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G20: Protests shut down TTC, hospitals downtown

Kristen Smith  June 26, 2010 – 6:31 pm

Anti G20-protests turned violent on Saturday and closed a number of services in downtown Toronto. At 6:00 p.m. ET these were some of the closures in the city:

TTC

Streetcars south of Bloor St. between Spadina and Broadview are not running. The Yonge-University line is shutdown south of Bloor.

GO Transit

All service suspended for Lakeshore East and West trains. Union Station and Union Bus Terminal is closed.

Hospitals

Saint Michael’s Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Sick Kids Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital are on lockdown. Doors are closed, but still accepting emergencies.

Air Canada Centre

This evening’s show Andre Rieu’s Celebration of Music Tour has been cancelled.

Shops on Yonge Street

The Eaton Centre was shut down earlier this afternoon due to violence.

Many businesses such as Zanzibar, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Footlocker and Swiss Chalet have been damaged, and are closed.

Hotels

The Delta Chelsea at Yonge & Gerrard and the Sheraton Centre on Queen & Bay are currently on lockdown.

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