Toronto Community Housing’s Swansea Mews moves closer to demolition – Toronto

The demolition of the Toronto Community Housing Site is one step closer to implementation after applications for permits began.

Toronto Community Housing, which operates affordable housing in the city of Toronto, is moving to demolish the Swansea Mews home after safety concerns forced the complex to close and residents to leave.

In June 2022, residents were removed from the complex after a safety inspection. That examination came after a cement ceiling panel fell on a Swansea Mews woman, sending her to hospital.

Toronto building chief executive Will Johnson has banned anyone from living in the complex.

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In a February 17 document, authorities admitted that the building had to be demolished. “Based on engineering studies, it is clear that there is no way to solve this problem with the building in its current state,” read the Toronto Community Housing report.

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On Friday, Toronto’s Community Housing Board voted to apply for a demolition permit. The process itself could take months, according to a report submitted to the board.

“Approval of demolition permits typically takes six to eight months, and can take up to 18 to 24 months if rezoning is required,” the report said. fixed the cost of maintaining the housing complex at $326,000 per month.

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