Five TTC Subway Stations evacuated due to bomb threats in Toronto

Regular service has now returned along Line 1

There have been several reports of bomb threats across both Canada and the United States today. A few minutes ago, Ottawa Police confirmed that they’re currently investigating 10 reports of bomb threats across the city. Now, CP24 has reported that the King Street subway station was evacuated after a bomb threat was received.

As a result, the TTC shut down service between Bloor-Yonge and Union because police were investigating the property. TTC riders were encouraged to follow detours along the Dundas, College, and Queen West streetcar routes throughout the closure.

King station was cleared just after 3:30 pm today when they received a bomb threat and guests were evacuated. Customers were still unable to use the North and South bound subway lines while police were investigating the issue, but regular service has now resumed along Line 1.

Several institutions have received various bomb threats throughout the day, including Ottawa when a number of people received the threat via e-mail, demanding a bitcoin payment in return for their safety. It is not yet clear if these incidents are connected or not.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to get in touch with the Toronto Police.