A two-alarm fire has broken out at a former church on Dufferin Street near Dupont in the city’s west end.
Based on video taken from the scene, it appears that the building is Sanctuary Lofts. Dating back to the early 1900s, the structure was being converted into 14 condo units by Concept Lofts Ltd, though the website for the project is no longer active.
Here’s a video from the scene plus a few responses via social media:
Close to 50 firefighters at the church fire on Dufferin near Dupont. #Toronto
— Katie Simpson (@KatieSimpson24) January 31, 2014
@KatieSimpson24 I knew I smelled fire! Can smell it at Bloor/Ossington
— Elizabeth Renzetti (@lizrenzetti) January 31, 2014
29 Dufferin diverting N/B via Bloor, Dovercourt, Dupont and S/B Dupont, Lansdowne, Bloor due to a working fire on Dufferin at Hallam.#TTC
— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) January 31, 2014