January 09, 2018
1.4
1.4 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I have lived at 2861 Baycrest for well over a year. Often only one of the three elevators are running - with a building of 18 floors, you end up waiting a lot for the elevator. There is often garbage all over the place in the indoor garage (in and around the dumpsters) and in the summer it smells. Tenants leave garbage outside of the elevator or in the garbage chute room, and don't bother putting it in the chute. Parking is a disgrace. The garage doors to the "secure" indoor parking is often left open as the doors are often broken or they are waiting for the garbage dumpsters to be picked up or someone is moving in and nobody can be bothered to close them again when they are done.

I cannot speak to bed bugs, but there are definitely cockroaches no matter how clean you keep your apartment... the building is infested. If you do not like cold showers, do not move in here. The hot water is turned off at least once a month, with and without notice. Even with notice it is often off far longer than they say it will be (off 9am-4pm turns into 24-48 hours with no updates). Hot water has been off for a full weekend without notice.There has been no hot water so many times I have actually lost count. Additionally when the hot water works, it is impossible to get cold water - it is always warm to hot. There is a dishwasher in my unit but it has never worked.

Bringing any issues to building management is a waste of time. If you get a response it is only a weak apology. I have straight up asked for compensation and they refuse.

I have had no issue with noise or heating, so I guess that's a plus. Nice big balconies - probably the only thing I will miss when I move out very soon.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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October 02, 2017
1.3
1.3 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 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
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I've lived in 2861 Baycrest since August 15th, 2017. Hot water has been shut off 4 times officially but several times on the weekend, no hot water. I called the maintenance guy and he fixed it quickly. I have neighbours above me that are running back and forth till 2 in the morning sometimes. I spoke to management and they refused to do anything even though they told me not to call bi law or the police. There are times when 2 out of 3 elevators are not working. Most of the time the underground garage doors are left open 24/7 because they don't work. I have talked to neighbours on the lower floors and they do have issues with bugs. Comment is: "I've learned to live with them". Today we received notice that we won't have hydro for weds morning from 8-12. Seniors on respirators or other machines need to worry because the management here does not tell the truth. We had hot water out from 8am one morning till 9am the next even though we were told 8-4. No power, no elevators. I could go on but what is the point. $1250 per month and management refuses to respond to emails etc....
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pets Pets Allowed
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September 01, 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
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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March 15, 2017
2.5
2.5 Star Rating

Management
3 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Cockroaches. It doesn't matter how clean your apartment is - the building is infested.
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