Demolition set for fire-damaged house

A fire-damaged house in the Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue area is to be demolished, Scarborough Community Council decided last week.

The building at 30 Sophia Dr. was damaged after a fire in January 2008 and, although it was gutted after the damage, a staff report deemed it unsafe. Toronto Dominion Bank, which owns the lot, was denied a demolition permit earlier because it didn’t plan to rebuild the house.