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Gas leak forces North York residents outside on cold night

News staff | posted Monday, Dec 12th, 2016

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A gas leak forced residents of a North York highrise outside on a very cold night.

The gas leak began on Empress Avenue, near Yonge Street and Doris Avenue, around 1:20 a.m. on Monday, as temperatures hovered around freezing.

TTC buses were brought in to be used a temporary shelter, but not everyone took advantage of them. Some residents used their time outside to build snowmen.

Everyone was allowed back inside around 2:45 a.m.

It’s still not known what caused the leak.

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A gas leak forced residents from their Empress Avenue apartment building on Dec. 12, 2016, as temperatures hovered around freezing. CITYNEWS

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A gas leak forced residents from their Empress Avenue apartment building on Dec. 12, 2016, as temperatures hovered around freezing. Image credit: Viewer Pearl Ng

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A gas leak forced residents from their Empress Avenue apartment building on Dec. 12, 2016, as temperatures hovered around freezing. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

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