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2861 Baycrest Drive

1.5 Star Rating
2861 Baycrest Dr, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 7 Reviews
1.5
1.5 Star Rating

Management
1.3 Star Rating
Heating
2.1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.9 Star Rating
Laundry
1.7 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.3 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1.4 Star Rating
Quietness
1.5 Star Rating
Safety
1.4 Star Rating
Hot Water
1.5 Star Rating
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.
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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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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
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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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February 04, 2017
1.8
1.8 Star Rating

Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
My husband and I have lived here for 2 years. Found out 2 weeks after we moved in about the cockroaches by finding one in my kitchen, even though I asked the lady who showed us the place if the building had roaches. She told us no.

Parking is a nightmare. We pay for "secure" indoor parking. 8 times out of 10, the main garage doors are either broken and open or just open. People just park there even without having a parking pass. Someone parked in our assigned and paid spot twice. Had them both towed. Security is a joke. Anyone can walk into the building from the garage and into the garage from the building, as the doors are always broken and you don't need to use your fob. People leave their garbage in the garbage chute room. The chute is RIGHT THERE! They also leave garbage by the elevators. The front security doors were broken for over 2 weeks. Elevators hardly ever work. The Super does what he can, but hes just one person.

And then there's the bedbugs. We had them in September 2015. That was a fun experience. Did laundry non stop for 11 HOURS. Spent 300$ on a steamer, sprays and the laundry. Now my daughter and her dad have them and had treatment 1 over 2 weeks ago, with no idea when the next one will be. When my ex submitted his request for treatment, the property administrator called him and was super rude, saying he should have told them when he first saw them (which he did) and talked to him like he was an idiot.

I have called and emailed HO about all issues, and had to call back to get a response. And nothing changed. We are moving at the end of March and can not wait.

Would NEVER recommend this company. Ever.
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