Persistently homeless


in Daily updates, Ottawa, Rants

A third apartment (65 Robert St, in the Golden Triangle area) has gone to someone who submitted an application first. This time, it was especially galling. The landlord refused to give it to me until I paid the first and last month’s rent in the form of a cashier’s cheque. It took some scrambling to get that much money together at short notice. Still, I managed to get it together this morning, called the man, and learned that he rented the apartment yesterday to someone who paid in cash.

Perhaps it was for the best. The man was extremely irritable and aggressive and, as such, might not have been somebody who I wanted to deal with on a regular basis for a year or more. Still, it is a shame to lose such a well situated possibility.

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Ashley July 23, 2007 at 11:18 am

Okay, you must come over to my apartment tonight after dinner for a visit as Mike Kotrly will be coming into town. Also I should start accompanying you on your apartment hunts. The legendary Thorvaldson charm could assist you in these matters. I looked at twelve to obtain one but I did have to wait until Oct 1st to move in. (Started to look in September)

. July 23, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Are you going to take the place on Booth St or return to square one?

Ben July 23, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Hope you find somewhere soon.

Milan July 23, 2007 at 8:04 pm

I applied for the place on Booth St.

Internally, it is actually nicer than the Robert Street option. Of course, the area is less good for a number of reasons. Most annoyingly, Booth St itself is pretty busy and noisy, which is not so good for a first floor place.

That said, I think I would be happy living there, if my application gets accepted.

Anon July 23, 2007 at 10:43 pm
Milan July 23, 2007 at 10:48 pm

Nicely spotted. It hadn’t even been downloaded 10,000 times yet.

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