Police called to multiple reports of falling ice across downtown
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:52AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:28PM EST
Police say they are responding to reports of pieces of ice falling from tall buildings in at least four locations across downtown Toronto on Thursday morning.
Commuters walking through the Financial District reported to CP24 seeing sheets of ice fall in the area of Bay and Wellington streets.
Police later said they had been called to Yonge and Gerrard streets, as well as Yonge and The Esplanade for reports of falling ice.
Yonge Street was closed to pedestrians and vehicles between College and Gerrard streets due to continued incidents of falling ice. The area re-opened to traffic around 4:30 p.m.
Officers were later sent to Lake Shore Boulevard West and Dan Leckie Way for reports of “large chunks” of ice falling from a high rise.
Just before noon, a portion of Bloor Street West between Yonge Street and Park Road was closed due to ice falling from high rise buildings in the area.
Temperatures were expected to rise above freezing this afternoon, with periods of clear skies and sunshine.