city hall lockdown

Toronto City Hall locked down for police investigation

A man who was holding a gun near City Hall is now in custody, according to the Toronto Police.

The man was with another male who fled the scene. 

The two men were walking on Elizabeth and Dundas streets at around 2:45 p.m. when one of them dropped a gun and picked it up.

There are armed police officers standing on the City Hall ceremonial roof.

City Hall has been on lockdown since around 3:30 p.m., but it is now open again.

Lead photo by

Jason Tsang


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto's famous yellow bridge could soon be moved because of condo developers

Toronto wants to tear up rail tracks abandoned for years but people are fighting back

Everything you need to know about Ontario's New Blue Party

Toronto woman's tick horror story will make you think twice about your spring walks

What's open and closed on Victoria Day 2022 in Toronto

People in Ontario are obsessing over Doug Ford's binder

Toronto is fuming over construction and this map shows how bad it is right now

People in Toronto are purposely blocking bike lanes and cyclists are upset