broadview station

Broadview station shut down for second day in a row

For the second day in a row, Broadview Station was out of commission. 

Yesterday, the Line 2 station was shut down for just under five hours while police looked into a suspicious package was left in the vicinity. 

Shuttle buses had to operate between Castle Frank and Pape stations, bypassing Broadview while the package was investigated. 

Today, a second suspicious package was found in the station, shutting it down for the second consecutive day.  Toronto police were called around 6:15 a.m., and trains and streetcars were bypassing Broadview, with shuttle buses operating.

Just before 9 a.m., police tweeted that Broadview station had been reopened, and after an investigation concluded there was no threat to public safety.

Yesterday's package was determined to not be a threat to public safety, but the police believe it was meant to stir a reaction. 

Police have identified 53-year-old Kamal Badri as a suspect in yesterday's incident. He has now been taken into custody by police.

There has been no announcement yet of a connection between the two incidents.

Lead photo by

Ronald Quitoriano


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

What's open and closed Easter Sunday 2019 in Toronto

Beaches Easter parade route and road closures in Toronto for 2019

This is how to search for jobs in Toronto

Ontario government cuts $1 billion from Toronto Public Health and people are furious

The 10 most memorable viral videos in Toronto of all time

Ontario is poised for an explosion in the number of cannabis jobs

What's open and closed Good Friday 2019 in Toronto

High Park cherry blossoms could start blooming in just two weeks