City has no plans to remove barriers at Scarborough Bluffs after collapse

Aug 25 2020, 9:53 am

The City of Toronto has erected barriers by Scarborough Bluffs, after a large portion collapsed on the weekend, and has no plans to take them down anytime soon.

On Tuesday, the City told Daily Hive that barriers were placed immediately following the collapse at Bluffer’s Park and that “there are no plans to remove the barriers at this time.”

Ward 20 Councillor Gary Crawford said in a statement to Daily Hive that it is important to follow the safety guidelines set out in the signage in the area.

“The Scarborough Bluffs is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the City. However, the same features that make it such a beautiful space, also contribute to the potential for landslides to occur. As such, it is important to always follow the safety guidelines set out in the signage posted throughout the area.”

On Sunday, Toronto Police said just before 4 pm, the popular beach and park saw a piece break off from the escapement near Lookout Point.

A video posted to Instagram, allegedly taken at the time of the collapse, showed a large cloud of dust being blown across the beach. The person filming then zooms in on a large pile of debris that appears to have detached from the escarpment.

The Toronto Police Service said that no one was injured.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority for comment and will update accordingly.

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