A 6-alarm fire engulfs The Toronto Badminton and Racquet Club at Yonge and St. Clair Avenue. Over 120 firefighters were deployed to the scene.
A six-alarm fire devoured The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue on Tuesday, closing one of the city’s busiest intersections, and forcing the evacuation of many residents from adjacent buildings.
Interim Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg declared the blaze a five-alarm fire around 10:30 a.m., but then upgraded it to a six-alarm fire at 11:30 a.m.
A thick cloud of grey smoke is wafting above the intersection of St. Clair Avenue at Yonge Street due to what Toronto Fire Services calls a 5 Alarm fire at 25 St. Clair Ave. W. That is the second highest level of emergency the department can possibly face. Fire officials have evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution. The fear is the building may collapse.
Tenants from the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood gave Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne a rough ride Tuesday night during a town hall consultation at the Thorncliffe Park Public School.
The residents raised multiple complaints about their landlords and accused the provincial and municipal governments of not trying to bring the landlords under control
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