Exeter, Ontario. –
Residents of a high-rise building in London, Ontario. in which a toddler fell off a balcony, it was recommended not to use the balcony until further notice.
According to an order issued Tuesday by the City of London, 400 Lyle St.
In a press release, Medallion Corporation, a private owner and developer of residential real estate, said it had been made aware of a City of London announcement regarding balcony railings.An Order to Make Safe, issued by the City of London at 400 Lyle St., October 5th, 2021. (Source: City of London)
The press release goes on to say: “We are working with suitable experts to verify the accuracy of this assertion and, if necessary, to correct it.”
Speaking to CTV News, Ruth Lang, a resident of the building, says, “I went to my balcony and checked that I hadn’t seen anything wandering that deserved an overhaul.”
Another resident, Marlee Palinkas, says the balconies seem pretty safe. “My mom and I looked at her last night just to see what they were talking about, which was unsafe, but we couldn’t find anything we thought was unsafe.”
During the construction process, the company said it complied with all building codes and the City of London inspectors had issued a use permit.
In addition, Medallion Corporation has contacted the child’s family to facilitate a change of residence.
A fundraiser was launched for the family of a girl identified as 22-month-old Inaya who was critically injured when she fell from a balcony at 400 Lyle Street on Saturday afternoon.
She was taken to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.