"The Electrical Safety Authority has determined that the power to the entire building must immediately be disconnected for safety reasons. The building must be evacuated."
Emergency crews were called to an apartment building on Gosford Boulevard, west of Jane Street and south of Steeles Avenue West, just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said on Friday evening that firefighters continued to battle “significant heavy fire” after a five-alarm blaze broke out at a north-end apartment building.
The building that housed the shelter has been around since the 1880s and was damaged during Hurrican Dorian in September, forcing those at the shelter to flee the facility during the storm. It hasn't reopened since and the building is now for sale.