CN Tower, surrounding area ordered closed amid concerns of falling ice
Toronto police say the CN Tower and the surrounding area have been closed due to concerns about falling ice.
The move comes just a day after chunks of falling ice from the CN Tower damaged the Rogers Centre’s roof.
Officers closed the following areas as of mid-Tuesday afternoon:
– Bremner Boulevard between Lower Simcoe and Rees streets
– The Rec Room
– Ripley’s Aquarium
– Gates 1 to 6 of the Rogers Centre
– Full closure of the CN Tower
Steam Whistle Brewery was briefly closed, but it reopened shortly after the closure was ordered.
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The Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to face the Kansas City Royals Monday night, but the game was cancelled and rescheduled as a doubleheader on Tuesday. The area surrounding the Toronto landmark was blocked off to pedestrian traffic on Monday due to falling ice that tore a hole through the roof of the Rogers Centre.
The falling ice was a result of the weekend ice storm, which blanketed parts of southern Ontario with freezing rain and ice pellets.
Toronto police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told Global News that as of 3:30 p.m., there wasn’t a concern about ice hitting the Rogers Centre. Fans going to and leaving the games are asked to use the south and west gates as well as streets to the west of the Rogers Centre.
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Earlier on Tuesday, officials said experts completed an assessment of the tower and it reopened to the public. But they said they were going to continue to monitor the situation closely.
“We continue to work in collaboration with the authorities and our partners, but like every other tall building in the city, we are dependent on changing weather conditions.”
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