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Unstable Trump Tower antenna closes Toronto streets

Earlier this morning, police shut down a portion of Toronto's Financial District because of a swaying antenna on top of Trump Tower.

As traffic draws to a halt and pedestrians stop to peer skyward, police have cordoned off Bay Street from King to Richmond. They've also blocked off Adelaide from York Street because of the unstable antenna, which sits above the 277-metre-tall skyscraper.

The Toronto Police are reporting that the road closures will remain until at least tomorrow at noon. According to CP24, engineers from the City of Toronto and Trump Tower are nearby.

While this remains a public safety issue for us in Toronto, those south of the border quickly took to social media to poke fun at the ongoing presidential primaries.

Photo by wyliepoon in the blogTO Flickr pool.

UPDATED: A previous version of this post said we were unsure of when the streets around the Trump tower would reopen. Police are now reporting that they'll remain closed until at least noon on Tuesday, September 1. (31/08/2015, 4:22 p.m.)


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