Collapsed condo builder in Welland facing big issues with Niagara Falls property
Published March 6, 2023 at 11:41 am
The Markham-based builder of the condo project in Welland that collapsed twice in eight days (Feb. 18 and again on Feb. 26) is apparently in hot water over problem with another of their condo project in Niagara Falls.
According to a CBC report, the Upper Vista Niagara Falls, also built by Evertrust Development Canada Inc., is facing a $10 million lawsuit over alleged flaws in that building.
The Niagara Falls condo at 7711 Green Vista Gate has been cited by its residents and condo board over matters such as fire protection issues, air conditioning and heating flaws, flooding and sanitary backups and a handful of building code violations.
Residents in Welland, as well as the City Council and staff, are still for answers on the two structural collapses at the Upper Vista condominium at 350 Prince Charles Dr.
The builders are expected to be on the Welland lot today (March 6) to start the process of shoring up the framework that’s still stable and removing any of the mangled metal remaining at the site.
Evertrust insists that the Welland condos will continue to be build once the property has been cleaned up.
However, the city is waiting on the final report from the Ministry of Labour so any concerns they may have at City Hall will have to wait.
As far the Niagara Falls property, the statement of claim against the alleged faults at at 7711 Green Vista Gate also brings the city into the lawsuit, saying its Building Department didn’t properly inspect the condos during and after construction.
As the Welland firefighters local note in the Twitter post below, no one was injured in either structural collapse in February.
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9 days apart, two powerful videos caught on camera. Our crews responded to both incidents at Upper Vista Condos with no injuries reported. @Welland @opffa @A_Gallaccio @Niagara_411 @DaveJTheTrib @IAFFCanada @Breaking911 @ABCWorldNews pic.twitter.com/V6spsIoqWC
— Welland Firefighters L481 🇨🇦 (@WPFFA_481) February 28, 2023