Tamil Protests Toronto

Tamil Protests Shut Down the Gardiner

Members of the Toronto Tamil community have brought the Gardiner to a stand-still. Entering the Spadina on-ramp earlier this evening, a throng of protesters has effectively halted traffic in both directions. Photos are starting to surface online including more than 20 in this Flickr set. Torontoist also has posted some excellent up close photos. And a blog called TorontoProtest has a series of photos documenting the ascent up the on-ramp.

Update: The Gardiner has now been cleared, but a group of protesters is now blocking University again this morning.

Videos have also been posted to YouTube including this one of protesters rushing the on-ramp.

Other eyewitness videos:

Photo from Neilta on Flickr


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Derelict military aircraft are sitting in a field just outside Toronto

Strangers helped a Toronto woman fix an old ripped photo of her dad as a teen

Toronto woman creates 3,000 self-care boxes for vulnerable women

Toronto mechanic makes a cart for a dog with amputated front legs

Humber Bay Park in Toronto spans two kilometres of the city's shoreline

Man recognizes himself in old photo of Children's Village at Ontario Place

Toronto LifeLabs location comes under fire for xenophobic sign

Buy nothing groups in Toronto are bringing neighbours together during the pandemic