Roads re-open, evacuation called off after after workers hit natural gas line in downtown Toronto

Residents evacuated from two downtown condominiums after “high-pressure” gas line in downtown Toronto was damaged have been told they can return home. 

The incident happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday, near Blue Jays Way and Wellington Street.

The affected gas line, which Toronto police said was “blown,” is located in a laneway behind a restaurant and supplies gas to an under-construction building.

No injuries were reported.

As a precautionary measure, the occupants of two residential buildings at 250 and 270 Wellington streets were evacuated, Toronto fire told CP24. The TTC brought in buses to provide shelter for those directly affected.

Toronto fire advised residents of other buildings in the immediate area to “shelter in place.”

Police also restricted access to roads in the vicinity of the leak.

Crews from Enbridge are now on-scene working to cap the leak, which Toronto fire said “doesn’t appear to be gas leaking into surrounding buildings.”

The leak was repaired and the scene was cleared around 11 a.m.