Fiiinally got hold of my landlord after calling every few hours and having left a message yesterday. He intimates he doesn't have to turn on the heat by law until the 15th, which is total b.s. according to this page, but says he is "sending people" to turn it on. Why it requires sending people to clean boilers, etc., I am not sure. This page that gwillen found indicates my heat should have been on on the 7th already.