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Sunrise Propane Explosion Class Action Suit


Originally posted: August 13, 2008

Updated: September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

On July 23, 2012, Justice Horkins certified the Sunrise Propane action as a class action. Justice Horkins’ decision can be viewed Sunrise Order
(Acrobat [PDF] file, ~2.1 Mb)

The order requires notice of the certification to be provided to potential class members. Please click here to read Notice of Certification (Acrobat [PDF] file, ~880 kb) that contains important information about your rights as a potential class member.

Further updates will be provided on this website as they become available.

July 25, 2012
Court certifies class action lawsuit against Sunrise Propane for 2008 blast
(Globe and Mail / The Canadian Press)

View the consolidated statement of claim here:
(Acrobat [PDF] file, ~1.7 Mb)

TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ – This is to announce that today the law firms of Stevenson LLP and Bogoroch & Associates have been instructed to commence a class action on behalf of the representative plaintiffs, Giuseppina Santoro and Gianfrano (John) Santoro for damages sustained by the residents, homeowners and business persons as a result of the explosions which took place on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at the premises of Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. Included in the lawsuit as defendants will be Sunrise, City of Toronto, The Province of Ontario and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. A Notice of Action will be filed on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

For further information:

Mr. Harvin Pitch of Stevenson LLP at (416) 865-5310
or Mr. Richard M. Bogoroch at (416) 341-5600

Alternatively, please go to We recommend using the website which will shortly have a registration form and information.

See also for ongoing updates.

Media coverage

Sunrise explosion damage still troubles residents (CBC News)

Sunrise propane report strengthens lawsuit: lawyer (CBC News)

Propane gas system ‘rotten’ (Toronto Sun)

Class-action lawsuit will seek damages for propane blast (CBC)

Class action suits in propane blast (Globe and Mail)

Class action suit follows propane explosion (Toronto Star)

Law firms launch $300-million propane blast suit (CTV)

City of Toronto, propane company named in class action lawsuit (National Post)

$300-million lawsuit filed against city (National Post)

Class action suits launched for residents, businesses who fled Toronto explosion (The Canadian Press, in Oilweek Magazine)

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