Torontonians are being warned to keep their heads up today after multiple reports of large pieces of ice falling from buildings in downtown Toronto were posted by police this morning. Residents walking to work through the city’s financial district were the first to spot the ice, which was seen cascading off tall buildings in the Bay and Wellington area.
Toronto’s financial district wasn't the only densely populated area to be affected by the dangerous problem. Officers later warned pedestrians that had reported to sightings of falling ice in the Yonge and Gerrard as well as Yonge and The Esplanade. The areas remained open to the public, but police warned residents to be on the lookout via Twitter.
Police also responded to reports of falling ice on Yonge between College and Gerrard, which remains shut down as a safety precaution. Officers then made their way to Lake Shore Boulevard West after receiving several reports of large pieces of ice topping off of high rises into the street.
Unfortunately, the weather isn’t set to improve anytime soon. Toronto and the GTA are set to face a brutal mixture of snow and rain Friday, which will be followed a bitterly cold but sunny weekend, according to the latest from The Weather Network.
Toronto Police sectioned off an area surrounding York Street and the Gardiner Expressway earlier this week after a similar incident involving falling glass shut down part of the Expressway. The area was closed off after officers spotted a second piece of glass hanging off a building.