Toronto Fire rescued a man who was in an elevator that “free fell for a short time” in a residential high-rise building at Bloor and Yonge on Wednesday.
Crews were called to the scene at 88 Bloor St. around 6:40 p.m. after a malfunction in the elevator caused it to fall a short distance
Toronto Fire Captain David Eckerman said a broken hoistway was to blame for the elevator falling.
Firefighters had to rappel down the elevator shaft and the man was rescued around 9 p.m.
He suffered injuries to his leg, but is expected to be fine.