25 HOMES STILL EMPTY 1 YEAR AFTER MISSISSAUGA EXPLOSION
Jun 27, 2017
By Bob Komsic
About two dozen families remain out of their homes a year after the explosion at 4201 Hickory Drive.
The blast, which was determined to be ”intentional,” killed the two residents and 69 families in the Dixie-Rathburn Road neighbourhood were initially told it was unsafe to return home.
(Metroland File Photo)
More than 800 nearby houses, condos and apartments were damaged or affected.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie says the city’s been helping and working with those affected, adding it will continue to do so but points out this is largely in the hands of the insurance companies.
Crombie also says June 28, 2016 will be ingrained in the minds and memories of residents much in the way November 10, 1979 was – the date of the train derailment that resulted in the evacuation of 250,000.