'Disgusting' conditions lead to evacuation of Halifax apartments His apartment — unsafe, a fire hazard and infested with cockroaches, mice and bedbugs — wasn't much better than being on the streets. The evacuation of the building, in Halifax's Fairview neighbourhood, was ordered by police in a bylaw crackdown by the municipality. He figured it had something to do with the filthy conditions inside the building. He says the city evacuated and boarded up the building under the Halifax charter's dangerous and unsightly premises section. was under an evacuation order Tuesday due to fire safety hazards and unsafe living conditions. A one-bedroom in the building cost $600 a month. Mullin agreed and said it's a sign of how desperate the housing situation is. You got mice running around, cockroaches crawling all over the counters, they get in your food. CBC News has learned the building next door — 24 Evans Ave. Michael Moore, Tsimiklis's lawyer, blamed the damage at 22 Evans Ave. One of the bathrooms in an apartment unit at 24 Evans Ave. Aggravated circumstances could push the fine to $150,000 and or two years in jail.