Canada plunging toward an elevator crisis? ‘We’re already there,’ expert says
All of us associated with condominiums have been incredibly frustrated with the poor quality of elevator maintenance in recent years.
Elevator reliability is the worst it’s been in many years. In 2000, there were 1,382 calls to 911 for elevator rescues in Toronto. In 2015, there were 2,862. Many more have been freed without 911 involvement.
According to the article, over the last 30 years the number of elevators assigned to a single technician has grown from 45 to 100.
The problem is not confined to the GTA or to Ontario.
Read this insightful Montreal Gazette article, and watch the video, on the declining state of elevator maintenance in Canada.