July 13, 2017
Toronto’s public housing agency has pleaded guilty to a fire code violation in relation to a blaze at a seniors residence that killed four people last year.
The city says in a statement that the Toronto Community Housing Corporation pleaded guilty to failing to implement an approved fire safety plan and has been fined $100,000, the maximum amount allowed under the law.
The deadly fire broke out on the fifth floor of a 126-unit seniors residence in the city’s east end in February 2016.
Dozens of elderly residents were injured and three people initially died in the fire. A fourth person injured in the blaze died weeks later.