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Wind takes down home under construction in Leslieville

CityNews | posted Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017

A house under construction in Leslieville was no match for the intense wind on Wednesday night.

Toronto Fire were called to the home on Leslie Street south of Queen Street East around 10:30 p.m.

The home was blown over by the wind and was leaning against the house next door.

No injuries were reported.

It’s unclear if there was any damage to the neighbouring home.

Wind gusts of around 50 km/h blew through the city on Wednesday, as a cold front moved into the area. Although the wind gusts slowed to 30 km/h on Thursday, the windchill made it feel like -16 in the morning.

Recycling bins can be seen on the street on March 2, 2017, after a windy night and morning. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

Correction: An earlier version said three people were in the home.

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