291 George St. Update: 6 p.m.

291 George St. Update: 6 p.m.

February 10, 2017


This update includes the latest information for tenants who live at 291 George St. This update will be shared with tenants staying in hotels or with friends/family and posted at:

495 Sherbourne St. (Reception Centre at the Wellesley Community Centre)
155 Sherbourne St. (Operating Unit Office) 
Our website: torontohousing.ca 
The Client Care Centre: 416-981-5500

Returning to your unit

While the building has not been released to us yet, we have been able to get contractors onsite to start the clean-up and repairs. Security remains on site. We are working around the clock with the goal of getting at least some tenants who live on the first three floors back home by tomorrow night. The timeline to return will be longer for tenants who live on the fourth and fifth floors.

Hotel rooms 

We have worked with the Red Cross to find hotel rooms for all tenants this weekend. Tenants at the Reception Centre will be moved to hotels this evening. Staff will be onsite at all hotels to help guide tenants tonight and tomorrow morning. The Reception Centre will continue to stay open.


Dinner and breakfast will be available at hotels tonight and tomorrow morning. Lunch will be available at the Wellesley ​Community Centre. If you are unable to travel and staff have not provided other instructions, please call the Client Care Centre at 416-981-5500.

Next update will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017