A property owner in north Barrie is facing thousands of dollars in fines following fire code violations near the college.
The City of Barrie says the owner of this property pleaded guilty in provincial offences court on June 25 to eleven fire code violations. The city says the property, located near Georgian College, was housing at least 13 people.
The $6,000 fine is the end result of an investigation by Barrie Fire and Emergency Services, starting in January 2020, prompted by a complaint from the public. “The City takes these violations very seriously. Failure to ensure fire and life safety has a significant negative impact, not only due to the potential loss of life but also financially,” said Fire Chief Cory Mainprize. “We can’t afford to be lenient when it comes to life safety.”
The City reminds building owners it is their responsibility to ensure that a building is in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code at all times.
For more information on Barrie Fire & Emergency Service inspections, visit Barrie.ca/BFES and click on “Inspections & Permits”.