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 at Yonge and Church Street and that officers found a pool of water and a possible sinkhole at the scene.

Yonge Street from Aylmer Avenue to Church Street is closed based on Toronto Police operations, and TTC transit control 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 at 320 Yonge Street detours would be put in place and confirmed that “emergency mash 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 major water breaks, especially those that cause delays.

In 2020, a major water break flooded the intersection of King and Church streets with about a foot of water, 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 pipe 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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