BAD LANDLORD GETS APPROVAL, TO MAINTAIN, ILLEGAL APARTMENTS, BY TORONTO CITY OFFICIALS.
|Joe Pennachetti, City Manager, of Toronto.|
The cover-up by his office. This guy should
also not be running the city.
|Tracey Cook, Executive Director|
of the Municipal Licensing Standards.
HOW DID A 'SLUMDOG' LANDLORD, JOANNE CATENILLA, GET AWAY FOR YEARS, IN MAINTAINING HER ILLEGAL APARTMENTS AND ALSO MAKING ALTERATIONS, TO HER BUILDINGS, WITHOUT A PERMIT FROM THE CITY?
Mark Strega, Director of the Municipal Licensing Standards and also Ken MacMillan, Fire Services District Chief, and also the Office of the City Manager, Joe Pennechetti, are all involved in this corruption.
Toronto Fire Services District Chief, Ken MacMillian and also his Captain, Roman Worjenski, has both come under fire, for allowing a rich landlord, Joanne Catinella, to maintain some illegal basement apartments and to violate fire and safety regulations, regarding them.
Implicated in this corruption scandal as well, is also the Director of Investigations, for the Municipal Licensing Standards, Mark Strega, who has also done nothing, to enforce the law, against this landlord. The landlord in question, Joanne Catinella, owns several buildings across the city, and has also used the basements, of those commercial properties, as illegal apartments. She has also never applied for, or has ever received any permits, to change those underground storage rooms, of the commercial businesses, for the use of private apartments. Yet this is what she has also done for many years. And with the approval of the Toronto city officials.
There has been no explanation, also, from those Toronto city officials, why they have also not closed her down, as yet and the most obvious answer to that question, is because she is also filthy rich. A millionaire slum dog landlord. She also has the police from the Toronto Police 11 Division, also intimidating some of her tenants. She has also been accused of threatening the ones, who has also complained about her, to the authorities.
The Toronto Fire Services, in the West Command District, located at 358 Keele Street, in Toronto, Captain, Roman Worjenski, also has his officers, approving this landlord's commercial and residential properties, when there are also evidence of fire and safety violations, by the owner. One astonishing piece of information, from the Captain himself, is that he and his officers, has also told this landlord, to block off the fire exits, in the original plan of the buildings, that also lead to the outside and thereby cutting off the secondary exits, for the tenants, in an emergency. Since those basements apartments, which are also all located underneath her commercial properties, also has no windows and only one other door, located at the back of the buildings, that are also blocked off by a wall, that also faces the parking lot, it means that there is also no way of escape in an emergency.
Among other recommedations, that were made by the Toronto Fire Services Captain, Roman Worjenski and the District Chief, Ken MacMillian, regarding that 'slum dog' landlord's illegal basement apartments, which are all underneath her commercial tennants, and which were also intended, only as the basements for those businesses, is that she also did not need to have a secondary exit, for them. Mind you, they also have no windows and only one door!.
Many times those doors are also blocked, by the public parking their vehicles, at the back of those commercial buildings, also located on the busy, St. Clair Avenue West Street, in Toronto. The landlord, also owns several such buildings, in the area. The Toronto Fire Services Captain, also could not explain to the public, how those trapped tenants, would also get out in an emergency, should the one door, that is also used as the entrance/exit, also be blocked, by a vehicle parking at the back of the buildings. Or how should an emergency personnel such as a paramedic, also get into those apartments, in a medical emergency, should the one door also be blocked from the outside, by a parked vehicle?. HOW IN GOD'S NAME COULD THOSE CITY OFFICIALS, ALSO APPROVED SUCH BUILDINGS, THAT ARE NOT SAFE?.
The Toronto City Manager, Joe Pennachetti, is also involved, in this corruption as well, in that his office has also not put any pressure, on those others ones, that I have also just mentioned, The Municipal Licensing Standards and the Toronto Fire Services, to investigate this landlord properly and to enforce the law, where she is also concerned. Instead, his staff has been quietly condoning the actions, of all of the others involved, by also looking the other way. The public need to know that this is done more frequently, than they also realized. Whether it is with bidding, as in procurements, regarding getting contracts, or with some other monopoly, that the City Manager's Office, is also involved in, that office is also at the centre of it. I am saying here, that, Joe Pennachetti, the current City Manager, for the city of Toronto, is also corrupt. And since our Mayor, is also morally deficient, how the hell then, can the public also expect those public officials, to act any better.
The line should be drawn though, when it comes to protecting the safety of the public, and in which those Toronto city officials are also involved. Ken MacMillan as the Fire Chief, should also be fired on the spot, for allowing landlords, who are rich, to also endanger the safety of their tenants, by maintaining unsafe dwellings. So should the Director of the Municipal Licensing Standards, also, Mark Straga and his boss, Tracey Cook, the Executive Director. In the meantime, the only one who is befitting from all of this, is the greedy landlord, Joanne Catenilla, who also has all of them, eating out of her hand. That is, until the public also decides, to fight back. I hope that the exposure on this blog, also put a curb on their corrupt practices.