“The 25-storey condominium building at 59 East Liberty Ave. has for the past 10 months been torturing its residents with one of the scourges of vertical living in Ontario – an elevator that doesn’t go all the way to the top. Or sometimes, anywhere.
There are 20,000 elevators in about 10,000 buildings in Ontario and they should be thought of as a crucial link in our transportation system, particularly for the elderly and mobility-challenged. Service outages in the province have gone from a frustrating downside of living in tall buildings to being a bona fide scandal. One series of investigative stories found there were more than 9,600 elevator entrapments in 2016 alone…”