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Portion of Toronto’s Yorkville briefly closed due to ‘very dangerous’ construction situation

Cumberland Street at its intersection with Bay Street. Google Maps/Screenshot

A portion of Cumberland Street in the Yorkville area was briefly closed due to a “very dangerous” situation stemming from a construction site on Tuesday, police say.

In a tweet, Toronto police said there were reports of hoist cables on a crane were not working at a construction site in the area of Cumberland Street and Yonge Street.

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Police said concrete was stuck in the air, describing the situation as “very dangerous.”

Cumberland Street was closed from Yonge to Bay Street for both pedestrians and cars as a result of the situation. Officers were on scene to enforce road closures and public safety, a spokesperson said.

Toronto police told Global News a contractor was on scene “trying to fix the hoist cables.”

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At around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said the road had reopened.

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