Abandoned heritage home in Brampton goes up in flames


Published May 17, 2022 at 10:29 am

Crews worked to knock down a two-alarm blaze in Brampton after an abandoned heritage house caught fire on Tuesday (May 17).

Just before 7:00 a.m., Brampton Fire and Emergency Services said crews were called to a home on Main St., causing a shut down between Church St. and Rosedale Ave.

Brampton Fire said the home is abandoned, and photos shared on twitter show firefighters at a home which appears to be located at 199 Main St. North – one of several properties looked at for delisting from the city’s heritage registry earlier this month.

On May 4, council voted in favour of delisting 10 heritage properties located on Main Street, at least some of which are currently owned by Solmar Development Corp.

The property at 199 was originally included on a list of properties which could have been delisted, but was not included in the final vote.

City staff said the properties make up a city block’s worth of buildings on Main St. North between Market St. and David St., the youngest of which is 137 years old.

According to Solmar’s website, the developer is planning two condo towers at 199 Main St. North, on or near where the fire took place.

Main Street was reopened to northbound traffic but was still closed southbound at David St. as of 10:15 a.m.

Brampton Fire said fire investigators are on scene and asked residents to avoid the area and find alternate routes if possible.

A fenced off building at 199 Main St. North in Brampton is listed at the same address of a porposed condo development.

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