TOM YUN/THE VARSITY

On March 7, threats were issued to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre located on 750 Spadina Avenue, prompting response from Toronto Police and Toronto Fire Services.

The centre tweeted that the building had been evacuated and “all are safe.” From 10:40 A.M to 12:30 P.M., the intersection at Spadina and Bloor was closed off to traffic and pedestrians. Howlett Academy, a private school at 15 Madison Avenue, was also under lockdown.

U of T Media Relations Director Althea Blackburn-Evans told The Varsity that some campus buildings in the area were being closed and evacuated, including University of Toronto Schools at 371 Bloor Street West and the Department of Sociology building at 725 Spadina Avenue. These buildings were subsequently reopened by 12:40 P.M.

The TTC also diverted the 510 Spadina streetcar and the 127 Davenport bus routes away from the area. After receiving the all-clear Miles Nadal thanked Toronto Police and Toronto Fire for “their immediate and thorough response.” In the United States, hundreds of Jewish centres have been the target of bomb threats within the past month.

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