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CN Tower, nearby buildings remain closed Thursday due to falling ice concerns

Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm EST

The CN Tower will reopen at 5 p.m. on April 20, 2018 after being closed since Monday due to falling ice. CITYNEWS/Craig Wadman

The CN Tower and some surrounding buildings and roads remain closed Thursday due to the threat of falling ice from the tower.

In a tweet, Toronto police said the closures will be in place for the morning, and will provide another update later in the day.

Ripley’s Aquarium and Gates 1 to 6 of Rogers Centre are also closed off. Steam Whistle Brewing and the Rec Room have restricted access.

Other closures include Bremner Boulevard, between Lower Simcoe Street and Rees Street, and the John Street extension over the tracks.

The CN Tower was also closed on Monday, and the game between the Royals and Jays was cancelled after ice fell from the building and damaged the roof of the Rogers Centre. The rest of the closures went into effect on Tuesday.

The safety concerns come in the wake of an ice storm on Saturday and Sunday that lashed the city with freezing rain, ice pellets and powerful winds.


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