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Streets reopen after ammonia spill in Etobicoke

Last Updated Sep 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm EDT

A police car blocks off a road in Etobicoke where an ammonia spill shut down streets on September 24, 2017. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

Streets have reopened after a chemical spill in Etobicoke on Sunday morning.

The intersection of Evans Avenue and Kipling Avenue was closed at around 9:30 a.m. and police asked people to stay clear of a 500 foot radius around the area.

Fire crews confirmed the substance spilled was ammonia.

The spill occurred near a TTC garage but did not originate there. As a precaution, the TTC evacuated their building.

One TTC employee in his 50’s was treated by paramedics for minor exposure and was transported to hospital as a precaution.

A second man was also taken to hospital as a precaution to be checked for exposure.

A technician was on scene and the leak that caused the spill was repaired by 12:30 p.m.

No other injuries were reported.