Toronto mayor vows to hold Trump tower accountable

TORONTO (AP) — An antenna at the top of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto that had been deemed unstable poses “no safety risk whatsoever,” police said Tuesday.

Now, Toronto Mayor John Tory has is vowing to get to the bottom of the scare that closed a large swath of the financial district of Canada’s financial capital for nearly two days. The area was reopened Tuesday afternoon after police announced the antenna had been inspected and declared safe.

The luxury hotel and condo is named after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who owns the hotel management company.

Talon International Development, the developer, said in a statement that Trump Hotel management noticed a potential problem with the spire on the roof and alerted police as a precaution. Talon said Trump Hotel management’s “concerns were unsubstantiated.”

Tory said there has been a substantial cost to the city, both in terms of dollars spent on deploying police and for the unknown costs to businesses in the area that has been shut down.

“I would certainly be looking to them if it’s found there is something wrong here to be held accountable for some of the extra costs that were involved,” he said.

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