In 2011, a massive fire tore down a 19th century heritage building and threatened Toronto's downtown core. The high-profile case still haunts detective Debbie Harris. “This is someone who had gone leaps and bounds beyond that typical arsonist. There was an evil side of him.”
What made this case unique?
- After the Empress Hotel fire, the Toronto Arson Task Force was established to educate fire and police personnel, and analyze and track fire data to identify areas of concern.
About the detective
Retired Detective Sergeant Debbie Harris served 31 years on the Toronto Police Service. She has received the William Bishop Award for Investigative Excellence and a teamwork commendation for the Eaton Centre shooting in 2012, as well as a commendation for exceptional performance of duty in 2013. She retired from the Toronto Police Service in 2015 and currently works for the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal.
|Detective Debbie Harris||AMY PRICE-FRANCIS|
|Stewart Poirier||ROC LAFORTUNE|
|Mark Kennedy||JONATHAN MAXWELL SILVER|
|Tommy Youth||KENT MCQUAID|
|David Love||JONATHAN DUBSKY|
|Neil Brown||DARYL BANKS|
|Al Lalani Jr.||HAMZA HAQ|
|Mike Ross||PETER MICHAEL DILON|
|Guard||GINO RICARDO ARCARO|
|Father Ed||JOHN ROBINSON|
|Responding Officer||MELISSA TOUSSAINT|
|James White||MARK SLACKE|
|Stunt Coordinator||DAVE MCKEWAN|
|Stunt Double||PATRICK KERTON|