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August 29, 2008
City of Toronto approves occupancy for 2 Secord Avenue Residents able to return to their homes
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 meat the needs of tenants in this unusual situation.

“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

Media contact: Rob Andrusevich, Strategic Communications, cell 416-200-3660



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