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August 11, 2008
Toronto Police Service update: Major explosion and evacuation, continued road closures
Broadcast time: 01:46 a.m.

On Sunday, August 10, 2008, at 3:50 a.m., emergency services responded to an explosion at 54 Murray Road, in the Keele Street/Wilson Road area.

Due to the severity of the situation, many homes and businesses were evacuated.

The following streets will remain closed:
− Frederick Tessdale Circuit, building 201−226 only,
− all of Murray Road,
− all of Garratt Boulevard,
− Wilson Avenue from Murray Road to Ancastor Road,
− Regent Road from Murray Road to Ancastor Road,
− Katherine Road from Murray Road to Ancastor Road,
− Spalding Road from Murray Road to Ancastor Road,
− Plewes Road from Murray Road to Ancastor,
− Gilley Road from Garratt Boulevard to Ancastor Road,
− Home Road west of Ancastor Road,
− west side of Ancastor Road.

Asbestos was located by the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office during one of the final sweeps of the area. In the interest of public safety, precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the public and those involved in the investigation of this explosion.

Anyone finding anything they believe to be asbestos or anything connected to the explosion is asked not to handle it and call police at 416−808−2222, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), or online at



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