Falling chunks of ice prompt 2nd day of closures in Toronto's entertainment district
Closures affect CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium and various roadways in the area
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.
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.
Crews on top of the Rogers Centre repairing a hole in the roof that has forced officials to cancel tonight's Toronto Blue Jays game. The hole was caused by ice falling off the neighbouring CN Tower. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DomeHole?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DomeHole</a> <a href="https://t.co/pTDtiOfQRC">pic.twitter.com/pTDtiOfQRC</a>—@CBCTheNational