Back to the drawing board.
Engineers and architects are exploring fixes to the Mt. Cartier Court cottages after they were damaged by heavy snow loads this winter.
Cracks appeared in the walls in each of the buildings during the exceptionally heavy snowfalls in early 2011.
IHA spokesperson Lannea Parfitt said the buildings are structurally “sound and safe for residents, staff and visitors.”
“We will be repairing the damage and assessing what can be done to prevent this happening again in the future,” Parfitt said in a statement.
The residential care cottages are located next to Queen Victoria Hospital. Residents moved into the newer buildings in 2006 and 2007.
IHA expects that residents will be able to reside in the cottages while repairs take place. “We are still awaiting final reports from the engineer to determine what will be required for the repairs but we have been told residents will be able to remain in their homes while the repairs take place,” Parfitt said.