City of Toronto approves occupancy for 2 Secord Avenue

    Residents able to return to their homes

    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto staff have concluded their
final inspection of 2 Secord Avenue and have approved final occupancy for the
apartment building.
    Building management now has City permission to allow residents to return
and live in their units. Tenant re-entry is the responsibility of building
management. Building management, Preston Group, has posted information about
tenant re-entry on its website at and also has a tenant
information line 416-429-0969.
    "Toronto Building staff have worked throughout the day today with the
Toronto Fire Service to inspect and test life safety systems in the building
(such as fire alarm system) which is a requirement for occupancy of the
building," said Jim Laughlin, Acting Chief Building Official for the City of
Toronto. "This was the final stage in a complicated process to help get
residents into their homes as soon as possible, and into a safe environment.
    "While the building is safe for occupancy, other areas of the site
including the parking garage still require additional work and City approval
before tenants can use the areas," said Laughlin.
    "The City will continue to provide necessary accommodation and services
to residents as they make the transition back to their homes this coming
week," said Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches - East York). "There has
been great teamwork by City staff to meet the needs of tenants in this unusual
    "I want to thank Secord Residents for their tremendous patience and
strength as they have gone through this ordeal," said Davis.
    The City's reception centre in Secord Community Centre will remain open
daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Site operations will end at 8 p.m. on Saturday,
September 6. Additional information for tenants is available at

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