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‘Very serious’ gas leak at midtown Toronto retirement residence capped after crash

WATCH ABOVE: A car crashed into a midtown Toronto retirement residence and struck a gas line. There are no reports of injuries.

Police say a “very serious” gas leak at midtown Toronto retirement residence that was caused after a two-vehicle crash has been capped.

Officers, firefighters and paramedics were called Avenue Road, south of Davenport Road, just before 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday after a dark-coloured car crashed into another vehicle before colliding into the Hazelton Place Retirement Residence. The car struck the building’s gas line.

The incident was captured on surveillance video by a neighbouring business.

WATCH: Surveillance video shows two-vehicle crash that led to a gas leak in midtown Toronto

Surveillance video shows two-vehicle crash that led to a gas leak in midtown Toronto
Surveillance video shows two-vehicle crash that led to a gas leak in midtown Toronto

Officers said people were clearing out of the area and a shelter-in-place directive was put into place for people in the residence.

A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson told Global News there were no reports of injuries.

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Pedestrian and vehicular access to the immediate area was restricted and Avenue Road was closed between Bloor Street West and Davenport Road.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police said all roads were reopened.

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