A house cleaner may have been fined after breaking a house up by putting up the door and windows while it was still standing.
The Globe and Mail has learned that a resident of the area in Scarborough, Ont., had been living in her home for more than 20 years.
The house was not demolished but was left for cleaning after the previous owners decided it was no longer needed.
A city official told the Globe that a “sophisticated” automated housecleaning system was installed in the house and the homeowner was not allowed to leave it unattended.
The homeowners complaint was sent to city hall, which issued an official complaint in February.
It also asked the Ontario Municipal Board to review the matter.
The homeowner, who is not being identified, says she moved into the house in August 2017 and has been working there since.
She says she hasn’t noticed any problems in her experience.
A spokeswoman for the city said in an email to the Globe: “We are aware of the complaint.
It is being reviewed by the city.”
The spokesperson said the city was investigating the incident.
City staff members did not return requests for comment.