Terrifying inferno destroys roof of Toronto Track and Field Centre

Firefighters rushed to the north end of York University’s Keele campus Oct. 29 after the roof of the Toronto Track and Field Centre was lit up by a massive fire.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. and originated on the building’s roof. according to Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation spokesperson Wynna Brown.

Cleanup began in the afternoon immediately after the fire department turned it over to the City of Toronto.

An investigation by the City of Toronto is still pending. No injuries have been reported.

Alex Bilyk, York’s media relations director, said the fire will hinder York’s athletic training.

“[The Track and Field Centre] is a City of Toronto facility,” said Bilyk. “We make use of it, of course; York athletes train in there for track and field.”

Brown hopes to have parts of the facility open for the public in the near future.

“We hope to at least be able to allow staff, and perhaps the [Allen Eagleson] Sports Injury Clinic that operates out of there, back into the building,” she said.

Brown mentioned the building will remain closed until it is deemed safe for public use.

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