In the early hours of Friday, May 27, a piece of the bedroom ceiling collapsed in a townhome unit in Toronto Community Housing's Swansea Mews community. The piece of ceiling landed on and seriously injured a person. First responders and TCHC's Community Safety Unit responded to the scene, and the victim was transported to hospital.
City of Toronto Building Department staff have attended the site, and Toronto Community Housing has brought in a structural engineer who is assessing the building's condition. As a precautionary measure, tenants who live at Block H Swansea Mews will be moved to temporary accommodations. TCHC staff are contacting these tenants today. Other residents of the community that feel unsafe in their unit can also request temporary relocation until more information on the cause of the incident is available.
Tenants' safety is our top priority and we will be taking all possible precautions to safeguard them. TCHC staff are on-site in the community to communicate directly with those impacted and we will continue to provide information as it becomes available.