Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rain Falls in the Eaton Centre Mall as Storm Hits Downtown Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rain Falls in the Eaton Centre Mall as Storm Hits Downtown Toronto

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Rain in the Eaton Centre as storm hits Toronto

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TORONTO - Even the iconic Eaton Centre mall wasn't a refuge from the rain as a storm rolled through downtown Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.

Numerous people posted videos on Twitter as water poured from the ceiling of the shopping centre.

One person tweeted "It's raining inside Eaton Centre," and video showed pools of water on the floors and a woman continuing to shop as water poured from the ceiling of a store.

Security guards were putting down barriers to keep the water from flowing into other shops.

A spokeswoman for mall operator Cadillac Fairview says a water leak, believed to have been caused by the rain, started on the third level of the shopping centre at about 4:30 p.m. and flowed down to the lower levels.

Michele Enhaynes says the source of the leak has been found and part of the mall is closed off, affecting some stores. …

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