Skip to comments.Massive explosion in North Toronto, Ontario
Posted on 08/10/2008 6:01:40 AM PDT by xcamel
Sunday, August 10, 2008
The explosion seen from the Keele Overpass Image: Michael Gil.
A large explosion has been reported at a propane depot in northern Toronto on Keele Street, near the Highway 401, at approximately 3:48am EST. The cause is currently unknown.
A person who was 10km from the explosion told Wikinews that "my house shook 10 km away. The sky was rumbling every few seconds."
A user on YouTube named "wolfshades" said that "we don't know whether the explosion was chemical or by virtue of its proximity to the Toronto Airport if a plane had crashed."
It is not yet known if the event caused any injuries, although Michael Gil, a contributer to the photo sharing site Flickr, said that "people are hurt."
Large numbers of police are on the scene to keep people away from the explosion.
I wish you had put a language alert for the second video... my kid was beside me when I watched it...
“Yes, the lack of media coverage of this so far is astonishing. “
Well, it’s Sunday, and it happened in Canada, and also the thoughtful journalist must ask, will this hurt Obama’s chances?
Look at the thin coverage also of the rapidly expanding war against an ally of ours, Georgia.
Web-cams are everywhere. It’s a no-brainer to point one at a propane storage depot and wait for the inevitable.
Thank you for the ping.
If you have time, I'd suggest taking your kids to the Royal Ontario Museum, then walking through the nearby University of Toronto grounds (which you will recognize from a lot of movies). A Blue Jays game is always a good time, and the area around the stadium has a lot of good restaurants.
The best part about Toronto is that it is incredibly safe. You could let your kids ride the subways on their own or walk around downtown if mom and dad ever want to take a break.
It's been a while since I went to it but there is also the Ontario Science Centre.
The kids might enjoy the Famous People Players. It is a supper theatre with a black light show in which all the performers are developmentally challenged teens. The professionalism of the productions is amazing.
Are the teens interested in legitimate theatre or concerts? If so, there are legitimate theatres, concert halls and open air concerts.
If you come to Toronto between August 15 and September 1 the Canadian National Exhibition will be open, This has several buildings full of displays and a midway with rides and sideshows. There is also an air show.
About an hour's drive west of Toronto is the town of Stratford which puts on the Stratford Shakespeare Festival every summer. It features Shakespeare's plays but also more modern productions including musicals.
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