56 Maitland Street - City of Toronto responds to fire

    TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto has responded to a fire at
56 Maitland Street (between Church and Yonge Street, one block south of
Wellesley Street).
    The building had approximately 60 residents.
    Residents of the building requiring temporary emergency shelter are
currently being provided shelter at Metro Hall (55 John Street).
    Residents of the building will not be able to re-enter the building today
and no time frame has been set for residents to re-enter the building.
    It will be a number of weeks before residents can move back into the
    When re-entry becomes possible a public announcement will be made.
    To ensure residents are kept up-to-date, residents are asked to register
with the City of Toronto reception centre. Residents may call 416-676-1506 to
register with the City. The reception centre is located 55 John Street (Metro
Hall) The reception centre will be open today until 8 p.m. Residents of the
building may also call the City of Toronto Shelter Support and Housing Service
at 416-676-1506 for information or assistance. If critical items from the
building are required by residents they are asked to call for assistance.
Beginning later today, residents may also check the City's website
(www.toronto.ca) for updates.
    At present, approximately 12 residents will require temporary emergency
    There was one fatality. An investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal has
    Any new information will be communicated to the media through a news
    The media may not enter the reception centre at 55 John Street.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Patricia Trott, City of Toronto,
Strategic Communications, (416) 919-6503

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