Updated: November 29, 2019

Read a letter from Mayor John Tory to the residents of 235 Gosford Blvd.

Since the fire on Friday, November 15, the City of Toronto has led a coordinated response to support residents of 235 Gosford Blvd. The City of Toronto is committed to providing emergency support to impacted residents, particularly the most vulnerable residents.

The emergency reception centre will close tomorrow, Friday, November 29. This date is the end of the 14-day period during which the City provides support for displaced residents as well as the last day that York University is able to allow use of their facility.

The private property owner is responsible for repairs to the building including restoration of the units and common areas; communications to displaced residents regarding restoration timelines and possible re-entry to the building; coordination of services after the City’s initial response period is concluded; and coordinating access to the units to retrieve personal belongings.

RonKay Management Inc. has secured alternative emergency accommodations for residents who were staying at the emergency reception centre.

Other Information & Resources for Residents of 235 Gosford Blvd.

Mail delivery to 235 Gosford Blvd. remains suspended. Your mail is available for pickup at:

Canada Post Office
500 Oakdale Rd., Toronto, ON  M3N 1W7
South of Finch Avenue West, between Jane Street and Hwy. 400

Contact your school board (or school principal) with any questions regarding transportation for children from alternative accommodations to school.

St. Augustine School

Distribution of free lightly used clothing and personal items.

Date & time: Friday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 98 Shoreham Dr.
Telephone: 416-393-5328

Christian Centre Church

Lightly used clothing and personal items, free of charge.

Address: 4545 Jane St. (at Shoreham Dr.)
Telephone: 416-661-6770

The Salvation Army

Providing vouchers to residents of 235 Gosford Blvd. so that they can shop for needed items in Salvation Army Thrift Stores at no cost. Visit any Salvation Army Community and Family Services location for assistance.

Stores in the area

  • 1675 Jane St., North York, ON  M9N 1A1
  • 3711 Keele St., North York, ON  M3J 1N1
  • 2291 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke, ON  M9W 4L6
  • North York Food Bank, 81 Varna Dr., North York, ON  M6A 2L8
  • Vaughn Food Bank, 5732 Hwy. 7, Units 3 & 4, Woodbridge, ON  L4L 3A2
  • North York Harvest Food Bank, 16 Industry St., York, ON  M6M 4L8
    • Telephone: 416-635-7771
  • Food Bank, 2595 Keele St., North York, ON  M6L 2P2

FoodLink Hotline: 416-392-6655, available Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COSTI North York Housing Help Centre

Address: 1700 Wilson Ave., Ste 104, Toronto, ON, M3L 1B2 (Sheridan Mall)
Telephone: 416-244-0480

  • Housing counselling*
  • Services available in Albanian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Farsi. Other languages may be available

*support and case management

Federation of Metro Tenants Associations’ Tenant Hotline

Telephone: 416-921-9494

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Address: 425 Adelaide St. W., 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5V 3C1
Telephone: 416-597-5855 or 1-866-245-4182

  • Community legal clinic – works to better the housing situation of low income Ontario residents including tenants, housing cooperative members and homeless people
  • Services available in English and French
  • no direct legal services for individuals except in relation to test cases

ACORN

Tenant advocacy group in the neighbourhood and with tenants in the 650 Parliament Fire.

Telephone: 416-461-9233

News Releases

The City has issued news releases with updates about the ongoing response to the 235 Gosford Blvd. fire: