Approximately 500 people living in affordable townhouses and condos on Kingston Road near Markham Road are waiting to go home after they were forced to leave following an electrical fire in the early hours of March 19. Building repairs are stalled in a tangle of letters and red tape.

About 80 per cent of them have been staying with family and friends, while the rest are living in hotel rooms paid for by their insurance companies.

Residents are expecting to be out of their homes for several weeks yet, They do not understand the hold up — nor does the lawyer representing the residents in a $30 million class action suit filed against Toronto Hydro and Deltera Construction.

Deltera Construction was to come up with a plan to get people home, but the condo board will not give Deltera permission to go to the city to authorize the work plan.