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Falling chunks of ice prompt 2nd day of closures in Toronto's entertainment district

Falling chunks of ice have prompted police to shut down a section of Toronto's entertainment district for the second day in a row.

Closures affect CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium and various roadways in the area

On Monday, police blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre after large blocks of ice tumbled onto the roadway and sidewalks below. Those closures continued Tuesday. (Makda Ghebreslassie/CBC)

Falling chunks of ice have prompted police to shut down a section of Toronto's entertainment district for the second day in a row, in the wake of a storm that swept through the GTA over the weekend.

On Monday, police blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre after large blocks of ice tumbled onto the roadway and sidewalks below.

Those closures continued Tuesday, ahead of a double-header between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.
A large chunk of ice seen falling from the CN Tower on Tuesday. (Katherine Brulotte/CBC)

Police say anyone visiting the Rogers Centre will have to enter and exit through the building's west and south sides.

Also closed are:

  • Bremner Boulevard between Lower Simcoe Street and Rees Street.
  • Ripley's Aquarium.

There are no closures related to the Air Canada Centre for now, but police say anyone coming into the area should allow for extra travel time. Steam Whistle Brewery is also open but accessible only by the south side of the building.

Police say they are continuing to monitor the situation.

The falling ice was also to blame for holes in the roof of the Rogers Centre that saw water pouring onto the field Monday, forcing the cancellation of a game between the Blue Jays and Royals Monday evening.

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