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MAC evacuated due to suspicious odour

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By Eyeopener Staff

The former Maple Leaf Gardens, now the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) and Loblaws, was evacuated for around two and a half hours Wednesday evening after reports of suspicious odour.

Paramedics were called at 7:40 p.m. about a suspicious odour and have one person to hospital. They were also treating people on the scene for difficulty breathing, itchy skin and watery eyes.

Customers at Loblaws complained, at which time the store was evacuated. Nobody at the MAC protested but the building was evacuated as a precaution.

Toronto Fire Services were notified at 7:42 p.m. and evacuated the building while they vented it and attempted to find the source of the fumes. The source have not been identified but firefighters ruled out any mechanical causes from the building’s infrastructure.

Carlton Street was closed off to traffic between Yonge and Church streets while firefighters vented the building.

The building was deemed safe at around 10:30 p.m.





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