Yonge Street open after a portion closed due to falling ice

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By Raneem Alozzi and Sherina Harris

Yonge Street reopened after closing between Gerrard and College streets Feb. 14 due to falling ice, according to Toronto Police Services (TPS).

TPS previously deemed the area hazardous after receiving reports of shards and chunks of ice falling onto the sidewalks and roadway between the two streets, according to const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

There were no reported injuries.

Douglas-Cook said it’s the police’s job to ensure the safety of people but, “it would be up to the city to take care” of the issue

Ryerson University’s Real Institute and the Office of University Advancement are located between the two streets.

People were asked to avoid the area.

“Public safety is the City’s first priority when it comes to preventing ice falling from buildings,” the City of Toronto said in a statement to The Eye.

Property owners are encouraged to watch out for the accumulation of ice or snow on their roof and are responsbile for clearing ice and snow on their properties, the statement said.

Ryerson did not respond in time for publication.

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Allyson Douglas-Cook’s name. The Eye regrets this error

This story has been updated with a statement from the City of Toronto and additional information from TPS

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