Toronto Fire Services responded to a 3-alarm fire Thursday evening that has caused extensive damage to notable Yorkville restaurant Sotto Sotto.
Emergency crews were called to the Avenue Rd. building at 7:24 p.m., according to a Toronto police spokesperson.
The 2-alarm fire quickly escalated to a 3-alarm and firefighters were ordered out of the building as they took defensive positions. Approximately 20 fire trucks and 80 firefighters are on-scene fighting the blaze.