Suspicious package discovered at Broadview Station prompts major TTC delays

Mar 18 2019, 12:43 pm

Those making the early Monday morning commute may experience delays today because Broadview Station has been shut down while Toronto police investigate a suspicious package.

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Police received a call about a package in the bus terminal area of Broadview station around 6:30 am, Toronto police Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu told Daily Hive.

According to police, officers are on scene investigating and the area is now closed off to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Toronto’s CBRNE (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) team is now on scene and investigating.

“The area will remain contained and closed off to public access until it is deemed safe. Avoid [the] area if possible, and expect delays if you are in the area, said Sidhu.

The closure has since affected subway and bus service for morning commuters, with service on Line 2 shutting down between Pape and Castle Frank stations this morning, with shuttle buses running to serve commuters.

Subway service has since resumed but trains continue to bypass Broadview.

The TTC said there is also no service on the 504 King and the 505 Dundas routes between Parliament Street and Broadview Station.

Earlier this morning, subway service had also been affected on Line 1 one due to signal problems. Service was suspended between Bloor-Yonge and Lawrence stations, but normal operations have since resumed.