TORONTO FIRE CAPTAIN, ROB PATTEN'S, RECKLESS ACTIONS AND HIS PERSONAL CORRUPTION, ENDANGERS PUBLIC SAFETY.A TORONTO FIRE CAPTAIN, ROB PATTEN, HAS CLEARLY BREACHED THE PUBLIC TRUST AND ENDANGERS THE SAFETY OF THE TENANTS, IN AN ILLEGAL ROOMING HOUSE, IN NORTH YORK, BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF TENANTS OF THE ROOMING HOUSE, FROM 12 TENANTS TO 9 TENANTS, IN ORDER TO AVOID SHUTTING DOWN THE ROOMING HOUSE. AND ALSO IMPLICATED, ALONG WITH CAPTAIN ROB PATTEN, ARE THE FOLLOWING TORONTO FIRE SERVICES, OFFICERS: JIM JESSOP, DEPUTY CHIEF OF FIRE PREVENTION, JIM STOOPS, DIVISIONAL CHIEF, WENDY ROME, DISTRICT CHIEF, CRAIG WEBER, DISTRICT CHIEF AND PAUL FORTUNA, A FIRE CAPTAIN, OF WARD 8, WHERE THE ILLEGAL ROOMING HOUSE, IS LOCATED. IN FACT THE CORRUPTION MAY ALSO GO AS HIGH, AS THE TACTING TORONTO FIRE CHIEF, MATT PEG. WHO MAY, OR MAY NOT, BE AWARE OF THE SITUATION, INVOLVING SOME OF HIS OFFICERS', PERSONAL CORRUPTION, IN THE MATTER.
ALL OF THE TORONTO FIRE SERVICES OFFICERS MENTIONED, HAS ALSO CONSPIRED, TO PROTECT THE LANDLORD OF THE ROOMING HOUSE, THAT WAS HOUSING 12 TENANTS, OR POSSIBLY MORE. NO IMMEDIATE CHARGES WERE LAID, THOUGH THIS IS ALSO A DIVERSION FROM THE STANDARD PROCEDURE, UNDER THE PRACTICE OF THE ONTARIO FIRE CODE ACT. SINCE THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE MORE SEVERE CASES, INVOLVING, THE DANGER TO A DOZEN LIVES, DUE TO THEIR CORRUPTION.
Also relating to the topic of corruption, among the Toronto Fire Services officers and other ranking personnel, is the article below:
Toronto firefighter charged in fire station robberies | CP24.com
out of fire stations so he could rob them.
THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION , AT 27 FOUR WINDS DRIVE IN NORTH YORK, IS LOCATED IN AN AREA OF TH E CITY, THAT IS ALREADY PRONED TO FIRE, DUE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF ILLEGALLY MAINTAINED ROOMING HOUSES. THIS IN AN AREA LOCATED NEAR THE YORK UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, IN NORTH TORONTO, WHERE THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A DISPROPORTIONATE, AMOUNT OF FIRES AND FIRE RELATED DEATHS, IN THE NORTH COMMAND REGION, WHERE HE IS ALSO THE CAPATIN.
The Toronto Fire Captain, Rob Patten, lied in a notice under section 15(1) under the Ontario Fire Prevention and Protection Act, that he also issued to the landlord of the illegal rooming house, on March 21, 2017, in order not to removed the tenants that are on the 2nd floor, of the illegal rooming house. The Toronto fire captain stated in the notice that he issued, that only 9 tenants were occupying the illegal rooming house, instead of 12 tenants. This was a deliberately misstated fact, by the Toronto fire captain, and he did so in order to avoid removing the other 8 remaining tenants, who are also living in the rooming house. There are confirmed reports (including, from other officers in regards to the number of occupants of the illegal rooming house, being 12 tenants), that Captain Rob Patten, was told that 12 tenants currently occupies the illegal rooming house, including, a statement from the landlord, directly. It was recorded that the landlord had stated to the fire captain, Rob Patten, that he has, currently, 12 tenants. And that 9 of those tenants were "permanent" tenants and that 3 of the other remaining tenants were "temporary"tenants, who according to the owner, were supposed to move out of the rental units, by June 1st.
That means that all twelve tenants were occupying units in the rental property, when he stated in a notice that he has issued on March 21, 2017, under sec. 15(1), to "remove persons..." under the Act, that only 9 tenants were living in the rooming house. He then incorrectly and deliberately, listed in the notice, that 4 tenants (and not the 7 tenants), were living on the second floor, 2 tenants on the main floor and the remaining three tenants in the basement, of the rooming house. Captain Rob Patten, also knew of this fact regarding the 12 occupants of the building, that all of the tenants were also currently living there, when he also issued the notice under sec.15(1), which stated that only nine tenants were occupying the illegal rooming house. This Blogger, was actually told by an officer who was with Captain Rob Patten, on March 21, 2017 and who has also personally inspected the property, along with the captain, that 4 of the 7 tenants, who were living on the second floor of the rooming house, were also going to be removed. The officer has told this Blogger, that those four tenants, were those tenants on the 2nd floor, who were also occupying the double rooms. And that only the other 3 tenants, that were allowed under the Ontario fire code, would be allowed to stay. This Blogger, has new information that this did not occur. Keep in mind that the Toronto Fire Services, also deemed the property on March 21st, as being unsafe and also an "immediate danger to the lives of the tenants", hence the notice under section 15(1), to removed person from the rooming house.
