leslie house toronto

Toronto house almost knocked over by wind

It's the leaning house of Leslieville. But luckily, no one was injured last night when strong winds blew over a home under construction on Toronto's east side.

As CBC News reports, emergency crews responded to calls about a swaying house late last night and those in adjacent properties voluntarily evacuated their homes as a precautionary measure.

It's unclear whether or not neighbouring houses sustained any damage.

Nearby residents started posting photos and commentary on Facebook about the house last night. Some remarked that it was a sign of shoddy construction and a reminder not to contract out your work to the lowest bid.

Lead photo by

Carlos Garcia


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Cost of Presto installation on TTC balloons to $385 million

House of the week: 316 Joicey Boulevard

Toronto ranked one of the best LGBTQ cities in the world

Toronto just can't get enough of its new dog fountain

Trump's name will be removed from Toronto tower

A flashback to the gritty Toronto of the 1980s

Toronto's newest bike sharing service just launched

New panoramic lookout unveiled at the CN Tower