PrintOn Tuesday, August 21, the City of Toronto and its agencies responded to a six-alarm fire.
Once the fire investigation was complete, the privately-owned building was returned to the care and control of the property owner. At the direction of the property owner, Wellesley Parliament Square Property Management (WSPSM) assumed responsibility to both communicate with the displaced residents and coordinate services for them.
Information for residents of 650 Parliament St.Wellesley Parliament Square Property Management (WSPSM) has assumed responsibility for the communication to displaced residents and for coordination of services.
Property management can be reached at 647-760-7339, on the web at http://wpsq.ca/ and via @650parliament.
Property Management has established a satellite site at 260 Wellesley St. E. at this location:
Where possible, displaced residents are encouraged to contact family members and friends to arrange for accommodation. Residents who do not have alternate arrangements in place are encouraged to contact WPSPM who is working to find alternative accommodations.
Emergency shelter provisions will continue to be made available at the Regent Park Community Centre for those residents who are unable to secure alternate accommodation. Should the need for emergency shelter space exceed the capacity in Regent Park, Wellesley Community Centre will also be made available. The Red Cross hotline for resident registration and inquiries is 1-855-797-8875.
Offers of AccommodationRental accommodation owners who have space that can be made available are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-392-3959.
How to Make a Financial DonationThe Canadian Red Cross is accepting financial donations to assist those affected by the fire. Donations can be made online at redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
Any individual or group who would like to organize community fundraising events are also encouraged to connect with the Canadian Red Cross at redcross.ca/communityfundraising or by calling 1-800-418-1111 to register their event.
How to Make a Clothing DonationNew clothing and shoes for children are needed most urgently. A donation drive for new clothing for residents is being organized in partnership with Community Matters and Community Corner.
These organizations will also accept gift cards in denominations of $20 and $25 to allow residents to purchase new children’s clothes.
For more information contact: