February 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Updated: February 15, 2019 7:15 am

Toronto police warn of falling ice as temperature rises

WATCH: Temperatures continue to climb in Toronto and with the warmer weather comes the threat of falling ice. As Erica Vella reports, police are asking Torontonians to remain vigilant.


Toronto police are urging the public to be aware of falling ice, particularly in the downtown area, as the temperature hovers around the freezing mark.

In a tweet posted just before 2 p.m. Thursday, police said they had received a number of reports of falling ice at various locations in the city.

“At this time as temperatures have gotten a bit milder, we’d like to urge everyone to please use caution as you go about your day,” the tweet said.

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Earlier in the day, police closed Yonge Street between College and Gerrard streets because of ice falling from the buildings in the area.

Police also closed roads to vehicles and pedestrians in the Yonge and Bloor area.

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There were separate reports of falling ice near Yonge and The Esplanade and also Bremner and Lake Shore boulevards.

A video posted to Twitter Thursday morning near Brenmer and Lakeshore showed a number of ice sheets falling from a skyscraper.

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No injuries have been reported as a result of the falling ice.

Tuesday’s storm that hit southern Ontario pummeled Toronto with snow, ice pellets, rain and freezing rain.

All of that precipitation is expected to continue melting Friday as the temperature is expected to reach 3 C.

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