Several tenants forced to leave their homes after a fatal fire in a north Toronto apartment building Monday are staying in student residences at Seneca College, in the Finch Avenue East and Don Valley Parkway area, until it is safe to return.


A spokesperson for Toronto Community Housing Corp., which runs the 249-unit complex on Keele Street north of Sheppard Avenue West, said residents from about 24 of the ground-floor units have been displaced while the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office investigates. Most are staying with family or friends, but the Canadian Red Cross took others to the college.


“They’re just hanging tight until they find out what to do next at this point,” said Jamie Lynne Chan, the Canadian Red Cross community services co-ordinator for disaster management in Toronto.