yonge and dundas donuts

Someone did donuts in the middle of Yonge and Dundas last night

This week in acts of newsworthy d-baggery from the streets of Toronto, a group of stunt driving enthusiasts blocked off the intersection of Yonge and Dundas to film someone doing donuts.

Video footage from the incident shows a black mustang spinning out in the normally jam-packed all-way pedestrian crossing.

The car does at least five burnouts as several incredibly trusting (or incredibly stupid) young men run around filming the stunt from up-close.

At least two more cars can be seen blocking the southern portion of the intersection at Yonge Street while a man holding some sort of stick blocks traffic just north of Dundas.

It is unclear exactly when the clip was filmed, though we know based on the boarded-up H&M store and digital signage in Yonge-Dundas Square that the stunt took place recently.

We also know that police tried to pull the driver over after said stunt, as a cruiser enters the frame near the end of the clip. It is unclear if the driver was apprehended or arrested.

"Well this happened..." wrote someone with the handle 'NewRichLife' when posting the video to Reddit around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

"Good luck getting the car out of the pound d*ckface," replied one commenter. "Come back and post your next insurance invoice. Bahahaha."

Silly as this one stunt may seem, it exemplifies a troubling trend prompted by the relative emptiness of Toronto's streets amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police across Ontario have reported an uptick in stunt driving incidents since the lockdown began with an almost 200 per cent jump, year over year, in Toronto alone at the end of March.

York Police Sgt. Andy Pattenden told the CBC this week that 17 charges were laid in his region over the Easter weekend, noting that stunt drivers appear to be "taking advantage of less traffic and the open roads and using them as their own speedways."

Stop trying to make Toronto Drift happen, guys. It's not going to happen. 

Lead photo by

u/NewRichLife


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