City prepares for possible evacuation of Toronto island residents.


Toronto Island Park officials say emergency plans for evacuation are in place for island residents if a forecast heavy downpour causes flooding or creates dangerous living conditions.

40 to 70 mm of rain that is expected to accumulate starting Thursday at around 2 p.m. to Saturday night.

According to city officials, a ferry will be stationed by the island side Wednesday night in case any residents want to leave their homes.Sand, sandbags and shovels will be made available at three conspicuous locations along the roadway on Wards Island for any residents who wish to implement additional protection of their residences.

Facilities such as park washrooms and services such as the ferry rides can be closed or operate under reduced hours for the public.