The Class Action
On August 10, 2008, a series of explosions occurred at the Sunrise propane facility located in Toronto, Ontario. The explosions caused massive fireballs to be released into the air and surrounding neighbourhood. The Toronto Police ordered a non-compulsory evacuation order of everyone within 1.6 kilometres of the Sunrise propane facility. As a result, approximately 6,000 residents were evacuated and widespread property damage and personal injury occurred.
On July 23, 2012, this action was certified as a class action.
The “Class” or “Class Members” are those persons (who did not opt out of this action) who were present or owned or leased or occupied properties located within the area of the City of Toronto bounded by Keele Street, Highway 401, Sheppard Avenue and Dufferin Street when a series of explosions occurred on August 10, 2008 at the propane facility located at 48/54/62 Murray Road in the City of Toronto, excluding the defendants and third parties and excluding the defendants’ and third parties’ officers, directors, servants, employees or agents.
On August 7, 2014, Justice Conway of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the settlement of this class action. A copy of the Judgment and Distribution Plan, and the Notice summarizing the settlement may be downloaded from the Documents page of this website.
The Claims Administrator
Marsh Risk Consulting Canada was appointed as the Claims Administrator of the settlement.
Registering a Claim for Compensation
In order to be eligible to receive compensation pursuant to the settlement, each Class Member must submit a completed Claim Form and supporting documents (“Claim Package”) to the Administrator, on or before December 19, 2014 using the secure Claims System.
If a Class Member does not have access to a computer with Internet connectivity, or has difficulty with the claims process, please contact the Claims Administrator.
If you are a Class Member’s insurer with a subrogated claim, please contact the Claims Administrator to receive information about filing a claim. The deadline for filing a completed subrogated claim is December 19, 2014.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs page of this website provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the settlement and the claims process.
Please visit this website regularly as it will be updated with news and court-approved documents throughout the administration of the settlement