1 Dead as Radiohead Stage Collapses Ahead of Toronto Concert
A stage at Toronto’s Downsview Park has collapsed in advance of a scheduled Radiohead concert, killing one person and injuring at least three, one seriously.
Calls came in to emergency crews at about 4 p.m. ET and at least one ambulance was already on site. One person was declared dead at the scene, one was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital in serious condition and two others were treated for minor injuries and released.
The 7:30 p.m. concert is cancelled, and Radiohead’s official Twitter feed advised fans not to make their way to the venue.
Gates had been scheduled to open at 5 p.m.
Alexandra Mihan was setting up in a beer tent parallel to the stage when she heard a sound like fireworks.
“Then everyone started screaming and gasping,” she told CBC News. “We turned around, and the entire top of the stage has just collapsed. All of the metalwork and all of the screens had just kind of folded over on top of each other.”
The area was quickly cleared by emergency crews