Toronto Public Health has released a report about winter slips and falls in the city as well as recommendations for improving safety, according to CBC News. The article notes that injuries from winter falls on city streets cost the city of Toronto about $6.7 million annually in insurance costs.
CBC News recently reported that eight lawsuits have been filed concerning allegations that people have been injured and even died after having received insufficient or negligent wheelchair service at Toronto Pearson airport, Canada's busiest. Many of the injured passengers were elderly and all involved falls.
The GTA experienced its first snowfall of the season last week. CBC News spoke with an Environment Canada meteorologist who reminded residents that snow is coming and cold air masses will be moving south from Northern Ontario toward Toronto.
Today we continue our discussion of Ontario premises liability law. Last week we introduced the Ontario Occupiers’ Liability Act, our provincial law governing the legal responsibility of the occupier of a building or piece of land to take reasonable care to keep the premises reasonably safe for people who enter onto those premises.
We advocate for people who have been injured on land or in buildings that are owned by others. In Ontario, provincial law imposes legal responsibilities on property occupiers to take reasonable care to keep people entering the premises reasonably safe.