Blame station construction and absurd rainfall for the Union Station flood

Blame station construction and absurd rainfall for the Union Station flood

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Apparently, the flood of rainwater and sewage that shut down Union Station and complicated commutes last Friday was not the TTC’s fault (welcome news, we’re sure, to the commission’s overworked PR department). EllisDon, a construction company working on the massive revamp of Union Station, temporarily removed part of the sewer and replaced it with pumps, but heavy rains overwhelmed the system, causing an overflow of almost-Biblical proportions. The sewer removal had been fully approved, and the city is still investigating how the pumps were overwhelmed. [Toronto Star]