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Gosford Apartment Fire


A five-alarm fire pushed out hundreds of residents from the apartment located at 235 Gosford Boulevard and led to the death of one man in November 2019.

If you believe that you have been impacted, please contact one of our class action lawyers, Mathura Santhirasegaram, at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers to get help with your claim. Call 1-800-567-4878 ext. 365 or fill out the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.

About the Gosford Apartment Fire Class Action

This action arises from a fatal five-alarm residential fire at the apartment located at 235 Gosford Boulevard, which occurred on November 15, 2019. The Claim purports that the Owner Defendant and the Property Manager Defendant failed to keep the apartment safe from fire ignition, the spread of the fire and smoke, as well as thieves who burglarized the apartment following the fire.

As a result of the fire, one man died, and hundreds of families were displaced from their homes and suffered damages. In addition, visitors were also displaced and suffered damages.

Certification Endorsement

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Updates (Related to the Class Action / Mass Tort)

August 2022:

Further to our last update, a certification hearing was held on August 15, 2022. Following that appearance, The Honourable Justice Morgan certified this action as a class action and appointed Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP as class counsel.

Please see below the Notice of Certification, which will advise all putative class members that they have the option to opt out of the class proceeding by sending a written opt out election form.

The opt out election form can also be found below, which is required to be filled out and provided to Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP by the prescribed date. Please note that should you wish to opt out of the class proceeding, you may do so before November 1, 2022, at 9:00am EST time.

No putative class member will be permitted to opt out on or after November 1, 2022 at 9:00am EST.

The next phase in this action is what we refer to as the discovery phase, which is a pretrial procedure in a lawsuit where each party may obtain evidence from the other parties.

April 2022:

We write to provide you with a further update to our December update. A certification motion is scheduled for May 2022. For your information, a certification motion is where the court allows us to proceed as a class action. We are aiming to arrange a Town Hall to answer any following the certification hearing.

December 2021:

We write to provide you with a further update to our August update. We have now delivered our certification record to opposing counsel. A certification motion is scheduled for May 2022. For your information, a certification motion is where the court allows us to proceed as a class action. We are aiming to arrange a Town Hall to answer any questions in the new year.

August 2021:

We write to provide you with a further update to our June 9th update. We have now delivered our certification record to opposing counsel. A certification motion will be scheduled for May 2022. For your information, a certification motion is where the court allows us to proceed as a class action. We are aiming to arrange a Town Hall to answer any questions in the Fall.

 July 2021:

We will be delivering our certification record in August 2021. We expect that record to be complete and delivered to opposing counsel later this summer. Once received, opposing counsel then has several months to deliver the Defendants’ defence. 

June 2021:

A certification motion will be scheduled for early 2022. For your information, a certification motion is where the court allows us to proceed as a class action.


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Details of the Gosford Apartment Fire

The residents, tenants, visitors and/or guests of the apartment building entrusted the Owner Defendant and the Property Management Defendant to keep the apartment building safe and secure. These Defendants were reckless with the safety and security of the residents and tenants, visitors and/or guests.

The residents and tenants suffered losses including, but not limited to destroyed or damaged contents, additional out of pocket expenses resulting from their displacement from the apartment building, mental distress, as well as pain and suffering. The residents and tenants also had their units burglarized following the fire due to a lack of security in the building.

If you believe that you have been impacted, please contact one of our class action lawyers, Mathura Santhirasegaram, at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers to get help with your claim. Call 1-800-567-4878 ext. 365 or fill out the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions


A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to come together to advance one claim on behalf of the group. Class actions are more efficient and cost-effective and allow for groups of people with common claims to gain access to the legal system and seek justice on their behalves.

A certification motion is where the court determines whether an action can be pursued as a class action. The court considers factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to individual actions).

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