The Toronto District School Board could use a Plan B for getting its leaky school roofs fixed. Except that it’s got its back so far up against the financial wall, that may be near impossible.
The roofs were supposed to be repaired through a “landmark” solar panel project deal, announced a year ago last May.
School roof space was to be leased to a solar power developer —who would put solar panels up and generate money from them — in exchange for getting major repairs on 450 roofs over a 20-year period.
The first batch of panels was supposed to have started producing power last spring. The worst roofs were to be fixed within the first three years...Um, not to be low-tech and retrograde about it, but I hear that tar and shingles can work like a charm.