health and safety

57 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to WJ Properties

WJ Properties Please Stop the Unsafe Conditions at 140 Carlton St. Pool

Over the past 19 months our pool did not pass its inspection by Swim Safe of Toronto Public Health 7 times. WJ Properties is consistently putting the Health and Safety of us, their Tenants that use the pool, at risk. If you look at the pattern of testing you can see that when inspected, the pool does not pass, and upon the follow up re-inspection the pool passes, however upon the subsequent inspection months later the pool does not pass once again. This means, the unsatisfactory conditions returned to substandard after the re-inspection and remained that way until it was caught again during the next random inspection. Sadly, on Sept. 27, subsequent to this petition being started, when the pool was inspected it was actually closed this time.   Our Health and Safety matters!  Would the folks who own WJ Properties eat at a restaurant that consistently did not pass its inspections and had 6 yellows over the past year and a half?  Would anyone eat at a restaurant that Toronto Public Health had to close?  If yes, then there is the source of the problem, but in all likelihood of course not, so why is it acceptable that you put your tenants at the same risk?   Our Pool did not pass its inspections on: Sept 27 2017 (Pool Closed)  June 16 2017 Jan 31 2017 Aug 10 2016 June 7 2016 Mar 4 2016  Feb 26 2016 Results can be found here by searching 140 Carlton St. M5A 3W7 7 failed inspections in 19 months is unacceptable. That is a clear pattern of not taking the Health and Safety of the residents who use the pool seriously and as per Toronto Public Health that means on 6 occasion in 16 months: Conditional Pass, which is a Serious infraction: Inspection Result: May potentially present a health or safety hazard Presents a greater hazard the longer the issue remains unresolved Must be corrected within 24-48 hours or legal action may be taken Examples: Lack adequate supply of disinfecting chemicals on hand Surfaces or equipment require major cleaning or repair Lack of water at suitable temperature where showers are provided Lack of equipment (that is not crucial to safe operation) such as a thermometer, skimmer weirs, or flow meter Demarcation lines/signage missing Improper cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and surfaces Lack of written procedures for cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and surfaces This is unacceptable. We expect that when a random inspection of our pool by Swim Safe at Toronto Public Health occurs that all policies, procedures and laws are being followed, so that the pool automatically receives a green pass. Our Health and Safety matters and we expect it will be given the highest of priorities and we expect that WJ Properties pass all future inspections.  Due to a variety of unsafe and unsanitary conditions within the building, maintenance requests that go unanswered, building staff treating tenants rudely, and a list of now 58 identified issues, the tenants of 140 Carlton St. are coming together to form a Tenants Association to stand up for our rights and can be found at 

Greg Downer
38 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Minister Eric Hoskins

Minister Hoskins: Introduce legislation so alcohol use disorder patients get help

Alcohol use disorder is a disability and a disease we don't talk about. Current legislation in Ontario offers no mechanisms for families of these people to help or to save the people they love. And so persons with alcohol use disorder and their families suffer in silence, in darkness, in isolation. Ashamed. According to government standards, you cannot commit them to treatment because they are not a danger to themselves. And yet, they drink until the lives of their babies are impacted forever. Until their own lives are irreparably harmed. Until they die from their addiction. These are dangers. Happening in slow motion. Legislation will give babies a chance. It will give concerned family members, friends or spouses an opportunity to intervene and lessen the likelihood of FASD. How many kids do you need to see, to know someone should have helped sooner! Legislation could also decrease the advance of liver disease to the need for liver transplant. Many reasons more...  We want legislation like Florida's Marchman Act, which allows family members or friends to go to a judge and get people assessed when they have lost control of their alcohol consumption.  Little known facts about alcohol: - Less than 1/4 of people who have an alcohol use disorder seek treatment. - 12% of children in Ontario live in alcoholic families. - 15% of people who try alcohol become addicted. - Per capita consumption of alcohol increased more than 13% in the past decade in Canada. - A 2011 study by the World Health Organization of the burden of disease indicates that alcohol ranks second out of 26 risk factors for death, disease and disability, behind tobacco and above other health risks such as over-weight and obesity, physical inactivity, illicit drug use, unhealthy diet and others. We work to address most of these issues but we use alcohol to generate revenue. Enough is enough. We have an alcohol problem. It's time to take a stand and tell the government, we demand that you help us save those who we love. Before it is too late. 

Debra Selkirk
279 supporters