Toronto is always under construction and considering the rapid expansion, cranes are not an unusual sight for many people living in the city. With more and more buildings being torn down for new building projects, construction is part of everyday life for Torontonians.
When construction sites are left unsupervised some wild stories happen. Everyone in Canada can remember the Toronto crane girl from 2017 and it looks like those events may have inspired another bold pair to go for a climb.
Toronto police found two teenagers climbing a crane sitting on top of a high rise condo building by Yonge St. and Eglinton Avenue. The boys were caught on camera climbing up to the operating area and seen daringly walking across the arm of the crane.
The crane is part of a new condo development that is currently building on Redpath Avenue.
The officers were called to the scene after receiving phone calls at around 9:00 pm on Saturday night. The teenagers, who are 15 and 16 years old, were charged with public mischief for their dangerous adventure.
While it definitely takes guts to climb a crane, we can't help but question why they thought this would be a good idea in the first place. After all, the Toronto crane girl was also charged with public mischief last year.
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The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has just filed a $90 million lawsuit against the City and Toronto Fire Services (TFS) over a massive fire that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute in 2019.
The legal document claims that the fire department failed to do its job properly upon initial arrival, which resulted in the fire rekindling on May 7, the following day. TDSB also argues that Fire Chief Matthew Pegg attempted to sway them into believing the fires were separate.
"While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action," stated the school.
In a press conference, Pegg commented on the lawsuit, saying, "I became aware of the statement of claim being filed today, a copy of one of the media articles was sent to me by a colleague. It is now in the hands of city legal, as is our process at any point of time for any legal action, and that's where it's best suited. It's a matter that will be managed by legal services and ultimately in the courts."