A Stage has collapsed at Downsview Park, leaving one person dead today. Sad day for Toronto.
One person has been killed after the stage collapsed at Downsview Park, ahead of Saturday’s scheduled Radiohead concert.
Officials tell CityNews one other person, a man, suffered critical injuries, and was rushed to hospital.
Two other people were also injured, and were treated on scene. There’s no word on the extent of their injuries.
“I looked over to the stage to see how it was going with them setting up and all of a sudden I heard a little bit of a crack and the top part of the stage just kind of came down on top of everybody and I heard yelling, making sure everybody was accounted for and okay,” said witness James Price.
“It was kind of surreal just to watch the whole thing happen, you could see all the tarps or whatever they were fluttering as they were coming down.”
The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate.
Police have shut down Carl Hall Rd. at Sheppard Ave. W. for the investigation. Buses are diverting around the area via Keele St., Wilson Ave. and Allen Rd.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at downsview park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue,” Radiohead said via Twitter.
Ticket holders will be issued refunds. A message on Ticketmaster’s website says internet and phone orders will automatically be cancelled and refunded.
Toronto Police, concert promoter Live Nation and Downsview Park also sent out tweets cancelling the show: