A Toronto family’s plans to create their dream home fell apart.
Part of the house they just bought on Roxton Road, near College Street and Ossington Avenue, collapsed on Wednesday evening as work was underway to dig the basement.
The owners were not at the house at the time, but neighbor Tim Gray called 911 when he heard strange noises coming from the house.
âI just heard it started to crack and I could hear bricks falling inside, and I could hear the metal shearing a bit,â he told CTV Toronto.
“I’ve built cabins and I know a bit of that stuff and I know that when you start hearing this stuff at 11pm and there’s no one in the house, you probably have a problem. “, did he declare.
When the police arrived, they were initially skeptical that there was a problem. But about 10 minutes after their arrival, the side wall of the semi-detached house collapsed.
Neighbors on both sides of the house have been ordered to leave until she is safe again. It is now said that the house adjoining the damaged house also suffered serious damage.
This morning, the owners told CTV that they were undergoing a total renovation for which they had all the proper permits.
Construction workers working inside the house said city building inspectors visited the site on Tuesday to check the foundations and did not report any issues.
City inspectors returned to the site on Thursday and said no one can enter the site at this time.
Engineers will have the final say on whether the house needs to be demolished. The owners say they have insurance.
With reporting by Austin Delaney of CTV Toronto