"From a French-fry mishap in a basement apartment on Wilson Heights in September to a fatal two-alarm fire caused by "careless smoking" at Kipling and Avenue last May, the message is clear: these things do happen and they happen all the time."

And with that, Greenwin's Jessica Green makes the case for renters insurance on the Toronto Storeys blog

Renters often make the false assumption that their landlord has insurance that will cover them in the event of a fire or even something as seemingly benign as a burst pipe. Unfortunately, this just isn't the case. News reports on apartment fires across the Greater Toronto Area occur almost every week. Think you're not at risk? Think again. Findings from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reveal that fires in residential units account for 60 per cent to 70 per cent of fire injuries annually.

Read Jessica's entire piece now by heading to the Toronto Storeys website