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Traffic in Toronto's downtown core was snarled after streets were closed to vehicular traffic because an antenna on the top of Trump Tower was possibly unstable. Traffic was closed on Bay St. between King St. West and Richmond St. West and Adelaide St. West was closed from York St. to Yonge.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

Police say an antenna at the top of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto that had been deemed unstable poses "no safety risk whatsoever."

Toronto Mayor John Tory has nonetheless vowed to get to the bottom of the scare that closed a large swath of the city's financial district for nearly two days.

The area was reopened Tuesday afternoon after police announced the antenna had been inspected and declared safe.

Engineers were on site earlier in the day to see if any repairs were needed.

The luxury hotel and condo — built in 2012 — is named after real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who owns the hotel management company.

Tory, speaking at a campaign launch for the United Way, urged the owner of the building, Talon International Development, to do a better job of communicating with the city and the public.

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