Residents of a Burlington condo have been ordered to stay off their balconies.
That’s because the balconies at the six storey building on New Street, just west of Guelph Line, are crumbling and in desperate need of repair.
However, there is an ongoing battle over who will pay for the repairs and when they’ll be done.
Residents in 46 of the 56 units are asking the city to buy out their units at fair market value as opposed to going through with a lawsuit that is scheduled to start in January.
Ted Griffith, the lawyer for the condo residents, told CHML’s Bill Kelly Show, “we’re dealing with working class people who just can’t pack up and move.”
A condo corporation-commissioned engineering report from 2009 found major structural problems that would cost millions of dollars to repair.