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Scene: Three-Alarm Fire in Yorkville

Firefighters battled a blaze for hours today in downtown Toronto.

WHERE: 84 Yorkville Avenue

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 12:30 p.m.

WHAT: A 150-year-old building in Yorkville consumed by a three-alarm blaze that broke out around 8:30 this morning. Fighting the flames proved particularly difficult, because the fire moved into the building’s walls and roof—and because cold weather created challenges, such as a frozen hydrant. The building is home to various businesses, including a restaurant and a spa. There were no reports of injuries, and there’s no word as yet about what could have triggered the blaze. As of this afternoon, crews were still on site to deal with remaining smouldering spots.


  • Paul Kishimoto

    Heritage Building Fire Count is at…what, four, in the last few years?

  • Dinah Might

    Aren’t they looking to build swanky new condos on or about that spot?

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    They’ll have to raze some of the surrounding structures if they want a condo podium large enough for a Shopper’s…

    • Paul Kishimoto


  • tomwest

    Aren’t dry-rise hydrants mandatory?