Ottawa retirement homes without in-suite sprinklers
Some Ottawa retirement homes still need to install sprinkler systems by 2019 deadline
Does your mother, father, grandparent or relative live in an Ottawa retirement home? If so, the above map should interest you.
It shows the retirement homes listed under Ottawa in the Retirement Homes Regulatory registry and those highlighted in red do not have automatic sprinklers installed in their suites, according to provincial data.
The Ontario government recently started requiring owners of retirement homes to be licensed, and one of the things the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority tracks is whether suites in the homes have automatic sprinklers.
The deadly fire at a retirement home northeast of Quebec City has many people talking about fire safety in facilities where seniors live.
The home in L'Isle Verte is reported to have had only a partial sprinkler system, and police say it's too early to say whether that system was functioning properly.