Large Section of Scarborough Bluffs Collapses, No One Injured

August 24, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2020

A large portion of the Scarborough bluffs stone face collapsed into Lake Ontario on Sunday, but no one was injured, Toronto Police say.

Just before 4 p.m., a significant chunk of the stone face near Lookout Point came crashing down. Beachgoers beneath the cliffside scrambled for their lives.

Video posted on social media shows a giant dust cloud sweeping over people on the beach.

Witnesses told police they heard “explosion-like” sounds when the chunk of cliff collapsed.

The Toronto Police Service said on Twitter that no one was injured.

Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell said it’s common for pieces of the cliff to separate and fall.

“It’s a sand structure, stuff falls all the time,” Powell told CBC. “That’s why we caution people not to climb it.”

Lookout Point has been cordoned off and police advised people and boaters to stay clear of the area.