The building is no stranger to trouble.
In June 2008, a 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks during an argument on the ninth floor of the building.
And in 1992, the 14th floor was the scene of a knifing homicide that left postal worker Richard William Stevens, 43, dead.
"Tenants don't feel safe. There's no security," said Tatiana Jaunzems, field director for Toronto ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
"Many people are stuck there simply because they have no place to go."