On March 20, 2017, Captain Rob Patten, had posted an earlier notice, under sec. 15(1), to "eliminate ignition sources" and then proceeded to removed the electrical cords, from two stoves in the two kitchens, on the main floor and also the basement, of the illegal rooming house. Unbelievably, he also reinstated, the "ignition sources" back on again in the building, within less than 24 hours after removing them. The 7 tenants who were also not removed from the building, (but who were supposed to have been removed, according to the Ontario fire code regulations and also according to the statements, of other officers involved in the investigation), were now allowed to use the kitchen stove again, on the main floor of the house, just 24 hours after Captain Rob Patten, had turned it off, as one of the "ignition source", as noted in the notice that he issued on March 20th. And which was a also pretext, as I have stated in a previous article, since this same Toronto fire captain, Rob Patten, also did not take any actions in regards to public safety, regarding the complaint made to the Toronto Fire Services, concerning the lack of fire code regulations being implemented, by the owner of the illegal rooming house, for a whole week. The captain ignored the complaint, which also directly put the lives of the tenants at risk for a week and did not take any actions, to eliminate that immediate danger, (see the video posted below), during that time. There was nothing done to the rooming house, to make it any safer, during the 24 hours that the "ignition sources" were turned off and then turned back on, by Captain Rob Patten,. Yet the Toronto fire captain, Rob Patten, who in his eyes, had "removed the immediate source of danger to the lives of the tenants, so that he did not have to remove, all of the tenants from the building
This Blogger then consulted the Toronto Fire Services and Captain Rob Patten, to update the story that she had also published on her Blog and it was that action, that also made the Toronto fire captain to investigate the property, on March 20 and subsequently, also, on March 21st and also in issuing those notices. What he also, conspicuously, did not do, was to lay any kind of charges under the fire code, against the owner of the illegal rooming house. In fact he did worst, when he actually endangered the lives of the tenants, further, not only in reducing (deliberately),the number of occupants living there at the time, but also in not taking any steps to alleviate any danger from a fire, by the overcrowded rooming house, by shutting it down and only allowing the legal amount of people, to occupy the building. Since it was originally constructed to house a family of four. All additions to the illegal rooming house, was also made by the landlord, without a building permit and also without fire code regulations, or zoning bylaws. Thus endangering the lives of the tenants living there. What is equally disturbing is the fact that when there is a fire, in that area of congested and illegal rooming houses, the Toronto Fire Services, is also silent on the causes of those fires. They will not even mention any contributing factors, such as overcrowding. Which is the main cause of fires in the area and also the main problem, with all of those townhouses, including the current one, at 27 Four Winds Drive, which is the subject of this article. They are allowed to remain overcrowded, because in the eyes of those corrupt, City of Toronto Fire Services personnel, like Captain Rob Patten, as well as other city divisions,they also seem to meet the needs for the lack of housing, for students attending the university nearby.
Captain Rob Patten, corrupt action in regards to that rooming house, cannot be excuse, because has has put the lives of members of the public at risk, in order to protect a very greedy landlord. You just cannot lie about the number of occupants in a building that has been deemed as unsafe under the fire codes, in order not protect a landlord, who may be losing revenues from the loss of tenants, when his illegal rooming house, is forced to convert back to a single family dwelling. I will be reporting more on this story, to exposed more of those corrupt officials, actions.. If the rooming house has been completely shut down, as I was told that it was going to be, by another official, then I will also report on this fact. In the mean time, not only is it still operating, but I have also learned that one of the tenants in the basement units, who was asked to leave on March 21at, in regards to the notice and was staying temporarily in a hotel nearby, as the landlord also had to house those disperse tenants, who were removed on March 21st, had actually returned to the building, the very next day and was observed to be moving his kitchen items such as pots and pans from the kitchen, that was located in the basement of the townhouse, to the main floor kitchen, that Captain Rob Patten, had also reinstated on March 21st, as well, has now returned to use it. This tenant was seen cooking, as well as moving his property, to the upper main floor. Captain Rob Patten has also ignored my call to his office, yesterday, in regards to this latest development, where the very "ignition source" meaning the stove, that he had turned off in his notice, just a few days earlier, was now subjected to more use, by the tenants, that has also remained in the illegal rooming house. And until I have absolute proof, that all but the legal number of tenants, that are allowed under the fire code, are living there, I will also continue to exposed those involved in this corruption. It is also the worse kind of corruption, because it involved endangering the lives of the public, by those Toronto Fire Services officers, and also those officers, with the Municipal Licensing Standards, who are in charge of enforcing such factors as overcrowding, and maintenance standards, in rental housing.