Water the Trouble
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Water the Trouble

“This is why we’ll never have the Olympics,” remarked one of Torontoist’s companions last night, as we spotted the large and impressively deep pools that had formed in the stairs leading down to Osgoode Station. We then heard an announcement over the public address system: a water main had burst and flooded Union Station, necessitating evacuation. So we headed down University to get a look.
(The puddles at Osgoode and St. Andrew, we were told, were not caused by pipe bursts but rather by a combination of the rain, the melting snow, and the fact that the remaining snow had clogged up the on-street drains, resulting in an overflow into the stairwells.)