Collingwood Fire Department has charged the owners of the former Goodyear building for “multiple” Fire Code Violations relating to building maintenance.
The Town of Collingwood announced today (June 29) the fire department successfully prosecuted Collingwood Prime Realty Holdings Corp and its owner El Hinn on June 15 for multiple Fire Code violations at the property at 101 Mountain Road.
The building is vacant, but according to Fire Chief Ross Parr it still requires maintenance for safety.
“When you have systems in place, you have to maintain them,” said Parr, adding this is the second time the building owners have been charged for the same offense. “It was a maintenance issue … we stood firm on that.”
Parr could not give further details on the charges laid due to the matter being before the courts.
According to a press release issued by the town this is the third conviction for the building owner for non-compliance with the minimum requirements of the Ontario Fire Code.
“The fines imposed to date total $192,000,” states the press release. “The Town of Collingwood Fire Department is committed to ensuring that all businesses in Collingwood are safe for all users and takes any violation of the Fire Code very seriously. Fire Prevention staff work with local building owners on interpreting or implementing the Fire Code.”