December 12, 2018 1:30 PM

650 Parliament Resident Update

A representative of the building’s ownership and management met with residents at a community meeting organized by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on December 6th. Updates were provided on expected re-occupancy, the current tenant assistance program, and ongoing construction efforts at the building.


Residents attending the meeting were advised that:

  • All residents that have requested housing assistance from management during the dislocation have received accommodation in area hotels, with friends and family, or in temporary residences (furnished or unfurnished). Residents participating in this program have been advised of assistance package and terms of occupancy associated with their particular program.
  • Assistance packages will continue through the end of April.  Should there be any impacts to tenant assistance as of May 1st, 2019, updated information will be provided to residents in advance of this date.
  • Management will continue its efforts to relocate all tenants currently in hotel accommodations to suitable apartment suites (furnished/unfurnished) as they become available.
  • The damage to the building created by the fire and in the immediate aftermath has been catastrophic.  Among the significant damages sustained, the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and life safety systems have been destroyed.  Smoke fire and water damage has been incurred throughout the building (in common areas and in resident suites). 
  • More than 100 construction workers are attending to the site daily and the necessary efforts to prepare the site for the reconstruction are ongoing.
  • Due to the scope of the repair work, re-occupancy of the building is not expected until June 2019, at the earliest.  
  • Construction activity in the building will not permit us to provide temporary tenant access/suites visits, at this time.
  • The Response Office will continue their determined efforts and hard work to ensure residents secure accommodation, assistance and support, and updated information while continuing to treat residents with respect and compassion. 


With the holidays upon us, the next resident update will be provided in early 2019.

December 7, 2018 12 PM

Holiday Response Office Hours

  • Monday (24th) Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
  • Tuesday (25th) Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Wednesday (26th) Boxing Day CLOSED
  • Thursday (27th) 12pm-5pm
  • Friday (28th) 12pm-5pm
  • Saturday (29th) 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday (30th) CLOSED
  • Monday (31st) 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday (1st) CLOSED
  • Wednesday (2nd) 10am-7pm
  • Thursday (3rd) 10am-7pm
  • Friday (4th) 10am-7pm
  • Saturday (5th) 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday (6th) CLOSED

November 23, 2018 9 AM

Your hotel accommodations have been secured and extended.

We are pleased to announce that your hotel accommodations have been secured and extended.


While an announcement was made earlier suggesting that 650 Parliament residents currently in area hotels would have to vacate their accommodations by November 30th, this announcement was premature.  It was issued out of a desire to keep tenants informed during this challenging period, and was issued at a point at which we were uncertain that necessary funding would be secured to continue this housing assistance.  Released out of an abundance of caution, and with best intentions, the announcement caused significant concern for affected residents and we have been working hard towards a different result.


Since the announcement, we have secured the funds necessary to continue to house residents in area hotels as they search for more permanent residence, as well as provide ongoing assistance for tenants residing in apartments, with friends and family, and in AirBnB’s.


Of course, although we are thrilled that your hotel accommodations will be extended, it’s important to understand that given the significant damage caused by the fire, a return home will likely not be possible for a minimum of six months. 


We understand that this prolonged dislocation and the challenges of temporary housing are difficult, however, we will continue to do our utmost to help you find alternative, permanent accommodation.


We will continue to provide information and assistance as needed through our Response Centre, and encourage you to reach out with any questions.  Staff at can be reached at 416-929-3532 Ext. 9 or at 650Parliament1@gmail.com.


The Management of 650 Parliament Street

December 14, 2018 2 PM

HOW AND WHERE CAN I GET MY MAIL? - proof of residence

Many tenants have asked about mail delivery. This is under the control of Canada Post.

Your mail is now available for pick-up at 


663 Yonge Street

M4Y 2T0

Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Canada Post requires valid proof of residence. Details may be found on the Canada Post website at:

https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGpolicies-e.asp#1427722

January 10, 2019 12 Noon

650 Parliament Resident Update

  • The ongoing emergency repair efforts to the building’s critical systems are continuing with general and skilled tradespeople working to complete this phase. Once these necessary repairs are completed and the critical building systems are returned to working order, work to repair the fire and smoke damage throughout the building will begin.
  • A detailed scope of work document is being reviewed and finalized.  This document will guide the reconstruction efforts going forward, determining resources, materials, trades required, while establishing clear construction milestones and target dates.  Aspects of this process will be shared with residents as the information becomes available
  • At this time, residents will still not be permitted to return to their suites. This policy remains in place as a matter of safety and to ensure the efficiency of the ongoing reconstruction process.
  • Efforts continue to be made to relocate residents from hotels to rental apartments (furnished or unfurnished), as close to 650 Parliament as possible.  Tenants in hotels offered accommodation in apartments must accept the relocation or provide reasons, in writing, for refusing to move from hotels.
  • Tenants refusing relocation from hotels to local apartment accommodation may have their hotel bills and food allowances, etc., discontinued.
  • The Response Centre continues to operate.  Staff remain available to address tenant concerns or questions

January 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Response Office Temporarily Closed

Due to a problem with the heating system in the Response Office during this extremely cold weather, we have to close the office until we can get the temperature back into an acceptable range. It may take some time to fix the problem. As soon as we know when the Response Office can reopen, we will update the office voicemail and post a notice on our social media platforms.