Parts of Yonge Street in Toronto are closed due to a possible sinkhole and “delays are to be expected”

Some people think a bad cup of coffee is a bad way to start the day, but what about a sinkhole with “water buildup” in the middle of your commute?

Toronto Police Operations tweeted at 12:28 a.m. Thursday morning that a water line reportedly broke on Yonge and Church Streets, and officers found a build-up of water and a possible sinkhole at the scene.


Yonge Street is closed from Aylmer Avenue to Church Street, based on Toronto police operations, and the TTC has been notified.

So if you were going to cross or take public transit in this section of Yonge Street today, you can probably “expect delays”.

TTC Service Alerts tweeted at 1:34 a.m. that the 320 Yonge bus would make a detour and confirmed that emergency repairs were underway.


“320 Yonge: detour via Belmont St and Davenport Rd due to emergency sink hole repairs,” the tweet read.

Toronto is no stranger to the problems caused by ruptured water pipes, especially those that cause delays.

In 2020, a water main rupture caused about a foot of water to flood at the King and Church intersection, which had a less than favorable effect on transit.

Trams were diverted due to flooding and delays were expected in the area.

That same year, outside of Toronto in Ajax, a water main ruptured in December at Old Kingston Road, causing the intersection to close as water pooled off the sidewalk and into the street.

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