The Captain of Toronto Fire Services, Mike Strapko, confirmed that the man was found without any vital signs as paramedics attempted to revive him through CPR but he could not make it and eventually passed away. Consequently, the unidentified man was pronounced dead on scene. So far the cause of the fire is not known, though investigators are gathering evidence from the scene. Strapko confirmed that the fire was only restricted to a single condo unit only, though almost half of the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Additionally, the fire department requested The Toronto Transit Commission to send buses for sheltering the evacuees, but it later itself cancelled the request because it decided to use a meeting room on the second floor of the high-rise instead.