Evacuations underway after ‘singnificant’ gas leak detected near Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital

Posted June 6, 2023 11:20 am

Updated June 6, 2023 11:40 am


Evacuations are underway after a gas leak was detected in Toronto.


Global News / James Davidson

Evacuations are underway in an area of downtown Toronto after a gas leak was detected near Michael Garron Hospital.

Toronto police said a large gas line was struck on Mortimer Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said the gas smell in the area is strong.

Officers said buildings, residences and people in parks in the area were being notified of evacuations.

“Pedestrians in the area use caution and avoid the area,” police wrote in a tweet.

GAS LEAK:
Michael Garron Hospital
9:36 am
– large gas line struck on Mortimer Ave
-gas smell is strong
– construction
– @Toronto_Fire o/s
– police o/s
– will update road closures and evacuations
– expect delays in the area
– no reported injuries.#GO1289293
^sc

— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 6, 2023

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According to police, emergency patients at Michael Garron Hospital are being re-directed, but not evacuated.

RH McGregor Elementary School is was also sheltering in place, and the East York Civic Centre was evacuated.

Officers said Toronto Transit Commission buses were on scene for displaced residents.

Toronto Fire Services said crews were dealing with a “significant gas leak.”

“TFS crews taking precautionary measures and taking gas readings in and around (the) building,” the service wrote in a tweet.

Toronto fire said it was waiting for Enbridge to cap the leak.

Officials said no injuries had been reported.

TFS crews currently deailing with a significant gas leak at Michael Garron Hospital. TFS crews taking precautionary measures and taking gas readings in and around building. TPS has traffic blocked in the area. TFS awaiting Enbridge to cap leak. No injuries reported. ^dv #Toronto pic.twitter.com/bq3luZ20Ot

— Toronto Fire Services (@Toronto_Fire) June 6, 2023

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GAS LEAK:(UPDATE)
Michael Garron Hospital
– command post @ Sammon Ave & Coxwell Ave
– Emerg patients being re-directed from MGH (not evac)
– RH McGregor Elementary School sheltered in place
– TTC buses o/s for displaced residents
– East York Civic Centre evacuated#GO1289293
^sc

— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 6, 2023

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