Camp Gets Fined $27,000 For Failing To Correct Fire Code Infractions
A Toronto faith based organization that operates a social camp in Muskoka is the latest entity to face stiff penalties as a result of Fire Code infractions in Gravenhurst. “Societa Unita” plead guilty in Court yesterday, to three counts of “Failing to Comply with Inspection Orders”, following an investigation by the Gravenhurst Fire Department that occurred between August and October of last year. The organization was ordered to pay $27,000.00 in fines, plus associated costs.
Larry Brassard, Gravenhurst Fire Chief says the Town’s Building and Fire Departments received a referral of a complaint from the Electrical Safety Authority about possible building and fire code violations at Camp Teopoli located on Housey’s Rapids Road in Gravenhurst.
After an inspection, the Fire Department issued a series of orders to address violations of the Ontario Fire Code.
Brassard says it’s standard practice to give several months for the work to be completed, however various elements of the orders had not been acted upon, and charges were initiated.
“Even today, elements of the original inspection orders have not been adequately addressed,” he said and more charges could be pending.