Glengarry Fire Update Operations at Temporary Shelter begin to Wind Down as more Units Re open at 333 Glengarry

A team of support agencies continue to work together to ensure the tenants displaced from the Glengarry apartment building are well taken care of.

Since the fire event occurred on Thursday, February 8, approximately 70% of residents have been able to return to their homes, the majority on floors 1 through 6. Community Housing Corporation (CHC) reports that the 7th and 8th floor units are unavailable for occupancy; however, CHC is taking all necessary steps to re-open these units as soon as possible.

As of last night, there were approximately 20 individuals staying at the temporary emergency shelter at the WFCU Centre on McHugh Street, receiving food, overnight shelter and access to on-site healthcare. Operations at the temporary shelter will wind down on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, by 4 p.m. Plans have been put into place to continue to support these displaced tenants who have been offered temporary or permanent accommodations in other buildings managed by CHC.

Transit Windsor will continue to provide shuttle service for tenants to and from the WFCU Centre and the Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H4) at 400 Wyandotte Street East until the shelter closes.

“We’ve had an incredible team here at the WFCU Centre from the Canadian Red Cross, the Windsor Essex Ontario Health Team, Pozitive Pathways, the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, the Mobile Medical Support team and the Canadian Mental Health Association,” said City Commissioner of Human and Health Services Andrew Daher. “Together with round-the-clock support from City of Windsor staff and CHC, we have tried to make the most of a tough situation for those needing shelter. I’m so proud of everyone’s efforts.”

Residents are advised to contact CHC for further details at 519-254-1681 ext. 2228 or 2231 to determine if their apartment unit is still affected.