Update: On June 11th, 2021, a demolition permit was granted for 19 Burnbrook
I can confirm that the process to have 19 Burnbrook demolished is now in motion. I don’t have an exact timetable, but it will happen this summer. This is great news for the neighbourhood. I have been working on this complicated case since I took office in December 2018. I’m glad that it is finally resolved. The Chief Building Official has deemed the building unsafe, and at a state of non-repair requiring that it be demolished in the interest of public safety.
Normally, this would be a straightforward process, but there were couple of complicating factors:
- The Corporate Owner became defunct, and the property now comes under the control of the Forfeited Corporate Property Realty Division of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Province of Ontario, pursuant to the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, Chap J8, Schedule 7.
- The Provincial Ministry of Revenue has a small Priority Lien registered on Title.
- The Canada Revenue Agency has a large Priority Lien registered on Title.
- The City of Ottawa has a large Priority Lien registered on Title for unpaid Taxes and the Cost of Fencing.
- There is a small Lien registered on Title.
- The total Liens likely exceed the value of the Property.
Copy of the letter to property owners in the vicinityBURNBROOK-19-2021-05-17-Letter-to-Property-Owners-in-Vicinity