Tim Topornicki, We’ll soldier on,’ after fire at Topper Linen.


Topornicki grew up in the Junction neighbourhood,


Quotes from the Sun newspaper article on the fire,

Tim Topornicki, the textile rental company’s president, told reporters he had no idea what caused the fire. When he arrived at the scene Saturday morning, he

said he “just saw smoke and sadness.”


The building is on Mulock Avenue in the Junction neighbourhood, near Keele Street and Dundas Street West.

Topornicki said the family business, which was started by his parents in 1956, is “very much” a part of the local community. The business has six buildings on Mulock Avenue.

25 fire trucks, 100 firefighters

Fire crews were called to what was initially a one-alarm fire at 5:08 a.m. Saturday.

Thirty minutes later, it was upgraded to a three-alarm fire. By 10:30 a.m., it became a five-alarm fire — meaning that at one point, 25 trucks and 100 firefighters were involved in battling the blaze.

Homes on the east and west side of the structure were evacuated for hours as a precaution. No injuries have been reported.

Firefighters got the blaze under control by around 12:45 p.m., and residents were allowed back into their homes after around 1:30 p.m, said Capt. Dave Eckerman, spokesperson for Toronto Fire Services

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said crews stayed on the scene all afternoon, putting out hot spots at the building.

Full story here at the Toronto Sun.

(Although the blog took images of the site, decided to withhold posting images to a post that also contains rebuilding images of the site, in respect of one of the Junctions important historical companies.

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