Tenant Update: 5:30 pm

Tenant Update: 5:30 pm

October 02, 2010

Now that the required inspections are complete, it is safe for authorized tenants to return to 200 Wellesley Street East. Toronto Public Health has reviewed air-quality test results and there is no health risk. Tenants will return in phases. As of 2 p.m. today, 170 households went home and by the end of day we expect 200 households to return home.

Residents of the South tower:

Tenants who live in the South tower have unit numbers ending in 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 15. Most of these units are ready for return. 

It is important call the Wellesley Tenant Information Hotline today to find out whether your unit is ready. We need to make sure that we have hotels for those who need them. If your unit is not ready you will have a place to stay.

The return times for the South tower on Sunday, October 3rd are:

From 9 a.m. - 12 noon Floors 1 - 8 and 26 - 30 will return
From 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Floors 9 - 17 and 18 - 22 will return

Please call the Wellesley Tenant Information Hotline at 416-981-5520 if you have questions about returning to the South tower.

The North tower was harder hit by the fire. There is significant water and smoke damage to clean up. Staff are working 24 hours a day to clean and make repairs. Tenants who live in the North tower have unit numbers ending in 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. Until the building is fully ready, North-tower tenants will have a place to stay.

The 23rd, 24th and 25th floors were the hardest hit. These are the floors located closest to the fire. They will require extensive clean up and repairs. Toronto Community Housing staff is making arrangements for long-term accommodation for residents of those floors.

Please call the Wellesley Tenant Information Hotline with your current contact information so we can reach you when your apartment is ready.

We will continue to keep you informed via:

  • the Wellesley Tenant Information Hotline: 416-981-5520
  • regular updates at The Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne)
  • our websites: www.torontohousing.ca and www.toronto.ca

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Cheques at the Wellesley Community Centre - Cheques can be picked up starting Monday October 4th at your local Toronto Employment and Social Services office or local ODSP office.

Mail Pick Up - Canada Post will be onsite from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday. Residents can pick up mail at the kitchen window in the Wellesley Community Centre using their Toronto Community Housing letter of identification and yellow registration card.

Clothing & Toiletries - Residents of 200 Wellesley can pick up donated items from the 519 Church Community Centre until Wednesday, October 8. Please take your yellow registration card with you. A new donation centre will open on Monday. Details to follow.

Extended Library Hours - The St. James Town branch of the Toronto Public Library will be open late every evening and will open on Sundays and Mondays to support residents of 200 Wellesley as long as the Wellesley Community Centre is open.