Owner in Place Youville fire sues city

The owner in the fatal Place Youville fire is suing the city for $7.5 million over claims that he faced too‑stringent requirements for upgrading the heritage property and that they didn’t send enough firefighters. Families of the victims are suing the owner over the building’s lack of fire safety measures, so I suppose he’s trying to balance his books.

The city is also included in a lawsuit from a family that’s alleging negligence.