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Damage reported after part of crane falls on downtown Toronto building

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Damage reported after part of crane falls on downtown Toronto building
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Officials say damage has been reported after part of a crane fell onto a downtown Toronto building on Saturday.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Yonge Street and The Esplanade just after 2 p.m.

A spokesperson for Toronto Fire told Global News counterweights from a crane fell 20 feet onto a building below.

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No injuries were reported. Police said two crane workers who were unaccounted for have been found safe.

A tweet from the Toronto Police Service Twitter account initially indicated that an arts centre was damaged, but police later said the damage is contained to the condo tower at 8 The Esplanade. No residential units were reported to be impacted.

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Engineers and fire crews will be assessing the damage and integrity of the building. Toronto Fire said jacks have been brought in to help stabilize the affected structure.

Roads were closed in the area but have since reopened.

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