so will Stinson have go to jail at the end of all this?
"I was the front-line guy ... if a hotel guest got locked in the bathroom, I had a tool chest. If a car broke down, I would go and help start it ... I knew where everything was in the building, I could jump into virtually any job.
"Christmas Eve last year, I was cooking, 'cause we had a huge run on the room service because all the restaurants were closed."
There are reasons why it was structured the way it was structured. But in the end, because the structure of the operation was so unique, the financial industry and the legal community did not, and still does not, understand it," Mr. Stinson says, running a hand through his perpetually tousled hair.
But he does not expect any profit from his final project, High Park Lofts in Roncesvalles Village, which is close to occupancy but which he says cost too much to complete.
"It was 11 years and at the end, to come away with nothing and millions and millions in personal debt. It's really difficult to be philosophical about that or even understand it.
"What did all that get me? It just doesn't seem right."