UPDATE: Most residents allowed back into George Street apartment after deadly fire
Good news for those who live in a downtown Toronto Community Housing building who were displaced after a deadly fire last week. Many were allowed to return home Sunday.
A statement released by TCH said "We are pleased to advise that most tenants of 291 George St. will be returning home later today following the completion of emergency cleanup and repairs to the building."
"Toronto Community Housing staff and contractors have worked round the clock since yesterday morning to complete the clean up and all necessary repairs to restore power, heat, hot water and elevator service in the building. The building passed a safety inspection this morning and is now ready for re-occupancy."
Those on the first, second, third and fifth floor were allowed back in.
The statement went on to say "Tenants of the fourth floor, where the fire occurred, and six units on the second, third and fifth floors damaged by the fire, will not be returning home today. Restoration work and repairs for these units will take longer to complete. Toronto Community Housing will temporarily relocate these tenants to other TCHC apartments over the coming days until repairs to their homes have been completed."
Mayor John Tory issuing a statement as well thanking THC staff "for their quick work to make sure units were clean and safe after Thursday's tragic fire."