The W.J. McMeeken Centre on Goulais Avenue will remain closed until at least Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as officials continue to investigate the carbon monoxide incident of Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The carbon monoxide detector system malfunctioned and the cause of this is still being
determined. The unit has been repaired; however, extra detectors have been placed in
The investigation initially centred on heating units and the ice resurfacing machine as
the source of carbon monoxide emissions. The ice resurfacing machine has been tested
and its emissions meet factory-established guidelines.
A third-party engineering firm has been retained to investigate other potential causes of
the carbon monoxide emissions. Prior to re-opening, the City will implement the
recommendations of this firm.
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority investigation revealed minor unrelated
issues with equipment on the roof of the McMeeken Centre, which issues have since
been rectified. They found no deficiencies related to the incident.
Staff continues to work with user groups to minimize the impact of the McMeeken
Centre closure on them and the community.
The health and safety of citizens and staff is paramount. City staff continue to work
diligently to identify the cause of this distressing incident.