The counterweight, part of the crane intended to prevent it from tipping, was located on top of residential building 8 The Esplanade after it fell about 20 feet, the Toronto Fire District Chief told CNN, Stephan Powell.
Authorities were alerted to the incident at the intersection of Esplanade and Yonge Street just after 2 p.m., he added.
The condominium’s top six floors are mechanical rooms used for building maintenance, so no residential units were damaged, according to Powell.
City structural engineers were on hand to assess the damage from the crane, Powell said, adding that no injuries were reported.
CNN has contacted Del Property Management, owner of 8 The Esplanade, for comment.
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