The CN Tower is currently closed due to extreme weather, after numerous reports of chunks of ice falling off of the tower and endangering buildings and passengers below.
Due to extreme weather, the #CNTower is now closed. We will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates as necessary. / En raison d’une météo extrême, la #TourCN est fermée. Nous continuerons de surveiller la météo et vous donnerons des mises à jour dès que nous pouvons.
— CN Tower/La Tour CN (@TourCNTower) April 16, 2018
Toronto Police have warned that falling ice has also caused the pedestrian bridge at John Street to close.
Hazard: Front st/ John St… Chunks of ice falling from the CN Tower. Pedestrian bridge at John St to be closed. Will advise if there are any other closures in the area. #GO678242^adc
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) April 16, 2018
Since this morning, falling ice has caused damage to surrounding buildings and cars, however, police have yet to confirm the full extent of damages.
There have also been no injuries reported yet.
— WBO (@blinky_wardhana) April 16, 2018
— SloPitchFanatic (@SlopitchFanatic) April 16, 2018
— Jody Mooney (@jomoon) April 16, 2018
Pedestrians are being advised to avoid the CN Tower and the surrounding areas.
As for tonight’s Jay’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Toronto Blue Jays are currently working with CN Tower and Toronto Police Service to assess the conditions around Rogers Centre.
The Toronto Blue Jays are currently working with CN Tower and Toronto Police Service to assess the conditions around Rogers Centre and the viability of playing tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
We will continue to assess the situation and provide an update shortly.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 16, 2018