Updated – Sault Fire Services and Sault Police have now removed both the tent and the occupants from the roof.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. Sault Fire Services were requested to bring their aerial ladder truck to the scene. By 9:55 p.m. the two occupants and officers were off the roof.
Original – 8:50 p.m.
A reader tip led SaultOnline down to the Jamestown district of town tonight to investigate the claims of someone living on the roof of Al’s Pub.
Upon arrival, a blue dome tent was located on top of the pub. It appeared to us as though at least one person was inside.
With Al’s Pub boarded up as per city order, we wondered how they may have obtained roof access.
The only obvious route they took was up the back stairs, on to a tipped over shopping cart, then hoist themselves on to the roof of the structure.
Two questions remain, why would someone do this? and does this show just how bad the homeless problem is in the city when people are now living on roofs of abandoned buildings.
According to online reports, Sault Police have been notified of the concern.
Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to follow this situation and see if the room with a view is allowed to stay.