Repairs continue at 200 Wellesley St. E., where a massive fire broke out, while the residents of 281 apartment units have been allowed to move back.
Most of the damage to the building is near the north tower's 24th floor, where the fire started on Sept. 24. The residents allowed to move back are from the building's south tower, said Mitzie Hunter, Toronto Community Housing's chief administrative officer.
"The plan is that we're continuing the cleanup of the north area," she said. "I don't have timelines because the conditions vary."
Ms. Hunter said all residents of the south building are expected to be back in their apartments by week's end, except for a few units and the 23rd, 24th and 25th floors.
She said both damage and response cost estimates aren't yet available.
The lowdown (as of Thursday afternoon):
1,200 residents were made temporarily homeless by the fire
281 units are ready for residents to come back
128 are staying in hotels
207 with friends or family
34 in long-term care facilities, such as retirement homes
36 at other Toronto Community Housing locations
14 at the Wellesley Community Centre temporary shelter