Key dates related to Algo Centre Mall collapse
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - A chronology of events related to last year's collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont.:
— 1976: Algoma Central Properties asks architect James Keywan to design new mall.
— 1979: Construction starts on $12-million Algo Centre Mall with John Kadlec as structural engineer.
— 1980: First tenants occupy completed mall. Leaking problems soon emerge.
— June 1999: Mall sold to Elliot Lake Retirement Living.
— August 2005: Bob Nazarian, under name Eastwood Mall Inc., buys the mall for $6.2 million.
— December 2009: Fireproofing applied to steel beam with weld that failed but rust not reported.
— March 2012: Mall management pleads guilty to two fire-code infractions. Fined $5,000.
— April 2012: MRW inspection report — last of many over the years — sounds no structural alarm.
— June 23, 2012: Rooftop garage caves in, killing Lucie Aylwin, 37, Doloris Perizzolo, 74, and injuring several other people.
— June 24, 2012: Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team arrives from Toronto.
— June 25, 2012: Searchers call off rescue effort hours after detecting signs of life in rubble.
— June 27, 2012: The bodies of the two victims are recovered.
— July 20, 2012: Province announces inquiry into the tragedy under Commissioner Paul Belanger.
— March 4, 2013: Hearings at public inquiry begin.
SOURCE:The Canadian Press/Elliot Lake Inquiry