A new federal study says the explosion of a small dirty bomb near the CN Tower would spew radioactivity over four square kilometres, resulting in mass anxiety, a rush on Toronto’s medical facilities and an economic toll of up to $23.5 billion.
Extrapolating on this vein of “lets imagine the worst disaster possible for Toronto concept”, I am adding additional items to the list of occurences that might cause anxiety and cost a lot of money to fix for Toronto area residents:
Subway tunnels are blown up by terrorists
Multiple buses/vehicles in the Toronto areas are rigged with bombs and they all blow up at the same time
A nuclear bomb hits Toronto
Asteroid hits Toronto or near Toronto.
Water supply is poisoned.
A nuclear power plant near Toronto is blown up.
A bio-chemical attack on the Toronto area
A plague is released in the Toronto area
Planes ram into CN tower/highrise buildings causing collaspe.
Earthquake hits the Toronto area
Toronto is invaded by armed Taliban, Iranians, Chinese, Russians, Americans, etc
This is a short “off the top of my head list” but I am sure if I spent a lot of time at it I could come up with many more. If the government wants to study these kind of scenarios for police, emergency, army training by all means, but why subject the public to hypothetical scenarios of nuclear terror attacks on Toronto as news? Since when did the Star become the CNN/Fox news of the North?