Six years after the explosion that shocked Toronto and the GTA and dumped asbestos over a neighbourhood, the trial involving the former Sunrise Propane company and two of its executives is inching to its conclusion. The trial is currently in the sentencing phase after the company itself and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov were…

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Roof renovations at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa have ground to a halt after asbestos was discovered in the roofing materials. On the very first day of planned renovations, workers noticed that the material they were removing from the roof didn’t look entirely like concrete. Their suspicions proved correct when testing confirmed a 1% concentration of asbestos in the concrete mixture.

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A four-alarm blaze in Toronto’s east end last weekend has left the City with a clean-up headache – including asbestos in the debris. As traffic continues to be routed around the site days later, the recent discovery has delayed matters even more.

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The former Grace Windsor Hospital site in Southwestern Ontario has been an eyesore since it closed in 2004. Residents have had a litany of complaints about the abandoned site, from dangerous broken windows and crumbling walls to the toxic materials the old structure contained – including asbestos.

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