2 injured by falling glass from Four Seasons Hotel
Area around Yorkville hotel closed for cleanup
Two people suffered minor injuries after glass fell from the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto in the Yorkville area on Thursday afternoon.
Toronto EMS said they were called to the area around 1:15 p.m. after reports that one person had been hit by falling glass.
Paramedics said two people were found "with glass in their eyes" but they were not transported to hospital.
Hotel management confirmed in a statement that the glass had fallen after a south-facing window on the tower broke.
Video of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FourSeasons?src=hash">#FourSeasons</a> where glass fell from 2nd floor from the top of 55 storeys. Road is closed. <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCToronto">@CBCToronto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcto?src=hash">#cbcto</a> <a href="http://t.co/YWHMa4snnx">pic.twitter.com/YWHMa4snnx</a>—@CBCsteph
"The safety and security of our guests and neighbours remains of utmost importance to us," the hotel's statement said.
"We take this matter very seriously and are working diligently to resolve the matter as quickly as possible in cooperation with the local authorities and our engineering specialists."
Part of Bay Street, between Cumberland Avenue and Scollard Street, were closed for more than four hours before being re-opened just after 6:30 p.m.The TTC said that the 6 Bay bus, that had been diverted during the investigation, returned to regular routing around the same time.
CBC News' Stephanie Matteis reported that more glass fell from the luxury hotel just before 5 p.m.
Onlookers shocked as more glass falls from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FourSeasons?src=hash">#FourSeasons</a> as crew fixes window. Roads still closed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcto?src=hash">#cbcto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCToronto">@CBCToronto</a> <a href="http://t.co/NUz8y88pVp">pic.twitter.com/NUz8y88pVp</a>—@CBCsteph
The Four Seasons is set to be a bustling venue during the Toronto International Film Festival. Last night, Diana Ross performed there as part of the festival and numerous Hollywood stars have stayed at the hotel in the past.